Whew, we hit up 4 stores today! Started by heading east to get to The Tangled Skein in Hyattsville, MD. It's a great big shop with a large selection of yarns and notions. Friendly staff as well, and I got a lovely lace-weight silver yarn to weave in with my grey mercerized cotton yarn for an idea I have for that next great project of mine ;-)
Then, it was on to The Yarn Spot in Wheaton, MD. I didn't get a chance to meet Jennifer, with whom I'm been corresponding about the fleece, but I did get to meet Victoria, who could not have been nicer and gave me some great tips for the next step of carding/combing the fleece. Can't wait to go back for a spinning lesson :-) Got some Schaeffer Yarn while I was there -- great deal!
Onward to Rockville, MD, to visit Woolwinders. This is my mom's favorite shop -- it's a bit smaller but has a beautiful feel to it, still a great selection, and is in such a quaint area. Even though my wallet was getting quite empty by this point, I broke down and got some Berroco Weekender Chunky to make a bolero for the spring/summer.