I'm not in NC, but I'm not far from it up in VA. I'm about 2 1/2 hours north of Charlotte if you take I-77 in a little town called Pulaski. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be any knitting groups I can find info on up here, so I'm a lonely knitter! There's also only one LYS with very limited selection unless I want to drive up to Roanoke. If you guys ever get together in the Charlotte area- let me know and I'll have to make it down there! I love meeting other knitters!
Also, if anyone is ever wandering up I-77 to I-81 let me know, I'm only 4 miles of the highway at home and right on it for work. It's a great place to stop for a break on your way north!
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My Blog: www.dragonwingarts.com
For mom: Celtic Knotwork sweater
For me: Rogue, shawl of my own design
For friends: Foliage hat, dragonscale wristwarmers