Hello care4042 - To find knitpicks (a yarn supply co.) go to www.knitpicks
. com. They have a nice catalog too.
I really enjoyed reading all these MN posts. I spent a lot of time there last year and have been back and forth the past few years visiting. Minnesota Nice is not a myth. Met so many nice helpful people there. Including some very nice knitters. One of them is a woman Amber, who operates the Knitting Knight in Hibbing with her brother and sister. It is one of the best yarn shops I have been to with an incredible variety and good prices. Not to mention the helpful customer service. Amber actually helped me fix a mistake on a sweater from yarn I didn't buy there. Whenever I went in the shop the ladies in her knitting group were very friendly and invited me to join them. Seems like I was always on my way somewhere else and never did but I appreciated their attitude. I definitely recommend the shop to anyone.
I did some dyeing years ago, mainly plant dyes, when I had some sheep.