Sorry Bel. I've never been to the shops in Hickory. I've never ventured further than Charlotte since I started knitting 4 years ago.
I'm still hoping that we can have a get-together for North Carolina knitters. I'm very sick right now, so I can't do any planning. Just post your ideas here and we'll see what we can work out. We could have it in Charlotte, or another city, depending on the number of KH knitters we have in the different cities. It would be great if one of you has a large van or SUV that holds 10 or more. That way, we could meet, then ride together to tour the yarn shops in the city where we congregate.
I was originally wanting to meet for my birthday, but I can't see that happening now that I have whooping cough. (My birthday is January 7th.)