If you are going to be in El Paso, the only “real” yarn store in town is Sarita’s (I am the one who put it on MapMuse) She and her husband actually run a sewing/alteration/drycleaning business, but she also stocks a good variety of yarn, patterns, needles & tools. She has classes by appointment, and Saturday mornings we get together 10am-12pm ish for fun knitting (when we aren’t being deluged with rain…). She has a decent assortment of yarn- Gedifra, Takhi, Sirdar, Katia. PM me and I’ll meet up with you and give you the windshield tour of El Paso, if I’m free!
Now, between El Paso and Alburquerque is Las Cruces, which is like El Paso, only smaller and more artsy. There, you have to go to Unravel, which has a website, http://www.unravel-yarn-shop.com/ Very cool, weaving/spinning/kntting/crochet store. It’s about an hour drive for me, so I don’t get out there that frequently. They have two skeins of Trekking XXL left, though, so I might try to get out there this weekend…
Also, local stitch groups meet: Tuesday afternoons, at one of the city libraries, Monday evenings at an independent coffee/book shop, and there’s a charity blankie group which meets Thursday mornings downtown to collect blankets for newborns and deliver them to local hospitals.
PM me for more details!
Anyway, love to give fellow knitters in our area a tour! Other than some Jo-anne’s, a Michael’s and two Hobby Lobby’s, Sarita’s is it for yarn in El Paso; it is the only LYS.