I did not venture to the Pittsburgh yarn shops (maybe next trip), but did head up to Cranberry Twp. in Butler Co. Are there NO yarn shops in Butler? I mean, they have the usual chains, Michaels, JoAnns.. but I did not find any local yarn shops. If there are some, please post a comment here!! I must say that I fell in love with Cranberry Twp.!! It's so cute. There are so many shops, but it has a small town feel. I think I shall make this my home. (Even with previous mention of lack of yarn shops.)
I must point out that in PA, there are stop lights on poles (like stop signs) just on the side of the road. What the heck is that?? People park in the same direction on both sides of a two way street. And there are stop signs on the side of the road (not even at an insection). Needless to say, I am paranoid to drive anywhere in Pittsburgh now. Head ups Pittsburghers: OHIO IS NOT THIS WAY. It's so much easier to drive in Ohio.
While I was visiting the gorgeous state of PA, my car radio navigation (GM Nav Radio) went berserk and took me on a tour of Pittsburgh. It couldn't find me and told me that I was driving through lakes and that I was in WV. Gotta get a Garmin. Soon. Fortunately, I have SOME sense of direction and knew that I needed to go north and found a northbound artery. Somehow, I got back to my hotel. Thank God for small miracles.
All in all, I think I will love living in PA. It's so beautiful there. The people there are generally friendly. I will have to get used to everything being on a hill, cliff, or in a ravine.. but I think I'll adjust. Just give me the yarn, people!!