Shop: Knitique, A Yarn Boutique
Fair Oaks is in Sacramento County and is a suburb of Sacramento. The town itself only has 30,000 people, but the county has almost 1.5 million. One of the first things I noticed was the abundance of citrus trees in the area, one thing we don't have in Seattle. It's mid-late winter, so the fruits are almost overripe. You have to really search for the ones that aren't already rotting on the trees. I haven't found one that is reachable yet.
Knitique has probably one of the more extensive books and patterns selection I've seen, you could be inspired by those alone for hours. But don't forgot about the gazillion other things around the shop to be inspired by.
There were so many things to look at in this place that I forgot to ask about classes. But it's pretty obvious by the table in the back area that classes happen.
Next stop: Sacramento, California (the capital)