Whenever I visit a new place, I scour the internet for local yarn shops. During our recent trip to San Francisco, I got to visit two. Pete even popped in for a minute before retreating to the car to listen to the SF Giants game.
Bluebird Yarn & Fiber Crafts in Sausalito, CA.
Golden Gate Bridge Hat by Sophie Kurnik. To make it even more souvenir-y, I picked up some orange and black Cascade 220 superwash to knit it in. Go Giants!
A Verb for Keeping Warm since I heard about it on the Knitmore Girls podcast. I read more about it in this post from the Knitting Kninja. This store was the quintessential souvenir yarn store, because nearly everything is a product of California. Not only do they grow their own organic dye garden in Oakland, they also make a point of using wool from American and Canadian farms.