Thanks so much for your help!
- Unfortunately I'm not using "quality yarn", just Bernat Softee Chunky. As long as the ball band is off who will know, right?
After hearing your replies, I think I will go and check it out and maybe snk. It's not like I would never buy something from there, just not right now. LYS fascinate me, I love the ambience of all that yarn. And I will definately ask if they have knitting nights.
Thanks again for your help.