I'd be lost without my LYS. Not only do they have a huge amount of yarn packed into a small space, they have a very knowledgable staff that is very helpful. They also have 3 2 hour sessions a week where you can go and get help on projects, or just hang out and knit. The gal who does them, a staff member of the store, is great at helping no matter what the problem/question is. Guess it's partially from being a former elementary school teacher and having to deal with 30 kids all demanding attention at the same time.