This is a fantastic site. Thank you, Amy! You are a knitting goddess!
I live in NYC and have been knitting for about 2 years now. My grandmother tried to teach me when I was a kid, but I could never sit still long enough to actually knit anything after casting on. I decided to try knitting after seeing a medical student knitting serenely while I was speaking at her hospital. I was entranced by her Skacel circular needles! I went to the Barnes and Noble, but realized that even if I had a book I wouldn't know where to get yarn or those cool needles. As I looked out the window, frustrated, I saw The Yarn Company. I walked over, drooled over their yarns, bought their book, The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits, got myself some Skacel needles, and haven't looked back!