Since I live in Manhattan I have a number of LYS's to choose from. Now that I'm unemployed ( :crying: ) one of my "projects" is to visit each LYS in the city, except for the ones that are know to have rude staff. I stopped by Knitty City today and had a wonderful experience. The store is spacious and the yarn selection is great. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I bought several hanks of Metallic FX and one of the ladies advised me to wind the yarn before I start knitting and she even showed me how to do it. I will definitely go back there!