I work wonderfully close to a great knitting store – Artfibers. They have the most beautiful yarn I’ve ever seen, it’s all scrumptious. The store is small, but it’s on the second floor of the building and the staff is very friendly, which makes it seem more like a community meeting place than a shop. The yarn is all dyed for them – if you’d like to know more take a look at the about page. They have classes for all levels of knitters, and hold small lunchtime classes. I don’t think I could get into the neat and tight kind of kitting (tried it in high school but I couldn’t get the whole no-dropped stitches thing), but I might take a whack at huge and chunky striped scarves made out of really fuzzy yarn for the holidays.