Oh how I love looking at the yarns for sale on all the websites I go to. Especially http://www.paradisefibers.net and http://www.webs.com.
Just to pick two of my favs today. I can purchase $19.95 hank of yarn, which I could never afford in a LYS, for $5.99 and wait 3 days and it's in my hands. I love the experience of knitting with all different fibers.
Having no LYS nearby is a loss as I cannot fondle the yarn before purchasing. My yarn websites give me the chance in the description the touch and feel of this yarn. Thank you sooo much .
I also purchase my dpn's and knitting needles at these sites. I have always dealt with great people when calling and asking questions about my orders.
I need to learn how to combine different fibers to knit together. I'm still learning but want to use huge needles(35) 4 or 5 different yarns to make something. I'm working on that. Will go to http://www.Ravelry.com and ask in the forums how to manage this.
Have a great week (and it's raining here).