Attention Capital Region knitters: I am a novice knitter, who is not all that interested in purchasing yarn from Wal-Mart {shudder} or any other chain store (including Jo-Ann or Michael’s).  I’m interested in high quality unique yarns.  Can someone please help me find a good yarn shop, preferably within 25 miles or so from Albany?

I would also like this place to offer some knitting classes…I’m very new to knitting and need some help!

Many thanks!

By the way, I DID try to find some yarn in Kentucky, but all the dang stores were CLOSED on Sunday.  Not only can you not get your drink on (dry county), you can’t get your stitch on, neither! {cue dueling banjos here}