I would say I'm unable to acquire yarn now, according to my New Year's resolution, but that didn't stop me from buying 6 balls of Sugar 'n Cream that I didn't need at Michael's today. I usually get my yarn at Michael's, a 'large chain craft store' to go with their terminology. It's cheap, and I don't mind acrylic, since I make a lot of 'ghans and amigurumi, and I'm a poor college kid without a job. For more expensive yarn I like LYS's, especially one on Capitol Hill I found which I can't remember the name, and the Brooklyn Yarn Cafe on Flushing Ave. where I got my Noro Kureyon. I love KnitPicks, which is cheap, but for expensive yarn and new fibers I really like to feel it and squish it and see the colors in person. And when it comes to Noro, smell it. (If you've ever used Noro, you know the Noro smell I speak of.