yay, there are Erie chicks here!
Feel free to pm me, I would love to also meet up. Dandilion Fluff......we keep running into each other in the darndest places!
I'm a beginner knitter and sewer, love most kinds of art and craftiness, so I would be interested in any sort of meet up.
Speaking of LYS, in addition to Cultured Purl, check out Rustic and Refined 2598 W 8th St.
Similar to Cultured Purl, it has awesome specialty yarn but a much larger selection, tons of gorgeous yarn in crazy textures and rich fibers, none of which I have been able to afford yet....but it's good for browsing and drooling right now.
Personally I think AC Moore has the best yarn selection in Erie if you are on a budget and looking for plain ol' yarn.