If you read knitting mags, you know that LYS stands for Local Yarn Shop. Saturday morning, BIL took me to his favorite LYS, Arizona Knitting and Needlepoint.
It looks so tiny from the outside, but they have stacked it to the rafters with beautiful yarn, accessories, books, buttons and amazing finished objects to drool over.
We have signed up for a class that teaches sock knitting on big needles so you can learn the process and construction without struggling with the smaller needles. They're usually made on tiny needles, i.e., size 1, 2, 3 ... these socks called "funky footsies" are made on size 13 double pointed needles (dpns). With bulky yarn! They are going to be so cozy and comfortable. I'm making this first pair for myself and ... well, then we'll just see how it goes.
This photo of the "funky footsies" is from Arizona Knitting's website where you can see some of their exciting classes and projects. http://www.arizonaknittingandneedlepoint.com/
The Brown Sheep Company yarn I bought for mine is in a color called Forest Floor with primarily greens, purples, blues and browns. Then I am adding a little green/blue and purple/blue fun fur that will go around the top of the sock. I am so looking forward to this class!