I live in SSF - don't know why my profile says "junior member" - I must have messed up when I registered! I'm definitely NOT junior - turned 50 this year -
I usually get my yarn at JoAnn's or Michael's - I'm a beginning knitter, and most of the stuff I make needs to be machine wash & dry (hats, prayer shawls, etc.). There is a nice yarn store here in SSF - Cottage Yarns - but the really nice stuff is $$$, and I don't have a lot to spend.
Am also into doing a little felting - have made a few bowls, slippers, and (believe it or not) pirate hats! Yup - pirate hats. I'm also working with felted wool sweaters - cutting them up to make tote bags, etc.