This tiny store has a small but lovely selection of yarn. What it lacks is a welcoming attitude. Whether you come in dressed in casual gear or your Sunday Upper East Side Matron best, customers are treated cooly if not outright rudely. There is a sense that few of the staff are versed in the craft of knitting and that those that do are totally uninterested -- in you, the yarn, the store, selling anything, teaching anything, etc. If you go and buy a cartload of yarn they will grudgingly give you a "store pattern" -- many of which are extremely basic and lacking in creativity. If you are a beginnner or otherwise need some assistance with the pattern, though, you are on your own. No one will give you the time of day. And don't even think of trying to reserve a space in the weekly wine and stitch unless you know one of the "in crowd" -- you won't be welcome. Nor, having attended it, is it worth the effort.