Argyle Sheep will--ideally--combine the two experiences as much as the internet can. It's run by two very nice people who are local to...somewhere...but at least aren't an internet behemoth of doom. They want to create a carefully curated, easily navigable shop, complete with how-to videos (just like how you can get some instruction at your lys) and...drumroll...their own brand of yarn. They're starting with Zephyr, which is a cotton/wool blend, and they're working on getting some colors.
This is an expensive venture, and they are crowdfunding. The cool part is that they created their own crowdfunding platform, YarnFund.com, which they will keep open for other fiber-related projects that need a little help from their adoring masses.
If you click on that link, you'll see that they've already hit their goal. But of course, that means nothing! That goal was just for four colors of Zephyr--they're looking for more colors than that, and also, you know, more than just the one yarn.
And there you are. They are nice.