A friend told me that Lion Brand has discontinued the pastel baby colors of its Homespun. This is serious. Serious enough that I got on Facebook to check it out -- and I hate Facebook the way other people hate Homespun. Lion Brand announced the discontinuation here.
Now, Homespun is not my favorite yarn, but you can make one incredibly cute baby blanket from it.
Given the strong reaction on Facebook -- where you can sign a petition of protest -- it appears that there is a market for this yarn. I am devastated that this blanket is no longer possible. Sure, you could substitute, but Homespun worked perfectly for this particlar item.
And the few people who have this in their stash are selling it for outrageous prices. Not very knitterly in my mind. However, who am I to judge?
For more information, follow this link. However, I think you have to be on Facebook to see it. Sorry.