Attention spinners! I have just discovered that Brown Sheep sells wool top, superwash wool top (dyed and undyed), and mohair top (in black and white)! Colors available vary. The prices per pound are reasonable, and you can purchase bumps, often for less per pound. I will be stocking a bit of this to see what kind of demand there is, but I received a sample of the superwash roving, and it spins nice. I think you'll like it.
New yarn: Universal Yarns' Classic Shades, a superwash version of Poems. At $7.50 for 197 yards and colors to rival Noro, this yarn is a serious deal. And it is soft, too.
New magazine: the summer issue of Interweave Knits Weekend. Lots of really nice patterns, including the cover sweater which I may make out of Classic Shades (it calls for Noro).
Hypothetical commercial: "Today's thunderstorm is sponsored by The Yarn Gourmet, bringing you only the finest in yarns and atmospheric electrical discharges." (If we are going to have a thunderstorm every day, sooner or later they are going to need sponsorship.....)
Purls of wisdom: Mind the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves. (This is from my great-grandmother, who dealt with the Great Depression much the same way she dealt with misbehaving children - very strictly.)