I'm so sorry for those of you who only come here for the yarn-buying info, but this post is not about yarn or knitting, so you can quit reading if you have a one-track mind.
Otherwise, I would like to tell my dear readers about Felicia Sullivan's great new pen pal project! You can sign up on her blog and she will assign you a pen pal, with whom you will exchange REAL HANDWRITTEN LETTERS. Risa, I know you are going CRAZY right now to get a pen pal. I can just see you getting into this.
So go get your pen pal and pull out all that great stationery that you've been hoarding!