@Fascinated: I did not know you could get yarn off Ravelry!! I will definitely have to check that out. Thank you!
@jennieingram: Thank you so much for all that wonderful info! We have a HL and Michael's here and they are two blocks away from each other, so I frequent both of them pretty often. I like them each for certain things, but Michael's is the place to go for art supplies for sure. I didn't know about HL discriminating against gay shoppers...that's pretty shocking. I'm going to have to do some Googling on the matter.
@Pinkleo: How dare you tease all of us, and then make us wait until tomorrow?!