I agree about the pictures they are way too dark and too busy. I have a light tent now, and have been taking newer pictures against a white background, and plan on retaking the older pictures.
There is a Hobby Lobby, and there always is a Wal-Mart for really cheap yarn in a pinch. I buy my nice yarn onine, I know it's not as nice as going somewhere and feeling the yarn. But it just has to do.
I am greatly sorry my friend...but there isn't one. There are only a few of us, and try as we might nobody is interested in crafty exploits. I'm sure one of us would love to get together and party if you would like. I live in Starkville about an hour south of Tupelo. I'm pretty sure there is a Yarn shop in Columbus, MS. I am not sure about Tupelo though.
I think $10 dollars per pair would be fair. What I try to do (and it may be a really bad way to go at it) is think about the cheapest I can afford to sell my items and then double it. Because on the off chance that I get a wholesale order I won't feel completely ripped off. Because the wholesale price is usually half of retail. I hope that helps!