Why? because something epic is happening in the craft world.
A DIY yarn store called Yarnia.
How does it work? You pick your own fibers, colours + weight and they wind up your custom cone in whatever amount you need (charged by the pound!).
Lindsay's revolutionary store pays tribute to Montreal's La Bobineuse de Laine which she explains in the "About" section of the website.
Stumped with colour combinations? There are cones that are premade with swatches to show you how it will turn out.
Not sure how your color combination will turn out? Try it out: Yarnia provides crochet hooks + knitting needles for you to work up a little swatch.
Is Portland too far? Yarnia has an amazing online shop that sells all their pre-made cones.
Oh. But you are interested in making your own custom yarn online? YOU CAN DO THAT TOO! On the Yarnia Custom Yarn Creator! It even gives you a little snapshot of what your creation will look like.
If you are a fibre-feen you must go. If I haven't fully convinced you, visit their website.
In the words of Lindsay: Come, lets make yarn.