Have you tried Ebay for yarn? They have scads of eyelash on the block. You have to add in the shipping, but it still comes in under what I would pay in the lys. Can't hurt to look.
I feel your frustration. It seems everything I want to do is made up in Lion Brand homespun and I don't really like working with that yarn. It gets twisted up as I'm working and then when I try to pull it out it shreds.
I like the freebie patterns, tho'.
Feel better and find a project; it's better than cleaning.