I LOVE the colors, and you are doing a great job!
Personally, I do like Homespun. Since I live in a small town with no craft stores, I'm forced to use only what Wal-Mart carries, and online shopping. I frequently end up using what I can get at Wal-Mart, and they do carry Homespun. I found a skein of it at Salvation Army today for fifty cents. Yahoo!