I emailed Lion Brand today to find out what the story was on CottonEase since it seems to be getting more and more scarce. They emailed me back -- very quickly, I might add -- and they said that CottonEase has been discontinued.
They have a supply available through their online store
; however, the price doesn't seem to be discounted at $4.99/skein.
Just thought you all would like to know. :-)