I went back to Lion's website and couldn't find the notice about a new cotton yarn from Lion. Maybe I dreamed it - or had an 'out of my mind' experience. My TLC Cotton Plus arrived, and I think it's going to be a great substitute for CottonEase. It's only $2.69/skein on Joann's website, and I had a promotional code for online ordering of 20% off! Even with shipping still < $25 for the whole sweater. As soon as I get home from work I'm casting on the sweater back!
Here's to a knitting weekend!!