I am so very glad you have found my web "presence". For more than thirty years I have been knitting custom garments, afghans, Santa Socks, and an assortment of caps and mittens. All of these made necessary an extensive knowledge of fibers of every kind and how each reacted. In addition, no one client had the same fit issues or measurements.
From all of this grew an assortment of notes, scattered everywhere, and begging to be organized. And so came about the "Design Your Own" series of books aimed at getting the functional stuff onto paper and in a usable and organized form. With the proper tools, you can create any garment or other item you can imagine. You can, in fact, use the material in books 1 and 2 for any fabric, woven, knit,, or crochet.
I will gladly help you find odd lots from designers and manufacturers. Sometimes I know about yarns that are currently out of production. Refer to the Links page for further resources. I have a small supply of older colors from Brown Sheep, Tamm, and Yeoman in my private stash.