I'm a spinner and knitter as well. I had my own business for a while. People would actually pay me $60+ for ONE skein of sock yarn. That's right... it's a $60 pair of socks not to mention the time they will have to put into it to knit it. It's sort of like paying $20/yard for some local, hand-dyed batik or something. I think any one of us would pay for a yard of that and use it as a center panel. If it's worth it to the person purchasing, they'll pay the price. If they see no value in a personal touch, they won't. It's all about what the market will bear, right?