I just got these beauties from Milkyrobot:
I figure you need to cut yarn like this, especially if you are buying it from someone else, as it would just be too expensive otherwise, though I do want one of these really badly.
I have special plans for one of them (the one is as yet unidentified).
I thought the pink one was more red from the photos, so now I am considering cutting it with grey instead of red (I have also greatly reduced my red yarn stash, but my grey is undiminished).
Glenda will be calling me within the next few weeks when my drop spindle comes in.