A lovely, thoughtful person posted a link to my Etsy shop on a yarn store owners' mailing list. Maybe it was just a coincidence, but nearly my whole shop was bought out in half an hour.
Another coincidence - last night I was contemplating printing some of my patterns in a nice booklet, sort of like these (the big-footed bunny pattern, near the bottom of the page). It's a tad expensive to have them made, so I might only use them in kits. And maybe yarn stores would like to buy the booklets to put together their own kits? It's a brand new idea, and probably nothing much will come of it until next Spring.
Anyway, I'm excited at the way things are going lately. It makes me feel much better about not having a day job for the next few months.