Thanks to Emma, who sent me her list of yarn substitutes for the Alice Starmore Marina sweater. I used her list to do yet another conversion while consulting with a Jamieson and Smith colour card. After three translations I was able to adjust the colours to more closely match the ones in the photo in Woolcraft. I am gracious to all those who helped try to find the yarn in the old "put up" and was finally able to place an order right here in Canada. The shipping cost to order from Scotland was going to be thirty British pounds! So, in the interest of economy, I lucked out. I'm sure the amount of time spent in deciphering colours will be directly proportional to the amount of time it takes to knit this project. OK, I'm a knitting masochist.
A new milestone has been reached in our house. Daughter #1 has bought her first car. What a feeling of freedom that must be for her. She was going to name it Clifford the Big Red Car, but after seeing the colour, "Harold's Purple Crayon" might be more suitable. Her pride and joy is a '99 Chrysler Cirrus, previously driven by a sweet older Jehovah's witness lady from Jamaica.