As I started knitting the collar I knew that I would not have enough of the gold to finish the collar. I searched on Ravelry and found a couple of people that had the same yarn in the same dyelot, but of the two people that I contacted, one wasn't willing to part with her ball, and the other one never replied. Then yesterday I did another search on the internet and found a shop in the UK that was selling bags of 10 balls, and they had the gold color listed. I almost ordered it, but stopped myself at the last minute. Really? Pay $80 for a bag of yarn when all I really needed was just one? Obviously I needed to rethink things. I tried the top on to see how the collar was looking and decided that it looked fine, so I finished knitting as much as I could with the yarn that I had, and raveled my swatches to get as much yarn as possible. While that yarn was drying I sewed in the sleeves, and this morning I finished up the collar.
I did end up ordering more yarn from the shop in the UK (Claire's Yarns). I tried to order the Eggplant, but they were out, so I got Malachite instead. Turns out they were out of almost all of the colors, including the Mustard, so it wouldn't have worked out anyway. What can I say? I really like this yarn, and I love the top with the lace sleeves. Now I can make three more.
Pattern: Design 1835 from Moments No. 005
Yarn: SMC Select Extra Soft Merino Fino in Petrol and Mustard
Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm)