Well believe it or not I got my hot little hands on 3 extra balls of that elusive lilac DB Cashmerino Aran not only in the right colourway (which is discontinued), but in the right DYELOT. Amazing, eh?
All thanks to Ravelry with a little help from eBay. By searching in the 'Stash' section of Ravelry I found one person in the US who had the exact colour and dyelot AND she wanted to sell but she had just listed it on eBay so I had to bid for it. Talk about timing! Needless to say it was a somewhat nail biting experience especially as the auction ended in the early hours of a Saturday here. In the end I won the 3 balls I wanted easily enough but I feel sorry for the person who bid for 10 but only won 7.
Thankfully I had stopped working on that jumper - so now I'm remaking the sleeves into long sleeves, and I'll probably have enough to make the body longer too. Yay!