On a brighter note, I believe I've found a suitable lace edging to dress up a pattern I'm making for another gift. There aren't a lot of knitted lace edgings that I like and, although I learned to crochet as a kid, when I looked at the patterns for some beautiful crocheted edgings, I found that I really don't speak "crochet". I never knew that much of the language to begin with. At this point, I'd need some tutelage and I don't really have time for that with all of my many projects I need to get done before Christmas morning.
Now, it's after midnight (even though we roll the clocks back tonight) and I'm exhausted. So I'm off to bed and hoping that tomorrow brings me good yarn news.