For Sheer Dumb Luck" Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the movie.
I have some Merino Oro in Turquoise, there is 1375 yards here. I wanted to use this color for a shawl but the pattern needs at least 1500 (the announced yardage requirements are 1700)
I thought I had turquoise in the coned Zephyr but when I looked I have pink and fuchsia. (I wonder how that happened?) But in the meantime I had gone to Earth Faire and ordered enough beads to make the shawl.
So not enough yarn and a whold bunch of beads.
Then I got an e-mail from Richard at Colour Mart. And he had some light Turquoise Cashmere lace-weight. So I got me a cone of that.
And wonder of wonders the beads and the Cashmere actually match.
So I get 5 points for sheer dumb luck! Yay Me!