I've contacted the person for whom I'm knitting. Nice exchange and funny since we just got back from England ourselves (spring break). Now it's down to the yarn. I've been hunting and hunting, but so far, I'm stumped. I've been shopping online to date, but I think I'm going to have to break down and go to the LYS...shudder. Could be trouble.
I haven't yet heard from my upstream knitting buddy.