Thanks for all the suggestions on the substitute yarns. I was able to compare the Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift and the yarn from a Vivian Hoxbro kit at my LYS. The Jamiesons looks identical but feels slightly heavier. The Vivian Hoxbro felt and looked pretty much the same. Thanks for all the tips I will be able to make one in the colors of my choice when this one is finished. I am taking an Olympic knitting break from Mermaid. It was my original project but I couldn’t wait till the opening ceremony to cast on. I am on the forst gusset beyond the back 1/2 way point. The next one will be much easier!