So if I didn't want a sweater that weighed a hundred pounds, and I didn't have the energy for much more substitution research, Rowan would have to be the way to go. Laura suggested eBay. I confessed that eBay scares me. She kindly said she was willing to brave eBay on my behalf. And thus began the virtual search that landed us/me in the end with the discontinued Rowan Polar instead, which was an easier-to-rationalize 65 USD for 10 balls. There was a bit of colour confusion (how accurate are those eBay photos?) but I ended up choosing Stormy, which I hope hope hope is a charcoal grey (can anyone confirm this for me?). Today I stopped by Romni to find their Polar was also on sale, but only marked down to $16.50, so I was pleased.
I love a good buy.