The good news, I guess, is that my cardigan is almost finished. The bad news is that it won't be finished until I get some more thread. I got this 220 yard spool from my mother-in-law's stash (Thanks Mom!) back when I first bought this fabric. I anticiapted the possibility of running out since I'm using my serger for the bulk of th sewing on this project, so before my trip to JOann's I took note of the thread number so I could match it. I did not take the spool.
Once I got my new thread home, I realized it was the same number, but it was, without a doubt, a very different shade. My new shade was magenta. Not purple. There could be a number of reasons. The "stash" thread could be "old", hence the different number. The stash thread is also labeled "quilting thread", the new thread is not.
I think I have enough thread to finish the cardigan & belt, but not enough to do the buttonholes. Sigh.
Let that be a lesson to us all....take the spool or a fabric swatch to the store. :)