All along it was thought to be in a skein! And then, I thought that it was this pink alpaca that I had been working with! It was under my nose the whole time. Fearless Fibers sock yarn (they've gone out of business I believe.)
For those of you who have considered an Amber Alert on my behalf, I thank you. The crisis is over...well...at least THIS knitting crisis.
I stand corrected per a comment on this post: Fearless Fibers is alive and well in Oregon.