Sandy & Suzeeq,
Thank you BOTH for all your suggestions.
I decided to do a swatch with the Pound of Love yarn on size 9 needles to see how it was going to come out. I did a swatch 12" long by 19"wide because the directions in the pattern said to do a swatch gauge that big....it was A LOT of work but I am glad I did it. The swatch came out to be 4.25 stitches to one inch which is ALMOST perfect since the original gauge was 4 st=1in. For now I am going to go with this yarn. BUT.......I just found out I am getting quite a bit of money back from my taxes...so yarn shops here I come! I am planning on buying LOTS of knitting supplies! An early valentines, mother's day, and birthday present to myself! LOL
Again thank you both it is much appreciated!
"If you play it safe in life, you've decided that you don't want to grow anymore"
OTN: Darling Buds Hoodie from Simply Knitting
OTN: Silver Belle from Vogue Knitting