Here's to the kindness of strangers!
I emailed the winner of my mocha Dazzleaire yarn and explained my situation. Much to my pleasure, here is the response I got:
"Since you are in the middle of knitting a sweater, you may have the the yarn."
How wonderful! I do have to pay the higher price that HE bid ($3 more than I wanted!! 50 cents each for the first six skeins and $17.50 for the last three!!) But at least I won't have a crazy-multi colored sweater. (I'm not as color-courageous as Strawberry Shortcake- see comments to the last post).
Now I just have to find the right buttons...