we have yarn!
Got my yarn. "Wild Plum" aran weight Rowan Yorkshire tweed. I love the color and the nagging feeling I've been having that I'd regret not making the DK weight is gone. The yarn is lightweight enough that it won't be saggy and weird, and the color is just perfect for my husband.
Swatching today, measuring tonight, drying swatches overnight, doing some calculations tomorrow, and then casting on Saturday!