I did go ahead and buy the very pretty Voodoo Iris yarn, and I have the Araucania soft black yarn, and I have the dragon skin pattern and the knotwork patterns (and I've finally gone ahead and PM'ed ak_swedegirl about the runes). But have I worked on the design? No. I think I am stalled on the dragon skin stitch, since I hate the thought of knitting it up as practice to figure out how to do it... this in spite of the fact that this is what I did with the DNA cable pattern. So the solution? More yarn. I finally went ahead and bought the Euroflax I've been dying to have, so I will do up a pretty purple face cloth in dragon skin stitch for my bathroom in purple. Yay!