I purchased the Schaefer Anne in the jewel-tone blue / purple / teal / black colorway. Although I loved the maroon and forest green in the other colorway, I wasn't as crazy about the orange and brown; that colorway was already sold by the time I returned in any case. I did also consider another colorway, which had some nice matches in a slightly heavier Madil yarn (I think Merino Mix):
I really like the colorway with the purple Madil Kid Seta (see below), but there are a couple other people doing this pairing. The blue Madil Kid Seta that I already own matches nicely, but is too dark. I really love the teal in the colorway, and would like to highlight that a bit more. There was already a special order in for Madil Kid Seta in a new color, 467 Sea Foam, so I am going to try that combo when it comes in:
PS: I obviously "deserved" some #7 32" Addi Turbos in my life, too...
...that is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind, to keep the stash restricted
Or throw caution to the winds and invest (time, money) in a shadow shawl.
Two possible color combos for the shadow shawl (the yarns are Schaefer Anne and Kid Seta):
Pros: I like the pattern, was considering taking the shadow shawl class for fun (before suddenly having an idea I'm excited about designing), I really deserve some pretty hand-painted yarn in my life (not so much opportunity with liking the cables and designing with intarsia and all), the Schaefer Anne is beautiful stuff.
Cons: I have several projects in the planning stages I'm excited about (though I suppose I could count the shawl as "research" towards one of them), I don't know what I would do with a shawl, I don't know which color set I want (partly because of the point immediately above).
Conclusion: open knitting night is eeeeeevil. Though I did get almost another rep done on the DNA scarf; it is at 4 1/3 reps now. But since things look pretty much the same as before, no new pics until I reach the ribbing.