Found some lovely MadTosh Merino Light at Knitterly in Petaluma yesterday, to start this gorgeous pattern for sister, Tracy:
Can't decide between these two yarns:
The top one is more purple (the color is called Flashdance) but also has more variegation, which might distract from the pattern. The lower one has more of a red-violet cast, and also has subtle variegation, though not quite so much. Sigh...I guess this is one of those cases where you need to do a swatch, huh? I'm always so anxious to jump right in and get knitting. Patience, Dianne!