Thanks for all the sweater-love, y'all. I continue to be massively, giddily pleased with it.
It did represent, however, a departure from my usual knit-on-the-bus-and occasionally-during-a-movie routine, and I've found myself taking a bit of a break now that it's done. This is the sum total of my knitting in the last several days, and it's causing me a bit of a dilemma:
Eunny's Endpaper Mitts, with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Blackberry and Chocolate. (mmm, blackberry and chocolate....) I love these colors but I'm not positive they work that well together for this pattern. If anything, the contrast is a bit less in real life than in this photo, and the pattern is just a leeetle bit hard to make out. On the one hand, I really do like the subtlety and the warmth, but on the other, why go to the trouble of doing colorwork at all if it's not going to be crisp and pretty?
If I were to try another color scheme, I'd probably keep the brown and replace the purple with Shibui sock yarn in Wasabi, which would be a different thing altogether. (Okay, okay, I'll say it: it would be a whole nother thing. Mark my words, friends, "nother" will be in the OED in our lifetimes. But I digress.)
What do you think? Stick with the berry fudge sundae or try something new? FYI: I'm not happy with my tension in this mitt so far, and ripping and reknitting may happen anyway... so that's no deterrent to switching colors.