There is good news. And, of course, there is bad news.
First, the good:
After much labeling of skeins and fiddling about, I finished a swatch for the Starmore. It wasn't so bad. Hypnotic, even. In fact, I hit my gauge on the first shot.
It only took about, oh, four hours. My hope is that once I'm actually knitting in the round and not breaking and adding colors continuously, it should zip right along. Yes, I might be delusional. Pay no attention.
Here's the problem -- since the original yarn for the design is discontinued and one has to work from color conversion charts, most of these yarns are best-guess substitutions. And that green -- the one that just leaps out at you in the middle of the red -- isn't right. Not at all. For comparison's sake, look at that colors here.
Which means that I have to figure out what color would work or if I should just live with it because I'm the only one who'll be fixated on it.
So I'm asking you, dear readers. Am I the only one who twitches at the GREEN in the middle of a harmonious design?