I decided to participate in the Mystery Stole 3 only using yarns of my choice. The recommendation was black or white, but I have both a black and a white shawl already.
So I looked though my stash knowing that I already had some lace weight yarns – which are the pink (Zephyr Wool Silk) and the variegated (Knit Picks Shimmer) and then I bought the jade (Zephyr Jaggerspun) to balance out the pink.
I am concerned that it is a repeat of the color scheme that I did a few years ago for the South West Shawl:
I am also wondering about how to use the three colors. I am still debating whether just to change yarns every other row so it looks part of the variegation or whether to blocks of color. Hopefully I will have a better idea when the first clue comes out. I could get more of Shimmer and use the plain yarns for the border, but I am trying not to give into that temptation.
More pictures of both the swatch and the south west shawl are at Flickr.