The Inspiration : Schachenmeyer - assorted colours and fluffiness (even though it's the same friggin yarn with the same guage, etc.)
First Attempts: I like the way the design is on the second one, but think I will return to the light background (earlier abandoned b/c of above mentioned gauge woes). Somehow I'd much rather see all these colours against the light background than mixed up with each other. Gauge be damned!
Two weeks left : here's hoping!