I have five balls of Patons Classic Merino in a dark peacock-y teal, and the Bee declared it absolutely perfect for the Tomten jacket. Alas, the garter stitch has been gobbling up what I had confidently decided would be plenty of yardage for a 7-year old-sized garment. And to be honest, it was getting a bit boring. I wanted a little dazzle. I dug up some worsted-weight scraps, and I went to work trying to keep it random but in a very planned way. I like how it turned out. The Bee only insisted that there be pink, and I made certain that all the stripes met her approval. From here on in, I will be sticking to the peacock. Or sticking it to the peacock.