Hmmm... well, it's done. I was really excited and jumped at the chance to start this project despite the fact that I already have several other WIPs. But now that it is done, I am not sure how and when I will wear this. I love the design, the yarn, and the colors. I am just not sure that it is a winning combination when put together. The yarn is a gift from my sister Tracy. It is warm and soft, a very lovely yarn. The colors are amazing, vibrant and yet the transitions subtle. I truly enjoyed knitting with this yarn, the beautiful color transitions made the process so much more interesting. But you know, it's one thing to look at the yarn balls and love the colors, it's a different thing when you are to wear these colors on yourself and go about your daily business.
I don't know why I didn't think of it. I am not a "color" person when it comes to my wardrobe. Most of my store-bought stuff are shades of black, gray, cream, and blues, in single, solid colors. I would never think of wearing this "raindow-like" colors in a million years. In hindsight, I would probably wear it more if it is done in good old-fashion charcoal gray.
Anyway. It was fun knitting this project, nevertheless. I made it smaller by working only 4.5" from the upper sleeve to the back, instead of the 6" the pattern called for; and kept the sleeves exactly per pattern. I worked a few rows extra when working the back just so the cables would connect smoothly when I grafted the left and right pieces together. Everything else was pretty much per pattern.
I still have 1 1/3 balls of yarn left. Maybe one of these days I'll go shop for two balls of a different colorway, combine with these leftovers, and make the Noro Striped Scarf. A "rainbow-like" accessory, that, I can handle.