This is the cleaned up version of what I was going to post (there may be children in the room):
I went to swatch for Secret of the Stole a few days ago. Discovered that somehow I have 10 different kinds of lace-weight and none of them will work. Most are short in the yardage department. For some reason I have tons of 800 yard skeins. Some of the remaining are variegated, that's another no. And the last 2 colors are both a light green that would require me to drive to Memphis to buy beads, that's another negative. The designer used Knitpicks Shadow for her original stole, so that's what I'm going to do. I'll get a couple of colors to meet the $45 min for free shipping and that way I won't run across this again (for another 2 months at least).
Somehow, I also signed up for Sock Wars, but I'm thinking about dropping it. It's too close to Christmas knitting for my sanity. The signup deadline is October 1st, so I'm going to give myself until The Wedding to finish up some stuff, and then reevaluate the decision. If I can finish the Hogwarts socks and Monkey sock swaps before then, it'll be a go.