I started my Lady Eleanor today, and I am not nuts about this color; I think it looks like a pallette of bruises. It's Mr. Joe Sangria in Ice Wine. In the scan, up against a nice crisp white, the purple and maroons pop a little more than they do in my natural light, where they look like bruises and scabs. Nice.
I don't like the effect of the e-cast-on, as it's left me with prominent loops that will require some crochet, because I really don't like fringe at all. It's a waste of good yarn, in my mind. I will press on and finish it, tho. I hope I get more better at entrelac. ;-)