I picked out the following sweater, "Garter Stitch Jacket" as my first sweater design to knit out of this book, because I thought I could use up a bit of my stash on this one. I am really trying to use up my stash. And I am, slowly but surely. However, I do find that I use a little bit of stash, then I have to go back and buy more so that I can knit whatever design I have decided upon. In this case, I had five colors in the right gauge, but needed fifteen total. I went to the store and traded some recently bought yarn that I didn't need for three of the ten I needed, but I still had to buy seven colors.
Here are the fifteen colors I ended up with for this design. In my case, the turquoise and blues will be the predominate sweater color, and the reds will end up more has highlights.
But first, I have to finish my button sweater. I am almost done with one sleeve. I then discovered I had misinterpreted the directions and had to take off the part above the cuff and the turn the cuff around and graft it back to the sleeve. I think I am going to make the sleeves longer, so I will knit a few more inches before I knit them to the sweater skirt.