On my last post I had started weaving a shawl with a yellow/green silk yarn for the weft, but I found that I wasn't quite happy with the results. I think the choice was too predictable for me -- it felt familiar, as if I had woven or knitted something similar in these colors before.
Wanting to head in a different direction, I went to my stash and found a silver/grey cashmere and silk blend yarn. This silver/grey appears to soften and tone down the vibrant colors in the variegated warp. I like this effect. A cashmere and silk blend isn't too shabby either.