I've been working on my sweater design in my off-hours (and by off-hours I mean the hours I'm pretty much off my rocker), and it proceeds apace. Well, it will proceed apace when I figure out the maths. There's an off-ness to the ratios of my stitch swatches.
Oh, well. I've discovered another percolating design with an ocean theme, using this yarn:
I rather like the blue-purple idea with a sea themed shawl. It'll be a pain to finish the way I want (picot trimming), but it might be worth it.