Many of you have said that the Spectra just didn't turn you on. I get that, and sometimes a designers vision for a piece is different from what we might have chosen if we'd designed it ourselves. That's part of the beauty of Ravelry - you can see how others have interpreted the pattern. However, nothing beats seeing something in real life, right on the table, as I did when I stopped in the Leonardtown shop earlier this week.
See how beautiful Mary's version is with those lovely jewel tones - quite a difference, isn't it!