They're have been a few comments with regrets that they aren't using the luxury of Shelter. I've used it and it's not what I would consider luxurious at all. It's gorgeous. It's one of the best constructed yarns I've used and the colors oare fantastic. But it's a real Martha of a yarn--a good solid workhorse. Is it worth every penny? Yup. It is really nice. But Wool of the Andes is a great sub as is Paton's Classic Merino (or whatever that's called these days), Brown Sheep Nature Spun, Cascade 220, etc. etc. If I had the Benjamins to buy the Shelter right now, I would. It's good company to support. But alas, my budge opens up much later in the year.
I continue to maintain that I am not banging out a Hadley, although I do have a bag of black and white Paton's from my stash packed with needles and notions and I may have played with graph paper a little to explore the positive and negative space of color work. I've also got a little envelope to stash a few bucks every time there are a few extra in my pocket so that next time I can go for the suggested yarn.
The more diverse this is, the more fun it will be. Much like real life!