I think the misty blue alpaca will do the pattern justice and I have the myuki silver lined crystal beads (although I did put in an order for some more just in case:). I totally adore all Boo's designs and am enjoying getting stuck into another.
I am past the heel on the second sock of my Birch socks by Nancy Bush. I'm loving this pattern and the colour yarn.
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheKnitGirllls podcast TheKnitGirllls . They are two amazingly knowledgable ladies who chat about all things wooolly or yarny or fibrey! I loved it. It is well worth tuning into. I think I may find them quite addictive:) I really enjoy hearing people chat about stuff I'm interested in.