This is my favorite part of any raglan sweater, the perfect lines that grow out of the collar toward the arms. After you separate the arms you're landed squarely in the wasteland of knitting. Round and round you knit until things are finally long enough. I'm planning on a little waist shaping so that should break up the monotony a bit.
I had to make a decision about the yarn yesterday. When I cast on I switched every second row like a good little knitter does with hand dyed yarn but it didn't save me from a slight change in the colours when more yarn was added to the mix. As you can see the yarn on the right has more of the lighter jade colour and it does show up in the fabric.
Ripping back was a real option until I showed it to a few people none of whom noticed. It was a good exercise in turning off my crazy and being reasonable about my expectations. Now that I've knit further along with the new yarn it isn't bothering me much at all. It will be something that other knitters and I will notice when the sweater is finished but since it's a subtle change I think it only adds to the charm.