I have finally decided to go with Bendigo Woollen Mills 2ply in Raven for the MS3 KAL and have ordered it.  It is a yarn purchase based on economy and I hope that I wont regret it.  Hopefully it will arrive by the weekend so that I can start knitting!  I still haven’t bought beads and am undecided about using them… if I  buy some before the yarn arrives I will and if we don’t get to Spotlight to buy them I wont.