I've noticed that I have a rather excessive amount of black in my wardrobe (especially where skirts are concerned) and thus when procrastinating yesterday morning by reading knitting blogs, I had a thought.
Wouldn't the Beatrice Dame (second from the top) be a perfect honeybee stole? I probably won't go for it at this point, as I'd need two skeins and it's a little pricey. The orangey-red-purple isn't normally the color scheme I'd go for, but in my head, it looks gorgeous on top of a mostly black outfit.
In fact, to truly indulge the dreamer in me, I can see myself running around "town" doing errands in a simple black shirt and top and then throwing the shawl on when it's time for the evening opera.