I'm going to have to randomize the yarn a lot more (I'll probably switch skeins every 4" or so) to spread out the variances. It just happened that the first two skeins I grabbed were very similar, and the colors are very muted.
At this point, I think it will still be fine. If I get to the body and find that the light, muted color sleeve is too different than the rest of the jacket, I'll frog it and re-knit it (advantage of it only taking a day to knit... a lot less painful to frog if need be).
I loooove the stitch pattern. I love the resulting fabric and the yarn is perfect. I'm glad I got the non-superwash wool, as I do plan on switching out skeins often, and being able to spit splice is very very handy.
The yardage might be estimated a little high, as I these sleeves only took maybe a little more than 2.5 skeins. I know that the pockets will eat up some yarn, but looking at how much I have left, I'm hoping that I don't need all of it (I have two skeins that seem very different than the rest... and they'll be hard to work in).
As of right now, I feel this is going to go quickly. I hope to have it done before all the leaves have turned and Matt can model it while we still have beautiful fall colors (as it's definitely a fall jacket!)