Am I doomed to use scraps until I save up enough cash for more yarn? Maybe. It's not necessarily a bad thing. I do find the necessary innovation exciting. I do find the color combinations surprising a fun. I also can't wait to have something matchy matchy! It's a gift and a curse.
I did have enough of the sandy color to carry throughout the entire scarf (clearly the namesake) and enough of a rainbow of other colors for one row each. With a large gauge, the color scheme couldn't have been quicker and simpler.