Another blogger made a lovely compliment about our dyeing skills the other day - and as nice at that is - I wanted to share with you a little secret... not everything that comes out of the dye-pot is quite what we expect.
Occasionally, inspiration for colours comes through photos. I found this one while goofing around on the internet one day...... and I knew I wanted to capture those colours in yarn. So I set to it. It didn't seem so bad at first - but on reflection......I hated it. The purples aren't so purple... they are much more orangey/burgundy - and they just don't jive with the eye-bleeding yellow and green. This one was temporarily called "Frog in a flower" - but after reskeining - Mom called it "Frog in a blender".
Now... one thing I've also learned... just because I don't like something, doesn't mean someone else will feel the same way. So we put it to our faithful Ravelry group members... and they are just about tied when it comes to love/hate.
So.. we've put it in the shop (and renamed it Carnival)
If it doesn't sell, we'll subject it to the magic of over-dyeing!