What looks good in a skein, expertly twisted and displayed to enhance the stunning deep red, does not necessarily look so lovely wound in a ball and may well look quite disastrous knitted into a shawl.
Hmmm... I don't hate it but I'm far from liking it... I might hate it.
I haven't started the lace bit yet and I keep telling myself that I will like it then...I really should have stuck to one colour, or a more subtle blending with looooonng colour changes not this short colour change bizzo. Sigh.
'tis ok tho. I have plan B. First I need to finish knitting then drop the whole thing into a vat of deep red dye - the cream will go red, the red will deepen, the brown will deepen, the yellow will go brown.
Plan C.. if that is a disaster, drop the whole lot into a vat of black/brown dye.
I'll be back a bit later if I can redeem my poor judgement.
Oh! the pattern is a freebie (and quite beautiful) Tinks and Frogs Rue - Larch Scarflet