Even though I did a test 'swatch' it was with plenty of nervous energy that I dropped the shawl, I have been knitting for the last two weeks, into the simmering pot of red dye.
But I am SOOOOoo glad I did it!
Let me just show you what it looked like finished in the old colour scheme
The first picture up the top shows the actual colour better than these last couple (late afternoon, poor light, high ISO bla, bla).
I am feeling very pleased with the result and am delighted that I can wrap up this gift and give it to a beautiful friend next week when she turns 40... She says she is not celebrating but I think she will like it all the same.