The wrap-up to the Dye-o-Rama: here is the mini-skein I untangled from the monster knot that I was unable to leave attached to the skein I sent to my DyePal. (If you need it, Zonda, please let me know and I'll pop it in the mail, now that it's untangled. There was just no way I was sending a pretty skein with a major tangle attached!)
It was shades of blue, purple, and green, space dyed with gaps in between to leave white, which after dyeing the purple to not-quite-fully-exhausted and throwing the skein in to set, created the muted greyish transition areas between the darker colors. My inspiration was Lake Erie, and the lower Detroit River, as well as the colors of my garden on a sunny early summer day. I see the water daily, and love it. I love the flowers, and the birds singing. So I called it Erie Island. And from what Zonda has posted, she's pleased with my WTF dyeing experiment.
And following is the yarn I received from my Dye-Buddy. Tell me this isn't strangely coincidental!
It's absolutely beautiful! Shades of purples, greens, and blues, in more vibrant tones than what I made for Zonda, but wow! They look so much alike! Thank you thank you thank you, Rebecca! The candles smell lovely, and the card matched, as well!
This has been such a fun experiment, learning experience, and sock yarn swap! Are we doing another yarn soon?