You may remember my somewhat winding journey on The Shift cowl. As in, I made quite a bit of one, and then realized it just wasn't working and frogged it, and started over with Spincycle Yarn from Black Mountain Yarn Shop.
To be honest, about half way through with this one I again wasn't quite sure it was working. In the opposite issue of my first one, I wasn't at all sure that these color changes weren't too abrupt. And also maybe... not matching? But I persevered (mainly because I couldn't think of anything else to do), and then when it was done it was like a butterfly emerging from the chrysalis. I loved it!
So I think the lesson with the Spincycle is to get colors you like on the skein, and then just trust as they all start to emerge in ways you weren't quite expecting. Because there are definitely a lot of unexpected colors that come out of a skein of Dyed in the Wool, and then in the end they all go together kind of magically.
I'm sort of having to learn this lesson again - because I started a Shifty Sweater! It seemed like a shame not to keep going with the stitch pattern now that I have it memorized, so I started thinking Shifty thoughts. And then Spincycle announced a seconds sale on their website, so that seemed like the universe telling me to go for it. Except the universe might have thought I'd be better at picking colors while panic-buying as everything disappeared from the site while hundreds of other people did the same thing I was doing. Spincycle is hard to get in general, much less on sale.
Soooo, some of the colors I got are awesome (I started with those), and some seem a little like they don't want to play with the rest of the group. I'm going to keep going, and probably supplement with a few skeins from Black Mountain Yarn Shop, and I'll report back when I've got a little more to show you.