11/9/2009 12:11:02 PM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
Hey customer service-can you help us a little with the Picasso shades-I know the Matador was red and tan, with green shading. Is there any way to know the two main colors each of the REST of the colorways?

(trying to get ready for tomorrow!)
11/9/2009 12:16:55 PM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
Posts 6264
This yarn is really really tempting me. There are so many of the colors that I like - the purples, the greens, yada, yada. It would be pure stash enhancement. C`mon, talk me out of it, please?
11/9/2009 12:47:44 PM
bri
bri
Posts 3164
Do you want my interpretation from my snips? I`m not promising 100% accuracy but I can get you some more info.
11/9/2009 1:06:09 PM
Sandra D
Sandra D
Posts 4497
Barbara, it is really tempting, isn`t it? Fortunately (or unfortunately?) I am moving the majority of my stash back into a closet after having it painted, so that may be an antidote to more buying. This year though I`ve been experiencing the possibilities of self-striping, I really like it!
11/9/2009 1:20:07 PM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
Posts 6264
Yes, please. Thanks, Bri.
11/9/2009 1:21:24 PM
kellygirl
kellygirl
Posts 1406
Bets, did we decide this would work for a Lady E?
11/9/2009 1:51:51 PM
angelah
angelah
Posts 63
Hi Bets,

The color changes are really long so we made sure to pull some of the yarn from the inside of the ball and our chips were cut to show the full range of colors.

Some of the yarns shade from color to color, but some of them are more tonal - for example Wild Lavender, Lynx, and Grey Tweed.
11/9/2009 2:03:25 PM
bri
bri
Posts 3164
So, I have my snips out. My snips don`t reflect the long colors changes Angela wrote about, and I`m not sure what to say about them. I worry I might be wrong because it`s hard to tell what colors are dominant.

Sorry `bout that!
11/9/2009 2:43:23 PM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
So Lynx is Charcoal to White,
Grey Tweed is a grey range,
Midnight fern goes from green to tan (violet single)
Blue Smoke from sky to white (with a grey single)
Lakeside is blue brown green
What exactly are the colors of Mulled wine and tapestry?
11/9/2009 3:51:39 PM
kellygirl
kellygirl
Posts 1406
Bets, you can see Tapestry in a child`s sweater at Ravelry. It`s referenced in the Elann Yarn thread.
11/9/2009 5:22:59 PM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
Oh, the Edo? Thanks!
11/9/2009 6:30:12 PM
MacChick
MacChick
Posts 3590
Aww, c`mon... just get a little of everything... you know you want to... and it can always be justified as "Christmas shopping," because you just knit it all into this year`s Christmas presents... or next year`s... You`ll be really waayyyy ahead and feel super organized to have Christmas shopping done 13 months ahead of time!
11/9/2009 6:44:57 PM
angelah
angelah
Posts 63
Hi Bets,

Fresh Earth is browns with a hint of blue
Tapestry shades from pink through teal - but it is somewhat muted by the brown running through it
Teaberry is pink/burgundy/green in varying intensities
Mulled Wine strikes me as warm tones with purple - warm red, almost a gold - very rich
Royal Brocade - purples, blues, reds with some teal and green thrown in for good measure
Alpine Heather - light blue, pink and purple - ply of brown running through it
Wild Lavender - purples and grey
Forest Glen - Purple/Dark Blue/Teal/Emerald - pop of that warm yellow

Hope this helps.
11/9/2009 7:49:58 PM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
That helps a lot, Angela. Thanks!
11/10/2009 8:13:56 AM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
Kelly, it would work-it would be a thinner version-this yarn really lives up to its DK crown, but you could surely use it.
11/10/2009 9:17:09 AM
CatBookMom
CatBookMom
Posts 6264
OK, I caved. I got a bag of the Lakeside and small quantities of the Wild Lavender, Blue Smoke and Midnight Fern. I`m outta my tiny mind! But I`m thinking the Lakeside will make a great lightweight sweater for DH. That means, of course, I have to actually knit it, not wait for the knitting brownies to do it.
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