A new colorwork project dictates that I must have the perfect colors for the pattern. So, in advance of working on Little Birds by Ysolda Teague I have searched through my stash and decided upon these colorways from my Wollmeise sock yarn...
Nobody's Perfect Wasabi
A light blue that didn't exist until I hand-dyed it earlier in the week. Here is the story, in photos, of it's birth. I'm calling it bluebird.
First it was a hank of Wollmeise 100% Natur, and it was subject to trial by fire in a hot pot of near-boiling water with a bit of Ashford dye.
After the hot came the cool water phase where it began its transformation into bluebird.