About a month ago, I donated my shawl-knitting services as one of several items to be auctioned off to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. I've been in touch with the winner, an acquaintance of mine, a few times since then, and she's been wonderfully cooperative. I have almost everything I need to start working.
The only problem: deciding what yarn to use.
She asked for the shawl to be "dark gray or aubergine". Well, I say to myself, dark gray is boring. (I usually love dark gray, but not after just finishing an entire beaded shawl with it!) So I've been looking for suitably aubergine yarn. After not quite managing to convince myself to use stash yarn and try to fudge the colors, I gave in and looked at this as an opportunity to try out Dye For Wool yarn for the first time.
I don't have a very good grasp on what shade "aubergine" is, and Google image search, it seems, can't quite decide either. So, I'll outsource the decision-making to you lovely readers. Which yarn do you think fits her request most closely - which yarn should I use?
Poisoned By Love - "A dark and intense reddish violet with very subtle variations in brightness."
Bewitched - "A very dark and saturated magenta purple with subtle variations."
Freshly Squeezed Cherries - "This is a semi solid reddish purple reminding me of cherry juice."
Dark Blood Velvet - "This is a very dark and saturated solid bluish red."
Dancing With The Devil - "This is a muted almost black reddish purple. This dye lot is a bit more intense than the last."
Bat Biting The Dust - "This is a dark and somber purple which reminds me of a bat flying at night."
Myself, right now I'm leaning towards Dancing With The Devil for the name alone! But I keep looking at pictures of all the pretty yarn and changing my mind every few minutes.