My LYS did attempted to match up the Fleece Artist yarn and alas, could not. Instead they did me a wonderful favour and gave me (for free!) a small ball from a similar dye lot so that I could frog back my finished sock a bit and match up their toes. The wool is a two strand mix of Leicester and merino roving and I have very happy feet tonight.
And in case anyone is interested, I thought I'd share a picture of this week's natural dyeing experiment with onion skin.
The material is silk and the dye took to it beautifully. My wool sample actually dyed a bit darker while my cotton sample was the lightest. I love the colour and can't wait to try more natural dyeing.
Finally, because sometimes kittens are just too darned cute. She fell asleep sitting up in my daypack.
You'd think in the spirit of Socktoberfest I might have made some headway with my Merino Lace Socks, but no! At this rate, they'll forever be 10% completed.