I usually end up buying extra skeins of the specialty thread from my local shop as the color dye lots can be so different. As you'll see below, sometimes that is a good thing and sometimes it's a bad thing. If you want consistency in your pattern to have it come out looking just like the example, sometimes it's a bad thing. I had an issue with a color of GAST that for what I was using it for, it had darkened from the dye lots in previous years and the pattern wouldn't have come out right in those colors. Today though I see those variations as a good thing. I like a choice so to speak, of shades that might suit the little cottage and in this case these greens are great.
|Mmm Yummy Beach Colors...|
|Can't wait to get started..|
|Three shutter greens, three very different shades. I think I'll use the one on the far left.|
|Love the purpley blue of these, I think I'll go with the darker one on the right.|