I hated, just hated, the color of the leicester longwool yarn. They weren’t even nice pastel colors, they were just failure. Lack of color, caused by my impatience and inability to let the dye pot heat up enough to get the dyes set. So yeah, any color it did have was just a fluke. Locks around the edge of the dye pot. While I could look at the yarn objectively and see that someone might like the color, the color just screamed failure at me. I am not someone who takes the decision to overdye lightly! Anyhow, my goal was to go light in the saturation department. I decided on blue because it would be the most likely to give me the colors I appreciated considering the color of the locks that did take. But I didn’t necessarily want it to be a solid. And I don’t think it is. It is saturated enough to be blue, but light enough to see the variations in color from the more colored locks. All in all, I think it is much better now than it was as lack of color pastels.
Talking about the pastels in this skein of yarn made me remember just how much I hated pastel colors in my youth. I remember my friends just loving them, the soft colors for all their clothing while I was drawn to deep, rich, saturated jewel tones. I liked color in a big way, but it was never the pastels that thrilled me to pieces. While I like them more now than I did, pastel tones are the color tones I am still least likely to be drawn to.