Shades of Gray

I picked up the most amazing herringbone wool skirt at the thrift shop last week.  Soft, subtle shades of gray in a wee herringbone weave.... it's to become a pair of pants for Luke this fall.  Of course the pants will need a handsome gray cabled sweater to match.  

Dyeing gray yarn to match is not as easy as it seems, though.  My charcoal dye tends to result in a soft smokey blue tint and when painted over natural cream wool, revealing a hint of green undertone. Not suitable for my cabled sweater, but wait... the yarn's a perfect match for my layette sketches I drew a few weeks ago!!!!   A modern bib, bonnet, and booties in a classic stormy gray.  I LOVE when everything works out, even in a round about way.  

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