Last night, I was balling up some skeins of yarn for a 'mindless' shawl project that I'll eventually start working on...probably after the lasik, because it doesn't require any counting or anything fancy ..once I finish the first two rows, it's work it until it's long enough.
And, it'll give me something to do when I can't focus on anything else. It's a yarn I bought online at a pretty decent price, and it's a lovely color. However, after closer inspection, I realized there were three diffferent color lots within the 12 skeins sent to me -- 4 skeins in each of the 3 different color lots. DOH! The coloration is every-so-slightly off from each other, but enough to notice. I had told the woman I was purchasing from that this was for a single project, but apparently did not request the same color lot. *sigh*
The coloration is almost the same, but one lot is slightly more "orange" and another a little more "green". But I figure I can interweave each of the 3 color lots so that it shouldn't be all that noticeable?
While I was making the balls, I noticed a cat watching me intently. Normally, the cats don't play with the yarn at all, but I think she was fascinated with the movement of the yarn from the skein.
Then, I noticed, that this particular skein was pretty damn close to said cat's coloring. I held it up to make sure. Ayup...same coloration -- more orangey. Then I took a skein from another color lot and held it up to her sister...and wouldn't you know it? It's the same coloration -- this time, more green undertones.
I took the a skein from the last color lot; it somewhat matches Kayo's coloration (from the fur I have).
DH laughed at me.
It was totally unintentional. I preferred this particular color schema over everything else. Of course, my couch is also of tabby-coloration (the first time the cats sat on the sofa, it was uncanny how well they blended into it). So, obviously, I have some sort of innate preference for tabby colored-things. Oy...go figure.
Thusly, this project will be thus dubbed the "Tabby Shawl".