|Yummy hand-dyed Tosh Merino Light yarn by Madelinetosh; 2 different dye lots.|
In the picture above, the "cake" is the original Jade, while the two hanks are more like a granny smith apple green. Usually I recommend buying all the yarn you need - AT THE SAME TIME - to ensure this doesn't happen. But at the time, I didn't know what the yarn wanted to grow up to be; I just knew that I loved it and had to have it. I was willing to let the relationship go slow; to "mature with age;" until it was ready to blissfully flow from wound cake to individual loops swooning magically off my hook.
What to do? What to do? Since I need to blend in the two dye lots, I plan to save the darker for the trim; using the lighter for the body of the project. Next time, if you see an empty peg hanging at your LYS of a yummy yarn, know that it was me, buying out the entire stock -- of the same dye-lot. :)