The last time I was at WEBS was, if I’m not mistaken, the day after Christmas. I was driving home from Vermont, and who was I to turn down their after-Christmas sale (especially since I had a gift card from my birthday).
Even though I don’t knit, I fell head over heels in love with the Manos Del Uruguay Mentolat kits. I kept taking them down, touching all the colors (because, you know, different colors feel… different?), checking and re-checking the yardage, etc. But again, I don’t knit, so….
My eventual solution (if you can call it that) was buying a whole bunch of Madelinetosh Tosh DK One of a Kind skeins. They give WEBS skeins they dye that aren’t quite right, and every now and again WEBS busts these out — and since they aren’t true Tosh colors, they’re The Nice Price. Likewise, I didn’t go for the full eight colors the Mentolat pattern has, though my color choices are basically a darker version of “Option 2” (it’s gorgeous yarn and a beautiful pattern, but they didn’t get too creative with the names).
I wound up buying six colors, with the intention of making a crocheted version of Mentolat.* Left to right, the sort of acid pea green is… pretty much what it is. The medium teal I’m thinking is a not-quite-right Plunge, and the deep teal looks like Esoteric. It took forever to pick the grays, because finding three skeins of varying intensities that had the same cast (warmth/coolness) wasn’t easy. But I’m thinking (again, L-R), the darkest gray looks like Leopard, the middle gray is Dr. Zhivago’s Sky (see now they had fun with the names), and the lightest could be a close-but-no-cigar Great Gray Owl. Whatever they are, they’re Tosh, and they’re fabulous.