Today is Hokie Hope Day where we were encouraged to wear orange and maroon in memory of the Virginia Tech victims. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, read here. )
I had an orange shirt on, but own nothing that's maroon. At work, people were looking for ribbons and flowers in the Hokie colors. I have come to the conclusion that we all have a slightly different idea of what maroon is.
We quickly sold out of the regular maroon ribbon. That left us to improvise.
One customer kept picking up the red. "Is this close enough?"
No, it's red. See, it says "red".
Or, I would pick up a maroon, and another customer would say "no, too purple" to every maroon (it really was!) ribbon I picked up.
One person had sight problems with color, so she just took my word for it.
DS#1's baseball team have 3 games still scheduled this weekend with Virginia Tech, so we decided to go. I need to support Miami's team, but I can still support VA Tech's community. Therefore, I decided to knit a CIC vest at the game with orange and maroon yarns.
The only problem is that I don't have any maroon yarn.
I've had problems dyeing shades of maroon (and the whole red family) before, but it was time to try again.
What do you think?
Yep, kinda pink-y.
A sane person would just use it anyway, considering the game is tomorrow.
I, however, am not sane. It's not maroon enough for me, so it's back in the crockpot with some more dye. It can dry overnight and I can wind it in the car tomorrow. It'll be ready for the game....right?