This is my first gradient dying project. My color inspiration was succulent plants that have gray-green leaves with pinkish purple tips. I used Jacquard dye in Teal, and Country Classics dye in Country Green and Raspberry. I have a shawl pattern I want to use this for, so I measured out skeins of my hand-spun 2-ply BFL that were each 1/4 of the total yardage, with one strand connecting each skein so it's continuous. Then I mixed up four colors: teal + country green---- country green---- country green + raspberry ----raspberry. I set the four skeins on plastic wrap and squished the dyes around separately on each one, then wrapped them up and microwaved them. I noticed that a lot of water and dye leaked out of the plastic during the heating process, and that must be why there was so much bleeding from one color to the next. I don't actually mind the way it looks, but I was trying to get a more clear delineation between colors. I think I might try this again and start with dry yarn (instead of pre-soaked) or use guar gum to thicken it up and make it stick where I want it. But overall I think it's pretty and can't wait to start knitting it up!