Okay, I actually ended up with four strands -- two shades of purple and two shades of red. I noticed when I looked at the colors IRL they didn't look exactly like the colors on the computer screen, but if anyone is feeling adventurous or needs to know, I'm using 814, 816, 3836, and 3837. They look very pretty together.
Going with the umbilical cord color theme, I chose a different style than I'd originally planned on. I was going to do a knotted bracelet, but the umbilical cord colors (I felt) really lent themselves better to a "Chinese Staircase" pattern (I'm not really sure why it's called that, though.
). So it's kind of a spiral around a center cord. Looks very cool, I really like the idea. And they're working up very quickly!
I'll be able to make extras for certain, assuming no one goes before May 1.
In other words, if we don't have everyone (and I still haven't gotten curlygrrl's address!) there's still plenty of time for the stragglers (if they want to join in). Thanks!