I started with the pink perle cotton, because I had a cone of it in machine knitting yarn. I added blues to get the blend using Colorhue. In later experiments, no matter what I colored it with, it came out in this blend. There must be a finish on the yarn, so I'll try something else to change it. I'm more likely to use the thread for stitching than knitting, so it would be nice to have a color range-only so much pink can be used.
Thanks for everyone comments. DH had cataract surgery this week, so I've been playing nurse. Men need more TLC,