I offered to knit a shawl for a friend of mine who's getting married next October. Out of all the patterns I showed her, she chose the Icarus shawl from last summer's Interweave (fine with me, I wanted to knit it anyway). Color, however, is still up in the air.
I was thinking I could knit the shawl using some KnitPicks bare laceweight wool from my stash, and then dye it later if she decides to go green (or gold or orange or brown or red...) with the Jacquard Acid dyes.
Now, I'm inclined to think that this would work, if I follow the usual blocking/wet garment precautions, but I'm also afraid I'll turn my hard work into a useless wad of mess...