Oh wow, I'm the first to start the topic!? Yay! So, without further adieu...
the reddish on the right became:
Some SheepshedStudio mill ends I got a while back. I used 3 different Kool Aid colors, though at the moment the flavors elude me. I'm sure I can reproduce something similar.
The yarn's a thick-n-thin type yarn, going from bulky to about sport weight. Not sure what it'll be..