It's not unusual for your experiments to be influenced by your surroundings. Choose a location best suited for your desired result. For example, if you set out to make a Swamp Creature, you might consider working in or near a swamp. Just a thought.
Swamp Creature - warm greens and golds
plump 4 ply
100% extra fine superwash merino
250 yards per 115 gram skein