I have some different colors of roving wool (used to make the little thrums) besides the white, so thought I would try a different color combo for these mitts. I like the red thrums, I think it contrasts well with the light pink. But I must admit, my favorite is still a dark mitt, with the white thrums. The next ball I have is a beautiful turquoise color, I bought it at the Seaport Market in Halifax from a farmer in Liscombe I believe. Have a good day!