It's pretty but I would prefer more gentle colour transitions.
Those colours make me think of Easter...
and it's way to early to think about that!
The other colour I got is a lovely pale grey. Lizbeth "Silver" is a colour I use often and this Anchor grey looked similar but perhaps paler I think. Now I see them side by side, there is not much in it... I think I will next tat two of the same motif with the two threads to do a colour and general thread comparison.
So far though, I have to say that I find Anchor Mercer Crochet very nice. Lovely sheen as can be seen in the photo above. Pleasure to work with. Similar to Lizbeth in my opinion. But unless I can find somewhere else to buy it, Mercer Crochet actually works out more expensive than Lizbeth.
And look what I found! A couple of days ago, I had to go up in the loft in search of a pattern (a sewing one, not tatting) and whilst going through my boxes... I found this:
One part ball and one brand-new, still wrapped, ball of Anchor Mercer Crocher in size 30! This thread must be over 25 years old. And I have a feeling I may have some more hiding up there amongst my old stash of needlework supplies. I have been making things for as long as I can remember so I've collected a few bits and pieces along the way. Looking at the wrapping, I now remember that I use to buy this thread regularly when I lived in Canada. One day, when I feel up to it, I'll have to have another careful search in the loft and perhaps I'll find some more!
I like this pale blue variegated. It reminds me of "Blue Ice" by Lizbeth. And I like that it's a size 30. I shall be using it for some future project.