|Zinnia from the garden.|
Remember the squares from this post that I was struggling with? I didn't know how to make them look like what I had drawn or how to make them into squares from circles, but I did eventually figure out the big pink one. Say hello to the Zinnia Square!
Zinnia Square by Jillian Bankert/OnePinkHippo
Yarn: For the white square I used Red Heart Super Saver in Soft Yellow, an unknown worsted weight in turquoise, Red Heart Soft in a dark pink color (excuse my camera), and Caron Simply Soft in White. For the green square I used Murphy's Mark Wintuk in pink, Red Heart Super Saver in dark blue, and an unknown worsted weight in green.
Hook: I - 9 (5.5 mm)
I wrote everything down so expect a pattern in the next few days! I'm currently working on bringing them over to this blog, so hopefully by this weekend I should have all three patterns up and ready for making soon.
Last week I dyed some white wool with Kool-Aid!
Yet unnamed colorway using Kool-Aid in Grape, Mandarina-Tangerine, and Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade, the latter of which barely comes through. The grape is really powerful, when it was wet I thought it was going to turn out black. (!)
Method: maiyamayhem's Popsicle Kool-Aid dyeing tutorial
Bare: Paton's Classic Wool in White
Weight: worsted (10 ply)
Amount: 100 grams/210 yards
I did another skein too but that one is destined for a Christmas present and won't be shown for another few months.
Does anyone have any tips on making easy-to-dye hanks? I unraveled the skein into one big loop, then tied it at intervals but it still got tangled, and now instead of a nice solid cake I have 5 baby cakes per colorway. (Special shoutout to my mom for untangling the mess I made. Thanks mom!) I'd love to be able to dye more skeins but don't want to have to waste almost 3 days untangling. Any help or ideas would be much appreciated.
Bonus kitty shots, here is Pip: