Well, the birch bark dye from last weekend was a bust. Even with copper mordant, it turned out to be just barely ivory. I was hoping for a soft pink with olive undertones. To remedy the problem, Luke and I took a little road trip out to some public land and picked a bunch of woodland sunflowers growing along the edge of the forest. We used the same process as the tansies
, using Peace Fleece
yarn instead of superwash. I wanted to play around with an after bath and read somewhere (wish I could remember where) to use washing soda to adjust the ph balance. The orange yarn is a little too bright for my taste but will make some really cute
Jack Be Little Pumpkins for our fall nature table!
You can find my knitting pattern here and my Ravelry notes are here.
Note to self: Must not knit too many pumpkins and get back on track with holiday knitting.
What are you working on this week?
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