My plan is to crochet a granny square blanket. I want to use CotLin DK Yarn from KnitPicks and the first step is to choose the colors. I'm a visual person, I need to SEE how the colors look together. Remember that I don't know my gauge, or how many squares I'll need, or even if I'm going to crochet one or two rows with the same color. ; I grabbed the colored yarn photos from the KnitPicks site, and arranged them in a few squares. Each square represents a crochet row, other than the center that represents a granny square. ; The next step is to order one skein of each color, decide how I want it to look and how big I want it to be. Crochet one square, weigh the yarn, calculate how much I need, block it and make sure I like it. Order the yarn and crochet the blanket. ; Here are the colors I chose: 1. Swan • 2. Linen • 3. Cashew • 4. Moroccan Red • 5. Clementine • 6. Sprout • 7. Surf • 8. Sagebrush • 9. Crème Brulee.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
18/120NM silk, light fingering / 3 ply, 1,100 yards (1,006 meters), 150 grams (5.29 ounces), 100% silk in dark taupe.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
3 different colors from 3 different sources. The inside circles are true to the colors I got. ; Yellow/green first row is heat dyeing with pomegranate peels. I followed these instructions. ; Pink second row is ice flowers dyeing with morning glory flowers from my back slope. ; Brown third row is solar dyeing with Japanese green maple leaves from my garden. ; I pre mordant the fabrics in three different ways, soy, vinegar and salt. You can find more details here.