You may remember my post back in mid-June when I photographed my first experience dyeing yarn with a BQueen Dye Box. If you haven’t seen that post, please hop over! It talks about the process and you’ll see the gorgeous yellow Safflower-dyed yarn. ❤️❤️
When I dyed my first hank, I instantly wanted 6 more colors on 6 more hanks to make – of course – a blanket! Wouldn’t that be too lush?? After a chit chat with super-cool BQueen founder, Makenzie, she informed me that she had some gears turning already for a custom type Dye Box.
I waited patiently and finally she told me it was ready! 6 hanks of Superwash Merino bulky and 6 gorgeous natural dye vials.
Today, since I’m dyeing all 6 colors I don’t want to heat my house into oblivion with a 6-hour boiling water session on the stove. Outdoor kitchen to the rescue! We have a grill, a large griddle, and a gas flame that’s perfect for just this situation. I promise, buried under all the protective coverings and random junk, there’s a very useful outdoor kitchen. Lol..
What a delightful and easy experience checking on the yarns amongst baking cookies all day and washing a few loads of laundry. Never a boring moment! 🙂
Draped on the chair to dry.
From top to bottom: Quebrucho Rojo, Wattle, Madder (yellow), Weld/Caribbean, Henna, Madder (Red), and balled up: Safflower.
And if anyone thought, “ooo, cookies!!” a while ago… I made Sally’s Baking Addiction Chewy Oatmeal Cookies, minus the raisins and some of the sugar, plus sliced almonds, pecan pieces, and nutmeg. (I’ll write this one up soon in a Sunday Baking post!)
Of course I also had to make a couple batches of my “Scary-Good” Bake Sale cookies for my mom to take to work for their Halloween spread! ❤️❤️