Friday’s Watermelon Candy Cane Ripple turned out so well, I want to make some more watermelon blankets next summer. Obviously, watermelon candy canes don’t have seeds, but traditional watermelon crafts do. (I especially like the watermelon pedicure, which does have seeds, btw.) I want my next watermelon ripple to have seeds, too!
Look at this self-striping watermelon sock yarn. It has seeds. I’ve been thinking about how I could make some far simpler “seeded” yarn. I recently came across this great tutorial, by spencer and hilary, on how to make your own bakery twine with permanent felt pens. I think I can apply this technique to yarn. I realize using enough felt pen ink to color acrylic yarn could be detrimental to my brain cells, so I plan to do the “dyeing” outside and put very few “seeded” rows in my blanket. I’ll have to play and see how many inches of yarn it takes to make a two-stitch double-crochet “seed”.
Does anyone know a better way to get permanent black coloring onto pink acrylic yarn?
I also thought of a completely different solution. I could use the fair-isle crochet technique, crocheting with either pink or black yarn, while working over the carried/unused color. I wonder if a carried strand of black would peek out too much between the pink stitches. Hmmm, maybe if I did half-double crochet stitches, instead of my usual double-crochets, the pink would cover the black more completely.
Someday I’ll be able to tell you how my watermelon seed experiments turned out, but for now I’m sticking with my candy cane project. Number six in the series will be revealed soon!