The dyeing process on these was a bit of an experiment. I wanted to see how much overlap there would be if I separated the yarn over light, medium and dark pots of dye, without cutting the yarn. The two lots of yarn were dyed separately and there are some subtle differences. I also thought it would be fun to start knitting with the darker end on one and the lighter end on the other.
Frankenbunny (from Easter Knits by Arne and Carlos) has had a hiccup or three....the latest being knitting his head back to front! lol It was when he started to get a suspicious looking lump on the back of his head that I realised what I'd done! Some of the body stuffing needs to come out, as he needs a sachet of beads to help him sit.
I'm about 2/3 of the way through "Eight-Petal Rose" from the book 55 Christmas Balls To Knit by Arne and Carlos. This is the fifth one I've knit from their book 55 Christmas Balls To Knit. I'm learning how to do color work though making these and having a blast doing it. They're all going to be in varying shades of (hand dyed by me) turquoise and cream colored yarn. The plan is to have them all finished, plus the ones from here (these are free), plus a few of my own by the beginning of December, to decorate the tree.
There's loads of freebies and tutorials on their blog, including how to knit Christmas balls. Watch out, because those are the knitter's version of potato chips.....can't stop at one!