The subtitle of this post should be: Unraveled.
Yesterday, I learned that squares for Heartmade Blessings, the intended charity recipient of my bullion stitch blocks, cannot contain any black yarn. So last night, this:
I know I didn’t have to pull back the entire block, but I really wanted to use the same group of colors throughout all the blocks. I also pulled back three other partial blocks that I had started in the same color scheme.
The rainbow yarn is a must. I received it in a swap and while I love the funkiness of it, I don’t really know how else to use it. So this morning, I dug into my stash and came up with these yarns.
Since this block, the Poppy Bullion Block by Donna Kay Lacey, is so fun to make, I really don’t mind starting over. I do hope to have at least eight 12″ bullion squares to donate at the end of the month, but we’ll see. I still haven’t decided if I will unravel my other bullion block, Hybrid Peas by Margaret MacInnis.
If you are interested in doing some bullion crochet yourself, I discovered that Donna Kay Lacey has a great photo tutorial available as a free Ravelry download. I haven’t tried her technique yet, but I have to believe it works since her bullions are just gorgeous.