I'm Dreaming of a Dip-Dyed Easter...
Solution? Make do with what I have. After staring at my threads and embroidery floss looking for the colors I have in mind, I finally gave up and realized that the only colors I have and like are in worsted weight yarn. So I figure I should just start there, and try out this super cute pattern I found on Ravelry.
Using some Vanna's Choice yarn with a size G hook, I added the color changes to create my current obsession, the dip-dyed look. I also placed the eyes and nose a little differently than the pattern to better fit his bright look. I think he turned out pretty darn cute!
While working on the bunny, I thought that maybe using the same yarn and size hook (which is smaller hook than I usually use with this particular yarn), I could make an Easter doily centerpiece after all. If the stitches are small and tight enough, it may not look like an afghan was slapped on the table.
I made it with this pattern which I absolutely love!! (I used this pattern last year for placemats for our Mad Hatter Tea Party, which, if you have a Ravelry, you can see on the pattern page.) Again, I can't say how much I love charted patterns, and if you've never tried one, I think this would be a great first one to try! The only thing I did differently was slip stitched into the first ch1 space at the beginning of each round. (If you ever try this pattern, and run into problems, I'd be happy to help!)
So I feel like I made a little bit of a start with my dip-dyed plans... We'll see how much more I can do! I suppose living so far from a decent craft store could have an upside; it forces one to be a bit more creative with what's on hand!