On my thread hunt I came across another box of threads I had dyed years ago. Most were size 20 but there were a few small batches of size 30 and size 80 in there as well. There isn't enough to make more than a couple of small motifs, but I couldn't just throw it away. One of the colors was this:
I had used it to make my version of the Intatters "Yes-U-Can" doily challenge. It looks like a light turquoise. I remember it was a blue I was dying but that it had been left outside and lightened up to this color. I washed it a couple of times, just to make sure it wouldn't bleed or fade. There was enough of the thread to fill a shuttle and a half. I went in search of a pattern I hadn't actually completed. Even though this list is kind of long, I decided to stay with one designer, Renulek. Probably not a good idea, since her doilys are large. Still, I thought to use this as a 'highlighting' color or sporadically. I didn't have any size 30 thread in my stock right now, I tried to find one that was the closest in thickness. While I could have used size 40, I found that Pearl 12 actually was a better choice. White is the color I decided on, since black was already being used on something else.
Friday is when I'll be able to go restock on thread and other crafting supplies. I'm capping my budget at $50. Since I won't be working for a few weeks, this is a good idea. I can always make shuttles and sell them for my supplies, but I rather not do that. I want to just tat and maybe finish a crochet shawl I began. Yarn, I have plenty of since I don't really crochet unless I'm angry. I can pull on the yarn and take out my frustration but not really damage the final piece.