For this year anyway. I love the mix of colors in these -- there is purple, turquoise, and some ultramarine. I like all the greens and browns where it mixed with the orange. The orange is a pure MX color, but the blue is a blend, hence all the cool colors.
I used the same technique for each: accordion folds and poured the dyes over in a stripe pattern.
I let them batch inside on top of some green gradations I needed for something else I'm doing.
I mix my dyes in plastic beakers or used Chinese soup containers (they have really great fitting lids). There are always drips and dribbles of color left in the container after I pour out the dye.
So now I mix a half cup of water in the container and roll it around to get all the color washed off the sides and into the bottom and then scrunch soda-soaked fabric into the pale color left. I don't have to mix up those watery colors and I satisfy my need to avoid wasting any bit of dye.
It's supposed to rain all week, so all the snow will melt. The best part is that the forecast (however inaccurate) is for unseasonably warm temps. That just makes me happy.