Monday, July 23, 2007

I Joined the Bandwagon

...and dyed some yarn with Kool-aid. Well, that and a couple of colors from some generic powdered drink mix I found at Dollar General. I tried to get fancy and dye two colors. I have some white spots in there. I suppose it adds character, a "design feature" as Sinnomen1977 over at get Stitchy! wrote. It wasn't difficult at all. I had fun. Sandra will have to come over so we can dye some more. Woo! Hoo! I think the next time I'll do some solid colors and maybe some handpainted with squeeze bottles and plastic wrap. We'll see. This is not the last time I'm gonna dye yarn.

Here are my dye jobs. The one on the left is the generic drink mix in cherry and lemonade. The one on the right is grape and pink lemonade Kool-aid.

Kool- Aid Dye Job 1

Of course, now I have to find something small to make with this. Both cakes of yarn are leftovers from one skein of Paton's Classic Merino. Suggestions, anyone? Anyone?


Jane said...

When I dyed my first skein with kool-aid, I was hooked and all of a sudden I had a clothes line full of dyed yarn! It was so fun and I will do it again.

Yours looks great. I was never able to get grape to work for me!

Cris said...

Somebody else commented to me about the grape turning out so well. I have

Slight tangent: My friend's daughter used to dye her hair with Kool-aid. Interesting.