Okay, This week is the GRAND REVEAL of the results of the Yarn Dyeing Workshop I participated in... a while ago, sponsored by the wonderful Yarn Haven. We learned how to dye with Kool Aid. (And not have to boil a pot of water.)
We used squeeze bottles and the microwave. It was great fun to be with all the ladies and see how differently every one dyed their fiber.
I went with a striped pattern, using Blue Raspberry, Lemon-Lime, and a red that I don't remember the flavor of.... cherry? Strawberry? All I remember is that the flavors all produced a different shade of red.
|Here is the yarn drying on the drying rack. I put it in front of the heater in hopes it would dry faster.|
|The yarn is getting ready to be wound into a ball!|
|After winding. I was still very curious to see how it would knit up...|
|AND Finally, the Kool Aid Socks.|
I have worn these socks, and they weren't the most comfortable. I blame them not being washed yet. Washing seems to help the yarn soften up and be nice. I will wash them this weekend, and, as requested by some do a follow up on how well the colors stay.
Happy Friday all!