15 October 2006

Hello Kool-Aid my old friend....

Kool-aid is not just for drinking any more..... Here is the fun I had today...

I have had 2 skeins of superwash sock wool to dye for ages. So today while Jack was at work, and Maggie sleeping I decided to try my hand at Kool-aid. I had a blast! They may be the ugliest socks ever when I am done but I will love them!

I took pics all the way through, so here we go.

Here the yarn is soaking, after I pre-washed it.

The original 4 colors... Strawberry/Watermelon, Black Cherry, Grape, Lemon Lime. I later added Orange. I was using more then I had planned on.

Everything laid out and ready to go.

And we are off the the races. I was putting it on pretty thick in the begining. I also left a little white here and there, just because I like that.

All done, as you can see orange is mixed in there pretty well. Off to the microwave with it.

After we were done nuking, you can see the water in the corner of the dish is clear. All the Kool-aid was absorbed.

Hanging to dry. Not sure when I will get around to casting this pair of socks on. I have many projects infront of it.

x-posted to my other journal. So you don't have to go and read there also if you don't want too.


Deneen said...

I love Kool-aid dyeing, food coloring dyeing, any dyeing. Can't wait to see the skein wound up.

MollyKnits said...

I have been meaning to try Kool-aid dyeing for so long. I really need to stop being busy and start doing what I want to do.