Ripping yarns

Posted: August 5, 2010 in Knitting & crochet

For a long time I wanted to dye some yarn with Kool Aid. Kool Aid is not something that’s available in this country, except in yarn stores. I’ve never drank the stuff, probably wouldn’t either. I think they have a sickly sweet smell and they look like…well, like dyes. Nonetheless, the dyeing process is cool (as the name suggests) and the results are great. Plus it makes me feel like a mad scientist, which is a bonus. Here are some yarns from two dyeing sessions.

After that, I had a go at dyeing yarn with food colouring. It was equally fun, but instead of the sickly sweet smell all round the house, now it was vinegar. I’m not sure which smell I prefer.

All of these were dyed using white and off-white wool. Some were 100% wool, some a mix of 75% wool and 25% polyamid. Both seemed to work just as well. Now, have cool yarn, must knit. Where’s that rocking chair…?

  1. Donald says:

    Rocking chair an roll! 🙂

  2. Sari says:

    Knitting’s the new rock and roll you know 🙂

  3. Don Swift says:

    Have to admit, the wool is useful for tying up… erm… yes, it’s useful 🙂

  4. Sari says:

    Absolutely, wool is so useful. It comes in handy 🙂

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