and it’s GREAT! Oh, do try it. It’s ridiculously easy, even more ridiculously satisfying, and it smells pleasantly of Kool-aid. Remember this?
I took a smidge of it, stuck it in a cup with some water and a pack of Kool-aid (Berry Blue, if you must know) and nuked it for two minutes. Waited, nuked it again. Rinsed, hung, wrapped up – tada!
It’s now a heathery purpley burgundy, with flecks of red where I tied the skein too tightly. Lovely. Goooooorgeous. (Can you tell I’m impressed with myself?) It was only about 20 yards, though, so for a while I kicked around, at a loss as to what to do with it. I tried a headband, and it was awful, so I knit a little bag. It’s really cute, and I designed it myself! I made eyelets, and learned how to do I-cord, and all sorts of stuff. It was really fun to knit again. I’ve been focusing on my crocheting pretty hard lately (new content coming soon, folks!) but I really want to improve my knitting design skills. Start small, right? And it is:
But very satisfying.
so… it’s really really pretty, but will it wash out? I know koolaid doesn’t when you want it to, but will it when you don’t want it to? Mom
Dyeing is addictive-scarily addictive! Next try Wilton’s Food dye or McCormick Neon (same as using Kool-Aid, add a bit more vinegar)
Hee hee, I like your mom’s comment. Spoken like a true mother!
That color you go it simply gorgeous! I’ve never had luck over-dyeing. Way to go!
I like the way the colors blended together and the flecks turned out in just the right places.
Ohhh, what a gorgeous color that turned out to be! So pretty.
Your bag is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the colors!
BTW I think Inner Child Crochet is coming along very nicely. Awesome work.
I love it!!!! I have some kool-aid in the pantry but nothing to dye. I just love the colors. So wicked awesome. And it knitted up really great. Your bag looks so pretty.
Aww cute! That’s what I’m going to do with my first wheel-spun.