Help me, I’ve dyed…

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:

Treasure Bag by Melissa Mall

But very satisfying.


  1. mom says:

    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

  2. bezzie says:

    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!

  3. Abi says:

    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.

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