A Yarn Dying Experiment10:17 AM
About a month ago I went to a crafting afternoon to the friend of a friends house. She is like the uber crafty mom. She showed us how to dye yarn with kool-aid. And so for the last month I have wanted to experiment.
I pretty much followed what she said to do and while what turned out was not what I had envisioned, I love the tie-dyed effect the yarn has.
Dye Your Yarn has some great formulas to follow for some pretty cool colors. I used ice blue lemon aid, black cherry, strawberry, and lemon aid. I tried to follow the chart from the website, but came up with some other interesting colors. I found the black cherry kool aid to be the strongest (and perhaps a bit overpowering) color so I am glad there is still some white showing.
I had envisioned a blue, green and yellow yarn but when I couldn't find any lemon lime kool aid, my plan changed. And Corrine voiced her opinion when she wanted "pink" kool aid. I am going to use this funky, tie-dyed yarn to make a vest for Corrine.