Thursday, 5 August 2010

Dying with Kool Aid

I have been longing to do this for some time & today I managed to get some dying done in the kitchen.I have been in so much pain this week that it was a good job it was quick.The Kool Aid produced some very vibrant colours on the yarn.I dyed a skein of Bluefaced Leicester DK from which I bought at my LYS The Wool Bar. Caroline has a a wonderful selection of yarns from the company & a selection of the Kool Aid as well to get you started.On the dk I used lemon & lime & pink lemonade.It has come out really pretty & I will use it to make a little bag using Tunisian Crochet which we learnt how to do at a talk at the shop.The bag is called the BonneBouche Bag & if you click on the link it will take you to the free pattern.You do need to be a member of Ravelry ,but membership is free & open to everyone.
I also dyed some lace weight merino & silk yarn also from this I used some green Dylon dye & used the dip dye method.It has come out really well & I am going to knit this .Its a pattern called Citron by Hilary Smith Callis which is free on Ravelry.

I also used some strawberry flavour Kool Aid to dye some yarn I had in my stash.Its some pure new wool & acrylic which has been frogged from something my mum was making a while back but never finished.I can see this dying thing is very addictive.When I get my camera charged I will take some pictures of my efforts.
**photo's borrowed from Ravelry**

1 comment:

Bliss Knits said...

Oooh, I've been thinking of doing some dyeing with Kool Aid myself but never got round to it. Your experiments with it sound very interesting - and successful.

I love that bag!