10 September 2008

Another post on Kool Aid Dyeing

Wow! Thanks to all the people who commented on the previous post! I did forget to give you a link. Mea culpa. You can go to Knitty.com if you want to try this yourself.

About a year ago I knitted this pair of socks from some Interlacements yarn I found in the sale bin on the porch at the LYS. I now know why it was on sale. It is ugly. And. That yellow just keeps on bleeding and running every time I wash it. Ugh ugly.

So I went to the thrift store and bought a pot to use only for dyeing. I stripped a lot of the dye out of that pair of socks. Apparently the dyer started with a gray or black because I stopped before I got it all out: I wanted that touch of gray. I rinsed and rinsed and rinsed. Then I got out the Lemon-Lime Kool Aid, 4 packages in fact. Here's what I got:

Can you see that touch of gray?

I will most likely wear these now.

12 comments:

  1. Wow. I would have likely thrown out the bleeding socks. You've ended up with a really awesome pair!

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  2. Wowza - now those are some lively socks *s*

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  3. Cool! Thanks for the link! I am thinking of a project involving grandkids and koolaid and knitting...

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  4. Very nice shades of green. These will be great for St.Patrick's Day!

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  5. Wow -- just read your Koolaid dying post and this one. I have never heard of this, but it's great. The green socks came out so well, and I love the mottled yarn you made.

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  6. I too was thinking that these would make great St. Patty's Day socks. Enjoy. ~ksp

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  7. Love, love, love the new color!!! You're so smart.

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  8. Oh my goodness. Knitty.com. My new vice of choice. Friends and I have been getting together 50 dollar free shipping orders almost weekly. It's a dark, dark path.

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  9. Anonymous2:22 PM

    what color are your toenails now? inquiring minds want to know :)

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  10. Za-zing, those are some awesome green socks.

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  11. pretty cool!! I like how long these socks are as well!

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  12. OMgosh that is brave! And I really love the result. I agree kinda fugly turned springy!
    Vicki

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