28 April 2009

Yarn plus Kool-aid equals

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Do you remember when I told you about dying yarn with Kool-Aid? I used 6 packets of non-sweetened grape Kool-Aid for this result. I am half way through the second sock.

The funny thing is it smell SO GOOD as I work with it -- just like grape kool-aid. I did rinse and rinse and rinse so I don't understand the aroma. Is it power of suggestion?

Easy waffle knit pattern: knit 2 rows, k2,p2 on 2 rows and repeat.

15 comments:

  1. equals very pretty yarn!

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  2. I am so tempted to try dying, but have not because why do I need something else to do? But then I see something like this and I am thinking...oooh...must try!

    Next thing I know, I will be growing my own stuff to dye with...

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  3. I have been trying so hard not to get into that........ Maybe after the MOVE (if it ever happens)... If not I am sure God has a good reason.

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  4. Yummy color from a yummy flavor! Next trip to yarn shop I'm going to get some needles for knitting socks as a blog buddy sent me some sock yarn, I might as well give it a try.
    I hope you're feeling all better by now from that sickness you had.

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  5. What a beautiful colour! I can smell the grape from here!

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  6. I'm amazed at all the shades and the beauty of the colors. Why isn't it solid colored? (You can't tell I know nothing about dying.) I'm really impressed.

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  7. I took a guild class on dyeing wool with Kool-aid. She did wool pieces for applique, but it must be the same idea. Never thought about it smelling . . . . I sure don't need another reason to think about food *s*

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  8. I think that would be leading me to the kitchen if it smells like grape. Very pretty color.

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  9. looks good enough to drink! great color!

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  10. I've never dyed with Kool-Aid. What color was the yarn before you dyed it? I love the color now.

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  11. WOW! that is AWESOME!! and if you dye all your yarn with kool aid you won't have to worry about your family having stinky feet right? they will all smell like a fruit basket! oh, I meant that in a GOOD way!

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  12. Very pretty! I have never tried that, will have to sometime. Do you knit your socks from the toe up? I sure want to learn that method, but the casting on scares the dickins out of me.

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  13. How cool is that? Enticing coloring and a great scent. I'm all over that!!!

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  14. I'm an avid sock knitter and would love to try this Koolaid dying! I'm curious what the yarn looked like before dying? Was it a single color or multi color or ?? Also, is it 100% wool?

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  15. Thank you! These are lovely socks, I am spinning some white wool I am planning on kool aid dyeing.
    Vicki

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