Monday, July 31, 2006

KOOL AID

I bought Kool Aid for the first time last week! For dyeing my knit picks' sock yarn. Even though I know it's a common drink amongst the kids (maybe adults), I have never had it. So before I begin my dyeing project, I decided to try it once. I tore open a packet of Kool Aid, mixed it in water, took a drink, and spit it out. It tasted terrible to me. I told my husband about my Kool Aid experiment and that's when he said, " you DiDn't add SUGAR?"

Okay, lesson learn - Always add sugar to Kool Aid mix if I want to drink it.

Other than that, dyeing yarn with Kool Aid is a lot of fun. Here are the results:







This is what it looks like knitted up. Can you tell which pattern I am using here? Answer will be out in the next post.

9 comments:

crna_ofca said...

this is really amazing:) i love colors, and i already love your new jaywalkers:)

lynnm said...

Gotta love the Jaywalkers. They work so well with striped yarns. Great job!

Siow Chin said...

Wow, the result is really impressive! I love how they come out self-striping. What flavours are the dark red and the pink? So well done!

Dipsy Doodle said...

Your dyeing job turned out so fantastic, it's truly amazing what one can do with Cool Aid! I really love these colors, and your new Jaywalkers are going to look totally gorgeous!
Dipsy D. http://www.millharrow.com/weblog

Linda said...

Beautiful colors!! I'd like to know what flavors you used, too. Did you use the Kool-Aid dying tutorial from the Knitpicks site?

souvenir kattunge said...

those are really lovely...

knitzalot said...

Those look great. I'll have to try dyeing someday. I couldn't find an email on your blog to respond so I'll do it here. For cotton blend yarns, I like Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep), Rowan Wool Cotton, Rowan All Seasons Cotton and Lion Brand Cotton-Ease. The cotton yarn I'm using doesn't look like it will have good memory but it is wonderfully soft.

kelp! said...

That skein on the right is beautiful! I love it! Usually kool-aid dyeing results in such muted pastel-ey colors, but those reds and pinks are great!

Vanessa said...

Those kool-aid dyed socks came out fantastic. How did you dye them to get the stripes like that??? Did you lay it in a dish and section off parts of it to be different colors? I'd love to know! I've dyed with kool aid but only solid colors - I am loving your color ways. I have tons of kool aid in my stash!! Please respond.
Vanessa