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3 February 2009

KOOL AID DYEING

In December of last year I joined the Random Acts of Kindness group on Ravelry. I posted my wish list and sent out various bits and pieces to other people - all arrived safely to their various destinations over a period of time (well it was approaching Christmas). I was amazed at the response to my wish list - I received one of my requests within a matter of hours by email - I then started to receive little packages through the post - of Kool Aid Woohoo - I also was given some by a friend in our newly started knitting group - so I ended up with a large and fabulous selection of different colours to play with.


My first play day resulted in this selection





When I went over to Hilary's I took some blue, green and yellow and did this






Here it all is ready to go to the next phase - which is the admire and fondle phase Goofy




The first spinning I did was with some Blue Faced Leicester that I'd dyed with left over liquid - one batch grape and one batch mixed reds and pinks - I spun them separately and then plied them together - and was then terribly disappointed as I didn't feel they worked particularly well together. I then spent some time humming and hahing and came up with a plan to make a scarf in broomstick crochet - and, actually, it really works with the yarn, bringing out the best of it.








I have also spun some of the red/yellow/pink mix and that is on it's way to being (hopefully) a hat, scarf and gloves set.





I'm daydreaming at present about spinning the turquoisey mix into a lace weight yarn and knitting a nice shawl - but by the time I get to it my plans may change!

Having added my mosaic picture to one of the Ravelry forums I received a good offer for some more Kool Aid - 18 packs hee hee - off to play now :-)














4 comments:

picperfic said...

my goodness, such fruity fun! Bet your knitting smells delicious too! Such lovely colours. I would love to try hairpin lace, it looks beautiful!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

I love the red,yellow,pinkish mix. Good job dyeing. How's the bunny?

Kari Gibson said...

Aaah, the sweet smell of success!

The colours are adorable and the spun yarn is lovely.

Hey, and The Verve are playing - what more can a girl ask for?

Joanne said...

Hi, It looks like your are have fun here. I haved played with Kool Aid and found it does provide some of the best light fruity colors. I have used it on yarn to make some nice bright self-striping yarn for socks.