First of all, I want to tell y'all to go over to Bev's blog and get the recipe for Chicken Bruscetta Foil Dinners. I made it last night, and everyone loved it. It's a keeper I'll be making again and again. Thanks, Bev!
I tried my hand at dyeing some yarn with Kool-Aid this morning...
I unwrapped two skeins of the yarn I had ordered from Knit Picks online:
I wrapped three rubberbands around each skein about 5-6 inches apart. Then I placed both skeins in a dishpan filled with water and smooshed it around a little bit to get the yarn thoroughly soaked. I left it in the water while I mixed my Kool-Aid colors.
I never did get the color(s) I was going for. I wanted a few shades of peach, but the Kool-Aid wasn't cooperating. I went with these colors and decided to dye only one skein of yarn with it. These are varying mixtures of Orange, Lemonade, and Strawberry flavors of Kool-Aid.
I'm sorry that I did not get pictures of the next couple of stages which were pouring the dyes onto the yarn and microwaving the skein for two rounds of two minutes each time.
Then I rinsed the yarn well in fresh water from the tap. Even though everything I read said that there would be no color in the water after the heating process, I was still surprised when that was actually true. There was color in the water that was in the glass dish I used, but when I rinsed the yarn, no color was in the water that came out of it.
I gently squeezed the water out of the rinsed skein and hung it in the bathroom to dry.
I wonder how it turned out, don't you?
Do you want to see it?
Like I said, it's not what I was going for, but it does look kinda cool, huh?
Many thanks to Kate for the inspiration!
And here are a couple of links to Websites where I read all about dyeing yarn: