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« Reply #1000 on: April 16, 2007 01:22:59 PM »

aschnebly your yarn dyed with easter egg dye are so vibrant and beautiful.. do know how color fast it is over time.. I just love the colors and would like to try this.. (^_^)

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« Reply #1001 on: April 16, 2007 01:50:38 PM »

I'm not sure how it holds up over many washes, though when I rinsed it after I set the dye on the stovetop, it didn't run at all!

I washed the yarn hanks with Kookaburra wool wash and no dye ran, which was a pleasant surprise, I'm used to seeing some dye run even when washing commercially dyed yarns like Cascade.

I'll definitely keep you updated though if they do fade at all over time.  I can't wait to see your results if you do try it out!

« Reply #1002 on: April 17, 2007 03:15:32 PM »

Wow Im going to have to go and buy some easter egg dye now. lol. Heres some yarn I dyed with red koolaid. It is fingering weight and I am knitting a lacey scarf with it.

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« Reply #1003 on: April 18, 2007 07:21:16 AM »

I totally love all of the easter egg dyed brights around here! I was kinda surprised though, when a few people mentioned they weren't having luck with dyeing bright colors with Kool-Aid. So, I thought I'd share the fun I've had lately!

These were all dyed with Kool-Aid, over the last couple weeks. I was using much smaller yarn amounts, maybe that's why I got really nice saturated colors. Most of these 1oz skeins were dyed with a full packet of Kool-Aid. Some were dyed with partial packets, and some were overdyed. See my blog for more details! Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1004 on: April 18, 2007 08:27:15 AM »

That dark purple is amazing!

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« Reply #1005 on: April 18, 2007 09:12:50 AM »

Fortune_32 - those colors are so freaking amazing! do you mind sharing all the kool-aid you used?! geeze i can't get over how vivid those colors are!

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« Reply #1006 on: April 18, 2007 09:34:15 AM »

Actually, I've got all the details over at my blog! The purple reads slightly darker, and slightly less red than it actually is, but it's still very nice. I only left one skein out of my photo, I tried to dye light purple with strawberry lemonade then overdyed with berry blue. I bound the mini skein a little too tight though, and it turned out very blotchy and uneven. Thanks for your comments!

« Reply #1007 on: April 18, 2007 05:50:53 PM »

What a stunning rainbow!  Thanks for showing what Kool Aid can do. 

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« Reply #1008 on: April 19, 2007 06:46:29 AM »

Those look fantastic.  I am going to try again with the koolaid dye since easter egg dye is getting sparse.  I did have good luck with it though.  I used Brown Sheep in Oatmeal & I swear it looks like noro!!
« Reply #1009 on: April 19, 2007 08:59:37 AM »

You just need lots of KoolAid packets to get the saturated colors.

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