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« on: January 23, 2006 05:32:29 PM »

This was my first attempt at dyeing yarn.  It didn't come out perfect, but it was an interesting experience nonetheless.  

I used Kool-Aid and did it all in my bathtub.  I tried to make a hand-painted look of red, orange, and yellow, but instead the whole thing came out a sort of mottled peach with white swirls.  It's actually pretty nice looking now that I've started to knit it up, but depending on how I feel about it in a bit, I might re-dye the entire finished object (a sweater) over.  

I felt like the color didn't take as well as I had hoped, and I felt it might have been the sort of "halo" effect of the mohair around the thread.  Later I read that mohair doesn't accept dye as well as other fibers, so I'm hoping I'll have better results with some merino that I plan to give a go.

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2006 05:34:46 PM »

Still very nice!   It amazing me to see all this Kool-aid yarn.  Who would've thought?   Although come to think of it, I did have friends in high school that used Kool-aid to die their hair.   
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006 07:17:36 AM »

hey!! i want that.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2006 03:03:45 PM »

it came out real nice. have you knitted it yet?
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2006 08:09:31 PM »

it came out real nice. have you knitted it yet?

I've knitted a lot of it into a sweater, but I've yet to piece it together.  I took a pause for knitting holiday gifts and haven't picked it back up again!
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2006 01:48:59 PM »

Please post pics when your done.  I'd love to see what you create with this lovely yarn.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2006 09:06:57 PM »

Please post pics when your done.  I'd love to see what you create with this lovely yarn.

Will do!
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