i saw the article in crochet today about kool-aid dying party. and i think that will be a fun thing to do with the knitting group. so i wanted to try it out at home before i get a group of people to do it.
i don't really have any undyed yarn at home. so i used one of the many balls of crochet thread i had. also a ball of mystery yarn, i think its acrylic or cotton
you first have to wrap the balls into hanks. i used my sewing table. my crafting areas are always a mess.
then you soak the yarn in hot water for a half an hour
i only had fruit punch and lemon aid. then i also had the kind you pour into bottled water in grape.
i let the yarn soak in the colors for a half an hour.
i boiled each color for almost an hour each and the water never went clear . so the lemon color just was not doing anything it still looked white. I'm pretty sure that the tube kool-aid was a bad idea because it looked great until it came to rinsing the yarn. it all turned pink. a few shades lighter or darker pink.
for the mystery yarn i just left it in the bowl for three hours. then rinsed. it also ended up pink. and the colored stayed so i think that the yarn if cotton.
and i let the yarn dry overnight
once it was dry there was less color changes. I'm not really happy with the yarn.
and my hand is bight red