Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dried and Still Saturated

I like this darker dye job better than the pastel one from last month, but if I do it again will use still more packets of Kool-Aid. The one area that I thought might be insufficiently covered, where I added the impromptu purple grape, was not covered. Ah well, dye and learn. I will use maybe 20 or so packets of Kool-Aid next time, make the brown with food coloring and orange Kool-Aid and reinforce the blue. I'll also use a chopstick to gently smish the yarn around to increase the mechanical penetration of the edible dyestuffs.

Of course, the real test of the dye jobs' success will be in the knitting. Cross fingers.

1 comment:

Iron Needles said...

Having seen it in real life, I think it turned out excellently! Sister and I had a grand time. Thanks so much for the gift, and getting up early, and all the breakfast time. Of course, now I will want to look you and Kate up everytime I am in Utah!