(Dusting off the good ol’ blog a bit; absence makes the heart grow fonder, right??)
So I thought I’d give dyeing yarn a try. Why not? I have a lot o’ yarn and I like to color so…yeah.
I had a kit called Ewe Dye It Sock Yarn Dyeing kit that had a few dyes, recipes, and a hank of sock yarn that was just sitting there waiting, calling, beckoning me. Let it rip, I thought.
I picked up some little cute jars at Shopko to mix the dye in and then picked an Autumn Mix to start with. (Ah, Autumn; I love ya.)
After a few drops here and there and then some more because I really like vibrant colors:
Now I have to search ravelry to find just the right project for this lovely yarn. I like to color. My yarnie friends all warned me that I will become addicted to dyeing yarn. Oh yeah, I’m there. I want to color everything. I saw a couple of little girls in church. They had white coats. I want to color those coats.
After this kit, I tried some Kool-Aid. You can find a lot of direction online and youtube videos for this.
The colors weren’t quite as bright for me so I think I prefer acid dye colors. Vibrant!
I mixed some food coloring in to the kool aid mixtures to give the colors some oomph. These were white sock flats that I had from Plymouth. You can wear them as already made scarves or unravel and knit into a new project. That is what I have scheduled in my brain. Anyway, I am officially an addict to yarn dyeing!