Sunday, July 29, 2007

Kool-aid Dyeing

Oh man... that went a whole lot worse than I thought it was going to go. I kept adding packet after packet after packet... In the end, it didn't really get past deep red. D= I kinda gave up in the end. I said "Well... it's a solid shade, it's kinda dark.... good enough." I guess I'm just going to have to give in and buy some professional acid dyes next time. XP

And then because of the way I wound it before dyeing.. I had some horrible tangles in the middle of it. That was my own fault. It should be easier next time because I know now what not to do!

If my sock pal should read this... I'm sorry it's not superwash! I had one skein of superwash... and it's only 200yards. I thought you'd much prefer 2 socks to 1. ^^;;; It's actually a bit darker than in this picture. For some reason, my camera doesn't seem to like reds. =/


Lily Ravenclaw said...

Hi Padma,
I left a note on the comments of your entry on Hogwarts Sock Swap Two, but just wanted to touch base with you here too. Knit Picks has a great tutorial on using Kool-Aid for dyeing. You are done now, but I thought it might be useful in the future.
Lily Ravenclaw

Nabs-chan said...

Thanks Lily. I knew KnitPicks had a tutorial on dyeing with Kool-aid and even tried to find it. After about 15 minutes of looking and not finding, I just kinda gave up and used the one from Knitty. Needless to say, I don't think I did it right. ^^;;;;

Rebecca said...

Good for you for even trying! I have not, as yet, tried to do the Kool-Aide dyeing thing! Looks good from THIS end and I can't wait to see it knit up for your Hogwarts Pal!