Thursday, May 29, 2014
KOOL AID DYE
I had some corriedale roving that I wanted to dye so decided why not use the left over Kool Aid I had around the house. Fist I soak my roving in some water and vinegar. I'm not sure on the exact measurements. I then mixed up four colors (wish I would have had some blue) orange, lemon-lime, lemon and grape. I mix 1/4 cup of vinegar to one cup of water for each dye bottle. No rhyme or reason just put it on the roving.
I then patted out as much water and dye as I could and wrapped the roving up and put it in a microwave safe bowl. Set the timer for 2 minutes and let cool and repeated three more times. You want to set the dye but not cook the roving. After it was completely cooled I rinsed the roving and the water ran clear.
I dried it out side so it looks a little washed out but we had a nice breezy sunny day and it didn't take long to dry.
After I rolled it in a braid. I love doing that. Not that it mattered much since I started spinning the next day.
Singles on the bobbin.
Plied and ready to knit.
Update on my dryer balls. They work good but sure are noisy.