at the Knit and Dye night at my house last night!
Yes, we were Kool-Aid dyeing in the back yard, and having a high old time.
Unfortunately for me, that meant no knitting time for me, pout, pout — particularly as the kids that came with their moms thought this was a wonderful idea; so the popular colors disappeared in the wink of an eye, and I and my unusually dutiful daughters were kept occupied mixing, helping, and microwaving. An emergency run to the local grocery store needed to be made by one of my friends for more Kool-Aid (fortunately, it was ON SALE, 9 packets for 99 cents! And when my friend went, the blue was back on the shelves — it was out when I went there earlier — so that was great!). (As you can tell, I now describe powdered drink mix by color, not flavor….I ordered what I thought was blue raspberry online, it said raspberry and was in a blue packet — when it came, it was the INVISIBLE kind! Wahhh!)
So it was a great success and here are some of the results:
except these two,
I used a different technique and microwaved an already-wound skein soaking in the dye, which means that the color changes are less regular so more random looking when knitted. (Hard to get dye to the center of the ball with this technique, but I did it with this red/purple skein
Here’s the Preteen’s:
And the Gothlet’s:
Now the fun part is knitting them up.
Some knitting happened!
We all stayed up past our bedtimes: the Preteen took a picture:
T – 1 … Almost Blastoff for Mystery Stole 3!
(But who’s counting?!)