Koolaid and yarn dyeing

I’ve been enjoying my yarn adventures in koolaid dyeing. What will I do when I run out of my stash of wool? I’ll need to look for a vegan alternative for dyeing. For now, I’m still set with a few more skeins on yarn. And I’ve enjoyed sharing my experiments with funkyforty on utube.

Funkyforty found a pattern for me to use some of my hand dyed yarn on Raverly and has even coached me through crochet using Facebook–again the good of Facebook. Given all the bad press about Facebook (and it’s probably well deserved), it’s nice to highlight the positive.

The pattern is Windowpane by Adrienne Lash. This is what my project looks like. You’ll see it’s the yarn I recently dyed.

I had some white wool laying around the house, I don’t know what it is, my guess is that it’s a knitpicks worsted wool. I did two dyeing experiments.

I mixed each packet with 5 ounces of hot water. Added it to the wet yarn that I had soaked in vinegar and warm water. I cooked on the stovetop until the water was clear. This time I didn’t add to the yarn soaking in water, as I did in the past. This is 85 yards.

I did a similar experiment with these colors and cooked in the oven for 45 minutes.

I love how both of experiments came out. This is also 85 yards.

In a few days, my web address will change to my name.com. I’m very happy about this change.

So when I’m not dyeing I’ve even busy with NHVegFest. I’ll post about this event soon.

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