I’ve had knitters block. Don’t have a project on the needles, not sure what I want to knit next, wish I had some spring/summer weight yarn in the stash to inspire me. So… the eldest Monkey and I have been experimenting with dye. We’ve started slow, just Kool-aid and an inexpensive wool. Very easy to do in the kitchen with kids. Within a few short hours we had a great color selection.
I highly suggest using the microwave method with kids. I used the stove top method to over dye the less than desirable combination below (also our first attempt).
This was so fun and addicting we have dyed each available night until we ran out of kool-aid! We researched a few sites and especially liked Knitty’s because it showed results of each flavor(gotta love a kool-aid color card) and this blog had some great practical advise.
We enjoyed the process so much we made a special ‘cherry’ skein and handed out mini-hanks to all our friends during our last Woolly Book Worms meeting. Everyone loved them, even the local author who came to share her experiences about writing, researching, and publishing a childrens book.
They are almost too pretty to knit, ALMOST!