Friday, March 31, 2006

Kool aid Dyeing and progress

I have been having loads of fun with some Kool Aid and Cygnet Superwash 100% wool. When I was in Denver and Vail, I visited a few supermarkets and found an amazing array of Kool Aid colours and flavours. As I had only read about Kool Aid dyeing, thought I'd try my hand at it. So I got the instructions from Knitty and mixed up a packet of Pink Lemonade and Black Cherry. Washed and prepared the wool and painted it into little stripes. Cooked the yarn in the microwave and Voila! I thought the Black Cherry might be more purpley but it's more burgundy.Here is the resulting yarn. When I wound it up, it looked like raspberry ripple. Hmmm, more fun to be had soon.I finally started up Arisaig again. Spent ages doing the ribbing in tiny 2.25 mm needles and finally moved on to the lacework. 2.75mm are huge in comparison. Here's progress after a few nights. However, I'm going to have to put this down again as I'm starting the SKC knitalong. If I've got the time, I'm going to do both . Somewhat Cowl in Debbie Bliss Cathay in black and Orangina in Rowan Linen drape in Shade 844 Watery. Can't wait to start tomorrow.


ra said...

good luck with your linen drape, I HATED it. Hope you like it better. The kool aid dying looks fun and the colour is lush. What you goin' to make with it?

Mimi said...

Your Arisaig looks nice already and i agree that knitting rib pattern is kind boring.

Ruth said...

oooh, your arisaig is so pretty!! i'm doing a sweater in the same needle size... it's taking so long! but your other projects sound fun - can't wait to see your progress =)