Monday, February 06, 2006

Fun in the kitchen

No, not with food, but with yarn! This is not another tutorial on how to dye with beverage powders, but rather my attempt to create my own unique yarn, for less than $6.00. Here is the yarn (KnitPicks 100% merino):

And here it is, soaking in hot water with some mild dish detergent (for 30 minutes):

Just so you don't think you have to have professional tools to do this:

Applying color with a cajun seasoning syringe:
And this is why you really should wear rubber gloves:

Into the microwave:

And back out again:

Hanging to dry:
And wound and being turned into Jaywalkers:

Okay, so the purple could have been brighter, but give me a break, it was my first try. I'm already thinking ahead to my next session, but only after I've finished these. Yeah, right.


Mothlady said...

That yarn is beautiful! I've never dyed anything before, but I've got some white merino yarn and I'm thinking of using Kool-Aid.

Christy said...

I've been meaning to try to dye my own yarn. I even bought the book, Yarns to Dye For. Great tutorial!