Friday, September 4, 2009

Kool Aid, it's not just for drinking

I bought this pound of undyed superwash merino to practice my spinning. (If you spin, you might want to check this place out.) I found out that I don't like to spin worsted weight so I ended up with this bit of yarn. It's about 100 yards or so and it's not bad but it's just not what I want to spin, I think I like it thinner. So I decided to have a little experiment.





I bought a bunch of this.




And put the yarn in the crockpot.




And I got this. I was aiming for a kettle dyed look. Not too bad. Kind of a salmon pink. All Mr. Truck had to say was, " Now you're cooking yarn?"


If you're looking for instructions, I found them here.

8 comments:

photoknitdog said...

Very nice! I like salmon pink. :)

And LOL at Mr. Truck's comment!

photoknitdog said...

Very nice! I like salmon pink. :)

And LOL at Mr. Truck's comment!

Not ready for handspun said...

Can't wait to see what you knit with that cheery yarn!

Iron Needles said...

I will not cross over to that dark side...I will not! I will not! I will not!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Fun new use for the crockpot! I've only dyed with leftover Easter egg dye.

Kimberly said...

Did the same thing myself a few years ago. FYI, mine took a few years for the Kool Aid smell to disappear. It wasn't a bad thing, just wanted to pass it along.
And family was extremely disappointed to learn that they were not allowed to drink what I bought. Told them that they had to acquire their own.

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Alexandra said...

Very pretty color!