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jeanius80
03-22-2007, 08:25 PM
i used wiltons royal blue, and some kool-aid like cherry drink mix....

dryin:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/430862871_0914ad828f.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/151/430862869_f65eca000e.jpg

its lion brand wool lion wool natural color..same as dd booties (it was left over! :cheering: ) i was mostly afraid of accidently felting it.. :woohoo:

Ingrid
03-22-2007, 08:26 PM
:drool: :drool: :drool:

XbelovedXoneX
03-22-2007, 08:39 PM
that is gorgeous!

auburnchick
03-22-2007, 09:14 PM
Beautiful color!

Knitty Gritty's episode yesterday was about dyeing yarn. I was excited to see it because I'm always reading about y'all's beautiful, hand-dyed yarn.

marykz
03-22-2007, 09:17 PM
I love that!!! it will make a beautiful project. mkz

1knittychick
03-22-2007, 09:34 PM
beautiful! Saw the same KG show on dyeing (summer project when school lets out in 8 weeks :happydance:

Knitty Gritty Knits also has the directions.

aineepooh1
03-23-2007, 01:50 AM
Lovin' it~!! :inlove:

jeanius80
03-23-2007, 12:07 PM
:muah: you guys are so nice! thanks for all you kind words :heart:
i missed the KG show...hmmm i'll have to see if it will be on again :biting:

PurlyGyrl
03-23-2007, 02:58 PM
Beautiful yarn :cheering: Great job! M-m-m-m :thinking: you used Wilton dye huh? I have a bunch of Wilton dyes left over from when I used to bake cakes for a living. You're giving me ideas! :figureditout:

cinnybuns
03-23-2007, 03:37 PM
ooo super purdddyyyyyyy i wish I had skillz like yours :cheering: :pout:

jeanius80
03-23-2007, 04:17 PM
PurlyGyrl- it was so easy! i just mixed maybe a 1/4 tsp of color with warm water in a measureing cup, maybe 1cp h2o?, and in another cup mixed the red. i used a dropper to place the dye on the yarn(after letting it soak in hot water with vinegar then squeezing some out), and when it was as i liked, i microwaved it. it was too red still so i dumped the whole thing in a pot . added somemore water to cover, added a touch more blue to the water, and let it get hot, turned the stove off. after about 40 minutes i rinsed and was happy.