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jberry16
09-04-2007, 08:07 PM
I finally decided what color to dye my bare merino sock yarn...purple; why not. So with 3 cups of water & 1 cup of vinegar I mixed 5 packs of kool-aid (store brand was 11 cents cheaper) and then after soaking the wool in super hot water for 25 min I put it into almost boiling kool-aid/vinegar water and viola! The light spots don't look that grey in person, just on the camera...not sure why.
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jeanius80
09-05-2007, 12:18 AM
i like it a lot!:inlove:
i think i'll be dyeing some purple sock yarn in the near future :)

veronikaj
09-05-2007, 01:49 AM
That looks so nice. :) I will be curious to see what you do with this yarn. Do you have a pattern picked out? -Ve

rorygilmore
09-05-2007, 08:53 AM
It looks great! I can't wait to see what it looks like knit up!

jberry16
09-05-2007, 09:38 AM
That looks so nice. :) I will be curious to see what you do with this yarn. Do you have a pattern picked out? -Ve
no pattern yet, any ideas?
I can't wait to see how it looks knitted up!

veronikaj
09-05-2007, 01:01 PM
You are asking the wrong person!! :) I just started knitting about 3 months ago and have not used any varigated colorways yet. I don't know what yarns that are multicolored knit up like. I'm still learning... I can't wait to see what you find to put this yarn to work. -Ve

mrslevite
09-06-2007, 10:07 AM
Beautful! Now I'm inspired. :D

jberry16
09-06-2007, 11:16 AM
glad I could inspire you