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Old 02-28-2008, 08:29 PM   #941
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:46 PM   #942
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Yay for silegose!!! You did it! Congratulations.
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:51 PM   #943
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Well, I kinda had to DH can you come here please. I dont know what I am doing wrong. Hes the computer geek
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What colors of koolaid did you get, girl?
I take my skeins as they come from KnitPicks and tie them in several places, atleast 6, with cotton yarn, loosely enough for the dye to get into all the strands, but tightly enough to hold it together. I usually mix one packet of koolaid to 3/4---1 cup of water if I want intense color.
If I start with a wound skein, like I did this last time, I start with the first fun part........ I place 2 large unopened juice cans on the floor about 3 feet apart, and unwinding the skein, I wrap it around these cans...(tie the beginning end to the circle you're making somehow, with a slipknot) .......around and around and around, not pulling too tightly, until the whole skein is wrapped around these cans, and once again, tie the end to the wrapped skein with a slipknot. (At this point, you do the tying thing all around the skein.)
Next, you need to soak this 'new' skein that is securely tied in 6 to 8 places, in a large bowl of lukewarm water, for about an hour, to make sure it is thoroughly saturated. I add a little vinegar, but they say that it's not really necessary with koolaid, as it is already acidic.
Then I gently squeeze most of the water out of this skein, and place it in a large glass roasting pan that I have. If it's a solid colored or bare skein, I start dolloping dye on it in splotches, but with a striped yarn like I just dyed, I just mixed 2 packets of drink mix with 2 cups of water, and poured it all over the wet skein. It really needed 3 cups of dye mixed up, as it didn't totally coat the entire skein. But since I could see that I didn't like the looks of the green, I mixed up another 2 cups, using Cherry and Strawberry, and after gently squeezing the now clear-again water out of the skein, I poured the red over it. As the dye is absorbed into the wool, the water will get clearer and clearer. I pour off the excess water, gently squeeze out a little more, and place the skein in a 1 gallon zip-lock bag, leaving one corner unzipped about an inch. Then I place that on the plate in the microwave and 'cook' it on high for 2 minutes. I carefully turn the bag over, let it cool for 3 or 4 minutes, and then cook it for another 2 minutes. After letting cool again, I pull the bag out of the microwave, and grabbing one of the ties around the skein, pull it out and hang it somewhere to cool while I fill the sink with lukewarm clear water. DON'T RUN WATER DIRECTLY ONTO THE WOOL ! I then rinse the skein gently, change the water, wash it gently, just sloshing it around in shampoo sudsy water, and rinse once again in water containing hair conditioner. After gently squeezing the water out again, I roll the skein in a big towel to remove excess moisture, and hang the skein in the shower or near my living room furnace.
Then, the second fun part comes when you get to rewind this dried skein back into a ball.........but first twist the skein like the professionals for a cool photo.

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Old 02-28-2008, 10:13 PM   #945
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Thank you... you are a goddess Dotty!!!. I picked up...
6 of each color
Black cherry, grape, blue raspberry, lemon lime, orange, cherry, and I forgot the yellow. I realized it once I got home. If we have fun with this I probably will purchase some dye. A funny though.. I get home with all the kool aid, my DD says MOM... which flavor can we make. I told her there not flavors they are colors. She did't get for a few minutes walked away and came back and said , Did our yarn come!
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would i need to use the two cans if I have a Nifty swift? Yes, i have a ball winder too. DH got things for xmas that I really wanted this year...
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No, you definitely don't need the cans if you have something as spiffy as a swift and a ball winder ! LUCKY YOU !

Sometime, I want to try to make my own stripes..........I read that you need to make a really large circle with your yarn to do stripes, so that you can dye 2 yard or longer sections of the yarn.........whatever it takes to knit several rounds on an average sock, if that's what the yarn is intended for.
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dotty.. 2 yards really sounds like alot. Im trying to imagine it in my brain but it is not making sense to that amount. Here is what I am thinking.

You have your oval shape when you lay the yarn out. Would you place the dye just on half of the yarn maybe on the inside or outside of oval.
can you direct me to the sites or places where you read about this. I do have the book "Dyeing to knit" by Elaine Eskesen. It is a good book for what I have read already.. I just had a hard time staying with it because they talk alot about color and the color wheel. I have some knowledge in this area since I used to do decorative/tole painting and a hairstylist in my early years. Color has been all around me. Just no dyeing.
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Well, my method mainly stems from this......... http://www.gaea-creations.com/koolaid.html
but the part about stripes was from a book by TwistedSisters, I think.
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