Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Semi Wordless Wednesday

I dyed my first handspun last night! I used pink lemonade and ice blue raspberry lemonade kool aide, two packets each for just under 2oz of yarn. I wound up doing it in the microwave, the man was confused as to why i was microwaving yarn at 11 o'clock last night, but also impressed that it worked. It was still a wee bit damp this morning and a bit tangled up so I wound it around the back of a chair to dry under a bit of tension...
It came out pretty well, it's kind of over spun, which you can't really see in this photo (under tension and all) but I'm still going to knit with it. I would be knitting with it right now if it would dry faster!!!
If you'd like to see the yarn on the spindle, and before it was dyed (or even just how twisty/over spun it is) you can visit my Handspun Adventures Flickr Set


  1. great color combination! looking forward to your knitted creation :D

  2. Very nice! I love kool aide packets! I use them to make play dough for the kids; bright colors and smells great! Keep up the great work!!

  3. thanks guys! I'm loving the colors.. and after wrapping it like that to dry the rest of the way.. no more corkscrews! It's knitting up very well even if the pattern didn't want to cooperate at first!