Yesterday I introduced you to some fabulous new yarns that I received from Ashland Bay. They have such a great texture and are really fun to work with. And the best part is that they are 100% domestically raised and spun; 100% products of USA. They came to me in a beautiful cream color. I love the soft neutral tone of these yarns but I also had the urge to dye some of it using a really cool technique that I came across awhile back: Kool Aid and the Crock Pot!
I first saw this done over at Leethal Blog and I had to give it a try! You will need a bunch of packets of Kool Aid in multiple flavors and your yarn wrapped in hank form.
I filled the crock pot up with water and about a cap full of vinegar. The vinegar helps the Kool Aid set into the yarn. I submerged the yarn into the water and let it soak for about 3 minutes before covering it and turning it on low. You will want to let it heat up for about 15 minutes. Then you can add your Kool Aid. I used tropical punch and cherry flavors in one crock pot to make a beautiful bright pinky red color. I used Tropical Punch and Grape in the other crock pot to create a tie-dye look of maroons and purples.