Kool Aid Dying for Yarn, Fingers, and Kitchen Counters
1. Wear gloves
2. Black Cherry Kool-Aid blends nicely with my kitchen counters
I had a small ball (maybe 50 yards) of cream Cascade 220 and happened to have 3 packets of Kool-Aid in my cabinet, left from when my younger brother lived with me last year. I decided I'd try dying the yarn to see what I could come up with. I used Cherry, Black Cherry, and Berry Blue. It went pretty well until I managed to dump a puddle of Black Cherry on the counter. Most of it came out. Never fear, it matches the yellow dye I spilled once while making candles. I should take a hint and give up anything with dyes. But the color has mostly faded off my hands.
I love how Berry Blue and Cherry look. Where the Black Cherry blended with the others, it's kind of an ugly gray-purple so I doubt I'd use it with these shades again. But overall, I'm pretty pleased and would wear a sweater made of these shades. I'm not sure I'm really that in love with the Kool Aid dying process though. I picked up a skein of Paton's Classic Merino and more Koolaid last night to give it another shot.