Corey’s Kool-Aid yarn finished drying this morning and I twisted it up into a nice skein. This is actually the first time I’ve done that right. Making the skein twisted enough so it can be tucked inside a loop, then tucked again, wasn’t the easiest thing to figure out as I was unable to find any online directions for this. (The first time I tried to make a twisted skein, it ended up looking like a turban!)
I love how the colors blend! Although the lemon-lime bled into the cherry, and the orange bled into the green, I think the resulting shades are very pleasing with some nice olive and salmon tones. I haven’t the slightest idea what I’ll end up knitting with it. This wool can be felted, so maybe something with that technique.
My teen got his gloved hands into the Kool-Aid today, as promised. He wanted to use cherry, black cherry and grape, and here’s his yarn cooling off after being steamed:
I wasn’t sure how the grape Kool-Aid would turn out because I’ve read conflicting reviews about dyeing with this flavor, but as you can see, it looks rather nice. It was fun watching him squirt on the colors while he was dyeing his yarn — he was being very precise! I think he’s going to be a perfectionist after my own heart, and I don’t know if that’ll be a blessing or a curse! His yarn has been given its second bath and is hanging outside on the line to dry in the sun. A knitted swatch is sure to be made later tonight or tomorrow.