Appreciating that science and manufacturing activities occur prior to my purchasing a skein is quite different from wanting to be involved in it all. Especially when those steps are meant to change what nature hath wrought and second guess the color pallet of Mother Nature herself.
Oh, for sure I looked forward to the Kool-Aid dyeing workshop that was mentioned here. Education is a good thing. Experience is grand. Perhaps it is best to say that I approached the workshop excitedly and as a one time experience.
Fast forward - an addict is created. Sad, but true. I might be addicted to dyeing yarns with food safe products.
- no worries about people and pets when food safe dyeing takes place
- no need to invest in special equipment
- ventilation is not an issue
- clean-up is as easy as every day dish washing
- children can participate
- the smell is familiar
- cost of 'dye' is minimal
- all supplies can be kept in the kitchen cabinet
- water run-off is safe
This little skein is my result. It makes me happy. The color is fairly accurate showing the lemonade and berry blue colors. For this look, each color was spooned on to the prepared skein in alternating pools of color. My plan was to avoid green as much as possible and have sections that would be two or three stitches worth of yarn when worked on a US 8.
And the finished product! Two coasters. Since I can't take credit for the mitered square, the only thing left is to take credit for the color way.
How does Deconstructed Blueberry Lemonade sound?