I was kind of bored this afternoon, so I got out some of the ugly eBay yarn I have and the packets of koolaid that I bought at the grocery yesterday and went to work. Above you will see the yarn before. The pinkish one is Barella Country Garden Superwash Wool -- a dull pale ash rose type color -- blah. The cream color one looks better in this picture than it did in person -- a very yellowish cream color. It's Jaeger Matchmaker DK.
So, I took the yarn and put it into some loose hanks. I got the yarn soaking wet and put it in a pyrex pan. I mixed up the koolaid and a little bit (1/4 cup?) of warm water. Then I spooned the koolaid mixture over the yarn -- flipping the yarn over once so that I got good coverage. The yarn drank up the dye FAST. After the water looked clear (cloudy white-ish actually) I poured it off and rinsed the yarn several times in warm water and then cold water. I squeezed all the water out and then microwaved the yarn in the pyrex pan for a minute.
And here is the completed yarn!
The blue was made using 1/2 a skein of Jaeger (the cream colored) yarn and two packets of blue lemonade koolaid. I thought the yellowish color of the yarn would make this turn out more teal, but that didn't really happen.
This red one was the Barella (pinkish) yarn with one packet of pink lemonade and one packet of cherry with a little orange thrown on at the end.
And here is my favorite -- although I don't know what I would do with this color yarn! This is the other half of the Jaeger yarn. I used the rest of the orange on this one, but I really diluted it first. Then I added a packet of lemonade (yellow) that was very diluted. It looks even better in person.
That's what I did today!