While trying to destash, I ran across some nice yarn, but the color way was outdated, or I was tired of them….So…..why not try overdyeing?
(I know I’m really suppose to be destashing and decluttering my house, and I end up making a bigger mess)
Over dyeing begins…why not…can it look worse? Yuck. Blue/yellow/red before.
Before and after, this is with 5 packages of grape Kool Aid, and microwave dyed. It took the harshness away. My husband doesn’t see much difference, but he IS a man.
Inspired by my success, I decided to try more yarn. I found this blue/orange/burgundy/green color way. ugh…
More yarn…and this time I tried solar dyeing, I found out that WalMart had their sun tea jars (glass) on sale for $1 each. I used this method.
This yarn reminds me of the 70’s, and then some grape and cherry kool aid (sorry I know it’s generic, but that’s half the price)
Sun tea jars + yarn + kool aid + sun = yarny goodness
I waiting 2 hot days, the dye mix in the jars was clear, and this is what I got.
Grape Kool aid overdyed and Cherry Kool aid over dyed. Success, now I would knit something with these.
May your knitting needles fly as fast as dragonflies…