I attempted to make some self striping yarn, nothing fancy, no crazy measurements, I knit a few rows in the round and measured how much would make 5 rows, then wrapped that much around some chairs, no pictures sorry, but very similar to this person from craftster. Well the chairs I used unfortunately slanted out and as I finished wrapping, the yarn wouldnt come off, silly me, I always learn things the hard way. I almost ripped the yarn in half trying to get it off, pictures would have been funny. darn
So I chose, strawberry, lemon lime and lemonade "Kool-Aid" this time, I got a very nice pink color last time I used a very weak mixture of the stawberry, so I was going for a pink, yellow and green, well it didnt work out that way, I got these colors that reminded me of Rasta colors, thats cool and all but not what I wanted to wear on my socks or for my niece's socks
So I decided to overdye the yellow with blue, you see with Kool-Aid dyeing you can't get much other than these crazy neon colors, which is cool and cheap so Im having fun for now, but Im sure down the road Ill start using yarn dyes so I can get the colors I want, but for now here is what I have
I also re-dyed the other colors, The superwash doesnt pick up the colors as well, and I had a lot of splotches. Again, learning the hard way. See that yarn rinsing, I sure hope all my ties are still functioning cause that looks like one big mess
Yep here is that mess I was talking about, I almost had a heart attack, when I first started, but you know, my ties did well and it came off very easily (partialy dry because I have no patience) despite what you see :0)
From the mess on the floor came this..ahh pretty
and all that hard work was so worth it, I absolutely love this and can't wait to try out that striping pattern, until then.....