My camera was on hiatus...and umm, I decided not to blog without photos. Lazy, eh?
So finally the saga of learning how to dye yarn. I started with great yarn, a soft superwash Kona in dk weight. I bought ummm 40 packs of Kool Aid and got this:
Then I got brave and found some Wilton's cake icing gel dye to get the blues and greens that my swap pal wanted. It was fun and super and labor intensive. I did not have those nice giant mason jars that everyone had so I used my ghetto version--the Ziplock bag!
Then it was the neverending re-winding of the yarn to get the pretty skein.
and then was the fun part of wrapping it up and including some extras like a Japanese themed fabric fat quarter for my swap pal. She's a quilter apparently. Also, some sparkly pink lip gloss for her daughter.
And finally, the dyed yarn I received from my dye pal Lynette: