I’m calling this colour Candy Floss because that’s what this stuff reminds me of – or cotton candy as you may know it. 50gm of merino wool, 2 sachets of old pink lemonade kool aid from my trip to the US and viola, pink. This stuff only comes in offwhite, black and several shades of grey but I just love how good it feels to crochet with so I decided to try dyeing it. I am in love with pink lemonade but not so much with the kool aid version. Even if I only added half or less of the recommended 1 cup of sugar to it I still felt terribly unhealthy so I never finished all the stuff a friend sent from the US after my trip there left me missing a few things unavailable here. I actually ended up selling the rest of it to other people to dye THEIR wool with and now I am interested in dyeing I could kick myself!! Am going to have to buy the local version of kool aid and see how that works out. I can see myself buying and dyeing a LOT more yarn while the weather is nice and warm to dry it.
It’s not 100% perfect, the dye didn’t get absorbed properly around a couple of the ties so there’s some streaky white bits….but I meant it to do that obviously. We’ll just call it a little extra visual interest and hope my crochet book I ordered gets here asap so I can start making those baby booties. Ooohhh and pink, grey and off white….would be a pretty scarf or cowl for me….oh boy, new expensive addiction alert! Might have to start selling it on etsy to pay for my habit. The sooner I start selling it the worse you know my dyeing habit is.