Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dyeing for Koolaid!

I remember sitting by the sidewalk in front of my house on a hot summer day with entrepreneurial dreams of earning a fortune from my koolaid stand. My friends and I usually drank more ourselves than what we actually sold, but what a fun way to spend a summer day as a kid. Those days are some of my favorite childhood memories.

So when I found out koolaid could be used for dyeing yarn I have to say I was a bit jazzed. Who would've thought a grown woman in her 40's would be so giddy from going shopping for a fruity kid drink. I was pleasantly surprised by all the colors there were from which to choose. I made my selection from the rainbow array and went home to mix up the powdery concoction. I have to admit it was a bit of a nostalgic moment for me when I opened up the small packages and smelled the aroma of flavors...cherry being my favorite.

Thus, began my adventure of painting plain white wool yarn into deliciously vibrant colors. I set them outside on my deck and let the colors bake into them with the help of the hot Arizona sun. Oh they smelled so good!!

They are now dry and wound neatly into little colorful balls all ready for me to create something cool and refreshing!

1 comment:

  1. I was going to write earlier that I can't wait to see it, but now I've come back and here it is! Those colors are amazing. It's hard to believe it's Koolaid!