Sunday, April 15, 2007


Wasn't that what the fat assed Kool-Aid guy shouted before he crashed through a wall? Or no, maybe that was the annoying honey-comb kids??? NO, that "big big taste". Oh yes, now I remember... that was Rita Moreno's line on the electric company. The Kool-Aid dude said, "OOOHH YEAH!" in a very creepy Barry White voice.

So what's all the fuss about Kool-Aid? Well I am glad that you asked. Today at the ever posh knit-one-one the ever adorable Elaine taught a class on dyeing yarn with Kool-Aid. Which is honestly something that I have never had a huge interest in doing, mostly because it sounds so messy, and I don't like messy. haha. Well it wasn't as messy as I had imagined it, partly because Elaine was extremely organized. This was her first time teaching a class, and she was simply amazing! Some of us mixed different flavors together and dyed our natural and unbleached yarns into a semi-solid color. I chose to "hand paint" mine using lime green, and a mixture of blue raspberry lemonade and strawberry to get a purple-ish color. I had a blast. As typical of the knit-one-one crowd, it was a lot of yarn, good food (thanks to Janice for bringing those delicious pork buns!), and hearty laughs all the way around! Now if only I could get the rest of the "dye" off of my fingernails! ewww

I wasn't expecting to post again so soon. (yes! two whole posts in less than a week!) So although my last post promised more photos... you will have to make do with these lonely Kool-Aid yarn pics.


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  2. Just don't dye wool yarn with Kool-aid in your microwave.. it stank of fruit, burnt hair, wet sheep, and death in my kitchen and bathroom (where I hung the yarn to dry) for about 3 days. My husband cringes to this day when I mention the words "dye" and "wool" in the same sentence.

  3. hi! :o)
    i think your yarn turned out so great! and your felted tote?! i really like it. i dunno what you are talking about. I really like the color combos! augh, and those buttons?! the fruit ones and the metal ones are so cute! you got such cute stuff! :o)
    i'm so glad you had fun today bc i had tons of fun too!
    see you at the store! :o)

  4. It is so nice to have you back in blog land Tammy! And--- no surprise to all of you Tammy Fans---her knit-one-one class was fabulous. She is so patient and explains things in a really accessible way. And of course if you get too frustrated, you can just sit back and admire her clothes, her tatoos and her generally really chic style! Oh and the store--Entrez---I will blog about it myself today---it is fantastic.

  5. i think that was from 3-2-1 contact.
    or something like that
    welcome back to the fold again.
    and um.
    let's knit?

  6. You made Rio de la Plata!!

  7. Love your skein

    My partner dyes my fleeces with our chaos dying method, and then I hand spin it. Don't have any photo's of spun skeins on my blog but maybe I should!

    I don't seem to be getting anyone looking at it though....

    Anyway, love your work, and your approach...

  8. it looks great, though i don't think i'd attempt it! just bounced into your blog accidentally. alameda, huh? i'm s.f. hey, know of any good knitting groups?