I took a couple of breaks from frenzied knitting and played with Kool-Aid. I've been hearing for years stories of using Kool-Aid as dye, for hair and for yarn. This weekend, I suddenly had the burning desire to try it; my hope was that I could use it to dye some of a massive amount of cotton that I have, but that is not to be. Despite the experience of parents everywhere, I read that Kool-Aid doesn't really dye cotton, so when I skeined up my (wool) yarn, I used natural colored cotton to tie the skeins, and none of those ties took the color. Go figure.
Left to right we have: Cherry, Orange (this should be brighter), Green Apple, Grape (should a little paler), and Strawberry. I was surprised that the Strawberry was more saturated than the Cherry. I'm thinking of a child's sweater using the Orange and Strawberry.
I had extra Grape, Orange and Cherry packets, so I played around with varigating a skein. It didn't turn out quite as nicely as I was hoping (a little pale in places), but Len thought it would make very nice socks. For him. Preferable to wear to some sort of formal event put together by his mother or sister. Freak.