Trust me, this first attempt tastes every bit as good as it looks. So with my tummy full, I turned my attention back to my fabulous stock of fleece. This fall I found myself constantly noticing all the beautiful autumn colours and thinking how I would love to try my hand at dying some of the fleece that our boys gave us. Then, just when these thoughts were being replaced with thoughts of what cozy things I could make from all the fleece I have been spinning....my friend, and fellow alpaca owner, who lives in Kentucky posted pictures of her first attempt at dying fleece with Kool Aid. I found myself feeling inspired....and at the grocery store stocking up on Kool Aid. Today seemed like the perfect day to hang out in the kitchen over a simmering pot of Kool Aid and try my hand.
We are very fortunate to have our Windsor. As self-proclaimed "King" of JADA Farms, Windsor has supplied us with the most wonderful fleece. His fleece is so luxurious, that I found myself feeling almost guilty. What if I messed this up? So for my first attempt I used only a small amount of the yarn I had recently spun.
After a bit of indecision, Sydney and I finally chose cherry Kool Aid. I was still feeling a bit unsure due to the fact that Windsor is not a white alpaca, he in fact has beautiful light fawn fleece. We diluted the Kool Aid into the pot of water as per Kaylen's link and in went my yarn.
I don't think I have ever followed instructions so closely.
|Who knew this...|
|Could be turned into this!|
As for those plans to get some shots with my camera....well I did get manage to get one or two from the warmth of our little farmhouse.
Well I guess the icicles are loving these temperatures!