Sunday, February 6, 2011

Kanadian Kool Aid

Kind Cori from Edmonton sent me some blue and green Kool Aid yesterday. I was sitting at the table when it arrived, planning my housework.
Perhaps I exaggerate: I was drinking a cup of tea, looking around at the state of the place and thinking, "Look at the state of this place!" In other words, I was in the Critical Housework Planning Phase. But I couldn't just ignore such a thoughtful gift, now, could I? No, I couldn't, so I did a little dyeing instead.

The red is a bit of a mistake. I had about 100g wool and I didn't want to spread the colours too thin because I wanted to keep the green and blue as vivid as possible. As a result, I added red and ended up with a kind of lollipop-coloured yarn, the kind of lollipops your parents forbade you to eat because the artificial colours put you on a sugar high. Brilliant!

4 comments:

Emily said...

Gosh, I really like the red in there! I'm going to have to get myself some Kool Aid....

Cori said...

Beautiful!! :D Now, the real question, did you make any of the Kool Aid and drink it? :D

Paul & Carla said...

Zowsers! That one is vivid! Whatcha gonna do with it, Gingerbread Lady?

The Gingerbread Lady said...

Cori - no, I didn't drink it! It's too precious to be drunk :-) Besides, I make it up with a slosh of white vinegar to make the colours 'stick' better, so it's not a very tasty combination...
Carla - I don't really know what I'm going to do with it. It might end up as a pair of fingerless gloves for the springtime. Hmmm ...