Thursday, July 22, 2010

Potions Class

For Potions class, I have chosen to dye some wool with Kool-Aid. We actually had some in the house. I found a tutorial on-line that uses a crock pot. So here is what I will be dyeing. I believe it is Cascade wool. Maybe half a skein at the most. Plus I used Lemonade and Cherry flavored Kool-Aid.

First I started out by soaking the yarn in a crock pot with water and a little bit of vinegar. I set the crock pot on low, put the cover back on, and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

Then I covered half the yarn with 1 packet of cherry and the other half with 2 packets of lemonade. All I did was sprinkle the Kool-Aid straight from the package into the pot. There are some spots were the two colors blended but that was just fine as it made a pretty shade of orange.

Once the water was clear, I used a spoon to turn the yarn over so the un-dyed yarn was exposed. I then used another packet of Cherry and 2 more packets of Lemonade.

Once the dyeing was complete, I turned off the crock pot and let it sit to cool for a little while. Then I placed the yarn in a colander and let it sit in the sink until completely cool. The yarn was then rinsed and then squeezed the water out. I then used a towel to get out the extra water in the yarn. The yarn was then hung up on a hanger and placed outside for drying.

And here is the final result... a lovely skein of yarn that I have decided to name "Tequila Sunrise". I might have to make a full skein like this.


W2 -Poppy Pluot
I2 - Emma Gorodok ( Almost Midnight in sock yarn)
N2 - Alexandria Lovegood
G2 - Amethyst Aurag
O2 - Hermione Bagnold with 621 in queue

Wotcher! It's Wingo!

So I blantently stole the title from someone else because I thought it was cool. :)

  • I have been in HSKS since HSKS3 so no I am not new.
  • I spin my own yarn and I have made stitch markers.
  • My patronus is the Raven.
  • Currently, I live in Hillsboro, Oregon just outside of Portland, Oregon.
  • I love Lemonheads, gummy worms, cinnamon red hots, and dark chocolate.
  • Last term I played Quidditch for Ravenclaw.
  • I own all of the Harry Potter movies that have been released.
  • I have 421 items in the Ravelry queue.
  • I have 2 siblings (1 brother and 1 sister) and 1 half-sister from my father.
  • I am a March baby.
  • The other big collection I have is Nascar stuff with most of it Jeff Burton. :)
  • I love Socks that Rock and Knit Picks yarns.