Yesterday I dyed some yarn using unsweetened Kool Aid. I had this idea for a variegated yarn in a combination of deep berry and vibrant purple. So I went to Giant to buy some Kool Aid in black cherry and grape flavors. Only Giant was out of grape. So I bought some blue raspberry lemonade, and some pink lemonade, then came home and assembled my tools. (The flowers were from Jeremy for our anniversary).
I mixed my Kool Aid. On the right is straight black cherry, and on the right is the cloudy purple I got by mixing the black cherry with the blue raspberry lemonade. Not ideal, but I figured it would work.
Then I put my wool in the pot to soak for half an hour before adding the Kool Aid. I could tell from the start that I wasn't going to get the saturated color I was looking for, but it was only my first try, and anyway, it would work for its intended purpose: longies for Natalya.
They looked a little like someone vomited up Pepto Bismol while hanging to dry, but I think the colors are prettier in the skein.