Kool-aid dyeing is really a lot of fun -- no more being stuck with just the colors available in the store. Too bad the resulting colors are (at least for me) somewhat unpredictable!
This started life as an off-white ball of Patons Soy Wool Solids -- cooked with two packets of Kool-Aid (Berry Blue and Blastin' Berry Cherry) in the crock pot. The wool ties came out a much, much darker color -- but since this was a wool/soy blend, it didn't seem to absorb as much dye and came out much lighter.
And this was Patons Classic Wool Merino (again off-white), dipped into four dye pots (2 of orange, 2 of lemon/lime), then overdyed with lemonade.