Icky Yarn – Be Gone!November 4, 2005
Here is the icky yarn that I bought off of ebay for $5.50. It is wool. From the picture, it looks harmless, but upon closer inspection there are hole and stained spots on it. Only one ball of yarn didn’t have a hole in it. I wish I would have noticed them before I gave the lady feedback.
So, I unwound the yarn into skeins and soakedand washed it.
Then, I dyed it with food coloring and Kool-Aid. However, I ran out of both, so it didn’t dye as well as I wanted it to. It still has a lot of gray in it. However, I do like it better then the icky gray and atleast feel that it is a little bit “cleaner” then it was. This is the first time I dyed over another color. This is a sock weight yarn. It will be interesting to see what the yarn looks like when it is rolled into a ball. Also, when I knit it up into…what else? Socks.
Oh, and it looks kind of scraggly because I had to roll it into several small skeins, since there were several places there were holes in the balls of yarn. I am just trying my best to save what I probably shouldn’t have bought to begin with.