Are you like me, hoarding old baby yarn?
Remember how popular it was less than only 10 years ago?
It was soft, thin, and there was a great mixture of baby pastels all rolled into one ball of yarn!
If you're like me you just couldn't bear to part with it, because one day it will make a come back, or one day you'll find some use for it.
Yarn is expensive, I always over buy and 50% of the the time I start a project and don't finish it.
I had all intentions, but sigh, my children came along, and took over my life (in the most pleasant way of course).
Well, the time has come;
let's put that old yarn to use!
First things first, I got out two 16 ounce mason jars and filled them with 2 cups of water and heated it in the microwave for 3 minutes
(one jar at a time).
Then I made a wine colored batch and a blue and tan colored batch.
I put two cap fulls of wine in one jar, and one cap of blue/one cap full of tan in the other jar.
Then I added a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of vinegar into each jar. That is supposed to hold the color better.
Then stir with skewers.
Then I put a bunch of yellow baby yarn into the wine colored jar, and pastel colored baby yarn into the other.
I let them both sit for 24 hours.
Thoroughly rinse it with hot water, until you no longer see the dye coming out.
And for whatever reason the wine color, turned out perfect. But the blue/tan color turned out blah.
It didn't hold the color barely at all.
I love the wine color, it reminds me of Christmas twine. Which makes me want to try green next time. Maybe if I use the same exact yellow yarn it will turn the color green.
Its worth a shot!
Thanks so much for tuning in!
See ya tomorrow for