Friday, June 23, 2006

Dyeing yarn with the Pasta Chef

Yesterday, while shopping, I picked up a gadget advertised on TV as being able to cook pasta, vegetables, etc without heating on a stove- just boiling water. Today I was thinking about dyeing some sock yarn so I could finally start the Dobby socks I've been wanting to make for ages. Light Bulb Moment. I'd dye the yarn in the Pasta Chef!
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The steps seem pretty simple. Now watch as I try my own way...
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Step 1: Place wet yarn in Pasta Chef's thermal tube.
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Step 2: Put in kool-aid packets (1 lemon lime, 1 changin' cherry)
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Step 3: Pour in boiling water, snap on lid.
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Step 4: Put on thermal protective sleeve (to keep the heat in? or to protect my hands?)
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Step 5: When Water is clear, strain.
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Hmmm....we seem to have a problem....
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The final result. Lesson learned? While the Pasta Chef does work, the powder needs to be stirred into the boiling water and THEN the mix poured into the tube :) Oh well, it'll be an interesting varigated yarn to use...just not for my Dobby socks. *sigh*

3 comments:

meegiemoo said...

The first picture really looked like pasta! I like the colouring but if you're unhappy with it, can it be redyed?

Anonymous said...

Maybe give it a few good shakes after throwing the mix in. But I think the colours look sort of cool varigated like that.

Thanks for the picture tutorial - that was very neat!

Your Secret Pal LJ#2

Ea Blaze said...

I believe it can be redyed, which is cool, and I can use the varigated yarn for socks still, just the dobby socks need to be solid green.
It's so funny, I still haven't used the Pasta Chef for making pasta yet!