…you just know that means trouble.
Why the neighbors stare at me: because sometimes I stand in the driveway turning a hank of wet yarn in my hands and mumbling to myself (I was in the driveway because the rest of the yard was in shade). To dye this yarn I soaked it in vinegar and water in a casserole dish, then scattered dry Kool-Aid over it.
From this I learned 1) that grape Kool-Aid is nothing but trouble; and 2) I should steer the color wheel carefully when I try this stuff. Although I might not automatically pick this yarn up at a yarn store I don't hate it–it's not the brightly-colored babygear-suitable yarn I was hoping for, but it's…interesting.
I also tried to do a graduated yarn–the picture in my head was a yarn that was pink on one end and red on the other and shaded in between.
I read on the internets, where all the good ideas come from, that someone dyed a graduated yarn by soaking a ball of yarn in a second dye color–I pictured a gentle and orderly colorchange from dark to light.
It didn't quite work that way, so I ended up unrolling about 2/3 of the ball and putting the whole boiling back in the dye. It's closer to what I wanted now:
I'm thinking of using the red for a triangular shawl. Not sure what to do with the clown barf yet.