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yarn for the first time was, well, FUN! But the outcome was not to my liking. I'm thinking that I should have first dyed a skien one full color then experiment. haha Any tips for the n3wb? lol
 

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Well how did you paint it? What did you paint with? How far were the different colors apart? Do you have a picture? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well how did you paint it? What did you paint with? How far were the different colors apart? Do you have a picture? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></div>
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I used kool-aid and used a turkey baster. Err not far apart. I'm embaressed really. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> lol I could take a pic and send it only to you. Its awful really. I'm just not crafty, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: but I want to do this sooo badly.
 

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Have you wound it up yet? My first (only) attempt at handpainting a skein of yarn was....unusual? Once it was wound up though it looked alot different. So <span style="text-decoration:underline;">not</span> what I had in my head though :LOL
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Have you wound it up yet? My first (only) attempt at handpainting a skein of yarn was....unusual? Once it was wound up though it looked alot different. So <span style="text-decoration:underline;">not</span> what I had in my head though :LOL</div>
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im ghetto and did it all by hand, i need to buy one of those things. so yeah, I mean the colors are just off. I just suck. lol
 

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ROFL! Well what colors did you use? And I'll be "ghetto" winding later tonight.. we're newbies who expects us to have a ball winder yet?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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:LOL ghetto :LOL<br><br>
I don't have a ball winder either, so it's just me trying to wind it up before the kids get ahold of it. That happened once <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> I will say that untangling the mess was kind of zen.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">:LOL ghetto :LOL<br><br>
I don't have a ball winder either, so it's just me trying to wind it up before the kids get ahold of it. That happened once <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> I will say that untangling the mess was kind of zen.</div>
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I made my own tangle of a mess that i need to untangle. lol I am in so much diaper debt the ball winder will have to wait till next month. lol<br><br>
I need like a site with pics for EACH step. :LOL<br><br>
~Oh and i used red and green. I want these for Cmas.
 

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Yeah, I just read something about not putting red and green together or you'll get brown.. I guess you learned that one the hard way (I often learn things the hard way!). My yarn is drying tonight from my dyeing foraye (sp?) last night. In total I've already spent at least 5 hours dyeing this yarn! I've never dyed yarn before and I'm sure I did it the hard way! lol<br><br>
So anyway - to do red and green why don't you put white (or cream - whatever the natural color of the yarn is) between the the reds and greens - it will still be very Christmasy. And if you absolutely hate the yarn you dyed you can always dye it completely brown or donate it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah, I just read something about not putting red and green together or you'll get brown.. I guess you learned that one the hard way (I often learn things the hard way!). My yarn is drying tonight from my dyeing foraye (sp?) last night. In total I've already spent at least 5 hours dyeing this yarn! I've never dyed yarn before and I'm sure I did it the hard way! lol<br><br>
So anyway - to do red and green why don't you put white (or cream - whatever the natural color of the yarn is) between the the reds and greens - it will still be very Christmasy. And if you absolutely hate the yarn you dyed you can always dye it completely brown or donate it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></div>
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Im confused on how the skein should be laid out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
oh and i dont hate it, its just not what i anticipated. I really need to untangle it. lol
 

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Well I think you can lay out a skein any way you want to. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> One of the most common ways is to wrap it around two chair backs that are 5 feet apart so you make one big circle. I did mine very differently from that because I wanted to to self stripe (lots of work) but what I just mentioned is done frequently. How did you lay out your skein?
 

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YOU!! lol.<br><br>
I checked your profile because of the way you spelled "n3wb" It's N00b by the way!!<br><br>
Show us the yarn. Oh and I'm ghetto too! No ball winders here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">YOU!! lol.<br><br>
I checked your profile because of the way you spelled "n3wb" It's N00b by the way!!<br><br>
Show us the yarn. Oh and I'm ghetto too! No ball winders here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"></div>
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uh oh elitist up in here! lol<br><br>
the yarn is half tangled and half wound. its getting worse and worse <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: .
 

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well, it's not what you had in mind, but I think it looks really pretty. Maybe it will work well for another project. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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See now I love that!!!!<br><br><a href="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/bluey975/kids009.jpg" target="_blank">this</a> was supposed to be Red, Green and a goldish colour. Also for the holidays. bleh. I will try again though, something simpler next time :LOL
 

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I think it looks nice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
My last attempt was meant to be pink blending into blue through purple. It turned up pink blending into brown with a touch of grey <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> It looked awful until it dried and still looked a bit dodgy wound. But it's knitting up really nice. So don't give up hope <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Have fun untangling :LOL My first dye job was a giant mess, I think it took at least five hours to untangle. I tie better now!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao">
 

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I think the colors are nice, but not what you had in mind. If you use Cherry and make sure you only use a bit of water, you will get red. Hm - I know there is a color chart for wool and kool-aid. <a href="http://www.thepiper.com/fiberart/koolaid/colorchart.html" target="_blank">Here it is</a>. Doesn't look like you are going to get a dark green from koolaid, but the cherry and lemon-lime would probably be nice.
 

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Wow but yours has such lovely vibrant colors! how did you do that!?!?! laprettygurl has been giving me tips via AIM.<br><br>
Thanks for all the comments mamas. Its starting to grow on me, too bad I have a boy. lol Anyone want to buy it from me? :LOL<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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:LOL exactly!
 
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