Monday, April 11, 2011

Color Bug Kool Aid Dyed Merino Giveaway!


Have you wanted to try dyeing fiber, but the term "acid dye" scares you a little? Did you know you can use Kool Aid?! Ann of Color Bug Yarns has put together a lovely kool aid dye kit in her shop- almost everything you need to get started, complete with instructions. This is safe enough to use with kids (just don't drink the Kool Aid!) and as easy as dyeing Easter eggs!!

I absolutely love Color Bug Yarns. Ann's colorways are intense, joyful, and she uses really lovely bases for her work. Every time Ann comes up with a new colorway, I say to myself- yes! That is my favorite! So, they're all my favorite.

But, I'm going to make it difficult for you here, I want you to visit Color Bug Yarns, find one thing you really love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll draw for a winner of this Kool Aid Dyed braid of merino, later in the week. Be sure and use Facebook and Twitter and let everyone know about Color Bug Yarns for extra entries!

71 comments:

Celestya22 said...

Difficult indeed! So many gorgeous choices. I love the "A Beautiful Butterfly" Colourway, especially on the Corriedale X. Gladiolus is also just gorgeous! And Poppy, and, and, and.... :)

Galia Lael said...

My favorite would have to be the "A Beautiful Butterfly" sock yarn. That's also my daughter's favorite book... whoops! I think I just accidentally bought it...

neferatowen said...

My favourite is the maritime colourway! It just pops out! Wonderful colours :)

Denise Cole said...

My favorite is Poppy! I might be going back to purchase that beauty this morning :)

Gina Power said...

I love the colours in the Stella sock Blue Marble but I think my first purchase would have to be the Learn to Spin Kit. I am hoping to get one of these soon.
Gina

Stacy said...

The "Piper sock - Limonite" is beautiful. I bet it looks awesome once knitted or crocheted up!

Cathy said...

beautiful butterfly wins in my book

Cathy said...

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Dovile said...

I haven't yet tried to dye yarn, only fabric. I'd love to try someday.

I love the colors of the sock yarns in the shop, especially the Koi colorway. And the Silk and Merino - 2OAK yarn is to die for!

bekknitsandco said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/40333687/a-beautiful-butterfly-6-oz-roving-for I LOVE this.

Natalie Servant said...

I love the Midsummer Night's Dream.

♥ Meg ♥ said...
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♥ Meg ♥ said...

I recently bought a braid of corriedale in Colorbug's "Koi" and that was a full-stop winner for me in terms of color combinations. In addition to that being my favorite,it's a toss-up between the maritime and koi sock yarns. Something about aqua and orange make me happy. She ALSO has fantastic customer service.

lisasanuma said...

That WAS tough, but I'm going to pick the Beautiful Butterfly sock yarn. Because it's ERIC CARLE inspired!!! :) :) :)

Campbell or @FELTit or Designs by Anna said...

Alphabatt and Chandelier are beautiful batts!

Anna
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vickie said...

I love the chandelier batt so pretty

vickie said...

Twittered http://twitter.com/#!/morgaine24/status/57493812607582208

vickie said...

Facebooked http://www.facebook.com/victoriarobinsonbarton/posts/214488875231453

Jennifer said...

The Beautiful Butterfly sock yarn! I may need to purchase some of that with my next paycheck!

Lynn M Best said...

The turquoise silk and merino yarn has beautiful shimmer to it.

Zombie Queen said...

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" is gorgeous!

Brandy said...

I'm digging the "A Midsummer Night's Dream" BFL braid! Very pretty!

Kathleen said...

I would also like "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

silja said...

Love the beautiful butterfly roving for socks! http://www.etsy.com/listing/40333687/a-beautiful-butterfly-6-oz-roving-for

Kristin said...

I LOVE anything in her store in the "Poppy" colorway! It's just so happy, and fun and full of life!

Melrose said...

Piper sock Merry Toes and Autumn Peak are fabulous!

rose said...

Ooh!
I'd have to say the dye kit looks too fun to resist.

"hearted" it on etsy!

alittleweirdo said...

Love the BFL Superwash in a Midsummer Night's Dream - vibrant colors and named after my favorite play :)

NurseRatchknit said...

Fave colorways are "inchworm" and "lipstick".

Heather J said...

So difficult to choose. My fave has to be A Beautiful Butterfly. It is just so happy I think I could just look at it everyday and smile.

skaro964 said...

There arre so many wonderful colors. If I had to choose 1 it would be .Wensleydale, 4 oz - Poppy

skaro964 said...

I tweeted

Kelly said...

The alphabat batt is gorgeous! All of the yarn is awesome too!

Hillside said...

I love the Stella Sock in 'A beautiful butterfly' - absolutely gorgeous and would make an amazing pair of socks

Donna said...

I went and looked and I found Piper Sock - A Beautiful Butterfly! How can you not love a yarn that is so bright and cheery especially on a grey rainy day!

OverNite Knitter said...

I'd love to spin the Wensleydale, 4 oz - Poppy. I'm in the mood for bright springtime colors right now.

Kat said...

Amelia the Alphabatt is wonderous! I love it.

Turtle said...

beautiful butterfly sock yarn.... gorgeous!

Satyr said...

Not sure if I should play this again, but I love the fibres posted here. If it is inappropriate just don't include me.

But I enjoy the Chandelier batt the best, I think. -nodnod-

Debbie said...

My fav is Piper sock - A Beautiful Butterfly. I love the bright vibrant colors! Debbie in Alaska

zakiyyahconerly said...

Gladiolus is stunning. Beautiful colors. All of your coloring is amazing really.

Mary said...

I love the colorbug sock yarn in Lipstick. thanks for this lovely giveaway!

Katrina said...

Color Bug Worsted Superwash - Inchworm
Love the bright and happy colors!
Just have to smile when you look at it.
Katrina in az

sock2girl said...

I like the Piper sock - A Beautiful Butterfly

chevyrell said...

i am hearting the maritime sock yarn!!!

Amber said...

I love the BFL superwash, 4 oz - A Midsummer Night's Dream! Such vibrant colors...may have to add that to my shopping list... I'll post a link to her shop on my FB page also!

Paulette said...

I love the Piper sock and Stella Sock yarn. The rainbow colors make me smile!

Kimberly R. said...

Love the Hand-dyed Silk and Merino - 2OAK!
Thanks :)

Nola said...

soo many things on my wishlist, the lazy kate, the WPI tool, and i love the Koi colorway worsted yarn!

Melissa Zeffer said...

I love the Merino Poppy! Such a fun colorway!

Melissa Zeffer said...

Retweeted @MissMelissaZ

Tara said...

I like the Gladiolus sock yarn, it looks like pink lemonade and reminds me of spring! It is just very happy

maggiefangmann said...

I really love Ann's Koi colorway... so much I might buy some more from her at some point ;)

Micky said...

Difficult task you had us performing here :)
After drolling for way too long at all the items I'd have to say I like the Piper sock Gladiolus yarn. I can't pass on anything that has warm, vibrant colors (can you imagine what my baby knits look like?) so this one really inspired me today.

mjknits said...

"Midsummer night's dream"-beautiful mix of purple and green. And I love spinning BFL...

Rachael said...

I love lots of things at Color Bug but I am particularly drawn to: A Beautiful Butterfly, 6 oz Roving

Anonymous said...

"Midsummer Night's Dream ..." mmm, dreamy!

Gwyndolyn O'Shaughnessy (rav)

Stephanie said...

Loving Chandelier!

mizzlizzbeck said...

There are just so many...the Gladiolus really caught my eye. The DIY kit is a fantastic idea as well. I've just started playing with kool-aid dyeing myself, and it's really cool and easy!

EB said...

I think the kool aide dye kit, with the little packages of kool aide and the gloves, is hilarious. Wonderful idea.

InJuneau said...

I love the yarns and fibers in A Midsummer Night's Dream colorway and the Stella Sock in Blue Marble.

VeloCC said...

My favorite it the Piper sock - A Beautiful Butterfly. All those colors are amazing

KEM said...

I love the Piper sock yarn in Koi - lovely combination of blues and oranges.

Melissa said...

Beautiful Butterfly would have to be my favorite! Very colorful.

Melissa said...

Shared with my friends on facebook! Thanks for the chance to win.

Dixieburk said...

I love the bfl superwash, midsummer night's dream! Wow, the intensity of the blues and greens is just wonderful!

Kelly said...

I absolutely am in LOVE with the A beautiful butterfly sock yarn. It reminds me of the story of Noah in the bible and how, after the flood, God said that the rainbow was a promise that he would never again flood the world.

Rainbows are my favorite colors because of this part of the bible and because they are beautiful and amazing. Every time I see a rainbow I make my husband stop so I take photos and post them to my photobucket and share them with my family and friends. The last one was amazing. It stood straight up into the air and disappeared into a cloud. Absolutely amazing! I can't wait to post it to show my mother :)

Kelly said...

Tweeted -http://twitter.com/#!/Kellye8498/status/59846612050128896

sensistar said...

I love the "A Beautiful Butterfly" sock yarn

Teresa said...

I love her colors - they are so bright and cheery (on a rainy day). But I really want Maritime . . .

Lisa said...

um- eeny, meeny, miney mo - wensleydale Poppy or correidale Koi.....