After all of the struggle to find any DK/Sport weight yarns that would work with my Argyle Crochet technique (still haven't found any), I got it in my head that I should just dye my own variegated yarn. So I went online and ordered some gorgeous superwash wool/nylon blend yarn from KnitPicks, and I got a dying kit and a book on dying techniques. I discovered that the precision that I was going to need to make evenly spaced variegations was going to be WAY too hard for me (a first-time beginner!), so I decided instead that I would just play around and experiment. I went searching for some awesome videos on YouTube. The yarn that was being dyed with food coloring was too cool! I watched, like, fifteen video tutorials in a row. Oh my goodness, I was having so much fun I felt like I'd opened Pandora's rainy-day craft box!!! And I hadn't even dyed anything myself yet!
For my first experiment into dying my own yarn, I decided to use (10-cent clearance!) egg dye pellets with my yarn. It meant that I could use my regular cookware (no non-food chemicals!) to dye the yarn right on my stove! Awesome!
I've got two more skeins of 'blank' yarn left. My mind is racing with possibilities! As a creative, crafty gal, I think that having something new to occupy my imagination is well worth pursuing. It's like planning a dream vacation, only instead of jet lag, I get new yarn!!