So, I overdyed the other skein of yarn and it's definitely more what I was going for. I used tropical punch for this one (and my new crock pot). Love it! I hope my mom does, too!
I don't know why but I've had trouble finding kool-aid around town. Is it seasonal? And then, oh baby, I went to Rainbow. They had millions of all the flavors. I stocked up with the ones I think will turn out the best. I think maybe I'll paint some roving next.