After posting last night, I got the grumps for the Nemesis Pink. I decided that if you can't beat em then join em and added a few packs of black cherry (I think). Then I had a change of heart and pulled the yarn out and fixed it. This morning I got my old KA out of the barn. It is about two years past it's best before, but I thought it was worth a go. I re-soaked the Nemesis Pink and then put it in a dye bath of 500ml water and 4 packs of old Grape. The colour did take (hurray!) and I have lost the Nemesis Pink. I like the new colour more, but I don't know if I like it. I think if it didn't remind me of less successful dyeing ventures of yesteryear, I might like it more.
However, on the upside, I am pleased with how the orange came out. I wanted a strong orange with pale orange along side it.
I am tempted to do another skein tonight. Green is on the cards. I googled KA colour charts and found one with a lovely celery green. I'd settle for that or a spring green. What I have got is several packets of old lemon-lime. I shall probably end up doing it, knowing me. Once I have got KA sussed, I shall move onto food dyes - the pastes rather than the liquid ones. By then I shall have to wait to get some more yarn to dye.