And failed... Horribly.
Last year, I plied a small skien of yarn. It felt almost perfect and it was even in more places than it was not. I loved that little skien and was saving it for something very special.
I finally set aside some time to do very special things to this yarn. I got out the bowl, the vinegar, the food colors, and my hopes for something so beautiful that I'd want to keep it all to myself.
I was expecting Valentinesy type yarn with which I could make a felted coin purse out of and got this:
But- I didn't know any better because of lack of experience. I think that after this, from now on, I'm going to leave the dyeing to the pros. Or maybe I'll try a wet method and use just one color (you know, the thing they do where you let the yarn sit in colored water until it's clear?)