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Posted - 05/05/2005 :  1:56:47 PM  Show Profile Send Jenknitter a Private Message
I got some knitpicks yarn and kool-aid from my secret pal. I would like to try out dying. However, being 7 weeks pregnant, I have an overly sensitive nose. Does Kool-Aid dying have the potential for making me feel funny? Should I stay on the safe side, and wait until this phase passes?

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Posted - 05/05/2005 :  2:33:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
That would depend on how "funny" grape or strawberry or cherry or lemon scents make you feel...


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Posted - 05/05/2005 :  3:22:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martheme's Homepage  Send Martheme a Yahoo! Message Send Martheme a Private Message
Hi Jen,

Oh, yes, the early stages are so much fun aren't they? I'm currently 31 weeks and while most things don't bother me, my DH still has to feed the dog! YUCK!

The very stong smell of the koolaid might in fact bother you, but if you have good weather and can open a few windows that may help. An alternative if you really want to give it a go would be to try Food coloring or Wilton's frosting coloring, no fruity scent.

I'd say go for it, mix up a package of the dye into a liquid and if you can still be in the room with your lunch in tack by the time you are done mixing you should be fine.

Good luck with both the dyeing and the baby!


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Posted - 05/05/2005 :  4:47:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit celia's Homepage Send celia a Private Message
Be careful, though, as when you use food dyes, you use vinegar. Vinegar can have a strong smell. I am not pregnant, but the smell of vinegar bothers me.
hmm.. maybe it's just me.

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