Primo Full and Half are Posted!

On Friday I showed a bunch of Primo Lace, in both full and half size hanks.   The ones that were not claimed from the blog posting have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page. Check there to see which ones are still available when you  check to read this.  🙂

There are five full size hanks of Primo Lace (80/20 Merino/Silk, 1000 yards, first pic), and 14 half-size hanks (500 yards, next two pics).   I didn’t realize there was so much green, but apparently color happens when I’m not paying attention!   🙂

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Primo Full and Half

The Primo Lace (80/20 Merino/Silk) finally arrived Wednesday night.  I spent yesterday making it ready to dye, then dyed it this morning.

Because not everyone wants or needs a full 1000 yard hank of Primo Lace, I decided to do some half-size hanks, at 500 yards apiece.  And since many patterns now call for smaller-than-full hanks in multiple solid colors, this might make it easier to collect the colors you want without the expense of full hanks, and many of these are one-of-a-kind solid colors, but the entire collection was made across a limited palette, so many of these will work in complementary or contrasting combinations.

They are fresh out of the wash, hanging out to dry before reskeining and packing.  All of these will be ready to ship on Monday.

To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with the requested BRS numbers shown above each hank.  (I’m posting in multiple places, so please email rather than leave a blog comment to make requests.)

Already Claimed:  593, 594, 595, 598, 600, 609, 611 All the ones not claimed are not posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; check there to see which ones remain available.

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Last of the Knitterman’s Lace

Awrighty, then!   Many months ago,  I learned that my supplier would be discontinuing their 100% Merino laceweight yarns, and I bought as many cones of it as they would allow (they ran out quickly!), and I have made it last as long as possible.   Yesterday I dyed up the very last of it, not counting the hanks that were pulled and set aside for specific customers — those will remain bagged until their owners decide how they want them dyed.   I will, of course, be able to still get the Primo Lace (80/20 Merino/Silk), and in fact there should be more of that arriving next week.

I was surprised at the depth and richness of these yarns, since I didn’t go into the session with a particular theme in mind.  I just used the colors in front of me, and this brilliant collection seems a marvelous way to end a run with a fabulous yarn base.  🙂

Normally I will wait until there is bright daylight and photograph the racks without flash.  This morning it was questionable, so I took a shot with flash and one without flash in order for you to see what they look like.  Both pictures below are identical except for the flash/no-flash.

Each of these are 100% Merino, laceweight, 1000 yards, $29.00 apiece.

To claim the ones you want, just send me an email, indicate your numbered selections, and let me know if you are outside the United States, so I can calculate the right amount for shipping/handling.

All remaining hanks are now moved to the Blog Reader Specials page.

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Quint Sets!

Normally, I would just include all new Blog Reader Specials individually onto the BRS page, but these need a bit of explaining, I suspect.  But you can still claim them the same way — just email me with the item number(s) you want, and I’ll send you a Paypal invoice.  🙂

Many months ago I was sold a large lot of “Superwash Alpaca/Nylon” sock/fingering yarn — 40 balls at 100 grams apiece.  When it arrived, it was 40 balls at 50grams apiece and UNlabeled.  In spite of the weight discrepancy, after several communications I was assured that it WAS Superwash Alpaca/Nylon, imported from a Chinese manufacturer, as this was how the person I bought it from acquired it from another party, although they couldn’t ascertain the percentage of each, so I’m going to assume it is around 80/20 to 70/30.

I took 20 of the balls, turned them into hanks to get accurate measures (about 210-220 yards per ball), and dyed them.  They feel fine and took the dye like I’d expected a superwash-&-nylon yarn to behave — no shrinkage or felting in the process (which sometimes happen with my other yarns).

This is how they looked immediately after dyeing:

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Instead of making plain gradient sets within each color, I used an example that Jill showed me, for making a five-color palette of mixed colors, like this:

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My colors didn’t end up exactly like the example I was aiming for, but I went ahead with my plan anyway.  And this is how they looked when I turned these 20 hanks into 40 mini-hanks:

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And now, after making bundles for colorwork, this is how they look: BRS16-QuintSets And down below you can see the individual hanks splayed out to show the colors in each set:

All Sets Are Now Sold

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BRS16-563 – QuintSet! – $35.00SOLD
Alpaca/Nylon, 100 yards per hank/500 yards per set, 4 ounces.

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BRS16-562 – QuintSet! – $35.00SOLD
Alpaca/Nylon, 100 yards per hank/500 yards per set, 4 ounces.

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BRS16-565 – QuintSet! – $35.00 – SOLD
Alpaca/Nylon, 100 yards per hank/500 yards per set, 4 ounces.

BRS16-565

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BRS16-564 – QuintSet! – $35.00SOLD
Alpaca/Nylon, 100 yards per hank/500 yards per set, 4 ounces.

BRS16-564

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BRS16-561 – QuintSet! – $35.00 – SOLD
Alpaca/Nylon, 100 yards per hank/500 yards per set, 4 ounces.

BRS16-561

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BRS16-558 – QuintSet! – $35.00 – SOLD
Alpaca/Nylon, 100 yards per hank/500 yards per set, 4 ounces.

BRS16-558

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BRS16-559 – QuintSet! – $35.00 – SOLD
Alpaca/Nylon, 100 yards per hank/500 yards per set, 4 ounces.

BRS16-559

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BRS16-560 – QuintSet! – $35.00 – SOLD
Alpaca/Nylon, 100 yards per hank/500 yards per set, 4 ounces.

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