The day started well enough, putting my yarns into the pre-dye soaker bin. Normally, I take these from pre-dye soaker and put them into the washing machine spin cycle to remove as much of the pre-dye water as I can. I put the yarns in the same way I always do. I turned the dial to Spin. I turned it on. And the machine went into Rinse-and-Spin, filling the machine with water, and agitating the yarns around. Yikes!
Here’s a picture of some of the tangled mess that I pulled from the washer. Only a few hanks weren’t a mess,, but most had strands pulled out and tangled among other hanks.
It took over an hour just to separate the hanks, but each individual hank still had strands pulled out. What a mess! (By the way, my cousin Ruth made that beautiful quilt for me, including fabric from some of my old go-to-work shirts from my days in New Orleans.)
I wanted to dye solids or nearly-solids anyway because a long-time Knitivity friend (“Hi, Vicki!”) has designed a new shawl pattern using Phydlbitz Sock. It is her “Hooked On A Feeling” shawl, available on Ravelry. It’s been several years since someone used my yarn for a published pattern so I am very happy to share it. You can click over to her Ravelry patterns to get 50% off this pattern at introductory pricing until December 15. Here are a couple pictures of Vicki’s design:
Two of the Twinsets (#1152-1153 and 1160-1161) appear solid, but there is some slight variations along the strand. Personally I think one of 1152/1153 would make amazing contrast stripes with one of 1154/1155. The rest of the Twinsets are sprinkled-splattered randomly. All of the Solo skeins were dyed individually with fairly well-saturated dyes, and several of these would coordinate into stripes or other colorwork patterns; for example #1162 and 1163 would work well, in my opinion, as would #1164 and 1164 for a bold contrast.
All of these are Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards), and are normally $27.50 each. For Saturday and Sunday, you can claim any one or more at preview pricing of $25.50 each; they don’t have to be a matching Twinset this time.
I expect to have these all straightened out and ready to ship on or about Thursday. At least a handful of them will not easily mount on my swift and I will likely have to rewind them by hand first and then put them on the swift, so I expect this week’s collection to take longer than normal.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email and I’ll take care of it.
Rack 1 – 1150, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154, 1155,
1156, 1157, 1158, 1159, 1160, 1161
Rack 2 – 1162,
1163, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173