First December Batch is Done!

Wheee!   It’s been raining since last night, and is expected to continue through Monday, but I was able to catch a brief lull in the downpours to get some daylight shots of the latest bunches of yarns that I showed on the rack on Thursday.  I’m not sure I like the flat brown background, but I had to lay cardboard on the porch so the yarns didn’t get wet.  🙂

All of these are now posted on the Blog Reader Specials page, in individual close-up shots, so be sure to go there and see which ones are available at the time you visit.

First up, the unclaimed Phydlbitz Sock – 75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards, $26.00 apiece.

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And then here are the unclaimed Primo Lace yarns, 80/20 Merino/Silk, 1000 yards, $32.00 each.

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First Batch of December!

Wheee!   So, some new yarns arrived Tuesday evening, got dyed yesterday (and a few this morning), and are now available for preview purchases from the drying rack …. WITH preview pricing!  These will be ready for shipping on Saturday; any unclaimed will go to the Blog Reader Specials page at regular price tomorrow evening.  If you want individual photos of a particular one, please let me know before noon tomorrow.

All of the unclaimed yarns are now posted on the Blog Reader Specials page, in individual close-up shots, so be sure to go there and see which ones are available at the time you visit.

First up, a rack of Phydlbitz Sock. $26.00 apiece.   Normally these are $26.00, but for the next 24 hours (until 2:00 p.m. tomorrow) you can claim yours at 15% off!  Just send me an email with the numbers of the ones you want, and make sure I know your state or country so I can calculate correct shipping.

Note: Twinsets are 740-741, 742-743, and 744-745.  I have skewed them so that you can see all the colors in each pair, but they were dyed side-by-side in the same pouch with the same colors.  Also note: #737 is a medium brown speckle on top of a base of pale mint green.  #734 is a base of pale pink, with black schmears on top.

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And then we have a rack of Primo Lace. $32.00 apiece.   Normally these are $32.00, but for the next 24 hours (until 2:00 p.m. tomorrow) you can claim yours at 15% off! Just send me an email with the numbers of the ones you want, and make sure I know your state or country so I can calculate correct shipping. #748 is a base of pale pink, with black schmears on top.

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Fit to be Dyed!

Way back on Nov 9 I showed the beginnings of a project — the Virus shawl, available on Ravelry here.

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I  finished it last Wednesday….. just over 50 inches across the top.  That little blip of yarn is all that remains, after adding a row of double-crochet to stabilize the top.

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The pattern itself is simple enough, and could be interpreted in a laceweight or a worsted, depending on what you like.    My intention, however, wasn’t for the pattern but for the holes.  I needed a quick-and-easy pattern with easy-to-find holes.  I needed the holes to bind it up for tie-dyeing.  I wove my tie cord in and up (up and down) through the outer row of holes, pulled it tight as I could, while simultaneously pulling the center-top point of the shawl away in the opposite direction.   This created easy-to-find pleats, theoretically radiating from the center-top point out to the border.  Then, it was easier to gently bind the rest of it into my normal dyeing pouch.

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It didn’t quite work out as I’d planned, but it was sometime I felt compelled to try.  It was what we in the industry call ABLE — “another blasted learning experience”.  😀

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Charlot’s Handiwork!

I am trying to be more conscientious about sharing customer pictures of their finished project.  This week, Charlot share a couple projects that she made:

First up is a cute little stocking ornament made from the Christmas Sparkle yarns I dyed a couple months ago.  The coin is an American nickel for size comparison.

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And last year, Charlot bought this skein of laceweight:

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and knit this lovely sweater, called Grisaille, available on Ravelry  I love the lacework!
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Small Business Saturday (and Sunday)

 

Mea Culpa!   apparently my blog post didn’t stick yesterday….   I’ll try it again.

 

Small Business Saturday!

With Thanksgiving behind us, people are gearing up for the holidays.  Small Business Saturday is an annual event to support small businesses (like Knitivity)

These deals are available all weekend, 26-27 November.

Yarns – All available yarns on the Blog Reader Specials page are 25% off.

Knitivi-TEEs – All Knitivi-TEEs are 35% off all weekend. (Note:  Knitivi-TEEs will be taken down after Sunday, not likely to appear again in the future.)

Patterns – All Knitivity Patterns are $3.00 this weekend.  All patterns are PDF files and will be emailed upon payment.

As long as your emailed request is time-stamped by midnight tomorrow your discounts will be calculated into your order.

Knitivity’s Knitter’s Dozen – No rush to redeem your cards — they will continue to be issued with qualifying purchases through December, and will be honored next year as well, and can even be combined with the 2017 Knitter’s Dozen cards!

Gift Certificates/Gift Yarns – It’s not too late to start requesting Gift Certificates for your friends.  Just tell me how much you want to spend and where/how/when to notify your gift recipients.  Most of my sock yarns are $26.00, and the Primo Lace is $32.00.  Calculating shipping into your gift ensures that your recipient won’t have to pay extra for shipping.

An order of Primo Lace and Phydlbitz Sock bases will be arriving Tuesday or Wednesday, so there will be new Blog Reader Specials posted by the weekend.

Until Next Time,  Happy Yarning!
Ray Whiting