First… well, as much as I wipe and try to clear the work space between each dye job, especially when there are totally different colors to work with, apparently a few tiny drops of turquoise got into the wrappings of this pair of Phydlbitz Sock, in “Pearl Gray”. Fortunately they both got a very visible, and very unacceptable ‘blip’ of turquoise, so they still “sorta-kinda” go together. UNfortunately, this was a work order, and I cannot send this out as a first quality custom dye job; I have to quickly sell this mistake and redye it when the new sock yarn gets here later this week. (and isn’t it amazing how a nearly invisible droplet of dye can suddenly migrate and botch such a large span of yarn???)
Normally, Phydlbitz (75% superwash/25% nylon, 430+ yards) are $24.50 apiece or $22.50 apiece if you get more, so Twins are $45.00 instead of $49.00. This pair is visible faulty.
If you want the pair, as is, just be the first to claim them at $40.00 for the pair. Claim them with an EMAIL (blog comments are welcome, too, but for purposes of first-come, first-served claims, I need the time-stamp on emails to ensure everyone is on the same field). SOLD!
Now, having seen my horrible awful disgusting mistake shown above, let me also show you something that totally tickles my fancy. This is without flash:
and here it is with flash:
I LOVE this result from a dump-dye, with a bit of my proprietary magic.
I have a genuine problem with this pair of lovely Twins. I don’t think I can duplicate this. As I look at it, it is beyond normal one-of-a-kind. This one was truly magical, in my not-so-humble opinion. It was more than just a typical dump-dye, but a complex mixing and remixing of LOTS and LOTS of leftovers, which were then deliberately placed to ensure maximum effect from additional migration while in the steamer.
Can you imagine the sort of amazing shawl that would come from this? Even done in a seed stitch, or even garter stitch, as an over-all field with minimal lacework, it would work up into a garment that could be worn with almost anything. Nearly any color top or gown would highlight different colors and would probably change appearance depending on what is worn with it.
I want very much to make something from this pair of twins. But I also need to pay the bills, so I am seriously unsure if I want to sell this pair of Twins. Most of my goodies can go out the door and I barely feel a twinge, but I would likely grieve a bit to not have this.
Oh, and these are on Primo Lace (80% Merino/20% Silk, 1000 yards), and the silk content adds just that itty-bitty touch of sheen that is seen in the flash shot.
If you think you deserve this pair of Primo Lace twins, make me an offer I can’t refuse. :-D