So, now that the Blog Reader Specials are posted, and all my available yarn is dyed, I’m rather in a pickle — until yarn sells, i have no money coming in for bills OR buying more yarn. So I am using up yarn to knit stuff to sell, and maybe that will help prime the pump. I realize this is the weekend before a major holiday, so a lot of people are focused in that direction, so not everyone is buying yarn.
Anyway, quite a while back I did up some BFL Sport weight yarns
They didn’t sell and I even tried to sell them as a bundled pair for a discount, but still they sat around. Maybe it was the daylight pictures that turned people off. Or the fact that it was BFL Sport (not a big seller anyway).
No matter. I’ve balled them up and started a scarf on my own. Just a simple tube scarf, but it shows the contrasts better. Using a Size 7 circular needle, casting on 80, with a marker at before 1 and 41, I made about a dozen rounds of 1×1 ribbing, then 1 round of knit while increasing 6 stitches evenly around. On either side of the markers I’m doing 1 stitches of purl for a ‘fake seam’, using red at one marker and blue at the other. I’l continue this basic pattern until it is either long enough or until the yarn runs out, at which time I will remove those extra 6 stitches and do a similar length of 1×1 ribbing in the blue.
That yellow marker indicates where the blue fake seam purl stitches are. I’ll get some inside shots when it’s long enough to turn inside out better for showing. I’m using all four stitches as used in the Philosopher’s Wool technique for Fair Isle, although this is not Fair Isle knitting because I am only using two colors and not changing yarns at all. This is simply stranded work, done using the Fair Isle technique for avoiding floats.
Okay, I got the BRS loaded and ready to go, over on the Blog Reader Specials page. Several light-hearted skeins, plus a bunch of dark-and-sophisticated combinations as well. I make them in different batches to deliberately avoid using the same …Continue reading →
Along with the BRS that I made yesterday, I also did a few other little goodies, all of which are first-come, first served — just be the first to email me and tell me what you want. Be sure to let me know your state or country so I can apply proper shipping/handling. Also, be sure to check yesterday’s racks of Blog Reader specials in the previous blog post as well as over on the Blog Reader Specials page — if you claim any two or more of the Blog Reader Specials, I’ll take $2.00 off from each skein this weekend only.
First up are two sets of Christmas Triplets — each set has three half-size hanks (215 yards each) of Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 superwash/nylon), for a total of 645 yards per set. Each set would be perfect for making a pair of holiday stockings, or one giant holiday stocking.
Two sets available; each set is $40.00.
And I also have one extra set of the Frivolous color combo, also on Phydlbitz Sock. I made two sets, but one is already committed for an international flight on Monday (Hi, Debbie!), but this is an extra one that I made for whomever claims it first. The Quad set is made of four mini-hanks of 125 yards each, or 500 yards for the full Quad set, at $30.00.
This is the first of two racks to be shown today; I have to go and dye the second rack this morning to be shown later, but I wanted to get a head-start by showing these. These are all Phydlbitz Sock (75% superwash/25% nylon, 430 yards), and all Twinsets, and can be claimed by emailing me with the BRS15-number of the ones you would like. You do NOT have to take both yarns of a Twinset, so if you see one you like, be the first to claim it and it is yours. 🙂
eta: second rack is now posted just below.
Each skein is $26.00 apiece. Claim 2 or more, I’l take $2 off of each skein. (That includes any that you claim from the Blog Reader Specials page so be sure to look there as well.)
The afternoon collection will have colors or combinations that are different from the ones shown here.
After several months of languishing amid other projects, I finally completed the Grace Anne Baby Blanket. The original design was intended to be 48×36, with 24 repeats tall, but I stopped at 14 repeats tall, and it blocked out to …Continue reading →