These things always take long than they should, mostly because I can’t just sit and work on things for long periods like some other knitters can.
No matter, though… The Quad Socks are finished! And now I get to write up how I did them. Not a formal pattern, but the sequencing. I’ll do that tomorrow while these dry.
I need to find narrow sock blockers — these antique wire ones are great, but they seem to stretch a sock out more than I would like, so I took them off, resoaked them and laid them flat out on a towel to dry.
Yesterday I showed you the Faded Orchid Twinset, dyed on Phydlbitz. The Twinset next to these, #452 & 453 need a name. They were made half with the Faded Orchid, and half with another combination. I’ve already received over a half-dozen suggested names from Facebook and Google+ and elsewhere. I am considering putting both this colorway and the Faded Orchid colorway up onto the list of regular colorways that can be ordered on request.
well, the color I came up with while singing “Delta Dawn” doesn’t actually look like like a faded rose, whether from days gone by OR just last week! Based on the color crayons of my youth, this looks more like a faded Orchid. What you think?
And all the other Blog Reader Specials have been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page: Here are the groups shots: 14 Phydlbitz and 3 remaining Superwash Merino fingering:
Yesterday I dyed up several Twinsets on Phydlbitz, along with some of the Superwash Merino fingering. I am fairly happy with all of them, even though some didn’t meet my expectations.
The first rack is all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 superwash wool/nylon, 430 yards); the second rack is Phydlbitz and Superwash Merino Fingering (100% superwash merino, 430 yards). All of the Phydlbitz were dyed as Twinsets; all of the Merino fingering were dyed as singles.
While I was dyeing, I was also singing. At one point I was singing “Delta Dawn”, and got to the part about “could it be a faded rose from days gone by?” So I had to wonder what color that might be. Turned out to be palest-almost-not-there pink combined with palest-almost-not-there gray. And it was such a weak solution that an entire jar wouldn’t adequate cover the 450-451 twinset — it came out looking like a very pale purple. 🙂
448-449 were splattered with brown and then overdyed with one of my gold color dyes.
Both the Phydlbitz and the SW Merino fingering are $26.00 per skein and will be finished drying and reskeining and ready to ship by Tuesday. To claim yours, just email me with the number of the yarns you would like. And you are welcome to include in your request any available yarns from the Blog Reader Specials page.
Already claimed: 456
I mixed a little more of the dye that I used for 450-451 and used in on 452-453, along with a different combination of almost-not-there dyes
These are the last two Quad sets remaining. Both are the Frivolous combo, 100% Superwash Merino, with 125 yards in each mini hank, 500 yards total. Each Quad set is normally $30.00 apiece, but I need these to go, so you can have both for $55.00, U.S. shipping included (International shipping would be extra). Just be the first to email me and they can be yours.