With the success of the fingerless mittens I made recently….
and with cheap store-bought inner gloves….
My daughter in law hinted she needed some mittens, but preferred full-coverage. So I pulled out some undyed superwash Alpaca worsted weight, and combined it with some tiny other-brand bright sock yarn leftover from pre-Katrina days (if my memory serves). They aren’t done yet, of course, but this is how far I’ve gone. Sticking my own hand up inside, they may be too large around for her. When I get closer to making the decreases at the tip, I’ll try again. I can narrow them with some judiciously placed ribbing quite easily… maybe. As far as mittens go, these are just plain and basic, nothing fancy, but……
I LOVE the fabric created by the worsted/sockyarn combination!
No, really, it’s stockinette but looks warped because of how the mitten was lying for the full picture above. I’m using size 7 needles, so it is a dense fabric. I LOVE it. This would be almost jacket fabric, rather than sweater fabric.
Busy little beaver am I! I’m not planning to dye any more until after Christmas (more Primo Lace arriving Wednesday or Thursday), so this is it for pre-Christmas orders/post-Christmas delivery. I dyed 20 hanks of Phydlbitz Sock last night and …Continue reading →
A while back Pam ordered some yellow yarn — I can’t remember at the moment if it was a BRS or a custom dye job, but it doesn’t matter. Look at the glorious pair of socks she made from it! …Continue reading →
Half of the batch I showed yesterday was claimed at preview pricing, but that still leaves TEN MORE Phydlbitz Sock to be claimed. Shown below is the group shot of the unclaimed yarns; they are individually photographed and posted on the Blog Reader Specials page, so go there to see which are still available when you visit.
Okay, so I tried a different method for dyeing Phydlbitz Sock today. Actually I combined two different methods. I’m not sure I like this technique, but it definitely produces heavily saturated colors in the areas where I applied colors. I may play with this technique again next week.
These are pictured fresh from the wash/rinse, newly set out to dry. They will dry overnight, I’ll start reskeining tomorrow afternooon, if they are fully dry, and they’ll be ready to ship on Thursday or Friday.
All of these were dyed as Twinsets, but because of the technique they aren’t as nearly identical as some of my other Twinsets. Usually I skew the Twinsets for pictures so you can see all the colors in a Twinset, but these were dyed side-by-side without any shifting, so I have arranged these so that what you see facing you is the same as the backside of each one. If you are planning to claim a Twinset, I would strongly recommend using both hanks at once, alternating every other row — this will ensure a consistent overall color scheme, AND will likely help avoid any pooling issues.
To claim the one(s) you want, please send me an email with the item numbers you want. Phydlbitz are $26.00. Claim yours before Thursday for $22.00 apiece.
#798-799 is a dark dark brown, NOT BLACK, with parts of gold.