Halfway Through 2016! This week I am introducing two new yarn bases that I haven’t tried before: a Superwash Blue-Faced Leicester fingering — 100% Superwash BFL, 330 yards a lovely Merino/Silk worsted weight – 60% Merino/40% Silk, 250 yards. All …Continue reading →
Since I won’t be dyeing again until the weekend, I decided to add a few extra Blog Reader Specials into the mix today. There are two of the SWMerino Fingering (420 yards) and three of the MCN Sock (80/10/10 SWMerino/Cashmere/Nylon, 480 yards). All are listed individually on the Blog Reader Specials page and are ready to ship, and are eligible for this week’s Knitivity Insider deal. (If you aren’t receiving the Knitivity Insider mailings, you might be missing spontaneous deals and weekend specials.)
Well, not entirely new, just new-to-me. Dez and Lisa are working on a project, and I was enlisted to work up the lining for it. Dez asked me to use a dye technique I’ve never done before, so I’ve been …Continue reading →
A few weeks ago I showed you the Phyldbitz Sock QUAD set called “Tea Party”. Here’s one of the two Tea Party Quad sets still available on the Blog Reader Specials page: I was playing with an idea in my …Continue reading →
Time for another new-to-me sock yarn: Walky-Socky!
Yeah, I know, it’s a silly name, but a good yarn just the same: it is 75% Superwash Merino/ 15% Nylon/10% Tencel — all good fibers to make your socks strong for wearing, strong for walking — and comes in at 440 yards for a 4oz hank, and $25.00 apiece.
I’ve not used this particular base (for dyeing OR for knitting) so I tried to use as many different colors to see how it came up; it seem to take up the dye a little differently than my other yarns, probably because of the Tencel content. There are five Twinsets this time, no singles, but you do not have to take both hanks of a Twinset. With so many people using various sock yarns as their go-to fingering weight for light summer shawls, I wanted to be sure there is enough matching yarn for a project calling for 800+ yards. Since I have not knit with this base, I would be interested in your feedback for how it feels to work with.
#412 & 413 have a unique “feature” — some of the blue that I used didn’t dissolve entirely in the solution, and some tiny speckles of dye molecules migrated into the other colors before dissolving completely in the steamer. I happen to like the effect, but some might not.
Each of the Twinsets were dyed side by side in their pouches, and are shown slightly skewed from their partners, so that you can see the full range of colors within each Twinset.
These will be ready for shipping on Friday, and will go to the Blog Reader Specials page tomorrow afternoon. You may claim the ones you want by emailing me your numbered selections; be sure to let me know your destination state or country so I can calculate the correct shipping and handling. PayPal will collect your full shipping address.