I’m not much of a hunter myself, but I know a lot of people enjoy going out into the wild and shooting their own food for the winter. Recently, when I mentioned I was getting some new-to-me Merino DK wt. yarn, …Continue reading →
The batch I showed on the rack yesterday has been reskeined, in spite of a printer not wanting to work because it’s almost out of magenta. 🙂 These are all Phydlbitz Sock, 75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430+ yards each. These …Continue reading →
The recent orders of yarns are coming in. What should have come today actually arrived yesterday, so I was able to do up a couple dozen Phydlbitz Sock. BUT… yesterday the digital counter on my electric skein-winder gave up the …Continue reading →
Sometimes I make mistakes, and sometimes I just have a bad dye job that doesn’t measure up to what I can accept.
I have recently been exploring dry-dye techniques, and for the most part it has been going quite well. And on many of the yarns, i’m getting a result I refer to as a sort of “marbling” effect, such as those that I showed last week on the 258-259 and 262-263 Twinsets — light and dark areas schmearing along the skein. I like that effect.
BUT on this Twinset I dyed yesterday, on 100% Superwash Merino fingering, I DO NOT like the obviously undyed parts. It just looks sloppy.
So I am going to pair these up with an unclaimed Phydlbitz Sock yarn ….
and make Tropic-Strip wrap of some sort. And, if luck is with me, those unfortunate undyed bits will work to my advantage.
So, while I can’t be happy selling the yarn as being up to my standards, I can turn the bad dye job into a glorious Something that maybe some one will want to buy. 🙂
There are yarns coming next week to pique everyone’s interest (Primo, Phydlbitz, plus 3 NEW types of yarns!), but this morning I was able to dye up some Primo Lace for you to see this weekend!
All of these are Primo Lace – 80/20 Merino/Silk, 1000 yards – and they aren’t superwash so, using the dry-dye technique, the dyes were able to migrate and flow, creating unique colorways on each skein!
These will be $32.00 apiece when they go to the Blog Reader Specials page this weekend, but for preview pricing today and tomorrow you can claim your selections here for just $27.00. Just send me an email to claim the ones you want; requests are filled in their time-stamp order on the email; sometimes this blog system does not notify me when comments are made here. Also, if you are a new client, be sure to let me know your state or country so I can calculate shipping charges. These will be ready to ship on Monday.
I tried to rotate them so that you would see all the colors mixing and mingling on each skein; the fronts are virtually the same as the backs. 🙂