ETA: All the unclaimed yarns shown below have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; click through to see which remain available at the time of your visit.
This week I tried a couple of different things.
First, our friend Leo point out this image to me from someone else’s post on Facebook. It is identified as “Lily Starlet”, and I instantly saw what I would need to recreate the color sequence. I think I came pretty darn close in the two different Twinsets shown below as Twinset #238-239 and Twinset #246-247.
And I was also inspired by a shot from the Hubble Telescope to try and capture a field of deep midnight navy with speckles of tiny stars all across. I only half-way succeeded: I was hoping to get the yellow ‘stars’ small enough that they would made a blip of yellow about 1 stitch wide. And I also discovered that no matter how dark the navy blue was, when applied over the base yellow-gold layer, it turned green, so each of the four skeins intended for this technique are all different but all have deep navy, black, and then some extra navy or extra purple or extra brown. Because of the additional multiple processes required for this effect, these four (#234-237) are priced a little higher.
#240-241 is a variation of “Journal”, a popular colorway of mottled brown and chestnut;
#242-243 are blackened purple (the pale bit at the top of 243 is reflected sunlight, not a glaring pale band.)
The last five Twinsets (#248 – 257) were all done using a different technique tending toward marbling, and the white parts are supposed to be there — they aren’t just bad dye jobs! (Some people don’t like even the smallest bit of white spots, but it is usually obvious when there’s a bad dye job versus deliberate splashes of white with color.)
Also, when appropriate, with the Twinsets I have rotated one skein of a pair to show all the colors that are available on both skeins of a Twinset.
So…. This is today’s collection — All are Phydlbitz Sock, 75/25 SW Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards. #234-237 are $32.00 each, all the rest are $26.00 each. These will be dried and ready to ship on Saturday.
To claim the ones you want just send me an email, and be sure I know your destination state or country for postage calculations.
Already Claimed: 234, 235, 238, 239, 242, 243, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 254, 256, 257