UPDATE: All the yarns that were not claimed from the preview rack below have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; click through to see which ones remain available at the time of your visit. Here are the group shots.
Earlier this week I was pondering what type of yarns to dye this weekend. Then someone appeared on the horizon asking for a particular type of yarn in a custom dye job, making it easy for me to decide which yarns to pull out.
As it turned out, I blew it on the custom dye job and will do it over again this afternoon. But, I learned something along the way, so it’s not a total loss, and the first attempt at the custom job is now included in this weeks rack of Blog Reader Specials. Some of you may recall the early days of Knitivity, when experimental dyes, mistakes, and extras were shown on the blog and offered at a special price, hence the name Blog Reader Specials.
So, anyway, I dyed up a bunch of Phydlbitz Sock last night, and since the custom job didn’t turn out as I wanted, it was added to the regular wash and rinse cycle. One of the Twinsets had fuchsia in it, a color notorious for bleeding out excess dye. Even after rinsing and rinsing separately, apparently there was some free-floating fuchsia still in the yarn and it smudged up against a couple of the other yarns. Boooo! It’s not horrible, but I’ve shown further down the two yarns that have slight pink smudges — hardly noticeable, but I’d be remiss to not point it out, so no one comes back later to complain about it. 🙂
Shown below are the 16 hanks of Phydlbitz Sock, 75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards, $26.00 each. They were all dyed as Twinsets, and for each pair I have rotated one of the hanks so you can see all the colors that exist on both hanks of the Twinset. These will be ready to ship on Saturday.
The brown and blue halos on 631-632 are why the custom job failed. What I wanted to do apparently can’t be done, or at least not in the way I was trying to do it. :-/
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your numbered choices, and make sure I know you state or country so I can calculate the right shipping amount.
ALREADY CLAIMED: 632, 635, & 636
This is #625