Okay, Okay …. I set myself up for failure by expecting to get three batches of dyeing done by Sunday. I failed. But I got the last batch done last night and now they can be shown.
Here are 20 hanks of Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards each.).
These were all dyed using a dry-dye technique. Instead of mixing up a wet-dye solution and painting or pouring, I applied the acid solution to the yarn first, and then lightly sprinkled the dye powder over the yarn. Because most of my dyes are composite dyes, the dye powders are made up from many different dyes. Thus, instead of forming a single solid color, sometimes the individual dye molecules that make up a given ‘color’ will actually strike individually so it appears many colors were used. This is particularly noticeable on dyes like “olive”, “aztec gold”, and “purple”.
For example, on 743-744 the ONLY actual dye powder mix that I used is labeled “purple” by the manufacturer, but as I lightly sprinkled it, there are bits of both a red and a blue that are more pronounced; in areas where I sprinkled a little more heavily, the blues and reds blended on the acid-wet yarn and blended into saturations of purples.
Another good example is the 753-754 Twinset — I only used dyes labeled (from the manufacturer) “olive” and “espresso bean”. Both of these are composite dyes and they put on a glorious display of the many dyes actually used for making the dye.
As I mentioned on Facebook last night, I was becoming rather enthused with the way the dye session was going, and at one point went beyond just unorthodox in my technique, but ventured into a sacrilegious dye method. Hahaha. No actually there’s nothing sacrilegious about pushing the boundaries, but what I did last night for the last Twinset I dyed was beyond anything I have dared before. Someday, after all of these are sold, I might divulge how I dyed that last Twinset. I know which one it is, of course, because it is so obvious to me (plus,I was there and watched it happen — hahaha) and, but I won’t point it out just now, because all of these are marvelously dyed, even those that exhibit surprise blips due to the composite nature of the more complex colors.
Also, 739-740 and 741-742 both have gold ochre, but 739-740 have burgundy (“Wine and Cheese”, if I were to name the colorway), while 741-742 are gold ochre and espresso bean.
These will be fully processed and ready to ship on Thursday.
To claim any of these, just send me an email indicating your numbered selections. I will send you a PayPal invoice. Both yarns of a Twinset are virtually identical as far as the colors are concerned and will work well in a larger project by simply alternating skeins every 2 or 4 rows to break up potential pooling/striping. BUT, there is no obligation to take both hanks of a Twinset.
Already Claimed: 737, 739, 740, 743, 744, 745, 746, 747, 748, 751, 752