In the previous post I showed all the amazing yarns that arrived on Wednesday. After finding places to store it all, I had one custom request for Superwash Merino worsted wt, so I dyed up all of those on Friday and yesterday.
These are 100% SWMerino, 210 yards apiece. I used a variety of techniques on these for different effects – some with wet dye, some with dry dye, some on wet yarn, some on nearly-dry yarn… each method creates a slightly different finished effect. For example, I really like the speckled versions on the second rack — nearly-dry yarn with wet dye makes the dye strike at the spot it hits, with very little migration. It allows me to put very small drops of dye, to create what looks like an almost pixelized color pattern.
These were shown to the Knitivity Insiders yesterday, and some have been claimed. The unclaimed yarns will be going to the Blog Reader Specials page tomorrow, and will be ready to ship on Tuesday.
To claim the one(s) you want, just send me an email, indicating the numbered items of your choice.
I mentioned last week that I was ordering yarn. Normally I like to unload the boxes outside on the ramp and photograph the new load, but it is c-c-cold and rainy here, so I won’t.
This is what arrived last night: Each box (EACH one) is marked 53.0 lbs. For some reason when I saw the shipping and tracking come through, it didn’t fully click that each box would be that heavy.
Mr. UPS used a hand-truck to wheel it up the ramp. I grabbed the top one thinking I could just chuck it into the living room — nearly lost my balance, it was way more than I was expecting!
Just for size comparison, those are my big boy size 10 Crocs. Per the invoice receipt I paid for 150 pounds (149.96 lb) of yarn — if I go 4 oz apiece, that’s roughly 600 hanks.
I’ve done just over 775 BRS hanks (plus a wee bit of custom dyeing) so far in all of 2017 (almost 100 fewer than 2016). So you’re looking at yarns equivalent to almost a whole year’s worth.
I waited until this morning to unpack it. Here’s the first bundle that came out of the box. Three cones of Primo Lace. These are the largest cones, worthy of their own picture, next to a standard size box of salt: They are about 4 pounds each.
And here is the entire mix:
Sooo…. everyone wants to know what I actually have….
Most of the Not-Regular line-up hasn’t been given Knitivity names yet. I’ll see how well they sell before deciding to keep them regularly available.
I already have a custom request for some of the Superwash Merino Worsted, so that is what I will start dyeing tomorrow. Most of today will be about standing at the skein winder and creating hanks for dyeing. Obviously I can’t get them all turn into hanks right away, and I won’t get all of this dyed right away, either. After all, this is almost a whole year’s worth of work! 😀
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