UPDATE: All the yarns not claimed below have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; click through to see which yarns remain available at the time of your visit.
What a good week, and I think I’m getting back on my schedule of posting a new batch of Blog Reader Specials on Fridays! Yippee!
This week I dyed up 18 hanks of Merino DK (100% Merino, not superwash, ~250 yards) and 18 hanks of Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, ~430 yards).
Because the Merino DK allows dyes to migrate a lot more readily than the superwash yarns, I wasn’t trying to force any neat segments but for the most part the colors stayed in the general area where I put them. There are some earthy-foresty colors (235-236, and 239-240), some watery colors (227-229, and 231-232), and some meadow shrub brush colors (223-224 and 233-234). And a couple other oddball Twinsets. 🙂
On the Phydlbitz I went mainly in two directions. First, I’d seen a picture of the Northern Lights taken by NASA, which I shared on the Facebook Knitivity page. I was aiming for darks and dark earth colors, with a few splashes of bright blues and greens. I’m not sure I was successful but I tried two Twinsets in different sequences (247-248, and 251-252).
The other thing I wanted to try was “Spring Thaw” — cold icy blue-gray, with hints of pastels; I tried this on four different Twinsets in various combinations (241-242, 245-246, 253-254, and 257-258). And a couple other Twinsets without rhyme or reason. 🙂
Although were all dyed as Twinsets, you don’t have to claim both hanks of a Twinset.
All of these will be ready to ship no later than Tuesday (probably Monday, but no later than Tuesday), when they will also be reskeined and the unclaimed ones posted to the Blog Reader Specials page. To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with the numbered selections you want; if you’ve not ordered recently, be sure to remind me of your state or country so I can calculate the right shipping/handling charges. 🙂