UPDATE: All the Blog Reader Specials that were not claimed from the rack photos have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; please click through to see individual presentation photos and to check there for which yarns are available at the time of your visit. Here are the group shots of the unclaimed BRS yarns from this weekend:
What a week it has been — record heat in many places, the Saharan Dust covering much of the Gulf Coast this weekend, and little ol’ me just trying to survive the ride. 🙂
Those who are keeping track know that I’ve been trying to bring you 100 Blog Reader Specials a month, and so far it’s been working. After last weekend I was up to 598. Since it takes time and energy to set up and dismantle my work space, I’m rarely in the mood to just dye two skeins, so I went ahead and dyed 30, which put me well over the month’s goal. 🙂
One Twinset didn’t make me happy, so I’m going to modify that one later on, but there are fourteen other Twinsets. As suggested in the previous post, I did two “Mother of Pearl” (601-602 and 613-614) and two “Patina” (599-600 and 619-620). There is also “Teal Marl” (625-626), “Partly Cloudy” (617-618), and “I Tried to Grab the Fog … and Mist” (621-622). I don’t actually name my colorways any more — too many to name them all, and too difficult to consistently duplicate — but it’s still fun when a particular dye job suggests names. 🙂
These are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards). I am aiming to have these all ready to ship by or before Tuesday — probably Monday, but definitely Tuesday.
I’m planning my Phydlbitz dyeing for this weekend, and considering including some of the Patina and Mother-of-Pearl. These are very similar colorways, done in the same wet-wet-very-wet technique. 🙂 If you think you will want some of these, please …Continue reading →
<*whew*> It is hotter’n Hades lately, and I’m mostly trying to take things slowly. It’s too hot to knit comfortably for long periods (sweaty hands make the yarn rather clingy), but I’m working on several projects and shop to have something to show for it soon.
As I mentioned in the previous post, I started the weekend’s work by overdyeing that bundle of black-and-charcoal fade that I wasn’t too happy with; a few of those were already claimed, but I want to include that bundle with these for those who are interested. I did those on Friday, and then yesterday I did another two dozen more.
The first two racks are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 SWCorriedale/Nylon, 430 yards), and they were all done as Twinsets – both hanks dyed together with the same dyes in the same pouch and steamed together, to ensure color compatibility. The third rack is all 100% Merino DK wt (250 yards), and those are all Solitaires.
All of these will be ready to ship by Wednesday (probably Tuesday, but definitely Wednesday). To claim the ones you want, just send me an email, and if you’ve not ordered in while be sure to let me know your destination state or country so I can calculate correct shipping/handling charges.
I still have a couple dozen more Phydlbitz to do tomorrow, but I wanted to do these separately. These are the overdyes of the black-and-charcoal fades I did a few weeks ago — the ones that disappointed me. I kept them in their original Twinsets, and I’m glad I did; this made it easier to dye Twinsets today so that the original layers were consistent when I did the overdye. All I did today was line up each original Twinset and apply a solid dye color.
I’m thinking these came out pretty well. 🙂
These are all Phydlbitz Sock – 75/25 SWCorriedale/Nylon, 430 yards each — and will be ready to ship on Tuesday. I’m doing a full load this weekend as well, so I need to leave time for processing the whole batch. Also, because I’m doing a regular full batch this weekend, I’m posting this as an ‘extra’ batch — for today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday), they are just $24.00 each! Once processed and posted to the Blog Reader Specials page they will be the regular price.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your numbered selections. As always these are first-come/first-served.