UPDATE: All the Blog Reader Specials that were not claimed from the preview pictures below have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page. Be sure to check there to see which ones remain available at the time of your visit. Shown immediately below are the group shots of the yarns available at the time of this posting.
The weeks-long extreme heat wave of July seems to be dissipating somewhat, now into the more typical merely-horrendous weather patterns of August. And I just got an alert that conditions are favorable today for water spouts and funnel clouds with the potential for on the ground tornadoes. Ohhhh goodie!
And so, in honor of the weater, we have an “august” collection of Blog Reader Specials this week!
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Okay, maybe that was a bad pun. Even so, I am fairly pleased with this week’s collection of Phydlbitz Sock yarns – 75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards each. I went into the dye session yesterday without a clue what to do. I grabbed a handful of dye jars and tried new-to-me combinations with the first dozen. At one point I had a little teal and some royal blue remaining in their jars. I figured I would add some purple into the blue. Turns out I added purple into the teal by mistake. So #715&716 are splashes of the purpled-teal and royal. And then I added half-strength gray into both of those, and used them on some other Twinsets.As I have done in the past, if you need close-ups of a particular yarn, please do ask — I’ll be reskeining tomorrow for the Blog Reader Specials page but while they are still on the rack I can pull them off for un-reskeined pictures.Because of how I mix and re-mix and then re-mix again, most of my colors cannot be duplicated exactly. This tickles some collectors and annoys others. I spent several years trying to be “perfect” (i.e., consistently repeatable colorways), but without the computer-controlled environment and having ever-changing dye conditions, it was just driving me batty (or battier!). BUT — when you need a lot of yarn that has to coordinate for a particular project, I dye all of them together with the same batch of dyes, so your yarns work together, even if they don’t exactly match something I did previously. And after 12 years of dyeing, I am fairly fluent in how to tweak things for you. 🙂All of these were dyed as Twinsets, and when appropriate I have rotated one skein of each pair so you can see the distribution of colors that exist on both skeins of a pair.To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your selections requested. I post announcements in many places, but I can’t monitor for private message requests in all those places, so I honor requests in the order of the email time-stamp.This collection will be ready to ship on or before Tuesday.
And these are the same collections, just photographed with a flash, since the daylight pictures above were take as the day was preparing to deliver rain. Click either one for a larger version.