I’ve been working on my granddaughter’s scarf for several weeks and on Friday I was able to cast off and weave in the ends. For expedience, I washed it along with my Hurricane Ike scarf and some of my winter hats, and laid the scarves out for blocking:
Her scarf is the multi color on top, knit with Plymouth Encore in pink, white, blue, black, and purple. I discovered this morning that I put the blue and the purple in the wrong order, so there is some fixing work ahead for me. 🙁
The pattern itself is super simple: any weight yarn (I used worsted weight on both of these shown). Cast on 40 stitches. On EVERY row: with yarn in front slip first stitch, move yarn to back and then *K1, P1, repeat across and end with K1. That’s it! It makes a flat, non-curling scarf with some sideways stretch. Once you get the rhythm, it makes for great TV-time knitting, or something to do while you wait — the lower scarf was knit, in part, while waiting in line for food supplies after Hurricane Ike in 2008.
Meanwhile I dyed 24 Phydlbitz Sock yesterday. They aren’t my best work ever, but they are still full of vibrant color and can be knit into some amazing projects — I know this because my clients are some of the most amazing artists and knitters and they can make anything look stunning! 🙂
All of these are Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards), and are regularly priced at $27.00 each.
You can have each one today and tomorrow (Sunday and Monday) at a preview price of $24.50 each.
To claim the ones you want, send me an email indicating your numbered selections, and be sure I know your destination state or country. I do ship internationally, and always try to use First Class International rates instead of Priority International. I discovered this week that two skeins (9oz) ship to Canada for the same price as four skeins (1lb2oz) — just under $18.00USD. It’s probably similar for shipping to the UK or Australia — i.e., four can ship as cheaply as two, whatever the rate is. If you are outside the U.S. and would like to order, I am happy to confirm a shipping rate for you; just tell me which ones you’d like to claim and I will mark them off and let you know the shipping rate to your country. Inside the U.S., standard rates are one skein ($4.00), two skeins ($4.75), three skeins ($5.50). Over three skeins goes into Priority rates and will be based on your zip code.
Due to moist and foggy weather, drying may take a bit longer, but I expect these will be ready to ship on or before Wednesday. I’ve already moved them into the fan room to finish drying, so we’ll see how long it takes.
Also, this week (or while supplies last), I am including a small gift — my granddaughter has begun making and selling her own products (scented bead air fresheners), and I am enclosing one free sample for each customer.
All the yarns not claimed from the pictures below have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; click through to see which ones are currently available at the time of your visit.