Another week has gone by, and I was able to get the weekly supply of Blog Reader Specials dyed yesterday. Between the very strong winds blowing, and the neighbor burning stinky trash (with the smoking blowing straight from her burn barrel right onto where my yarns would have been hanging to dry), I didn’t get pictures last night. Thankfully the skies are calm and clear this morning, and I’m actually glad for having waited until today for pictures. The yarns spent the night in the fan room, not outdoors at all, and went out this morning to show off their fluffy goodness.
Everything was dyed as Twinsets (two hanks in a single pouch, same dyes applied to both hanks to ensure color compatibility). Nearly all of them were dyed the same way this time — splatter dye, wet-on-wet, with a few using the cloud-print method. Even 344-345 were done that way, but with only one color (sky blue, in a half-strength solution). At the end of the dye session yesterday, I only had enough dye leftover to make a ‘Dump Dye’ (348-349) and even that pair came out fairly nicely. Sometimes the Dump Dye yarns aren’t always so nice. Dump Dye, of course, is when I’m done for the day and don’t have enough dye worth saving for another session, and I just basically apply all the leftover colors into the yarns. I have rotated one of those hanks so you can see all the colors that appear on both skeins.
Any of these (except maybe 348-349) would work equally well for socks OR worked two balls together for a shawl or baby blanket. As always, when working two balls together on a larger-than-socks project, I recommend alternating balls every couple of rows to minimize pooling and avoid the obnoxious “changed balls in the middle” appearance.
These will be ready to ship on or before Wednesday. If you need a close-up of a particular pair this weekend (before I reskein and get individual presentation photos on Monday), let me know and I will take a shot of them for you.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your numbered items. Phydlbitz Sock is regularly $27.00, but for this Saturday and Sunday, you can have them at preview pricing — $24.30 (10% off).
Already Claimed: 328, 329, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347