As it gets warmer and my hands get stiffer, I am finding it difficult to work long stretches on the blanket, but it really is coming along. This is the most recent picture, a few days ago, but I’ve knit more since then, just about 20 rows until the next corner — almost up to where the inner red block ends, actually, since the corners are 20 rows on each side. 🙂
I set out to do a collection of sprinkles/speckles, but color and mood swings got in the way and I switched techniques partway through. And then, nearing the end of the dye session, Special Inspiration hit and I went in a different direction for the last few. I never show the yarns in the same order in which they were dyed, so it doesn’t much matter at this point.
As is my custom, these were all dyed as Twinsets, but there is never an obligation to take both skeins of a pair. Many of the speckled/sprinkled (like 424-425, 430-431, or 438-439) are great for larger-than-sock projects, like shawls or scarves, where you can knit from both hanks at once, alternating every 2-4 rows to minimize pooling and avoid the “I changed to a new ball” shift in color sequencing. Others, done in a segmented dye technique (like 420-421, 426-427, or 432-433) when knit as socks, will usually create a self-striping spiral stripe sequence. Those dyed in a solid or semi-solid can be used to knit all sorts of amazing projects.
Monday is a mail holiday (Memorial Day in the U.S.*), so these will be ready to ship on Tuesday.
There are all Phydlbitz Sock, 75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, at 430 yards each.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your numbered selections. Phydlbitz Sock is usually $27.00
, but if you claim them on Saturday or Sunday, you can have each one for $25.00. They will go to the Blog Reader Specials page on Monday, after reskeining and with individual presentation photos of the ones not claimed at preview pricing this weekend.
Already Claimed: 422, 423, 426, 427, 432, 433, 436 ,437, 438, 439, 440, 441
*Memorial Day – the day to remember those who lost their lives in service to their country, the last Monday of May. Veterans Day is November 11, to honor those who served and were able to return home from service.