After taking care of a custom job over the weekend, I was able to do a batch of Blog Reader Specials yesterday. I had some distractions yesterday and didn’t finish the dyeing until into the evening.
You know how I often complain about the local weather. I’ve heard much of the country, and even up in Canada, is experiencing abnormally high Texas-like heat, so there’s little point griping about my weather when everyone else is suffering as well. I will, of course, suggest staying hydrated, and taking care of your little ones, your elders, and of course your pets — stay aware of your more vulnerable loved ones, as extreme heat can affect them more severely.
Onward to yarns!
Yesterday’s BRS dyes include 6 Primo Lace (80/20 Merino/Silk, 1000 yd.) and 18 Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yd.). The Primo were dyed as Singles, and the Phydlbitz were dyed as Twinsets.
I had attempted to do something with the Phydlbitz but it wasn’t working on the yarn the way it was working in my head (funny how that happens), so several of them are nearly-solid blended colors — instead of mixing dyes on the yarn, I mixed dyes in the jar and then applied the dyes. Thus, they are not able to be duplicated, but being nearly-solid they lend themselves to projects where a visually single color is preferred.
While watching “Blown Away” on Netflix recently (highly recommend, by the way), one of the glass artists said, “Failure is part of the creative process. The sooner I make a mistake, the sooner I can learn from it.” That struck me as something I need to embrace; I tend to feel bad about mistakes and experiments that don’t work as I envision.
Usually I aim to ship Blog Reader Specials on a Tuesday, but since I’m three days behind, all of these will be ready to ship on or before Friday.
To make your selections, just send me an email with your requests. Primo Lace is $32.00 each, and Phydlbitz Sock is $27.00 each. These will be reskeined into hanks before shipping.
As always, I’ll need to know your shipping address if you’ve not recently purchased from me, especially for larger requests and international requests. I am happy to calculate international shipping for you before finalizing an order, and will set your hanks aside until you confirm or decline shipping charges; I usually use First Class International unless you request Priority International, which is up to 3 times more expensive.
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