Yup! I’m trying to get back in the saddle again, but having been out of commission nearly six months (yikes!) I’m a little saddle sore after this week’s attempt to bring you a full 24-skein collection of Blog Reader Specials like I used to do. It took me about 3 days, counting pulling hanks, standing to dye, and so forth, and I’m feeling it today — I accumulated almost 7 hours of sleep in the night, and have taken several hour-long naps today as well. I just wore myself out.
But that’s okay! I’m recovering and on the mend, and at my last visit with the cardiologist he suggested it could be up to a year before I am really 100% ‘good as new’. It’s been nearly 13 weeks since the surgery, so I’m one-quarter there. And yes, I have gone through (and sometimes still going through) the frustration, denial, anger, and all the other ‘stuff’ that comes with discovering my body isn’t what it once was.
Enough of that. I have yarns to show. But first, a couple of updates — while I’ve been out of the loop with my health, the Post Office raised their rates, so I’ve had to adjust my shipping rates a bit as well. More than four skeins will ship at Priority rate (over 16 oz.) and I calculate those individually, but for fewer skeins these are the new rates I must charge:
First class shipping rates updated with January 2020 USPS changes:
1 skein = $4.50
2 skeins = $5.25
3 skeins = $6.00
I also learned that two of the yarns I added in the last year are no longer to be stocked by my supplier: the Merino Sport and the Merino DK yarns. 🙁 But they do have plenty of other yarns to choose from. I understand their shipping facilities may be dealing with shut-downs or limited access, but I’ll find out for sure when I try to order more yarns in the near future.
Onward to the yarns! These are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards) and are still just $27.00 each. To claim the ones you want, send me an email with your numbered selections. I will aim to get these all ready to ship by Wednesday or Thursday.
There was a breeze as I photographed, so some of the hanging hanks look weird; I apologize, I can’t control the wind. These are all Twinsets, and when appropriate I have rotated one hank of each pair so you can see the coloring in both of them. You do not have to take both hanks of a Twinset; I dye Twinsets as a convenience for those who like more yarn for a project. As always I recommend alternating balls of yarn to avoid pooling or obvious yarn changes.
Already Claimed: –
08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18,
20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
While much of the country is under stay-at-home orders, I hope you and your families are all safe and healthy. I don’t know anyone who isn’t affected in one way or another during this pandemic. We’re all in this together, each doing the best we can. Stay safe.