Things are getting better in leaps and bounds!
Well, okay, more like trips and shuffles, but no matter — we’re making progress.
Last week I dyed up a big custom order, and discovered that my washing machine was again leaving rust marks on my finished yarns. Not Cool. I’ll have to re-dye that whole order, but first I went and spent way much more money than I should have and bought a brand new washer AND dryer (haven’t had a working dryer since just after I moved in here over 13.5 years ago.
Holy Jamoley, these new-fangled machines are way beyond my expectation or desire, but apparently it is nearly impossible to get just a plain old washer and dryer like I am accustomed to. I’m sure if I had had the luxury of time, I could have shopped around and found more basic and less-expensive appliances, but one key factor was what was in the warehouse and ready to deliver. So, I got rid of this:
and got these monsters:
You can tell just by looking that these machines take up more real estate than my previous washer did — taller and stick out further into my walking space into the bedroom. I won’t tell you what a learning curve these are giving me, but today’s collection of new Blog Reader Specials were washed and rinsed in this big boy. 🙂 Because new technology brings new ways of doing things I’ve had to re-imagine how these will help (or hinder?) my working process in the future. In the old machine, I could just fill the tub with my pre-dye soaking solution, spin it out, and do a wet-on-dry dye technique. And it would take a few minutes to fill, I’d let it soak, and then just a few minutes to spin out. On this new machine, just the “Spin Only” cycle takes 17 minutes! Oy vey! But it gets the job done, so I’m not technically ‘complaining’, per se, just grumbling at the learning curve and having to change the processes I’ve developed over the last 13.5 years. 🙂
Anyway, onto the reason you’re reading — New Blog Reader Specials! As most of you know, I try to get 24 skeins per BRS session. Apparently in my creeping old age I either forgot how to count, or I just wasn’t paying attention, but I ended up with 28 skeins this time. And without actively trying, I ended up with seven Twinsets of spatter-speckles and seven Twinsets of two-tone or multi-tone fades, which made it real easy to divide into two racks for sorting and drying.
All of these are Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards), and all were dyed as Twinsets only for convenience for larger-than-sock projects like scarves and shawls. There is no obligation to take both skeins of a Twinset, so if you only want or need one skein of a pair, that’s totally fine.
Phydlbitz Sock are $27.00 each.
To claim the one(s) you want just send me an email with your numbered requests. I’ll send you a PayPal invoice, and when that is paid I’ll prepare your label for shipping,and then ship as soon as the yarns are ready. Before I got sick I could turn a BRS collection around and ready to ship fairly quickly. I’m still building up my stamina, but I will try to get these ready to ship by Saturday, but definitely by this coming Monday (June 22). My local mail carrier is pretty good about scanning packages, so you can start tracking your packages Monday evening or Tuesday morning. 🙂
(oops! I just realized I mis-numbered and left out #66.)
All the remaining unclaimed yarns from this collection are now posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; click through to check availability at the time of your visit.