Another month ends and we’re already half-way through 2020! Wow. This has been a crazy ride, eh? And rumor has it we’ve got a lot more coming.
I continue to make progress with my health, with the typical frustrations that come with reaching a plateau and it feels like I’m going backwards. But I keep pressing on and it does get better, slowly but surely. 🙂
Right now it is hotter than Hades – here in Houston as I type this it is currently 96ºF, feels like 108°F. YIKES!!! As I understand it, many parts of the country are experiencing the same thing, so I’ll try not to complain toooo loudly. 🙂
This week I have another collection of Blog Reader Specials for you, all are Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards each, $27.00 each). I had planned to mix in some superwash Merino sport and superwash Merino worsted, but that didn’t happen. I think next time I’ll do all sport/worsted.
The top rack has 4 Twinsets of speckled/sprinkled dyes, plus a schmear (#93-94), and a Dump Dye (#85-86), which used up most of the leftover dyes from all the other yarns. The second rack is done in a two-tone technique different from how I’ve done it in the past, thanks to a technique I had to develop while doing the custom dye job last week. There are random red marks on #99-100 and #107-108; this is because that particular dye is a composite dye and I failed to dissolve the dye thoroughly before working with it. Composite dyes are designed to create a single solid color when properly dissolved in hot water; failure to dissolve it fully means sometimes the individual colors that go into the composite end up separating and striking the yarn on their own. As I said, this is a technique I developed for doing a custom job just last week, so I’m still learning the tricks involved. I will know better in the future.
BUT…. having said that, developing this new technique means I may be able to start offering custom combinations, like for school colors or sports team colors. I never guarantee exact match school or team colors, as usually they are copyrighted to those teams, and I can’t afford the licensing fees to copy their colors perfectly. BUT, I can usually come close enough so that when these are knitted up into spiral-striping socks, a fan will recognize them. 🙂
It will take a couple of days to process these, but they will be ready to ship on Monday — tomorrow is too soon and Saturday is a mail holiday.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with the item numbers you want. They were all dyed as Twinsets, but there is no obligation to take both skeins if you only want one skein. As always, first come first served, and none of these can be exactly duplicated.
Normally Phydlbitz Sock is $27.00 per skein. If you claim yours off the rack Thursday or Friday, you can have yours for $25.00 per skein.
All the yarns unclaimed from the weekend have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; please click through to view all the yarns currently available.