In spite of conflicting early and dire threats, Hurricane Laura ultimately did not hit Houston. I’ve seen pictures of the devastation in Louisiana, bringing back memories of other hurricanes I’ve lived through. Grateful I didn’t have to deal with Laura, but incredibly sad for all those who did. Been there, done that.
With the potential for Laura to come nearby, I preempted my dyeing plans and went to spend a few days with my daughter and her family. They have a fairly sturdy new home a little east of Houston, much safer than the mobile home where I live and work. It was good spending time with family, but I was glad to get back home and get to work. My cats were patiently waiting on the ramp as I got home, so they were given fresh food and water before I unpacked my own bags. They didn’t even seem to notice the smell of my daughter’s dogs all over me.
Anyway, I was able to get the dyeing done last night and this morning – two dozen skeins of Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards). The last Twinset that I dyed was a dump-dye — all the remaining dyes were dumped into the bowl for a dip-dye. When it was wet I was thinking it was an Eggplant color, but after the wash-rinse-and-spin, it appears to be more of a dusty plum sort of thing, with hints of a brown undertone. That pair is #185-186.
As always, these were dyed as Twinsets, and when appropriate, I have rotated one of each pair to show all the color variations that appear within both skeins of a Twinset. There is no obligation to take both skeins if you only want one.
All Phydlbitz Sock are $27.00 each.
These will spend a day or two in the fan room, and then I’ll process them for shipping or posting on the Blog Reader Specials page, and they should be ready to ship on or before Thursday.
To claim the ones you want, send me an email with your numbered requests. I will mark them off just below as requests come in so you can see which ones are available at the time of your visit.
Wed. 02Sep2020 – All of the unclaimed yarns have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; click through to see which ones remain available at the time of your visit.
I hope everyone is well and safe. Many years ago, in my naivete after Katrina I thought it would be good to knit hats and scarves for people in New Orleans. I have learned that this is mostly not very welcome, and that the Red Cross is far better equipped to supply the needs of those whose lives are upset by hurricanes. Unless you know someone who actually needs specific hand-crafted items, or a particular charity has requested such things, please direct your relief efforts to the Red Cross, or a food bank or emergency shelter in any of the devastated areas. They are incredibly able to stretch a dollar farther than any of us can do on our own.