As they say, the best laid plans of mice and men… <*sigh*>
I started off with good intentions and got to work yesterday morning. My body had other plans, so it took most of the day to do the dyeing in small batches. But no matter — I got it all done, just a little differently from how I’d envisioned in my head.
I’m hoping the next surgery (Nov 11) will fix things so that I can once again move forward in my recovery from the last surgery. Because this abdominal hernia popped up along my previous surgery line, I’m telling people I’m coming apart at the seams! (Yeah, it sucks, but if I don’t make jokes about it, I’ll cry and won’t make any progress at all.)
Once all that is done, I can work on restoring my abdominal/torso core so I can properly support my back with good posture to continue doing the stand-up tasks involved in dyeing awesome yarns and bringing you unique new colorways each week.
Anyway, this week I dyed up 24 skeins of Lovely Sock (80/20 Superwash Merino/Nylon, 430 yards) — it’s a firmer twist than my regular Phydlbitz Sock, and I was hoping to do more solids to help highlight your stitch definition for making fancy socks. Some of these may still work for that, while others will work better for self-striping spiral striped socks. Or shawls and scarves. I had also intended to do more Solitary skeins, but ended up doing mostly Twinsets in order to get the whole batch done.
For each of the Twinset pairs, I have rotated one skein so you can see the color distribution of both skeins in a pair. There is no obligation here to claim both skeins of a pair. Twinsets are indicated on the pictures below with an underscore joining the numbers. Skeins without an underscored number are Solitary skeins and have no matching mate.
These should all be reskeined and processed for shipping by Wednesday afternoon.
All Lovely Sock will be $27.00 when they go to the Blog Reader Specials page,
but for Sunday and Monday you can claim each one from this Blog post for $25.00. Just make sure your email request is timestamped before midnight on Monday, Houston time (GMT -0500). My email program adjusts the time-stamp automatically, so I can see whose requests was sent first.
To claim the ones you want just send me an email with your numbered requests. I’ll mark each claimed yarn off from the tally lines just below, and then send you a PayPal invoice. Upon payment I will prepare your shipping label so that your package is all ready to go as soon as the yarns are dried, reskeined, labeled, and processed. 🙂
All of the yarns not claimed during preview period have now been posted individually on the Blog Reader Specials page.