Wow, and another month begins!
Most of the country turned the clocks back an hour this morning (or last night before going to bed). I knew my phone and computer would adjust automatically, and I could fix the wall clock this morning, so I shut down the computer and went off to bed with confidence. Woke this morning, turned on the computer and discovered the computer did not adjust. I had to leave it set while I went to shower and fetch some coffee. Finally an hour or so later, the computer finally re-set the clock for regular standard time. But I was seriously confused for a brief while this morning.
Did any of you have weirdness getting yourself adjusted to the new time this morning? I’ve never before been thrown off by a computer failing to adjust automatically. But then, this has been an “interesting” year all along, so why should today be any different, right? Hahaha.
Anyway, between yesterday and this morning, I dyed up 24 skeins of Superwash Merino, worsted wt. I had planned to do some Christmas-y colors, but the cranburgunberry (a sort of cranberry/burgundy blend) didn’t hold true, and the deep pine turned into a dark-skinned avocado. Not bad colors, mind you, just not what I was expecting.
So, for the second batch I decided to do Twinsets with mostly sprinkles. There was one Twinset that reminded me of Melted Crayons when it was dyed and sealed in the pouch, before it went into the steamer.
But after the steamer, and after cool outside, I burst the pouch to begin the wash-rinse, this is what it looked like:
Yes, it’s the same Twinset; once sealed in the pouch, the colors migrated around and made their own kind of magic. It’s a new-to-me technique, applying colors that I wouldn’t normally combine into a single dyeing. I do believe I will have to try this again, probably on sock yarns next time, combining all sorts of different colors.
What do you think? Would you like some Melted Crayon sock yarn colors? Or how about for shawls and other things? I’m guessing with the wild array of colors, you wouldn’t have to do any fancy stitchwork to make a stunning project, just let the colors do the work.
Anyway, shown below are the racks as they came out of the wash-rinse, hanging out to dry. They’ll finish drying today and tomorrow, and then Tuesday I’ll start reskeining, labeling, and preparing for shipping. They should all be ready to ship on or before Thursday.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your numbered selections. As always, there’s no obligation here to claim both skeins of a Twinset. These are all $27.00 each.
edit: All the yarns that were not claimed during the preview period have now been individually photographed and posted to the Blog Reader Specials page.
I’m having surgery next week and some medical appointments this week, so I will try to do an early batch of Blog Reader Specials this week, if I can. The surgery won’t be nearly as complicated or horrendous as the last surgery, but it will still put me out of work for a good 3-4 weeks before I can be lifting wet yarns and other physical things necessary for my work here. Along with the surgery co-pay ($300 – $500, they haven’t told me yet) and other related expenses, until the end of the year all follow-up doctor visits will cost me about $40 per round trip by Lyft (I’ve already used all my free rides covered by Medicare, thanks to the last surgery and follow-ups). Plus I’ll need to cover my regular utility and grocery bills while I’m recovering and not earning new money. I will probably set up a GoFundMe or some other thing to help raise the anticipated medical and general living expenses for the coming month or two. I’ll put info about that on the Blog before the end of this week, and on Facebook Knitivity page.