What a dumb, dull, stupid, boring, overcast day it is in Houston. Not just gray and cloudy. Even the clouds are cloudy gray.
No matter. I waited until it was as bright outside as it was going to be and took some pictures for you, as well as I could.
Yesterday I pulled out a bunch of colors to use for the dye sessions. Normally for each dye session I fill 8 jars of random colors. Yesterday I had 11 jars all mixed up, and then realized I had 11 dye applicator squeeze bottles but could only find 10 squeeze bottle applicator tips. No idea where all my other tips went, so I guess I’ll be buying another dozen squeeze bottles in the near future.
As an aside, the rest of my day seemed to work against me as well. Like, for example, I went to grind some coffee beans and just when I had nearly enough for a couple cups of coffee, the receptacle fell off the bottom of the grinder out of my hand, spilling freshly ground coffee onto the floor. The whole day was just one long series of frustrations. In the daily log book that I keep for my doctors (recording my sleeps, insulin dosing, blood glucose, meds, foods, exercise, etc.,) around mid-afternoon I just wrote an expletive and struck a line through the rest of the day.
This whole week has been a challenge. I am feeling significantly better this morning, so whatever was bugging me, I hope it has passed. So… yayyy for feeling better.
But enough about that. Onward to some new yarns!
I mixed up dyes for as many jars and squeeze bottles that I had, but I didn’t use all the colors I had pulled out. Even so I am happy with the results. As I have been doing recently, at the end of the session, I dump all the leftover bits of dye into a single mix — Twinset #288-289 is the resulting nearly-solid dye job of pretty much all the colors used on the rest of the yarns. There was enough yellows and golds to work with the blue-leaning colors to make a weird dark green that actually looks interesting all on its own.
I have rotated one skein of each Twinset so you can see how the colors are distributed, but there is no obligation to take both skeins of a Twinset.
All of these are Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards) and are $27.00 each. These will be reskeined, labeled, and ready to ship on or before Wednesday. Just to be clear, the numbered items in the pictures (here or on the Blog Reader Specials page) is the one you will get — these are not examples of larger supplies of any one colorway. If you need more than two of an item, you’ll need to ask for a custom dye job, to ensure color compatibility for your project. Most of BRS yarns cannot be exactly duplicated because of the way I dye yarns — I do a lot of experimentation, improvisation, and take a lot of “artistic license.” But when you want a particular thing in larger quantities, I’ll do my best to make all the yarns of a set match for you.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your numbered requests. I will mark your claims off on the Available Yarns tally chart below.
eta: All the yarns not claimed from the preview shots have now been reskeined, and individually photographed for presentation on the Blog Reader Specials page. Click through to see all the yarns there available at the time of your visit.