If you saw the Blog post from Sunday, you’ll be happy to know the sink did get fixed Sunday evening and I was able to dye yesterday.
When I set out to dye, I was aiming for lighter colors, but when I burst all the pouches this morning to do the wash-and-rinse, they all appeared quite dark. Fortunately, after the wash-and-rinse, I could actually tell the difference between them. <*whew*>
These are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon), but I didn’t pull these from the coned yarn. My supplier doesn’t have that in stock, but they did have the same yarn put up into 4 ounce hanks, so that’s what I’ve been using. When I was reskeining the batch from last week I discovered there was 15 – 20 extra yards or more. I’m not going to re-do my labels; you’ll just get a wee bit of extra yardage. 🙂
Most of this week’s Twinset collection were dyed with two or more dyes, sometimes blended on the skein, sometimes blended in a dye-bath; some may appear too dark on your monitor, but I’ll go ahead and describe them all this time. These were photographed under overcast skies waiting for the rain to start.
#432-433 are a schmear of teal and gold over a yellow base
#434-435 are teal and dark brown
#436-437 are segmented sprinkles of navy, chartreuse, and gold
#438-439 are gold and light purple
#440-441 are a schmear of navy and dark brown
#444-445 are charcoal fade with a bit of black at 36″ centers
#446-447 are a two-tone light purple and pink (Unicorn Locks)
#448-449 are teal and navy
#452-453 are a schmear of gold, red, and black
#454-455 are a base of light chartreuse, with a schmear of navy and gold
#456-457 are a navy schmear/fade
#442-443 and #450-451 are both different Dump-Dyes done in a dye bath, in what looks to my eye like wilting celery leaves; it is fascinating to me how dyes, when blended and stirred into a single bath of color still manage to strike different colors along the yarns.
Because we have rain forecast every day for the next 7 to 10 days, and it may take an extra day or two just to make sure they all dry before I reskein and label them all for packing or presentation on the BRS page. I’m going to say these should be ready to ship by Friday, but I’ll be in clinic on Friday (to see why my right eye is no longer able to see things well, hoping it is temporary and fixable) and might not get home in time to meet the mail carrier, so I’ll say they’ll ship by Saturday.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your requested item numbers. Normally, Phydlbitz Sock is $27.00 each, but for today and tomorrow (June 1 & 2), all of this new collection are at preview pricing of $25.00 each.
edit – June 3 — all the yarns not claimed from the drying racks have now been individually photographed and posted on the Blog Reader Specials page; click through to see which yarns are available at the time of your visit.