Edit to add, 10Nov2021: All of the yarns not claimed from the preview showing on the racks down below have now been posted on the Blog Reader Specials page. Click through to see Twinset pictures and pricing. And remember you do not have to take both skeins of a Twinset; just take what you need. 🙂
Here are the group shots of the unclaimed yarns:
Happy Saturday to all.
Cooler this week, bordering on almost chilly, I woke to about 46ºF this morning, and it probably won’t even reach 70º all day. One of the local weather folks said that one chilly morning this week that it hasn’t been this cold in Houston since the first day or two after thawing from that horrendous week last February! I just hope we don’t have to repeat that awful week!
Anyway, on a whim I decided to dye 32 skeins instead of my usual 24. It does fill the rack more fully, and I do have enough mesh bags for rinsing 16 Twinsets. But I did use a rather limited palette this time, so it may or may not have been worthwhile. More yarns with fewer colors available meant I had to get more creative in my combinations.
As I was pulling skeins from the rinse and getting ready to hang them, I was musing over the fact that I no longer attempt to name colorways. Giving a name would mean I might have to repeat a colorway, and we all know how poorly that works out here; it’s just difficult for me to repeat something I’ve done previously and hope for the same result. Others manage to make it work somehow, but I’m a perfectionist, and I get really disappointed if I can do *exactly* what I’ve done before if that’s what was requested. But, having said that, if I were to name my colorways, there is a Lemon-Lime in a Blender, as well as a Lemon-Lime Fade. And there are a couple Twinsets that would be Petrichor, if petrichor even had a color.
I am really happy with this week’s Fades because I did them differently from how I’ve done them in the past. These would be Twinsets #940-941, 944-945, and 948-949. I may keep doing Fades in this new technique.
Twinsets #934-935 and 940-941 remind me of something in the line of raspberry or black cherry.
Twinset #930-931 is a spattering of royal and black; #932-933 is a smoosh of a yellow base with overlays of brown and greens, maybe “forest camo?”
Twinset #956-957 is a true Dump Dye, combining the remains of several dye jars into a single dip bath. Sometimes a DumpDye has dyes poured onto the yarn; this time the dyes I used were poured into the dipping vat and the yarn dipped several times, after each new dye jar was pour into and stirred around. Since I do these with whatever dyes are remaining there’s no way to repeat these — sometimes they tend toward browns, but other times toward greens or purples. It just depends on whatever is left in the jars. 🙂
These are all Phydlbitz II Sock yarn, 75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, at 430 yards each skein. For those unfamiliar with this yarn, it is a dependable blend for items needing frequent washing (like socks or infant sweaters), but holds a blocking well for lacework like shawls that you want to look “finished”, yet can also go into a gentle wash cycle to be reblocked when needed.
I will do my best to have these ready to ship on or before Wednesday. I’m sometimes a day earlier than projected, but if there’s a delay beyond Wednesday, I will let you know.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the item numbers you like. You do NOT have to take both skeins of a Twinset; just claim the ones you want. I’ll send a PayPal invoice; PayPal will collect your shipping information, but if you are requesting shipping outside the U.S., I’ll need to calculate your shipping and handling charges. Inside the U.S. your s/h charges will be based on how many skeins you request. Four skeins or more will go by Priority mail based on your ZIP code.
Each of these will appear on the Blog Reader Specials page at $27.00 each, but for Saturday and Sunday, you may claim any of this new collection (BRS21 – #926 – 957) for $25.00.
If you are new here, please consider joining the Knitivity Insiders — I never add customers to a mailing list, but everyone is welcome to request the weekly announcements do you can get the first announcements and viewing of each week’s collection and get the weekly code for discounts or free shipping offers. You can sign up using the link at the top of the Blog Reader Specials page.