eta: All of the yarns not claimed from the Preview Pricing rack photos below have now been photographed and posted to the Blog Reader Specials page.
Happy December! Yes, it’s already December, although I think part of me is still reeling from last Spring! Nevertheless, we move forward.
It’s been a fairly good week for me, and I hope the same is true for you as well. Moving into the holiday season I am reminded that there are over two dozen holidays between November and February, and I have no idea what anyone observes or celebrates, so I’ll just wish everyone a happy, merry, blessed, joyous season among friends and loved ones. To borrow a toast I heard recently: “May all that you wish for be the least you get.”
A non-yarn-related activity this week — after years of staring at boxes of pictures, I finally sat on the floor and went through them. It took over four hours, but I was able to put names, dates, and places on nearly all of them, and created piles of pictures for my children and siblings. I also discarded a wastebasket full of decades-old images of the sort we today would simply delete from our phone’s camera rolls. I have no idea why it took me so long to muster up the courage to face these pictures, but I’m glad now that it is done and it wasn’t nearly as painful as I expected. I deliberately didn’t sit and reminisce; just sorting and labeling was enough. I share this only as a suggestion for a winter-time project when the weather keeps you indoors and you need some diversion. It might even make a nice family activity one snowy afternoon. I mean, IF you aren’t already busy knitting. 🙂
I went into this week’s dyeing session with an idea to go ‘lighter’ and I think I achieved that much. Twinset #1047-1048 was the first set I dyed, and then a few more in a similar technique, and then I hit upon a different technique for layering that I don’t think I’ve done before. It allows me to layer three or four colors, but in such a way they blend into each other and create other colors Twinset #1039-1040 or #1053-1054 are nice examples of what results when new hints and tones develop, either in the layering or in the subsequent steaming where I can’t control what the colors do. When they are reskeined I suspect some of them will show off flashes of color that aren’t so obvious as they hang on the drying racks.
Speaking of drying racks — I knew the forecast indicated clouds this morning, and partly-cloudy this afternoon. I went out and got this pictures this morning, and no sooner than I’d put them into the computer when I heard the unmistakable sound of insistent rain on the roof. So now everything is inside in the fan room to be drying over the next 24 hours or so. I dare not risk having them get soaked again. 🙂
The colors in the picture are only slightly lighter than what I see in person, so I’ll let these pictures stand. They may appear a little different when I photograph for the Blog Reader Specials page on Monday or Tuesday.
All of these are on Phydlbitz II sock yarn, 75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards each. They will be $27.00 each on the Blog Reader Specials page, but for Saturday and Sunday this week you can have any of this newest collection (i.e., #1037 – 1060) at Preview Pricing for $24.00 each, whether you claim a Twinset or just want one skein of a pair.
Any of these would naturally make a visually soft pair of socks, but would make beautiful baby blankets, shawls or scarves. I am wondering, though, what other projects you have made, or would like to make, with my sock yarns. Drop me an email and share your project ideas.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your numbered selections. I will send you a PayPal invoice — it’s okay if you don’t have a PayPal account, they will process your credit/debit card request just fine and I’ll never know any of your financial information. PayPal helps with my shipping, so be sure to provide your shipping address when making payment.
If all goes well, I hope to have these ready to ship by Tuesday, but I will say these newest yarns will ship on or before Wednesday, Dec. 8.