As Winter Storm Izzy continues to grip the country, I hope everyone is warm and safe this weekend. Some of you have told me on Facebook how cold it is in other places, so I’ll try not to grumble about Houston weather too much.
I charted my weekend plans to work around forecast rains yesterday so I could dye yarns yesterday and show yarns this morning. Turned out there was barely a drizzle yesterday but super windy, then it got down into the low-30s here overnight. I had a rough night myself with poor sleeps off and on, and didn’t get the wash and rinse process started until later than normal. The winds have calmed down and the sun is shining, and as I type this I’m waiting for the sun to move so it shines on the front of the yarns instead of glaring into the camera lens while leaving the yarns in shadow. If I catch it just right earlier, the sun is low enough to hide behind my trailer, but reflect light from the trailer behind me.
There is a slightly larger collection this week — My supplier finally got the base for Phydlbitz Sock back in stock on cones so I pulled my regular 24 skeins from cones and then realized I still had four skeins of the pre-skeined Phydlbitz. The first two Twinsets (#25-26 and 27-28) this week are on the pre-skeined yarns. It’s all the same yarn from the same producer – 75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon – but the pre-skeined yarn has a slightly different feel and the producer puts it up with a little extra yardage.
Twinset #49-50 is not totally black but a deep charcoal mix of black and gray, similar to what you’d get from a charcoal pencil. As I see it in the sunlight I can tell that the black dye broke so there spots are dark ashen-browns all throughout. The only other monochrome Twinset is #33-34, the blues. Everything else has at least 2 colors, but most have 3 or more. I may start hanging with rings so that you can see both sides of each skein, as it is difficult to show all the colors on every skein.
For each Twinset, I have rotated one skein of the pair so that you can more readily see all the different colors that appear on both skeins of a Twinset. They are always identical in every way, but since they are dyed together in the same pouch with the same dyes, they are thoroughly compatible for a larger-than-sock project. I always recommend to alternate yarns every couple of rows to help minimize unintended pooling.
To claim the ones you want, send me an email with your numbered selections. I expect to have these ready for shipping by Wednesday.
As mentioned, these are all Phydibitz Sock, and are $27.00 each.
added 19Jan – All the yarns not claimed during the preview period have been reskeined, photographed and posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; Here is the group shot of those: