My recent Blog Reader Specials have been lighter and softer, so this week I went for Bright and Bold, and working around the weather ups and downs.
I took a set of rack photos earlier this morning, and then another set of pictures this afternoon when the sunlight was directly on the yarns. I’m glad I waited, and I will likely do yarn photos in the afternoons, at least when the weather and daylight allow for it. 🙂
These are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards), with hanks taken off the cone this week. I think I do like the yarns better when I take them off the cone instead of buying the pre-skeined hanks from the supplier. It is the same yarn, same fiber content, from the same supplier that gets it from the same mill in the U.K. It’s all the same but for some reason it handles differently for me as a dyer; and I am admittedly sometimes more “assertive” in my handling of it than a knitter might be.
Everyone knows that “blue + red = purple”, much the same way everyone knows “blue + yellow = green.” But as secondary colors, neither purple nor green are single colors. I have 4 or 5 different types of red dye, and at least as many variations of blue dyes. Without opening the jar of actual purple dye, I could probably create dozens of colors that would all read as ‘purple.’ Same for green. And the green or purple that I create this week will likely not be identical to the colors I create next week. Until I run out of variations, I guess I’ll just have to keep playing with color to see what else can happen.
And we should all know by now that there really are no ugly colors — just colors that need the support of coordinating, or even contrasting colors to bring out their best. 🙂
Most of the Twinsets dyed this week are layered with multiple colors, even the ones that look nearly solid. Actually, the only Twinset that isn’t a combination of multiple dyes is Twinset #67-68, which is a simple Gray Fade. All the rest have more than one dye used on them. Since I did a dry-on-wet technique for most of them, with dry dye powder applied to prepared acid-wet yarns, there wasn’t any DumpDye Twinsets this week, where I normally would use up remainders of leftover dyes.
The dark band on the Twinset #69-70 is a dark navy, not black or purple. The rest seem (on my monitor) to be fairly accurate and obvious as to their colors. Twinset #55-56 is a two-tone Rust. All of these would work up into stunning one-of-a-kind socks, either alone or in stripes combined with other colors, of course. Several of these would also lend themselves well for scarves, shawls, and other larger-than-socks projects
To claim the ones you want, send me an email with your numbered selections. I expect to have these ready for shipping by Thursday.
Phydlbitz Sock is normally $27.00 each with discounts for taking Twinsets, but for Sunday and Monday, you may claim one or more for $25.00 each without having to claim a Twinset.
26Jan2022 – All of the yarns that were claimed have been packed for shipping; all the yarns not claimed have been reskeined, photographed, and posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; click through to see individual or Twinset images. Shown here are the group shots of the unclaimed yarns.
Rack 1 – 53, 54, 55, 56,
57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64
Rack 2 – 65, 66,
67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76