28Feb2022 — All of the yarns not claimed from the preview pictures below have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; click through to see Twinset shots. Shown below is the group shot of the unclaimed yarns:
Can you believe it’s already the end of another month? In Houston, it is disgustingly cold and very wet today. I had to dodge the rain just to get today’s pictures and then rush them back indoors into the fan room with a small heater going. I really prefer having them dry outside in the fresh air, but that will not be my luck this week. It doesn’t look like the skies will clear until Monday or Tuesday, so the yarns will stay in the fan room until then.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned my cat, BigBoy. He’s taken to spending more time indoors lately. I attribute this to the cold weather, and possibly his aging. He’s over 11 now, and fairly mellow except when dealing with the neighbor dog, Boomer, who seems quite terrified of BigBoy for some reason. Anyway, here is a picture of his current situation — curled up tightly and backed up onto my collection of hats and scarves that I keep handy against the weather. Just your basic domestic short-hair gray cat.
He is never allowed near my yarns, of course, which are kept in sealed bins. Until this last year, he’s been a mostly outdoor cat, and never seemed interested in playing with yarns anyway. I suspect when the weather warms he will return to his normal outdoorsy nature, since he (along with BusterCat and Two-ie, RIP both of them) stayed outside since kittenhood, arriving at my porch when then were wee little things. BusterCat and Two-ie were litter mates and their mother just left them here; BigBoy showed up shortly after and weaseled his way into the mix and has been here ever since.
Anyway, against my better judgment (because of the weather), I went ahead and dyed up two dozen Phydlbitz Sock this week, all as Twinsets. While I would love to say these were specifically inspired by various nature scenes, flowers, or tropical bird pictures I’ve seen on the Internet, the reality is that I pulled 9 different dye colors and allowed them to dictate how they wanted to be combined this week. Even so, nearly all of these combinations can be found in nature pictures on the Internet.
As I said, these are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards each), and are normally $27.00 each. For Saturday and Sunday, you may claim any of these new collection (#161 – 184) at preview pricing of $25.00 each, even if you don’t take a Twinset.
To claim the ones you want just send me an email with your numbered selection. I will mark off your selections on the Available Yarns tally chart below, and will send you a PayPal invoice. Upon payment I will purchase and prepare your shipping label so it is ready when the yarns are ready. I expect to have this week’s collection reskeined, labeled, and ready to ship on or before Wednesday.
171, 172, 183, & 164
Rack 1 – 161, 162, 163, 164,
165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172
Rack 2 –
173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184