I got a late start to this week’s dyes, and then had a rough night so I didn’t get these done and hanging as early as I would have liked. On the other hand, I am mostly well-pleased with how they turned out. It is a cloudy day, and the pictures are slightly lighter than what I see in person. I’m not clever enough to edit pictures for brightness or other aspects, and I leave my camera on “auto” settings to avoid any hint of deception.
The one thing I will do sometimes is sharpen the images but I never mess with color, brightness, contrast, etc. Basically I want the pictures to be as close to ‘natural’ as what you’d see if you came to see the yarns on the porch as they hang. I’m not sure this week’s efforts live up to that aspiration. Perhaps I’ll have better daylight when I’m ready to shoot the presentation photos in a few days. Fingers crossed.
And, as luck would have it, no sooner than I had my pictures taken did I feel a drizzle start, so everything is now hanging indoors in the fan room to continue drying.
These are all on Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards).
All were dyed with at least two colors, either segmented, splattered, or blended/dipped. Twinset #314-315 is a two-tone of milk chocolate/blackened brown. #318-319 feature Two Greens and a Blue, but these are different greens and blue from a similar Twinset I made las week. #322-323 is a light brown wash with a splattered light purple over. #324-325 is a form of chartreuese with light purple splattering. #326-237 was intended to be a form of charcoal, but it came out much more like Heavy Fog in the Valley. #330-331 are the same greens as in #318-319 but in a two-tone and without the blue splattering. #336-337 started as a DumpDye wash of brown and black, but then overdyed with a blue into the wash.
Nearly all of these would look good on your lacework, and many of these would also look super when combined with one or more previously shown Blog Reader Special so be sure to check there to add to your stash for future projects.
The regular price for Phydlbitz Sock is $27.50 each. For Saturday and Sunday, you can claim any number of of this newest collection (BRS22 #314-367) at the preview price of $25.50. Claim two or more of the newest collection, and get the same price for previously posted Blog Reader Specials.
To claim the ones you want just send me an email with the item numbers you would like. I’ll mark off your requests from the Available Yarns tally chart below, and then send you a PayPal invoice. I expect to have these ready to ship on or about Tuesday.
I learned this week that I am again able to ship overseas, which is a good thing, but of course the postage has gone up. In most cases, International shipping starts at 1 pound or less; i.e., it costs as much to ship two skeins as it does for four. I am happy to ship anywhere, but if you are an international customer, when you make your requests please let me know your shipping address. I will mark your requests as pending or taken, and I will then check available pricing so you can accept or decline the shipping charges before I submit your PayPal invoice.
Rack 1 –
314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325
Rack 2 –
326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337