update: 5 May 22 – All of the yarns not claimed below have been reskeined and posted to the Blog Reader Specials page. Here is a group shot of the unclaimed yarns.
I didn’t get new yarns until Saturday, so I couldn’t dye until yesterday, so my schedule feels ‘off’ today. Looking at the weather forecast ahead, I should be able to dye this coming Friday. Even though nobody is hanging over my shoulder, I really prefer to be “on schedule.”
I have continued experimenting with the soft-migration technique I landed upon recently, and I am enjoying the results where colors migrate into each other rather than the clearly segmented yarns that I’ve done before.
Most of this week’s yarns are of the soft-migration technique, and while they would all make super socks on their own, I am thinking two skeins of a Twinset would make an awesome stole or scarf in a simple pattern that flows along and allows the colors to be the main feature. Like, for example, the skeins with 3 or 4 visible colors migrating into each other (like Twinset #380-381) would create an amazing Old Shale scarf with the waves highlighted by the changing colors. Or even a simple chevron or ripple stitch would allow the colors to do the work for you.
By the way, Old Shale (sometimes confused as Feather-and-Fan, a similar but different pattern) is a traditional pattern long favored for its beauty when severely blocked, but easily memorized and executed. There are only four rows of the basic pattern and only one require stitch manipulation other than knit or purl. If you need the instructions, feel free to ask me.
All of this weeks Blog Reader Specials were dyed as Twinsets, but you never have to take both skeins of a pair. I do it for those who like to knit larger-than-socks patterns to ensure color compatibility. They are rarely exactly identical, of course, and i recommend knitting from alternating strands every few rows to avoid pooling and/or the inevitable change of a new ball of yarn midway through a project.
Due to some scheduling issues for me personally, I will try to get this week’s collection into the mail on Thursday.
These are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards each), a splendid sock yarn that wear well, but also good for lightweight lace projects that might need frequent washing (shawls, baby wraps, etc.).
These are all normally $27.50 each, but for Monday and Tuesday, you can get each one of this new collection (#362 – 385) at Preview Pricing for $25.50.
To claim the ones you want just send me an email with numbered items you’d like. I will mark them off on the Available Yarns tally chart below, and then send your PayPal invoice. Upon payment I will immediately purchase your shipping label to ensure when the yarns are dried and fully processed I can send your yarn with the next pass of my mail carrier. I’m not able to get to the Post Office, but I can put in a package pick-up request and my local mail carrier will pick them up. (This works 95-98% of the time; sometimes substitute mail carriers don’t pick up packages and I have to put in another request.) PayPal will collect your shipping address, but if you are outside the U.S., please let me know with your request so I can calculate international shipping rate to your destination. I will let you know the cost so you can either approve or decline before I write the invoice.