I set off yesterday with the best of intentions, continuing my quest to create evenly-dyed pale-pale colors. It is plenty easy to create over-saturated colors, but creating pale-pale variations is difficult, at least for me.
The day’s dye session began with me planning to do the whole day’s work using the “Fairy Farts and Unicorn Pubes” technique (a rather wet-and-messy method), and for the most part the technique worked but even as light as I got, the saturations were still too much for what I wanted. I am quite pleased with this week’s collection, but I’m not sure I could fully call these the “Fairy Farts and Unicorn Pubes” that I had envisioned. I can see in my mind what I want, but making it happen on the yarn is the challenge. I will continue trying.
Also, some of this week’s dyes were mixed straight from their containers, but a few of them were blended in the dye jars that I use for the process. Many of the dye powders seem to dissolve more fully if I use boiling water to prepare them, rather than straight cold tap water, so it is interesting to blend dyes to see what new colors will be created.
These are all Phydlbitz Sock, all dyed as Twinsets for convenience in making larger-than-socks project, but you are welcome select just one hank from each pair. For presentation, I have rotated one hank of each pair and also turned the bottom of each hank to more fully display the full range of colors within with pair. There are three or more dyes applied to each Twinset and this is the only way I can easily display the colors. If there is a different way you’d like these presented, feel free to let me know.
While I say it often, it is especially true this week — I used a limited palette with various combinations, so you will find an enormous range of ideas for mixing-and-matching between the different Twinsets to create a truly marvelous project. Nearly every color is represented on several different Twinsets.
Looking at the weather forecast to schedule reskeining and processing, I expect to have all of these ready to ship no later than Thursday; it will possibly be Wednesday, as that is my regular shipping day, but the humidity affects how soon the yarns are dried enough to reskein.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email (email@example.com) with your numbered selections. I’ll mark your requests off from the Available Yarns tally chart just above the pictures, and then send your invoice. Upon payment of invoices, I always purchase and print the shipping labels to ensure your yarns are able to ship as soon as the yarn is processed.
Phydlbitz Sock is normally $27.50 per skein, but for Sunday and Monday, you may claim any of this new collection (BRS22 – #691 – 714) for just $25.50 each.
691, 692, 693, 694, 695, 696, 697, 698, 699, 700, 701, 702
703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709, 710, 711, 712, 713, 714