Happy Sunday! I hope this finds everyone well and healthy. Thanks to some rains this week, it isn’t as impossibly hot as it had been for a while, but it’s still uncomfortable. In my quest to remain somewhat vital and viable I continue to do my morning “fresh air, sunshine, and exercise” routine, usually a walk to the corner market and back, about a 20 minute walk, although sometimes a longer walk to Kroger in about an hour there and back. I just did the shorter walk this morning and good golly everything was hurting. When I got back and checked Weather Underground I discovered air pressure was very high this morning. I’d forgotten how much air pressure can affect me as well as heat and humidity. But heck, I’m still upright and probably more mobile than many of my peers. I think I’m in great shape for 82. Unfortunately I’m only 67. Hahaha.
Last week one of the Knitivity Insiders asked me about doing Halloween-themed colorway toward a Halloween KAL they were thinking of doing. And they suggested a combination of colors.
Along with their suggested combination (#742), I also remembered a long-ago colorway I had done (Glacier Lake – #746), which was a black-to-gray fade with water-themed teal “smoosh,” (yeah, that’s one of those industry-jargon technical terms). From Glacier Lake I subsequently developed Lake Berry (#744) and then Honey Lake (#745); the Honey Lake was popular for Halloween-ish colors. Although I no longer use named colorways on my yarns, the recipes are essentially the same as what I created 10-15 years ago. All of these will work very well for self-striping spiral stripe socks. Depending on your stitch gauge and stitch count, the Honey Lake can sometimes work up in a sort of tiger stripe effect.
Besides resurrecting those old colorway recipes, I also did a Candy Corn (#741), a Bloody Punkin (#743), a Twinset in Charcoal (#739-740), and a Flamethrower (#747). Actually, Bloody Punkin and Flamethrower are just arbitrary names that popped into my head as I was doing them.
This is admittedly a short collection this week but I will be ordering more yarn on Wednesday and hope it arrives on Saturday. If there are any of these colors you would like to be repeated, feel free to request them. Normally my BRS colors are one-of-a-kind, but this week’s collection is fairly easy to duplicate or modify as you wish. 🙂
When these are posted to the Blog Reader Specials page, they will be posted at $27.50 per skein, but for Sunday and Monday you can have any of these for $25.50 each.
As many of you may have noticed, I’m not one of those forward thinkers planning themed colorways 4-6 months ahead of a holiday or special event. If I were, I’d be planning Winter Holiday colors for next month and Valentines/Easter colors to go out between Halloween and American Thanksgiving. I’ve never been good with calendar dates, but I am definitely open to your forward-thinking suggestions. Just let me know what you want to knit for the future and I will be more than happy to work with you to meet your sock-yarn needs.
Likewise, if you need something other than my Phydlbitz Sock yarns, like a sport, DK, or worsted weight, I can usually get them fairly easily from my supplier. Just let me know what you need and I’ll do my best for you.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your requests. I expect these to be ready to ship on or about Wednesday.
739, 740, 741, 742, 743, 744, 745, 746, 747