Happy Sunday … and first day of Daylight Saving Time 2023! Most of the United States moved their clocks forward this morning to start DST for the majority of the year. I reset the kitchen clock before going to bed last night (the phone and computers update automatically) and “enjoyed” the sound of a neighborhood party. The party was still going on as I woke at 1:53 a.m. with the bass beat of their music vibrating up through my pillow. I got up and opened my computer to watch the little tiny digital clock icon at the lower right of my monitor as it changed from 1:59 to 3:00. I knew it would happen, but it’s always a little surreal to watch it happen.
As Johnny was getting ready for bed, his Mom called out to him, “Before you go to sleep, be sure to move your clock forward.”
He hollered back, “But, Mom, if I move the clock forward it will fall off the dresser.”
There have been comments made in recent weeks from customers wanting more GREEN yarns. So this week I decided to create as many greens as I could. I pulled out 3 or 4 yellow dyes (including a golden yellow that reads as orange, and also one of my gold dyes), and several dyes from the collection of blues. I randomly mixed them into my dye-mixing jars, not paying much attention to which dyes mixed with others. I only made sure I put something yellow and something blue into each jar, and most were 1 full measure of whatever yellow, and either 1/4 or 1/2 measure of whichever blue I picked up. I wasn’t experimenting to find a particular green; just wanting to see how many different greens I could get.
I pretty much expected these random results, but I was surprised by Twinset #215-216 – you can see just a hint of a green, but I’m pretty sure that was a mix of Gold Ochre and a smidge of Turquoise. It’s not an unpleasant result, just not what I expected.
Twinset #209-210 was the first Twinset I dyed, and I sprinkled 8 different squeeze bottles all over, with a wet dye on dry(ish) yarn to ensure the dye really struck well. When it was laid out wet it looked like a Camo Sprinkle, but once into the steamer the dyes migrated a little. You can still see different areas where the dyes spread and mingled around. Again, not unpleasant just not what I expected.
All of these are Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards each) and are $27.50 each. If you claim any two or more on Sunday or Monday (Twinset or not), you can have them for $26.00 each and I will adjust your invoice accordingly.
To claim the ones you want, send me an email (email@example.com) with the item number(s) you want and I will send you a PayPal invoice. PayPal will process your credit/debit payment even if you don’t have a PayPal account. They will also process an e-check payment from your account, although it takes 3-5 extra days for the payment to clear before I can ship to you. If you are outside the U.S. please let me know in your email so I can calculate your shipping cost correctly.
I expect to ship these on or about Thursday.
As requests are received I will mark off the numbers on the tally chart below.
Rack 1 –
205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212. 213 , 214, 215, 216
Rack 2 –
217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228