It’s a beautiful Spring Sunday here in Houston. I hope your day is equally pleasant.
I wasn’t sure how to title this week’s collection but when I checked them as I burst the steamer pouches, that’s what some of them looked like — melted sherbet and splashes of children’s fingerpaints. Here are the colors I started with this week. There was a purple at the left end, yellow at the far right, with a variety of golds, browns, a gray, and a red in between. The sixth jar is a 50/50 mix of turquoise and teal; you can see it on several of the Twinsets — where you see a blue sort of spot, they’re this mix. 🙂
This week’s DumpDye Twinset is #403-404. I came to the end of the dye session and most of the dyes had only small amounts remaining in their blending jars. I set the yarn into my dye bowl, emptied one jar onto it, flipped the yarn over a little, dumped another jar onto, squished and flipped the yarn some more, and repeated until all the dye remains had been well and properly dumped onto the yarn. To my eye, the resulting Twinset appears to be a pillar of rust. I don’t always do a DumpDye, but when I do it is always interesting to see how the colors work together to create something I could likely never reproduce on purpose.
Nearly all of these Twinsets would look good in stitch patterns with visual texture (i.e., ripples, chevrons, Old Shale, etc.) because the changing colors would highlight the changing directions of such easy and repetitive stitch patterns. Most of these would likely not be suited for lace patterns and openwork, as the changing colors would tend to disguise the fancy stitching.
These are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards), and are normally $27.50 each. For Sunday and Monday, you may take any of this new collection (BR23 – #381 – 404) for $25.50. Also all of the BRS22 series yarns on the Blog Reader Specials page are marked down to $20.22.
To claim the ones you want, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your numbered selections. I will respond to requests in the order they are received based on email time-stamp. Occasionally it does happen someone will request a yarn already requested and I’ve not had time to mark off the Available Yarns tally chart, but I do try to keep it as current as possible.
Rack 1 – 381, 382,
383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392
Rack 2 – 393, 394, 395, 396,
397, 398, 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404