I hope this finds everyone well and healthy. In the past week or so I’ve had to switch between heating and a/c, and I (for one) am quite over the wildly fluctuating temperatures. I know I’m not the only one whose body doesn’t acclimate so quickly any more, so I won’t drag on about it for now. 🙂
Last week I did a really amazing (in my opinion) DumpDye Twinset
and, of course, it was among the first Twinsets claimed, within an hour of posting the drying rack photo. For those new here, a DumpDye is what I do at the end of a dyeing session. I take the last bits of whatever dyes are left in the dye jars and literally dump them onto the last Twinset waiting to be dyed. I’ll either pour them directly, one by one, or combine all the dyes into a single overall color and then pour it onto the yarns. What I did last week was to put the prepared yarn into the DyeMaster bowl in the sink, poured the dye into one section of yarn, smooshed it around a bit, turned the yarn around to an undyed area, poured and smooshed some more, and repeated until nearly all the available dyes were used. And, of course, “smoosh” is one of those highly technical industrial jargon terms. (just kidding).
Usually, my dump dyes appear to be deeply saturated nearly solid colors, but this Twinset from last week really impressed me and appeared (to my eye) like some heavily rusted metalwork, like you might find underneath a great bridge over the river. One person called it “hussy red” and someone else said it looked like a rich sunset. I guess we all have our own frame of reference for identifying colors.
Anyway, I decided that this week I would do the entire collection in the same manner. I prepared my usual collection of ten jars of dyes, and then used several jars on each Twinset, in the same pour-smoosh-turn repeating sequence. For the most part, I am pretty happy with how these turned out, some appearing more muted than others. I took pictures outside under slightly overcast skies, with the sun low behind the trailer so no awkward glare or shadows. The pictures I see on my monitor are the colors I see when I view the yarn directly, and I try to capture the images as if you would be viewing my yarns in person at your local shop. Even so, hearing how others report colors I realize every monitor is different. I post pictures without special color editing so that what I see on my monitor is what I’m offering to you.
These are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards) and are normally priced at $27.50 each, but for Saturday and Sunday this weekend you may claim any of this new collection (BRS23 #405-428) at the preview price of $25.50.
EDIT: Preview Pricing (and Insider discount) will be extended through Wednesday for this current collection.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email (email@example.com) and I will first mark your requests off from the Available Yarns tally chart below and will then send you a PayPal invoice. Let me know if you need shipping outside the U.S. so I can calculate the correct postage to your country. International rates seem to go up regularly, so I will let you know the current charge so you can accept or decline the charge before I write your invoice.
Rack 1 –
405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416
Rack 2 –
417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428