It’s been crazy hot for a few weeks now. I think my a/c turned off just once, the middle of last week after a brief rain and the temperature got down to 78º. The only way I know it is actually working is when I go out for a while and come back inside, it is definitely cooler inside. But it hasn’t been below around 82º inside for over a week, and that’s only been during the wee hours of the morning after midnight. It’s part of the curse of living inside a mobile home, I guess. 🙂
So anyway, as it hit 100º in the afternoon, I waited until the evening after supper to start dyeing. I knew I had to aim for more solids and not so many wild-and-crazy segmented combinations. But at the same time I didn’t want to make solid colors just straight from the dye jar. So all of the apparent solids are actually layers of color, some more obvious than others. As always, these are one-of-a-kind dye jobs, as I don’t typically take notes or try to create exact recipes. After all these years it is still more fun to experiment and play “What If…” with various combinations.
As with all my pictures, I use an automatic setting and I don’t filter or edit the coloring or adjust the lighting to be anything but regular daylight. I do, however, sharpen the focus on each image once I start to crop the images to fit the page and to add text. I feel like this method gives you the most accurate representation of the yarns.
Also, because some of my Twinsets have several colors, I rotate one skein of a pair, and then twist the bottom of each skein so you can see all the colors on both skeins of a pair. Thus, you can see the color distribution as well as the color sequence on each skein. I dye Phydlbitz Sock as Twinsets, and while I do my best to ensure they really are Twins for color and sequence, there are small differences between the skeins. When knitting a larger-than-socks project with multiple skeins, I always recommend alternating between skeins every 2-3 rows to get a more even distribution of colors throughout the knitting and minimize pooling.
All of these are Phydlbitz Sock, 75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards each, and are normally $27.50 each. For Saturday and Sunday, you may claim any two or more from this new collection (BRS23 – #657 – 680) for just $25.50 each.
To claim the ones you want, send me an email with your numbered requests. I will mark them off on the Available Yarns tally chart below and then send you a PayPal invoice. It is fine if you don’t have a PayPal account — they will process your credit/debit card for me.
I expect to have this week’s collection dried, reskeined, labeled and ready to ship on or about Wednesday.
Rack 1 – 657, 658,
659, 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 665, 666, 667, 668
Rack 2 –
669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 675, 676, 677, 678, 679, 680