Do you remember the blistering heat from the summer? It was only 55º this morning, supposed to warm up to mid-70s later. Time to break out the long-sleeve shirts, I guess.
I had lots of leftover dye last week, so the only new dyes I had to mix this week were the turquoise, magenta, and yellow, at the far left. I will sometimes show on Facebook a neat row of prepared dyes as I begin a dye session. As you can see, once I was done with yesterday’s dyeing, only little dribbles of dyes were left at all. I think it was a day well spent, but I suppose you will have to judge for yourself.
When I got up this morning and all the yarns were cooled, and I burst the dye pouches to do the wash-and-rinse, I was afraid several were too dark to see the colors. I was happy to later discover they were merely wet-and-dark and not really dark. And even the two darkest Twinsets still show depth and color variations along the strands.
There were multiple requests for several Twinsets last week, and I had intended to try replicating those, but the ones most requested were not the colors I had available and had to use up. Since last week’s colors were re-blended remainders from previous dyes I couldn’t replicate those colors, which makes me sad. I did, however, use similar techniques.
I think the only solid straight dyed Twinset is #940-941, which is straight magenta. Twinset #946-947 is a deep wash of a 50/50 navy-royal blend. All of the others are blends from multiple colors.
Twinsets #930-931, 938-939, and 950-951 are combined sprinkles and slap-dyes — I used both techniques randomly on all three Twinsets, and with similar colors. Any of these would make some vibrant socks on their own, but would also make great accent or contrast panels in shawls, scarves, or even sweaters.
Twinsets #936-937, 948-949, and 952-953 are fairly straight forward fades, while #934-935 and 944-945 are 3-tone blends.
For solid or near-solid coloring for lace or textured stitches, I’d recommend Twinset #932-933, 940-941, or 942-943. I think the magenta especially would look amazing in a simple lace pattern with small repeats — I can picture it over a deep charcoal outfit.
All of these are on Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards), which are normally $27.50 apiece. For Sunday and Monday, you can take any two or more for $25.50 each.
To claim the ones you want, send me an email with your numbered requests. I’ll mark them off from the Available Yarns tally chart here on the Blog, and then send your PayPal invoice. I do ship internationally, but please let me know if you are outside the U.S. — International postage can seem high, but to most destinations 1 skein costs as much to ship as 6 (usually about $35 – 45USD, depending on your country), and it is fine to select a few and ask me to hold them until you find a few more later on. Sadly, I can’t do anything about any duty charges upon arrival in certain locations.
Also, before I forget — a long-time customer and friend of Knitivity has created a special offer exclusive for Knitivity customers — throughout October you can select one or more Knitivity yarns and get $4 off from her Simple Knit’s Ravelry Store (click through to see which patterns you’d like to get). After your Knitivity purchase is complete I will send you the special promotion code to use at her Ravelry store to use there.
Rack 1 –
930, 931, 932, 933, 934, 935, 936, 937, 938, 939, 940, 941
Rack 2 –
942, 943, 944, 945, 946, 947, 948, 949, 950, 951, 952, 953
Yesterday, the mail carrier brought me a surprise little package. My sister recently started decorating with epoxy and ink on cups and tumblers, and she made me this very pretty travel tumbler. She said she used all these colors because I use so much color in my own work. Isn’t it beautiful!