Last week, I showed a collection of mini-skeins of Phydlbitz Sock yarn, of which I sold several right away. I made bundles of mini-skeins from the ones that didn’t sell right away — four different colors in a bundle — and posted them to the Blog Reader Specials page at $25.00 per bundle.
Here’s the group shot of them, along with some other BRS skeins:
The Twinset at the left was shown in last week’s collection. The blues are not Twinsets but were all dyed individually as part of a custom dye job (these are the leftovers) — dyed from the same batch of dye, but dyed individually trying to achieve a particular saturation of color. All of these are currently posted and available from the Blog Reader Specials page; click to see what is available at the time of your visit.
With the new format that my base yarn is coned, from each cone I can only get 8 full-size hanks with 2 mini-hanks left over. Normally I use yarn from those remainder cones to tie off hanks for dyeing, using it as utility yarn or waste yarn. My yarns used to come on cones large enough for 13 or more full-size hanks, but the manufacturer changed their format, so I have to figure out better ways to use them.
Early on I used to create my hanks by simply running a cone out and then joining a new cone, but most knitters don’t like joins in their yarn. It is unavoidable at times, and I can’t control what manufacturers do, but I pretty much quit making joins of my own. So, now I’ll have minis on a semi regular basis.
I know some dyers like to make bundles of gradient sets or coordinated themed sets. I don’t know if I’ll do that or try to figure a way to make coordinated mini hanks for some of my Twinsets. I’ll just have to wait and see how it goes over the next couple months. 🙂