We’re almost to the end of October. I was concerned I might not make it, but here we are. Last week I dyed up a collection of Mini-Skeins, each with a unique number, but I repackaged them into bundles with new numbers — check them out down below, under this week’s new collection (BRS23 – #1006 – 1029).
After learning last month that my long-time supplier would be retiring, I was delighted to discover my regular end-of-month order went in this week with the new supplier, and all went smoothly. It was delivered yesterday. Because we are forecast to have rain for Monday and Tuesday, I had to process a few cones and dye up a new collection last night so I could get pictures this morning for you.
I went into the dye session with some very interesting color combinations. Twinsets #1010 – 1011, 1018-1019, and 1026-1027, for example, are examples of colors done in a fade technique that I don’t think I could duplicate if I wanted to.
And Twinset # 1024-1025 is a Dump Dye at the end of the session, using up the last of those colors; I wasn’t sure those colors belong together, but they came out surprisingly well. Twinset #1012-1013 is another Dump Dye, using up all the red and red-related dyes all mixed together, resulting in a gorgeous deep nearly solid wine. This Twinset in particular would make an amazing lace shawl to wear over black, charcoal, or even ivory.
Of course, as is my habit many of the Twinsets were dyed in multi-color arrays that will make amazing socks. Most socks made with my dye jobs will be fraternal twins rather than identical twin, but I think that is part of the magic of hand-knit socks. I think I’ve mentioned several times that I am a fan of using solid contrasting colors for sock toes, heels, and cuffs. Fortunately, with the mini-skein bundles currently on offer (shown down below and also available on the Blog Reader Specials page), you can now have an assortment of mini-skeins that are ideal for that purpose. 🙂
These are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards each) and are normally $27.50 per skein or $49.50 per Twinset (10% off) , but for Sunday and Monday you are welcome to pick-and-choose any two or more and get the 10% off pricing on any of this new collection BRS23 – 1006-1029.
To claim the ones you want just send me an email with your numbered selections. I’ll mark them off the Available Yarns tally chart below. I try my best to mark them off in the order your requests are received.
I expect to have these all ready to ship on or about Thursday.
Rack 1 – 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009,
1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017
Rack 2 –
1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029
and here are the unclaimed yarns from last week, all of which are already on the Blog Reader Specials page: Each of the Mini-Skein bundles have four different colors of 100-yard mini-skeins of Phydlbitz Sock — same size and type of yarn so they will work in perfectly with your socks. The Mini-Skein Bundles are $25.00 each.