Awwrighty, then. Only four of the Phydlbitz Sock I offered on Friday were claimed off the rack, leaving 20 yet to be claimed! They’ve all been posted in individual presentation photos to the Blog Reader Specials page, so you should click through to see which ones remain available at the time of your visit.
As always, these are all one of a kind, and most cannot be reproduced no matter what I do.
These are the group shots. All Phydlbitz Sock – 75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards, $26.00 apiece.
I got Phydlbitz Sock yarn base on Wednesday evening, spent yesterday putting it into hanks for this weekend’s dyeing.
Today I did 24 regular hanks, all in Twinsets, shown below, plus another 12 oversized hanks to be broken down into smaller sized units for bundled Quad sets. Over the weekend, I will do a special dye session to create Quad sets — half-sized hanks (~215-220 yards each), some as monochrome gradient sets, some as coordinated sets. Together each set will yield about 860-880 yards total, which would be plenty for many of the latest crescent and asymmetrical shawl designs. Be watching for those to come on Sunday or Monday — they will be announced to the Insider list first with a special Insider deal, so if you aren’t on the Insider list, go to the BRS page and sign up now.
But for now, feast your eyes on these regular sized hanks of Phydlbitz Sock. I messed up on the photo-editing but the text reads:
BRS17-___ – Phydlbitz Sock
75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon
430 yards, $26.00
The numbers are clear. And they are all Twinsets, and will be ready to ship on Monday.
To claim the ones you want, just drop me an email indicating the numbered items you want and I will prepare a PayPal invoice for you. Be sure I know where to ship, if you’re not a regular customer or haven’t ordered in a long while, so I can calculate correct shipping to your location.
Already Claimed: 755, 756, 757, 758
It’s Tuesday again, and there are far too many remaining Twinsets available on the Blog Reader Specials page. Shown below are all the currently available Twinsets, on several yarn bases (details for each are given on the BRS page).
Just for today, Tuesday 14 November, claim any Twinset and automatically get 25% off the regular price.
Okay, so it is Wednesday and not Saturday, but now all three dye sessions planned for the weekend have been dyed, posted to the Insider’s list, and now processed with presentation photos on the Blog Reader Specials page. Included in the picture below is the only Twinset from the first batch the wasn’t claimed and subsequently not posted right away to the BRS page.
These in the group shot below are all Phydlbitz Sock, and they join all the other unclaimed yarns that remain available on the BRS page – be sure to click through to see all the yarns available at the time of your visit.
Okay, Okay …. I set myself up for failure by expecting to get three batches of dyeing done by Sunday. I failed. But I got the last batch done last night and now they can be shown.
Here are 20 hanks of Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards each.).
These were all dyed using a dry-dye technique. Instead of mixing up a wet-dye solution and painting or pouring, I applied the acid solution to the yarn first, and then lightly sprinkled the dye powder over the yarn. Because most of my dyes are composite dyes, the dye powders are made up from many different dyes. Thus, instead of forming a single solid color, sometimes the individual dye molecules that make up a given ‘color’ will actually strike individually so it appears many colors were used. This is particularly noticeable on dyes like “olive”, “aztec gold”, and “purple”.
For example, on 743-744 the ONLY actual dye powder mix that I used is labeled “purple” by the manufacturer, but as I lightly sprinkled it, there are bits of both a red and a blue that are more pronounced; in areas where I sprinkled a little more heavily, the blues and reds blended on the acid-wet yarn and blended into saturations of purples.
Another good example is the 753-754 Twinset — I only used dyes labeled (from the manufacturer) “olive” and “espresso bean”. Both of these are composite dyes and they put on a glorious display of the many dyes actually used for making the dye.
As I mentioned on Facebook last night, I was becoming rather enthused with the way the dye session was going, and at one point went beyond just unorthodox in my technique, but ventured into a sacrilegious dye method. Hahaha. No actually there’s nothing sacrilegious about pushing the boundaries, but what I did last night for the last Twinset I dyed was beyond anything I have dared before. Someday, after all of these are sold, I might divulge how I dyed that last Twinset. I know which one it is, of course, because it is so obvious to me (plus,I was there and watched it happen — hahaha) and, but I won’t point it out just now, because all of these are marvelously dyed, even those that exhibit surprise blips due to the composite nature of the more complex colors.
Also, 739-740 and 741-742 both have gold ochre, but 739-740 have burgundy (“Wine and Cheese”, if I were to name the colorway), while 741-742 are gold ochre and espresso bean.
These will be fully processed and ready to ship on Thursday.
To claim any of these, just send me an email indicating your numbered selections. I will send you a PayPal invoice. Both yarns of a Twinset are virtually identical as far as the colors are concerned and will work well in a larger project by simply alternating skeins every 2 or 4 rows to break up potential pooling/striping. BUT, there is no obligation to take both hanks of a Twinset.
Already Claimed: 737, 739, 740, 743, 744, 745, 746, 747, 748, 751, 752