The unclaimed Blog Reader Specials I showed on Saturday (previous post) have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page. Click through to see the individual presentation photos for each one, and to see which ones remain available at the time of your visit. Shown below are the group shots of their entire collection, some of which were already claimed.
I had hoped to get this batch done yesterday, with another Phydlbitz Sock batch to be done today, but life (and uncooperative bodies) get in the way, so I’m running later than I would have liked. If things work out, I’ll have the last of the Phydlbitz Sock available tomorrow; they definitely aren’t coming today.
But no matter — This morning I dyed up 24 hanks of Superwash Merino worsted wt., 210 yards apiece. They were dyed as Twinsets, but during the wash a small bit of the fuchsia that I used on ONE of the Twinsets managed to stain several other yarns. The yarns themselves are fine, but have small stains that I have deliberately made visible in the pictures. Also, regardless any other discounts, these in particular are $20 “as-is”. If you can live with a little fuschia blip where it clearly doesn’t belong, then you get a discount for it. 🙂
Anyway, here they are, ready for you to claim off the rack before they get posted to the Blog Reader Specials page. All the ones with stains are at the right-hand side of the pictures and marked accordingly.
These will “probably” be ready to ship Monday, but definitely by Tuesday after the batch is processed, labeled, and prepared for shipping.
To claim the ones you want, just email me with your numbered selections. I will send a PayPal invoice, and will prepare your shipping label upon payment, so if you are a first-time buyer (or haven’t purchased recently) be sure to tell me your location so I can calculate correct shipping.
Claim Pending: 729, 730 (someone has inquired, potential claim)
Already Claimed: 719, 720, 722, 731, 734
Awwwrighty, then! After a couple weeks without new yarns, I am happy that I got a small shipment last night, and I got right into it this morning, preparing 18 hanks of Phydlbitz Sock for y’all to enjoy.
These were all dyed earlier today, all dyed as Twinsets, and all dyed ‘blind’ — no preconceived notions, no inspiring photos to work from, no particular intention. And, fortunately, my body was in a cooperative mood, so I was able to get them all done in a single dye session. Yippeee!!
There will be another 18 Phydlbitz to be done over the weekend, as well as 2 dozen Superwash Merino worsted wt., for all you folks planning wintertime hats and scarves. 🙂
All of these will *probably* be ready to ship on Saturday, but definitely by Monday.
To claim the ones you want, just email me with your numbered selections. I will send a PayPal invoice, and will prepare your shipping label upon payment, so be sure to tell me your location so I can calculate correct shipping. They’ll be shipped as soon as the entire batch is processed. I have two more batches to process through the weekend, which is why I can’t promise a Saturday shipping.
The apparently “undyed” sections were left as undyed spots on purpose; those spots do have a light ‘stain’ of dye. It’s a consequence of the dry-dye method.
Already Claimed: 693-694, 695, 696, 697, 698, 699, 700, 701, 702, 705-706, 707, 708, 709, & 710
A few months ago I restarted the Rustic Shawl, using the yarns my Cousin Ruth sent me.
Here’s how the front started — I’m calling it the ‘front’ because the colors are brighter on this side.
And here’s the back side of it, with more of the beige undyed yarn showing.
And this is where it is now. It is too long to stretch out fully on the needle, but measuring centerpoint to tip is 26 inches, so I know the top is about 52 inches across the top.
It will block out into a fairly good triangle. I’ve just finished the second 3-stripe blue band, and need to do another of the light green and dark green. I think I’ve got enough of those colors to do it. Not sure I have enough of the undyed beige to carry on, but I will try. It is rather heavy to work on, and because it bunches on the needle now it really doesn’t flow easily and it hurts my hands to work too long on it. I’m not even sure anyone will want it when I’m done. It’s not fancy by any stretch of the imagination — deliberately constructed without fancy stitches, just knitting all the way. But, I will carry on, and we shall see. 🙂
I don’t have much to dye on hand until next week, but I had a bit of Lovely Sock on hand — to be specific, 1 regular hank, and 2 double-sized hanks.
#690 is a Purple-and-Burgundy Two-Tone fade
#691 is a tri-color Autumnal Harvest Speckle
#692 is a Burgurple (Purpundy?) monochrome fade (I mixed the leftovers from the Purple and Burgundy into a single dye jar)
To claim the ones you want just send me an email with your numbered selection(s). These will be ready to ship on Thursday. Double-size hanks ship for the same as two single hanks.