Somehow the end of January snuck up on me, so I failed to have a “Last Weekend of the Month” sale as I usually try to do. And this weekend has been rather sucky for me healthwise, a little under the weather, so even the Blog Reader Specials are later than I would like, but not by too much.
This week I did up 18 Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards) and 8 Merino sport wt. (100% Merino, not superwash, 330 yards).
I got up this morning to do all the Phydlbitz (I did the Merino last night), this is how I started just about 7:30…..
And by 8:45 this is what it looked like:
When I have no goals in mind, I just pull out 6 or 8 random jars of dye, mix them up, and then let the colors decide how they wish to play together. I have learned that there are no ugly colors, just unfortunate combinations. And even unfortunate combinations can be mitigated by adding a third color that coordinates with either or both of the first two. And that’s pretty much what I did, both last night and this morning to create the two racks shown below. 🙂
Some of the Phydlbitz Sock (like 61/62 or 67/68) would be more suited for shawls and wraps, using two at a time and alternating balls every row/round or two, which helps to eliminate pooling; others (like 59/60 or 63/64) are more suited for socks, as these will produce some variation of self-striping spiral stripes on most vanilla sock patterns. They were all dyed as Twinsets, but there is never an obligation to take both skeins of a Twinset — feel free to request just one.
Because of also doing several custom dye jobs this weekend, it will take an extra day to process all of these, but they should all be ready to ship on or before Wednesday.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with the item numbers you’d like.
Phydlbitz Sock is usually $27.00 per skein, but for Sunday and Monday, you can have preview pricing at $25.00 per skein. The Merino Sport is usually $20, but you can have preview pricing at $18.50 per skein.
Already Claimed: 55, 56, 57, 58, 69, 71, 72, 73, & 75