UPDATE: All the yarns that were not claimed from the preview racks shown down below have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; click through to see all the individual presentation photos. Shown here is the group shot of the collection:
I’ve been mildly chastised for not posting my knitting projects, but actually I don’t knit a whole lot — most of my yarning time is spent on dyeing, although I do have a few projects going, so I’ll try to do better. This is a project built on the techniques of the famous “10 Stitch Blanket”, although mine is 20 stitches and not a square. I’m using (mostly) leftovers from the blankets I made for my son and daughter-in-law several months ago.
Blankets for myself have to measure 80 x 60 inches (the top of a queen size mattress). There’s no rational reason, it’s just an arbitrary rule I follow, just like when making socks, I need two rounds of sharp contrast yarn between the toe and the instep. It’s just a ‘quirk’ I have about how I like things to be done.
In order to make properly mitered corners for a queen size blanket, I need to start with a 20-inch center line. But my center is 4.5 inches wide, so I’m paused here until I determine how long this foundation piece must be; I’m guess-timating about 24 or 25 inches. I’ll do pencil-and-paper math later on today.
Oh, and that’s a bobby pin stuck into the work to mark the front-side. I’ll be using more bobby pins along the way. If I am diligent about all of this, I will be posting more regularly to show the progress as well as any calculations I have to do. Not that I expect anyone to do what I’m doing, but so that you can see how to calculate whatever it is you want to do.
But for now, let’s get to the yarns I dyed yesterday!
I had some bits of dye from last week’s work, and then added some other colors. I wasn’t sure where I would go, but (as always) the dyes dictated how they wanted to be mixed and combined, so I didn’t argue. 🙂
These are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards), and all dyed as Twinsets. You don’t have to claim both skeins of a Twinset, I simply dye that way for color compatibility on larger-than-sock projects (shawls, baby blankets, etc.). If you ever need two or more skeins, on any yarn base, just email me and let me know your needs. I normally stock a limited supply but I can readily order most types of yarns, and will dye yours all at the same time for color matching. I rarely duplicate Blog Reader Specials colorways, as they are “art products” and I don’t normally make notes any more for how these are done. Blog Reader Specials are truly one-of-a-kind these days. I seem to specialize in colorways you didn’t know you needed until you’ve seen it. 🙂
These will be ready to ship on or before Wednesday.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email indicating your numbered selections as shown in the images.
They are normally $27.00 apiece, but for Saturday and Sunday (April 13-14) you can have the preview price at 10% off ($24.30). All the yarns that were not claimed from the preview racks shown below have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; click through to see all the individual presentation photos.