Awwrighty, then! As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, I placed a rather large (for me) order for more yarns to keep me going a little longer. I placed the order on Thursday, they processed it yesterday (Friday), and I received a notice to expect delivery on Tuesday. Great, I can live with that.
So today, I was dyeing yarns, put the first batch into the steamer and went outside for a bit of air, and guess what was on my ramp! They didn’t knock or anything, and I didn’t hear a sound from outside. They even moved the cat food tray and put it on top of the water bowl, but I heard nothing. Color me surprised! 🙂
My granddaughter is coming on Monday and she will help me open the boxes and run an inventory to ensure I got all that I’d ordered. And help me find a place to store it all in the workroom she just emptied out a few weeks ago. She probably isn’t much interested in a yarn-dyeing business, but learning how to check a shipment against an order is a useful skill for anyone in any line of work, right? 🙂
Meanwhile, I’ve got boxes and boxes filling up my space. Oy vey!
So, anyway, I got the yarns dyed almost as quickly as I’d hoped, and I was able to get them cooled, washed, rinsed and hanging for your previewing pleasure. I was hoping for earlier in the afternoon, but I had to rest between batches.
Oh! And guess what happened after dyeing? I was napping as the yarns cooled, and heard a shattering sort of noise. I toured the kitchen briefly, and found nothing so I figured it was the neighbors and finished my nap. Later, I stepped on a piece of something in the kitchen. It felt like a piece of cat kibble which sometimes drops to the floor, but when I picked it up it was a knob of broken glass! Further investigation let me to the kitchen cabinet — one of my Pampered Chef heavy glass mixing bowls had simply shattered in the cupboard! I really liked these mixing bowls, with handles and lids, great for all sorts of kitchen work. But I’d not used it recently and I have NO idea what could have cause it to shatter like this.
I’ve heard stories of other people’s Pyrex baking dishes shattering without warning. Apparently modern Pyrex and similar glass ware is made with a soda-lime formulation, rather than the earlier borosilicate recipe that made Pyrex and similar glassware so sturdy and beloved. A friend says such bakeware in Europe still uses the older formulation. If you have newer glass bakeware, please be careful.
As is my habit, they were all dyed as Twinsets, but there is no obligation to take both yarns of a Twinset. And, in fact, in today’s collection there are several solid or nearly-solid yarns that would work well in contrasting sets with some of the other yarns. I didn’t really plan it that way, but one of the golds would work well with one of the browns, for example.
Because Monday is already slated for other work, this collection will rest tomorrow, and be reskeined and labeled on Tuesday, and ready to ship on Wednesday.
To claim the ones you want, send me an email with your numbered requests. Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards) are $27.00 each. For Saturday and Sunday, before they are prepared for the Blog Reader Specials page, you can have any of this newest collection (#750 – 773) for $25.00 apiece at preview pricing.
Already Claimed: 750, 751, 752, 753, 766, 767, 768, 769