Okay, so I got my second Pfizer vaccination shot last Thursday. I’d heard reports from some people about flu-like aches, fevers, chills, nausea, etc. I didn’t have much of that, except a mildly (and briefly) sore arm where I got the shot. But I’ve come to realize that my personal reaction has tended toward really weird sleeps (like, yesterday I had two hour-long naps during the day and then a two-hour nap late afternoon/evening, then went to bed two hours after the nap and slept almost 7 hours, which is highly unusual for me), and intermittent brain fog the last few days. It didn’t occur to me until today that this is what was going on, so I’ve been muddling through to get a collection of Blog Reader Specials up and posted. I am hoping these inconvenient reactions wear off soon so that I’m back on schedule by next weekend with a new collection of Blog Reader Specials.
But, no matter. Now it is done. As I mentioned on Facebook, the dyes I used were almost entirely blended and not straight dyes from the jar. I wanted to see what new colors I could come up with. This is the collection I started with:
I ended up using almost all of these for just the first batch, so I blended the little bits remaining into just two jars (thus making two brand new combinations – a jar of blues and darks, and a jar of reds and lights) and remixed other colors in the jars for the next session, which I dyed this morning.
I wasn’t sure quite what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this. Even so, I’m not unhappy with any of them. In fact, if the truth be told, many of these really need to be crocheted together into a summertime afghan for my queen size bed. But, alas, you and I both know I can’t easily afford to buy this much yarn for myself. Hahaha. 🙂
Many of the multi-speckled yarns would look good as a brioche-type stitch with a light contrasting solid or possibly black. Some of these would even work in a two-tone slip-stitch or color-stranded project. If that is in your mind to do, let me know and I’ll dye up something to contrast for you!
Anyway, here are 24 skeins of Superwash Merino DK (280 yards), and they will be $28.00 when they go to the Blog Reader Specials page. For today and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday, April 19-20) you can claim any of this week’s collection for just $25.50 at preview pricing.
These will be processed and ready to ship on or before Thursday.
To claim the ones you want, send me an email with your numbered selection. Requests will be honored in order based on the email time stamp. I’ll send you a PayPal invoice (make sure PayPal has your correct shipping address to ensure you have buyer protection — if you ask me to ship to a different address, PayPal doesn’t promise buyer protection), and will mark your selections off from the tally shown just above the pictures.
I should add that these pictures were taken in bright sunshine and seem a little lighter than in real life. For example the Twinset #330-331 is a deeper teal and navy two-tone. I dislike editing any of my yarn pictures and try to give you the most accurate shots similar to what you’d see if you were standing in front of them in the daylight.
All the yarns not claimed from the preview pictures below have been individually photographed and posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; click through to see which ones are available at the time of your visit.