Weather is warming, at least in Houston. A couple days ago my sister who lives in North Carolina and works the night shift, said it was 38º when she went outside on her break. Very odd. I hope wherever you are, that you are comfortable and well-cared for.
I had intended to use up the last of my Phydlbitz Sock and SW Merino DK this week before ordering more, but I decided to hold onto those a little longer. The base for my Phydlbitz Sock on cones is out of stock at my supplier, so I’m trying to hold out until it comes back into the warehouse. They do have it in ready-to-dye hanks, but it works out to about $2 more per skein, and I still have to manually tie them individually instead of using the skein-winder for three-at-a-time; it’s more work AND more money to buy them in ready-made hanks, but I may have to if they don’t get cones back in stock. I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t like paying more for something I can do myself (and do it my way), especially when it also increases my workload.
Meanwhile, I dyed up a collection of Luxury Light Fingering, 85/15 19.5-micron Merino/Silk
550 yards each. At that yardage it would be a heavy lace or light fingering. These are $32.00 each. I used a variety of dye-blending techniques, but the end results are similar. All of the Twinsets were dyed using two or more colors (#402-403 has 6 or 7 dyes — the end of the dye session using all but two of the remaining dyes; it came out an interesting rich green-gray). Twinset #390-391 is a pale green; #398-399 reminds me of strawberry flavored bubble gum. #386-387 is a combination of violet, blue, and purple. #388-389 is a lovely antique rose (according to Google color search).
Any of these would work up into some amazing lace work. Looking at the strands you can see the different colors used, but when knitted up and worn as a garment they will ‘read’ as a solid, which is a grand thing for lace. Even so, if you use both skeins of a Twinset, I’d recommend alternating skeins every few rows to avoid the new-ball shift that sometimes occurs. As always, you don’t have to take both skeins of a Twinset.
There was a breeze blowing when I shot the 2nd rack, which I didn’t notice at the time. All the skeins are the same yardage, although some appear less full in the picture. I apologize for that. Also, it is cloudy all day here, so the pictures aren’t as ‘sunshine bright’ as I like to show.
I expect to have these ready to ship on or before Wednesday; probably Tuesday, but I like to leave myself extra time for ‘just in case’.
To claim the ones you want, just email me with your numbered selections.
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