Houston is, of course, plenty hot, but this is normal for southeast Texas. I will complain about it as I always do, but our friends in the Pacific Northwest (particularly Oregon) are having record-breaking extreme heat this week even worse than my part of Texas. My local heat index (“feels like”) will be in the triple digits, but Portland is forecast to reach an actual temperature of 114º. That’s crazy.
I hope all y’all are able to stay cool and follow all precautions (hydration, sunscreen, stay in the shade, protect your pets, etc.). I know a lot of people don’t have air conditioning, but if you have a floor fan, drape soaking wet towels over a chair or folding clothes rack and blow the fan over the towels. Sounds crazy, but it really does help cool a room down by 10-15 degrees.
As for me, I did get a little wiped out by the local heat and humidity yesterday and didn’t get the second batch of yarns done until this morning. When I woke this morning and got myself amply caffeinated, I definitely felt better about letting the dyes tell me where and how they wanted to present themselves on the yarns; the second batch was all done dyed before 7:00 a.m.
Twinsets 534-535 and 536-537 were done in identical fashion — I can definitely see all four being used for a light-weight summer baby blanket, using alternating miter squares. Several Twinsets were dyed in a sort of “segmented smoosh” technique. Twinset #546-547 are random splattered with light green, gold, and light chestnut. Twinset #548-549 are a two-tone schmear of golden-orange, and shaded reds. Twinset #550-551 are a schmear of dark spruce. Let me know if you need a picture of a specific Twinset, and I will try to get it laid out flat for you, hopefully in daylight on the ramp. When #556-557 were first wet, I thought they looked like dark ripe avocado skins, but they are clearly a two-tone of dark green and navy.
Both skeins of each Twinset have the same dyes and dyed in the same pouch, so they will be color compatible, but the exact proportions are not identical, so I always recommend alternating between the skeins every few rows.
All of these are Phydlbitz Sock, 75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards each.
Phydlbitz Sock are normally $27.00 each, but for Sunday and Monday, you can have any of this new collection for $25.00 each.
To claim the ones you want just send me an email with your numbered selections. Because of the anticipated rains this week, and humidity, they may take an extra day to be dried and reskeined, so I expect these to be ready to ship on or before Thursday.
edit to add: All of the yarns no claimed from the preview pictures, shown below, have been individually photographed and posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; click through to see which yarns remain available at the time of your visit.