All of the yarns not claimed down below have now been posted to the Blog Reader Specials page. Here is the group shot of the unclaimed yarns:
Happy Month of March!
It’s always crazy weather in Houston, but at least it isn’t freezing OR sweltering, so I’ll just deal with the cloudy-and-windy for now. When I checked the forecast I read that today would be cloudy, and then “mostly cloudy”. I got the dye pouches burst, and got the yarns rinsed and hanging outside quickly, and as I was taking pictures, the drizzling started. Just as I finished and got the yarns inside, I could hear the rain pounding on the roof. The yarns are now safely inside, and will complete their drying in the fan room. Meanwhile the wind is flapping the sheet metal covering my front porch.
This week I pulled my regular two dozen hanks of yarn yesterday, thinking I would just prep the yarns, and then dye today and show tomorrow, but if a fit of pique I sallied forth and did a whole weekend’s worth of work in just one day. Granted, I paid for it later as i crashed into a sudden nap late in the day and ended up dyeing the second batch after supper. But still, it’s a sign of restoring some endurance, so I’m happy for that.
I went into the dye session with a plan in mind, pulled and mixed my dyes and got to work. I was hoping for lighter or more pastel colors for Spring. I was surprised at how the dyes I’d chosen turned into blends I wasn’t quite expecting. All of these will of course knit up to some beautiful socks, but if you want to use them for a cowl, scarf, or springtime shawl, an easy texture like linen stitch, seed stitch or something similar will create smaller blips of color all over rather than the straight-line striped effect that often comes from variegated yarns like these.
Because I used several dyes on each Twinset, I have tried to rotate one skein of each pair to show of all the colors, but each pair does have the same colors even if they aren’t all showing on both skeins.
These are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards), and will be $27.00 when they are reskeined and put to the Blog Reader Special page in the next few days. For Saturday and Sunday, you can claim any of this new collection (BRS22 – #194 – 217) for $25.00 each.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your numbered selections. I will mark your requests off from the Available Yarns tally chart below, and then send you a PayPal invoice. I expect to have these all reskeined, labeled, and ready to ship on or before Wednesday.
Rack 1 – 194, 195,
196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205
Rack 2 –
206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217
As the world begins to recover from the last couple of years, costs for almost everything are rapidly increasing. Sadly, my supplier just sent notice that prices on ALL their yarns are increasing slightly at the end of March, I’ve been able to avoid increasing my prices to you since 2017, and I am hoping to order more of my primary yarns before their prices increase. The more I sell in the next couple of weeks, the more I can order before their price increase.