After last week’s BRS collection, a customer requested several and said she would be knitting (or designing?) something with “sherbet” in the name of the project she was considering. I won’t describe her project as she may be offering a pattern later, but I like the idea of calling this technique Sherbet instead of the name I suggested last week because the colors come up soft like a frozen dessert treat. Sherbet. Custard, Frozen Yogurt, Fruit Smoothie. Lots of possibilities.
Last week I used mostly dyes straight from the jar, but this week I prepare my dye jars with blends of my own to see how the colors play together. I specifically selected dyes that I didn’t use last week, including dyes from a different manufacturer, to ensure I would get different resulting colors.
These are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards) and were all dyed as Twinsets. Because most were dye with at least 3 different dye mixtures, I have rotated one skein of each pair and twisted the bottoms of each skein so you can see all the different colors on each Twinset. There is no obligation to take both skeins of a Twinset, so feel free to take one from a pair if you wish. Also, because of the limited palette and using each color on several Twinsets, many of these skeins will coordinate for larger-than-sock projects like shawls or baby blankets. One idea would be to use 4 different skeins with coordinating colors to make simple Granny Square blocks, bordered in a solid color for a cute crib-size blanket.
These will be appearing on the Blog Reader Specials page at $27.50 apiece, but for Saturday and Sunday, you may claim any or all of this new collection (BRS22 – #715 – 738) for just $25.50 each. They will all be reskeined and properly labeled before shipping, but it takes time to subsequently photograph each skein for posting to the Blog Reader Specials page — you get a little Preview Pricing discount by claiming yours early and saving me that time and labor. 🙂
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your requested items. Please let me know if you are requesting international shipping, so I can calculate the charges for that. I know international shipping can be expensive, so I will let you know the charges before writing your invoice, so you can accept or decline.
Usually only about once or twice a year, a customer will send a picture of something they have knit with my yarns. I would love to have more such pictures, so if you have a recent project with my yarns please do send me a picture. If you have the labels with numbers (or just tell me what yarns you used) I can post your finished project along with a photo of the original skein. This will help others to see how my yarns work up as finished projects.
I won’t be dyeing next weekend, so it would be a great time to showcase the handiwork of my customers. I would dearly love to know what happens when my yarns go out into the world.
715, 716, 717, 718, 719, 720, 721, 722, 723, 724, 725, 726
727, 728, 729, 730, 731, 732, 733, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738