Happy Saturday, and welcome to summer!
I didn’t plan it but it appears my colors this week are leaning into summer greens and blues. I’m not complaining, since I tend to prefer these to the more somber autumn colors. Those are pretty in their own right, of course, but because autumn moves into winter and I am definitely not a fan of winter, autumnal colors bring me down a bit.
I did a bit of color-mixing as I was preparing the dyes this week. One of the blends was 1 measure of pumpkin orange and 1/4 measure sky blue. I was expecting a variety of green, but it turned out a golden brown-olive color. It shows up visibly in Twinset #503-504 and 517-518, as well as a bit on this week’s DumpDye, #523-524, using the remainders of all the colors I used yesterday, except for red. There was too much red left over to dump all of it, but I did use quite a bit. Even so, the DumpDyed Twinset looked nearly black when it was wet, but the colors mellowed out to a rich, deep green with a couple areas leaning into brown. For the record I did not prepare any straight brown this week; likewise I didn’t use any straight purple or violet, so anything resembling those is a result of mixing dyes on-the-fly.
Twinset #519-520 is a RemainderDye, using the run-off after dyeing #507-508. As you may know, I subscribe to the “waste not, want not” philosophy and prefer not to throw away excess dye if it can be used. If there is ample run-off to color the water, there is enough there to color the yarn, although I will often add to the run-off for a richer color. In this case I left it as a pale green so it can be used for a light lacework shawl. It is not a solid color but will knit up as an organic semi-solid — perfect to ward off an air-conditioning draft when worn over darker colors like navy or brown.
Twinset #513 – 514 is made up of two different blues and a light chartreuse, in 3 distinct sections, although the blues run into each other as much as they run into the chartreuse, dyed in my BabySoft dipping technique.
All of this week’s collection are Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards), and are normally $27.50 each. For Saturday and Sunday, you may claim any (or all) of this new collection (BRS23 – #501 – 524) for $25.50 each.
To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your numbered selections. I’ll mark them off from the Available Yarns tally chart below; then I’ll send you a PayPal invoice. It’s okay if you don’t have a PayPal account; they also process credit/debit cards and never reveal to me any of your payment details. PayPal will collect your shipping address, so be sure they have the correct address on file, but please let me know if you are outside the U.S. so I can calculate your rate. I’ll let you know the rate before writing your invoice, so you can easily accept or decline the charge.
I expect this week’s collection to be reskeined, labeled, and ready to ship on Wednesday or Thursday.
Rack 1 – 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508,
509, 510, 511, 512
Rack 2 – 513, 514,
515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524