Such Inspiring Dyes This Week!

Wow, this has been a wild month! Early in the month I had some health issues requiring extra expenses, ending with a colonoscopy on the 14th.  (No sign of cancer, but other issues going on as my innards rebel against me as I age.)  As I was getting my system back into sync, southeast Texas experienced a freak powerful storm on the 16th, with winds reported over 100mph, wreaking havoc across the region. I’m guessing it was reported on the news in other places. I lost power Thursday early evening, as did most of the greater Houston area.

I sat in the dark, no electricity until Monday afternoon. I lost most of my food and all my refrigerated insulin as a result.  (Thankfully the pharmacy is replacing the insulin Friday afternoon, but I still have to pay for the replacement — eek!) Then I discovered my Internet provider was also wiped out by the storm. At the time of this writing (Wednesday afternoon) I still don’t have internet access, but I’ve been promised it should be up this evening. I guess if I am able to prepare this mailing and send it out, it means I have Internet access. We shall see.

Meanwhile, I’m putting time into preparing yarns to be dyed tomorrow (Thursday) and shown to you on Friday.


It is now Friday morning.   I finally got Internet access Wednesday evening, got yarns dyed up yesterday, and after the wash-and-rinse this morning, I am really excited by many of this week’s dye jobs!

Knowing I had many techniques to choose from, I decided to combine several techniques, and I am thrilled with the results.  I could not have created these exact combinations if I had tried!  And, as you know, I don’t really take notes or attempt to duplicate colorways repeatedly.  I tried that long ago, and for me and for my available resources (workspace and conditions), it just doesn’t work.

Several Twinsets came out looking “Deep Woodsy/Mysterious”, such as Twinsets #397-398, 405-406, and 413-414.   Others look to me more like “Fairies in the Meadow” sort of colors, as on #403-404 and 419-420.   And still others were dyed in layers of softer colors, overlaid with darker splatterings in various ways.

I do know that Twinset #411-412 might look a sort of purple, it is actually a blackened red — think “regal velvet”, perhaps?

These are all Phydlbitz Sock yarn, 75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards each.   These are normally $27.50 apiece, but for Friday and Saturday, you can claim any matching Twinset for $25.00 each skein.

To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your requests.  I will mark your requests off from the Available Yarns tally chart first, then prepare your PayPal invoice.  Upon payment I will purchase and prepare your shipping label so when this week’s yarns are dried and process, they can ship right away.

Monday is a mail holiday, and I will be in clinic on Tuesday, so I expect to ship these yarns either Tuesday afternoon or on Wednesday, weather pending.

Available Yarns: 
Rack 1 – 397, 398, 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408
Rack 2 – 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420

Picture of hand-dyed yarns drying on the rack.

Picture of hand-dyed yarns drying on the rack.

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