The Dyes Made Me Do It

G’morning, and Happy Sunday!

I had planned to dye more of the Shropshire yarns for this weekend, but with the issues with the Website crashing (the hosting service servers crashed) I decided to do Phydlbitz Sock this week so I could focus on getting the rest of the Website back up as best I can.  For now it is just the Blog posts, and an empty Blog Reader Specials page.  I will be rebuilding that this coming week. I have all the  pictures on my external hard drive, but I have to go through the bins one by one and manually reproduce the new BRS page which will take some time.

By the way, I am really not loving this particular WordPress theme, but it is what came with the new Website package.  I’ll be looking for a better theme in the next week or so.

So, I pulled out two dozen hanks and got them into the pre-dye soaker bin, and then pulled out enough different dyes for 10 dye jars.  Normally I try to get some warm colors, some cool colors, and some neutrals; some darks and some lights, too.  I think I got a pretty good mix of colors this week, and made some interesting combinations, too.

Twinset #331-332 came out a little surprising; I wasn’t really aiming for or expecting the confetti look, but I like it.  I think these will make some amazing socks on their own, but would also make for an interesting contrast panel.   Twinset #327-328 has a turquoise fade at one end with a magenta-on-blue splattering at the other end.

Many of this week’s Twinsets will look amazing as cowls, scarves, or even shawls.  Another idea would be to gather all your leftover bits of sock yarns into mitered squares, and then outline them all with a unifying solid or semi-solid contrast color.

These are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash Corriedale/Nylon, 430 yards), and normally $27.50 each.  For Sunday and Monday this week, you can take a matching Twinset for $25.50 each.

To claim the ones you want, just send me an email with your numbered requests.   I’ll mark your requests off the Available Yarns tally chart below, and then send you a PayPal invoice.  It’s okay if you don’t have a PayPal account, as they will process your debit or credit cards just fine.   When your invoice is paid, I’ll purchase and print your shipping label and you should receive a shipping notice with your USPS tracking number.   I expect this week’s collection to be processed and ready to ship on or about Thursday.

Available Yarns:
Rack 1 – 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336
Rack 2  – 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348

Picture of dyed yarns drying on rack.

Picture of dyed yarns drying on rack.

On to Day Three

Awwrighty, then!

I started the day by somehow getting myself locked out of here.  It took a while to get back in.  I think I have that straightened out (else I couldn’t be posting this here), and trying to get my head wrapped around what else needs to be done.

I had originally planned to dye up another batch of the Shropshire yarns, but I think I’m going to do a batch of Phydlbitz Sock tomorrow instead.  I still need to go through the previous Blog Reader Specials yarns and the Phydlbitz Sock are easier/faster to get ready for dyeing.

It will likely take a couple of weeks to get the ‘look-and-feel’ into a better presentation, but more important I am able to sell yarns.  I have several medical appointments coming soon that will take time away from work, so I have to make money ahead so I don’t get into trouble in May.

And with that, I am off to do work-stuff.  🙂

Day Two of the Rebuild

Okay, I’m getting my bearings, and muddling my way through the WordPress package.  The basics are quite familiar but setting up the “look-and-feel” is taking me a bit of time.

I was hoping to have time to dye and show yarns this weekend, but at the moment I am unsure that will happen.