We’ve been madly skeining and packaging gradient kits for NYSW (and boy, do I have A LOT of them!!), and found several more bunches that had 6 skeins in the dyelots instead of 5, leaving an uneven number at the end (because, of course, they couldn’t ALL have had 6 in one gradient set. That would have been too easy). So, miscellaneous leftovers are strewn around the studio, and I’m giving them away again!
One lone 100-yard skein of Nona in the Daydream gradient, along with one lone full skein of Nona that surfaced when I was moving into the studio. It somehow ended up under the table at my house and didn’t get prepped for dyeing. So, I dyed it in a dark charcoal gray, rather like The Witching Hour but not quite, to go with the lavender/gray/purple of Daydream. 730 skeins total (100 in the mini skein, 630 in the full skein).
Miscellaneous mini skeins from two different gradients that I actually LOVE together (why I don’t think of this color scheme when I’m actually dyeing, I don’t know, but I love turquoise and oranges together. I’ll definitely do some like this in the future). This is from the Glass Bottom Boat gradient (I *think*) and the Spanish Tile gradient (this I’m sure of). 600 yards total (100 each).
** A note about my gradients: I’ve been dyeing the colors really close together, so that the transition is really subtle as it moves from one to the next, rather than being able to see a specific line where one ends and the next one starts. My thought was knitters could wind a skein and use it before winding the next, so as to keep track of which color came next (or, wind them and put them into bags labeled 1, 2, 3, etc. What do you think? Do you like it this way, or would you rather there be more contrast between skeins?
So, if you’d like to win one of these, just leave me a comment with which set you like best, and mention a pattern you think would work well for it and, mention your preference on colors in a gradient set (closer to each other and more subtle color changes, or more distant and contrasty?). I’ll again draw two random winners, one for each set.
This post will stay open the entire time I’m away at NYSW, because I’m loading the trailer today, running around like a maniac trying not to forget anything, and then heading out on the road tomorrow. Two crazy days at the beginning of 4 more action-packed days!
I’ll pick the winners out of the proverbial hat sometime after October 19 (and will be sure to make a note at the top of this post when I’ve done so!).
Hope to see as many of you as possible at NYSW this coming weekend!