For 3 nights prior I tossed and turned, fretting and worrying, and running up and down the endless litany of what ifs; wondering if the knit world will like my yarns…
- Did I have enough color variety?
- Are the colors too saturated?
- Are the skeins too tonally similar?
- Did I dye too many?
- Did I not dye enough?
And then the night before I decided to load my “shelves” with just 1 skein of each, so that I can just increase the number when I got to work. Before I was done inputting my last 3 skeins, the first 2 I put up sold! Let me tell you, the night of the 7th I slept so peacefully I was able to wake up early enough the next morning to head into work 50 minutes early just to make sure I could open up shop on time. See, me, in my infinite dumbassery chose 8:08 am. Yeah, usually I’m still on the road at that time driving the commute from hell. But, no. I had to be clever. 08:08 on 08/08/08. Yup, that’s sure thinking ahead, La.
At any rate, whether you all are shop-a-holics, yarn hoars, yarn collectors, yarn hoarders, or saving up for yarnaggedon, I totally sold out. In 1 day…well, 6 hours to be exact. So I guess all my concerns were unfounded…well, all except one: Did I not dye enough? Which I answered with a resounding, oh hell no! Not even in the remote vicinity of considering the possibility of being considered a fraction of what was needed.
My office counter before USPS came to claim it all…
…and now they’re all on their way to they’re new homes. And I can reclaim my office, at least for now.
…and a note begging for Dizzy Blonde yarn project pictures, which I’ll put into a gallery and credit the sender and send them some web/blog love to boot.
So I’m back to dyeing again. I’m doubling the amount of the most of the colorways, and adding 2 or 3 new colorways as well. It’s going to take me a while, but I’m really enjoying the entire process. In the meantime, I have created a mailing list so that I can give everyone and early heads-up the next time I’ll be stock my shelves. So if you missed out on this go-’round, leave me a comment here, and I’ll put you on it. The only people who will have prior knowledge to new inventory are those on that list, and those who read Fibercrack’d. So, if you wanna be in the know, let me know, you know?