This colorway was inspired by one of my favorite paintings by Monet: "The Portal of Rouen Cathedral in Morning Light." Here's a link to the painting. He spent 2 years painting the same cathedral at different times of day, and some have called it the ultimate series in impressionism.
The colors include gray, dark blue, medium blue, lilac, eggplant, and a bit of chartreuse with a generous amount of speckles.I dyed this yarn on my new Squoosh DK yarn base, which is made of extra-soft superwash merino and comes on extra-big skeins.
I knit up a sample of this and included a couple photos of that as well.
Name: Monet's Cathedral
Yarn Base: Squoosh DK
Length in Yards: 250
Ounces/Grams: 4 ounces/115 grams
Contents: 100% Extra-Fine Superwash Merino
Color: Gray, Blues, Purples, Chartreuse
Instructions: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.
The last photo shows a grouping of five skeins. From left to right there's La Bohème, Kristin Lavransdatter, Monet's Cathedral, Nebula, and A Little Princess.
PROCESS AND PACKAGING
Each skein of yarn is spun or dyed by me with loving care and contains a label with the yarn facts shown above. Your yarn is wrapped in tissue paper and shipped promptly, making a great presentation if you are giving it as a gift to your favorite fiber artist--even if that happens to be you!
Unless otherwise specified, your yarn will come as a hank, which is basically a large loop. This is the best way to store yarn because there’s no tension being placed on it. Before you begin to use it, however, you will need to wind it into a ball or cake or you will end up with a tangled mess. The best way to do this is with a swift and ball winder. However, you can use the arms of a patient friend or just put your yarn over two dining chairs back to back and wind it into a ball by hand. If you don’t have a swift and you plan to use the yarn fairly soon, I would be happy to wind your yarn into a cake for you at no extra charge. Just mention it in your note to seller when you check out.
As a token of my appreciation, I would be happy to include your choice of either a sprig of fresh rosemary from my organic garden or a handmade felt ball infused with essential lavender oil with your order. Both of these smell wonderful and are natural moth deterrents. Just let me know if you would like one and which one you would prefer in the note to seller when you check out.