Where My Heart Shines
Beautiful DK

50% Swiss Mountain silk, 50% Merino

250 yards (229 meters) per 100 grams

5-6 stitches per inch on US 5-7/3.75-4.5 mm

$36 per 100g skein - dyed in a batch of 5 skeins

This is the first batch of yarn dyed in the new studio in Wisconsin. And when I say studio, you think tricked out basement complete with cobwebs. I've had some beautiful places to dye yarn, five so far, and this is my favorite by a long shot. Maybe one day I'll take some Sooper Sekrut photos!

The yards in my neighborhood are utterly filled with an abundance of incredibly gorgeous and vibrant summer blooms, providing the inspiration for this soft, rich blend of bright pastels.

And, as always happens when everything changes, well, everything changes! I no longer have the same photo set-up as before, and decided to test natural light as opposed to studio lights. To my eye there's a slight grey cast to the first set of photos, but the actual colors on the yarn look accurate. You can also take a look at the Instagram post to contrast and compare, which will give you a fuller expression of the lovely shades on this, one of my favorite bases to knit with.

NB So I went out yesterday and got everything I needed for a photo box set-up, and was up playing with it until 2am. And still didn't get it right, as you can see in the last four photos. So now I'm heading down to the dye studio (read basement lair), to try, try again.

...and so now there's an additional set of four photos for you to peruse. But now they're in reverse order. Last ones first, early morning ones still second, and the natural light ones last. Perhaps between all these pictures you'll get an idea of the lovely shades!