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SpaceMonsters Dec 2017 Yarn in "Tannenbaum"

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This colourway is exclusive to current members of the SpaceMonster Mega Yarn Club. If you're are not in the club, please do not order this yarn. But do feel free to order other colourways from the SpaceCadet shop!


The Colourway:

Two beautiful options

  • Tannenbaum (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Winterberry (a coordinating colourway)

Walking in a winter woodland is a magical experience.  There was a big pine forest near where I lived in Britain and, on frosty afternoons, it was all quiet and still, save for the sounds of my footsteps on the snow and fallen needles.  The colours of a pine forest in winter slumber are muted, of course, but so beautiful.  The deep greens are what you notice most, in some places rich and vibrant and in others softened and winter-worn.  And then the snow forms the backdrop, from its pristine white to shadowy sliver-greys, accented with the muted browns of the tree trunks and low-hung branches.   Soft, gentle, sublime – those are the inspiration for Tannenbaum.

To recreate the colours of a quiet pine forest in winter, we mixed a palette of deep greens, warm browns, and those beautiful sublime greys.   Then starting the deepest green and letting it flow across the skein, we blended it with the brown so they ran right into one another, creating new shades where they met.  And then we added in the soft greys, running them down and across the skein to create the colour of that shadowy snow.  The result is a colourway that captures the essence of a quiet walk in those solitary woods, full of depth of shade and soft colours flowing gently into one another to create a gentle patchwork as you knit or crochet it.

Coordinates with SpaceCadet’s colourways Drizzle, Longing, and Fat-Free Chocolate


Bonus Colourway! Winterberry

For the coordinating colourway, we dyed the coordinating colourway in the rich red of all those lovely berries that create such a beautiful contrast to all of winter’s greenery.  And then combined it with a lovely warm and rich brown.  I love the hue they create in the space where they blend – just beautiful!  Work them up separately for projects that capture the essence of winter or put them together in a single project where they’ll create a gentle contrast that showcases both colourways.

Coordinates with SpaceCadet’s colourways Mars and Fat-Free Chocolate.

Plus, your gift: The SpaceMonster Messenger Bag!

I have a thing for messenger bags, and especially when they’re big enough to carry my essentials (wallet, keys, journal, etc) plus my knitting. So for your gift, I worked with Commonwealth Press, a supercool local indie screen printing company, and we created this awesome custom messenger bag, with our adorable SpaceMonster right on the front. I love that its industrial chic combines with enough softness to be comfortable and enough structure to hold everything securely.  And I’ve been using mine non-stop since it arrived!  I hope you love yours just as much.

Normally retailing at $29, they are exclusively priced for SpaceMonsters at $22


The Yarn:

Cressida is a lofty and smooth yarn that's perfect for larger gauge projects.

Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino; 4-ply
Weight: Worsted; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 230 yards per 100g


Ordering details:

  • Order as many skeins as you like, and we will get them in the dyepots for you! Because this is a custom process, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for your order to be ready.
  • This yarn will be remain available to order for a full month from the time you receive this email. The listing will be marked as sold out at 12.01am (EST) on Jan 29 2018.
  • An important note about skein matchingAs you all know, different dyelots rarely match perfectly, especially in hand-dyed yarns, and even more especially in a colourway as  variegated as this one. Although we will do everything in our power to replicate the yarns from first dyelot, the yarn you receive may not match perfectly. Do bear this in mind if an exact match is important to you. To minimise any visible impact when using hand-dyed yarns, we always recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows in your project. To minimise any visible impact when using hand-dyed yarns, we always recommend alternating skeins every couple of rows in your project.

At SpaceCadet®, we passionately believe that knitting and crocheting make people happier deep down inside and that nothing does that more than working with gorgeous, vibrant yarn.  For us, dyeing is a cosmic adventure -- a wonderful process of mixing each shade by hand from primaries and seeing where the colour takes us.  The result is yarn that is as exciting for you as it is for us.  Come with us and explore the farthest reaches of SpaceCadet® colour!