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SpaceMonsters December-2015 Yarn in "Sky Dragon"

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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!


From the SpaceCadet's Log:

When I look at this colourway, I see two things that don’t really go together: the vibrantly coloured scales of a sea-dragon’s tail and the deepest depths of a dark winter sky. In truth, I started dyeing this colourway with a mind to winter’s snows laden on pine branches, a dark forest under a starry sky. But though I anticipated frosty weather by the time I had it all dyed, the season has refused to produce it. Instead, as the yarn hung drying on an unseasonably warm day, it seemed odd to be thinking of snow and pine trees and so my mind saw something completely different instead.

There are several dragons and sea monsters in the night sky at the moment. Cetus is the sea monster sent to devour Andromeda by an angry Poseidon, and Draco is the dragon (or perhaps serpent) flung into the cold north sky by Minerva. And there’s Serpens (Caput & Cauda), a massive serpent that seems to take up half the sky.   And each one of them seemed a good choice for this colourway, with its deep shades of green on a cool grey base, highlighted intense with night-sky blues. And so, I chose not to choose, and name it Sky Dragon – a tribute inspired by all those terrible beasts who circulate silently above us all each night.

 


The Yarn:

Elara is bulky yarn with an intriguing and distinctive texture, perfect for quick knits on big needles.

Fiber Content:100% Superwash Merino; 3-ply
Weight: Bulky; Each skein is approximately 3.5oz/100g, and the yarn contains approximately 120 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 19 2016.
  • An important note about skein matching:  As you know, different dyelots rarely match perfectly, especially in hand-dyed yarns, and even more especially in a variegated colourway like 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!