SpaceMonsters Feb2017 in "Cold Confusion"

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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

      • Cold Confusion (the colourway in your parcel) -- variegated green-blue-grey
      • Freeze (a coordinating colourway) -- semi-solid ice blue

The SpaceCadet studio is located on winding road tucked between two steep wooded hills, and, even though we can hear the plaintive whistles of freight trains nearby, it’s easy to forget we’re less than a mile from rusting hulks of old steel mills.  We often see deer and wild turkey on the hill behind the studio.  There’s a pair of red-tailed hawks that float on the breeze overhead.  And running alongside the road, beneath the tree canopy and layers of carved rock, is a lovely meandering stream.

This winter, nature has seemed confused.  For a few days, it was ridiculously warm for the dead of winter -- in the low 60s – and the stream flowed happily, sparkling in the sunlight.  The vegetation was confused too: tiny shoots appeared here and there from beneath autumn’s discarded leaves, and the moss by the water’s edge grew greener.  And then, one night, the season remember itself and we woke to freezing temperatures and drifting snow.  The stream narrowed, thin shelves of ice forming on its edges.  And as the temperature dropped over the new few days, the ice reached across and met in the middle – first as dark ice over cold water, and then in white, the deer tracks clear in the fresh snow.

Two days later, the temperatures rose as quickly as they had dropped.  The stream swelled as, at the edge of the water, the little shoots tried again in their cold confusion -- reaching up through the last of the ice and snow to cast a soft green against cold blue and old grey.

For this colourway, I really wanted to capture the cold ice at the water’s edge, the darkness of the water, and the faintest hint of those green shoots.  We started with that green, keeping it soft and timid, and added in a lovely clean, crisp pale blue.  Those two on their own were so pretty I almost left them as they were, but then I realised I really wanted the added dimension of that grey beneath the surface of the water.  I hope that, as you knit or crochet with this yarn, the colours flow and form combinations as beautiful and sublime as the soft shoots pushing through cold ice by the water’s edge.

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 March 15 2017.
  • 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. 

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!