SpaceMonsters February2016 Yarn in "Afterglow"

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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:

It’s been a strange winter here — far warmer than it ought to have been, punctuated by quite spectacular snow storms. And though a winter like this doesn’t quite feel right, I’ve noticed that the sunsets have been quite striking. More than that, the thing that’s caught my eye particularly has been what happens after the sun sets. In those few moments, the sky goes intensely blue — deep and clear — and the horizon loses a lot of the bright oranges and fuchsias that we think of with sunsets and replaces them with a kind of soft Afterglow that is just breathtaking.

Pale yellow on the horizon, it quickly runs through the whole spectrum of colour, from warm apricots to gentle pinks, dipping into soft green in places before lifting up into the purples and blues of the night sky. I stand at my window sipping my tea and wonder that such a range of colours can exist side-by-side, all so distinct and clear   ...and yet all merging into one another at the same time. Amazing!

So I approached the dyepots this month with the same feeling of freedom and spontaneity. A multistep process, the dyeing of each skein of Afterglow follows the same framework but, instead of employing very controlled dyeing techniques (such as hand-painting), I went with a series of immersions that allowed the colour to be absorbed and redistributed more organically.

Just like the Afterglow in the night sky each evening, no two skeins are exactly alike — the colours in the yarn finding their places as naturally as do the colours in the stratosphere. And as you cast on your project and begin to turn yarn into stitches, you will recreate, in a way, that same sense of wonder as the colours melt and merge ...and yet sit so beautifully alongside one another.

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 March 19,  2016.
  • 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 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!