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SpaceMonsters Oct 2019 Yarn, "Take a Bite"

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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

  • Take a Bite (the colourway in your parcel)
  • Mirror Mirror (a coordinating colourway)

Right now, as I type, the tree behind my house is laden with beautiful red apples – branches bent low, the leaves holding onto the last of their green and the fruit clustered in little groups, ready to be plucked by the basketful.  Or, if I’m not quick enough, to fall to the ground and slowly fade from that perfectly ripe red through shades of darkening russet and sour yellow as they rot away and become dinner for the occasional squirrel (or natural fertiliser for next year’s crop).   Either way, it’s a beautiful process to watch – this bloom and decay – and so iconic for this bountiful time of year.

So to create Take a Bite, this month’s colourway, we started with a base of that beautiful pale golden yellow, and let that run down over the skein.  Then we mixed up several different shades of reds, from the brightest ripe apple through to deep russets, and twisted the skeins this way and that as we layered them one over another.   This is one of my favourite parts of the dyeing process: to watch the colours flow into one another and create lovely, unexpected third colours in the places where they meet.  For all the control we try to exert over the dyes, it’s when we let them do their own thing that the most beautiful results!

Bonus Colourways: Mirror Mirror

And that kind of free-dyeing is exactly what we did with our coordinating colourway, Mirror Mirror, this time exploring deeper, moodier shades that conjure up the dark side of fairytales …and the poisoned apples in them.  Look carefully and you’ll even see a most magical wash of deep green, glowing impossibly against the marroons and reds that should be cancelling it out.  Use these skeins  to create a larger project, either as a compliment to Take a Bite or on their own. 

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 your parcel. The listing will be marked as sold out at 12.01am (EST) on November, 26 2019.
  • An important note about skein matchingAs you know, different dyelots rarely match perfectly, especially in hand-dyed yarns. 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!