SpaceMonsters October-2015 Yarn in "Long Shadows"

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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:

A few weeks ago, I was driving along a quiet country road which twisted past a field of tall grasses yellowing in the sun and ducked in and out beneath trees that were still mostly green. From all appearances, summer was holding on strong but somehow I could feel autumn marching relentlessly nearer. What was it that gave the game away? The shadows. They fell in gray streaks that stretched long and thin from the base of each tree across the road and far into the field, and left me in no doubt that the sun was shifting its path across the sky, lowering its arc a little more each day, and letting the warmth of summer slip slowly away.

To capture the essence of these Long Shadows, we started with a buttery golden yellow – the colour of a hazy late-summer sunset, of weary grasses in untended fields, of leaves just turning. And over that, we layered soft grays that streak up and over the yarn, fading in and out from strand to strand. And then we finished it with glazes of rust, russets, and deep maple reds, to pull in some of the hues of the glorious season to come. The result is a colourway that I hope captures all the depth of autumn’s change, from the bold to the melancholy, in a yarn that will work up in gentle undulations from shade to shade.


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 Nov 21 2015.
  • 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!