I’ve been dying to share with you the inspiration for the latest InterStellar Yarn Alliance parcel and, as I sent them out a week ago today, I think it’s safe to show you. But if you’re a member and for some reason you haven’t opened your parcel, close this page now — I don’t want to ruin the surprise!
Ok, I think we’re safe. shhhh… Let’s have a look at the parcel. But first, I want to show you the picture that inspired the colourway. The thing is, just lately I have become obsessed with Spring. I am soooo ready to shed the grey, dull end of winter and welcome the sweet arrival of fresh green grass, new blooms, and warm warm days. So when I saw this picture on Pinterest, it just sang out to me.
It was taken by Mattie of Still Pond Photography and I just love it. Love it. For days, the mood of this photo stayed in my head, and I found myself returning again and again to just gaze at the colours of those eggs.
So when it came time to dye the Yarn Alliance colourway, there was no doubt what it would have to be.
I’ve been dyeing Spring greens and blues for the shop but, when I started designing this colourway, I wanted to take those colours to another level. Just like the eight eggs, I wanted to have myriad shades of blues and greens, so that the yarn would seem to change every constantly — from row to row, stitch to stitch. I began with one blue and one green, and then layered on another shade, and another shade, and another until I had depth and tone I was looking for. I called the colourway “EggShells”.
Doesn’t it sing Spring to you?
And as excited as I am about EggShells — and I am! — I think that I might be just wee bit more excited about the goody. It was a long time in the making, but the effort was sooooo worth it. Check it out — every member got a fabulous custom SpaceCadet project bag!!!
I’ve had such a blast doing the InterStellar Yarn Alliance this past year — so much fun. And I can’t wait to get started on next year’s yarns and goodies!
The InterStellar Yarn Alliance will open for subscriptions March 16 to 31 ONLY
You can join for either 6 months or 12 months. Every other month, members of the InterStellar Yarn Alliance receive fabulous parcels delivered to their door containing:
- SpaceCadet ® Creations yarn (light to medium weight) in an exclusive Yarn Alliance colourway (guaranteed not to be offered on the SpaceCadet website for at least 6 months)
- A great Yarn Alliance gift tucked into every parcel!
- The SpaceCadet’s Log exploring the inspiration for each colourway.
- An InterStellar Yarn Alliance group on Ravelry where you can discuss WIPs, ask questions, and share FOs with fellow members.
- The InterStellar Yarn Alliance newsletter with periodic special offers exclusively for members.
- A 15% off coupon every six months
If you’d like to join, remember to mark your calendar: the Yarn Alliance will open for subscriptions from March 16 to 31 only. And when it does, get yourself over to this page to grab your spot!
9 thoughts on “A Sneak Peek into the Yarn Alliance’s Latest Parcel”
Oh thank you! 😀 RT @FreshStitches: Drooling over @SpaceCadetCreat’s newest colorway. Yum! http://t.co/LF9ZX8yE
And will the Eggshell colourway also be in your shop in a near future?
No, the colourways I create for the Yarn Alliance are exclusive to the club for at least six months, so I probably won’t release EggShells to the public until Spring of next year. But I’ve got some other wonderful Spring colours in the shop right now — do go have a look! 🙂
I’m turning 33 this year, and I am treating myself to a divine gift: an Interstellar Yarn Alliance subscription! I wish I had done that before to get this colourway, though… Will you offer it in your shop in the future? If so, anyway of being notified when you do so? Thank you!
Yay for birthday treats, Deborah! I’m so pleased you’d like to join.
Yes, when the club opens for subscriptions on March 16 (to March 31), they will be available both through the shop and here on the site. The best way to get notified immediately when it opens is to join the SpaceCadet mailing list by clicking here (you’ll also get a free copy of the SpaceCadet’s Guide to Hand-Dyed Yarn when you sign up!). But I’ll take note of your email address and keep an eye open for you as well. 😉
Drooling over @SpaceCadetCreat’s newest colorway. Yum! http://t.co/Tbo5mIIF
Love the beautiful egg photo, thanks for sharing that! am also very ready for spring… and your eggshell yarn is beautiful. Live in Europe so shipping costs of the Interstellar Alliance are a bit too high for me. Very tempted by the mini skein club, however…
Lorraine, thank you so much! Isn’t that the most wonderful Spring photo? I really enjoyed diving into its colours and exploring them. 🙂
The Yarn Alliance is $125 for a 6 month subscription and $235 for a 12 month subscription, which includes domestic postage. For international orders, the additional postage costs are:
— Canada/Mexico: 6 months $3 and 12 months $6
— Europe: 6 months $18 and 12 months $36
— Everywhere Else: 6 months $22 and 12 months $45
(Please note: these are per subscription, not per parcel)