The Sexy Knitter Pattern Winner Is…

The response to the Sexy Knitter’s pattern giveaway has been fantastic, and it was so much fun to see the comments rolling in and all the feedback on your favourite Sexy Knitter patterns!  Thanks so much to all of you for participating.

And I’m about to tell you who’s won but, before I do, let me just quickly show you two exciting yarns I’ve put in the shop today.  And they’re exciting not because of the colours I’ve applied, but because the yarns themselves are just so beautiful.  Really, when I’m holding them in my hands, turning them in the light, they are so lusterous, just so gorgeous!  I can hardly take pictures to do them justice — but trust me, you’ll love them.

First is a combination of silk and superwash BFL which produces a 4-ply yarn that feels incredible and has the most amazing sheen…

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From left: Silk and BFL Fingering Yarn in Plumberry and Straw Into Gold

And the second is a beautiful combination of silk with merino wool that creates a 2-ply yarn with a distinctive texture that is incredibly smooshy with a breath-taking luster…

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From left: Silk and Merino Fingering yarn in Storm Clouds and Monday

And The Winner Is…

Ok, I’ve made you wait long enough.  The winner of two Sexy Knitter patterns of her choice is:

Dvora Geller

Congratulations! Please email me at spacecadetcreations (at) gmail (dot) com, using the same email address you used in your comment, to let us know which patterns you’d like.  And the Sexy Knitter will get them to you!

Cooking Up Something Special

In every home across the country this week, the scene will be exactly the same…  There will be mixing bowls filled with the most amazing treasures, and pots gently bubbling on the stove.  There will be the old favourites and new recipes, last minute changes and quick saves when things go wrong.  A pinch of this and a dash of that…

And it’s been no different here.   Well…  ok, then, maybe a wee bit different here in the SpaceCadet house.  Here’s what I’ve been busily cooking up this week…

Stella Yarn in Spice Trade

BFL Fiber in SeaFoam

Stella Yarn In Funky Ballet Shoes

Celeste Yarn in Frost

BFL Fiber in Flock of Parrots


Celeste Yarn in Iris

…Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Spinning the Garden In Spring

I’ve been lucky enough to be able to grab some photos of the Garden in Spring combed top — the very first item to sell from my shop — being spun up by its new owner.  I cannot tell you what a delight it is to see the colours I created being turned into yarn — so exciting!

I love the way the green is coming out so grassy — exactly what I’d hoped to achieve.  And the purple, when it mixed into the pinks, looked absolutely divine.

Have a look!