Limited Editions: The Glorious Summer Sky

It’s Friday the 13th and, though I’ve never really been fazed by that particular superstition (it’s Monday the 13th that seems like a bad combo to me — I mean, Friday the 13th is still a Friday), I know it might not feel like the friendliest of days*.  But I’ve got a little something that will cheer things up a bit…

When we put together the SpaceCadet’s Mini-Skein Club bundles, it’s usually the Ombre & Gradient Mix that really calls out to me.  But, when we were packing May’s parcels, I found myself falling head over heels for the Multicolour Mix.  Here, see for yourself.

The SpaceCadet's Mini-Skein Club colourways, June 2014

Seriously, as we were packing, I just kept picking the bundles up and staring at them.   It was so hard to send them all away!

But there are three particular colourways that I loved so very much and were so much fun to create, I just knew I had to dye more.  So… I am!


June Limited Editions

SpaceCadet Yarn Limited Editions Colourways, June 2014


For the next seven days, we’re offering three stunning colourways inspired by the glorious summer sky — Nightwatch, Gaze Skyward, and Horizon Fire — as Limited Editions for custom dyeing.  Available from June 13th to 19th only, they’re sure to go quick.  Click here to nab yours!
Nightwatch is the incredible blues and purples of twilight, fading into deep gray-black as night falls.

SpaceCadet Yarn June Limited Editions: Nightwatch
Gaze Skyward is the glorious mid-day sky, so intense directly above and burning out to white along the edges of perception.

SpaceCadet Yarn June Limited Editions: Gaze Skyward
Horizon Fire is all the heat and shadows streaking across the breathtaking summer sky as the sun sinks slowly beneath the horizon.

SpaceCadet Yarn June Limited Editions: Horizon Fire

Aren’t they gorgeous?!?  I just love them, can’t wait to get dyeing them for you!  Want one?  Click here!


*What else? It’s also a full moon. shudder!


The SpaceCadet's SpaceMonster Club is open June 6-22 2014

Lessons (and Limited Editions)

In the last fortnight, I’ve learned a valuable lesson.  Two weeks ago, I asked you all for suggestions as we made our plans for 2014.  And earlier this week, I invited your comments as your entry to win a place on the new Swatch Like You Mean It course.

Both times, a direct request for quick feedback and, both times, you guys blew us away.  The first time I asked, your emails came in like a deluge — so thick and so fast that Jill (who sees all the emails first) suddenly said, “What is going ON?!?” (I’d written that post in a burst of last-minute inspiration and totally forgot to tell her to expect your emails.  Oooops!).

The SpaceCadet's Mini-Skein Club

And the second time I asked, you guys replied with literally hundreds of comments within a couple of hours.  It was amazing to watch!  And I know it’s given Mel a ton of wonderful information that she can use to help you overcome your hurdles to swatching.

So the valuable lesson?  For as much as it might feel like the most important thing in running a hand-dyeing business is the dyeing… the truth is that the real most important thing is a great Community.  And that’s so more than just having people who buy yarn.  That’s having wonderful people who come together o make a KAL supportive and fun; it’s what makes a yarn show great because I finally get to meet so many customers in person; it’s the supportive and helpful posts on Ravelry whenever anyone has a question or needs assistance.  A great community is truly an amazing thing.

And there was a second lesson too.  When I have a question, I should…  just ask you.


So Here’s a Question…

I have a little dilemma.  You see that gradient kit below?  The one that morphs from that fabulous yellow into gray into lavender?  Yeah, I’m totally in love with it, but I can’t for the life of me think of a name for it.  There’s two of those kits sitting in the shop right now with no name (seriously!).  People will think I’ve gone mad.

Unamed SpaceCadet Gradient Kit

So here’s my question: what would you call that gradient colourway?  Leave your answers in the comments (or just hit ‘reply’ if you’re reading this by email).  I’m totally stuck and I’d really appreciate your ideas!

Limited Edition Colourways

You guys already know that the Mini-Skeins are my opportunity to really explore colour and experiment with new ideas.  See those Mini-Skein bundles up at the top?  They were the Multicolour Mix for October, November, and December — and there were three colourways in there that I just knew I wanted to dye again.

Click Here for the SpaceCadet's January Limited Edition colourways!

Click Here for the SpaceCadet's January Limited Edition colourways!

Click Here for the SpaceCadet's January Limited Edition colourways!

Sooooo…I’ve decided I will!  Just for fun, and for two weeks only (17 – 31 Jan), I’m offering these three colourways for custom dyeing on:

  • Celeste (3ply fingering, 490 yds)
  • Lucina (sparkly fingering, 430 yds), and
  • Lyra (cable plied sport, 270 yds)

If you love these colours as much as I do, click here to grab your skeins!  I can’t wait to see which of these three is your favourite…