SpaceCadet Colourway Collections …and a Shop Update!

You know that moment when you suddenly realise something that should have been blindingly obvious to you?  You roll your eyes, maybe slap your own forehead, right?  Yeah, I had one of those moments the other day.

A few weeks ago, I updated my wholesale information for local yarn shops that carry SpaceCadet yarn, and when I did the colourway images, I naturally grouped them by collection.  Collection?, you say.  Yeah, I know I do a lot of crazy, experimental dyeing — and that’s what a lot of you love about SpaceCadet yarn — but I also develop and dye set collections of colourways.   They’re colourways that go together, that mix-and-match, that will work beautifully in the same project.

I love these collections.  Love developing them, love how one colour leads me to the next, love looking at them all together when they’re done.  And my head-slapping moment came when I realised…  I’d never shown them to you!

Here, let’s fix that.  Now, the first one you’ve seen before — it’s the Quilt Collection and I wrote a post showing you the picture that inspired it, but I didn’t really show you the whole collection together…

SpaceCadet Creations Quilt Collection yarns for knitting and crochet

The thing I love about this collection is that the semi-solid blue, greens, pink, and red work together on their own, but when you add the varigated yarn, Quilt on a Green Bed, suddenly, they are all perfectly coordinated.  I see a cardigan knit in one of the semi-solid colours, with the details such as collar or cuffs knit in the variegated yarn.  You may see it done the other way around.  Either way, I love how they all come together.

Ok, so here’s another collection, one I don’t think I’ve shown you as a group before…

SpaceCadet Creations Submerge Collection yarns for knitting and crochet

This one I love — it’s so rich, so dark and yet colourful, playful.  And that Honey — oh, how it pops!  And again, all the semi-solids pull together with Submerge, the variegated yarn, for a completely coordinated look.  Can you see a project in there?  Is it one colour and gentle, or is it popping with wild colour?

And just quickly, another soft and springlike collection…

SpaceCadet Creations Washed Collection of yarns for knitting and crochet

That middle colourway there, it’s one of my favourites ever ever ever.  And from it, I pulled out Gentle, the pink on the right.  They’re gorgeous together.

The last group of yarns isn’t a collection, so I shouldn’t really include it here, but it’s in the wholesale information and I love these colourways so much, I can’t help but show you!  They’re colours that make you just want to dive headfirst into the computer screen, aren’t they?

Deep and Intense SpaceCadet yarns for knitting and crochet

My goal in creating these collections is to make it so that you can look at the yarns and just see your project — see the colours working together in the patterns you’ve been thinking about starting.  I wanted to make it easier to jump into variegated yarns by creating other colours that work with them, so that you can choose whether those variegated yarns are going to dominate your project or just act as a highlight.

And then a few days ago, I suddenly realised I’d never shown them to you!  I’ve only ever put them in the shop — individually, even — and not really done anything to tie them together for you.  Headslap!

So now that you’ve seen them as they’re meant to be seen, what do you think?  Can you see your project?  Tell me — because I’d love to know — would it be made of the wildly variegateds, or are you partial to the semi-solids?


Shop Update!

Speaking of going in the shop, I’ve just done a shop update. Great yarns with lovely cashmere, in some of the colourways straight from these collections.  Oh, and one eye-popping colourway that I may never be able to repeat again!

Come check ’em out!

Click Here to see the Shop Update of new SpaceCadet Creations yarns for knitting and crochet


Coming to a LYS Near You…

When we did our first show earlier this year, the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival, I wasn’t sure whether I’d enjoy it or not.  I mean, I’d never done one before and, to be honest, it was a pretty daunting prospect to meet so many people like that, to put my yarns and colourways out there for them to love or to… walk away from.  I was nervous.

I was also being silly, as it turns out.  We had a BLAST at Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet!  And then again, at HomeSpun Yarn Party — sooooo much fun!  I had no idea how exhilarating it would be to finally get to meet so many customers in person, to get that feedback, to make those connections.  Just wonderful!

Wholesale?  Well, um…

And an even bigger surprise was the requests we got from LYSs for our wholesale information.  What a compliment!  But, sadly, we were so swamped at the time with the shows and custom requests and the launch of the InterStellar Yarn Alliance that we had to say we didn’t have any ready and we’d get it to them as soon we could…

Does it sound like a brush-off?  It wasn’t, honest!  We really were that busy!

But the shows are done (for now) and the Yarn Alliance has launched with the first parcels already sent out… and that means we’ve had a little time to catch our breath and put together a wholesale information packet.  I’ll be sending those out Friday to everyone who enquired about them

Wholesale? Heck yeah!

So you know what that means, right?  It means there’s a chance that SpaceCadet Creations yarns will be coming to an LYS near you, so you can do more than just look at pretty pictures and wonder if it’s the right yarn for you…  You can pick it up and pet it and squish it and snorgle it!  And believe me, it is sooooo much better in person than it is in the pictures!

And if any other LYSs are interested in carrying SpaceCadet yarns, please do pop over to the Wholesale page and let us know!