Recently I started knitting the beeskeeper’s quilt for a friend’s 30th birthday – yes, that’s supposed to be my explanation for my long absence (it has absolutely nothing to do with catching up with 4 seasons of Tudor and Torchwood ^_^).

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Originally I was going to spin my own yarn and then knit the quilt from that. But looking at my lumpy yarn, and the speed at which I was spinning, I realised that my friend would be 40 before I manage to finish it.

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So I started looking for alternatives… and found the SpaceCadet’s Mini-Skein Club.

 Hand-dyed mini-skeins of yarn, perfectly sized for knitting 5-6 hexipuffs or any other mini mania projects (look at this scarf!).

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There are two level of subscription, either the single (where you get five 20g skeins) or double (ten 20g skeins) with a choice of colourways, gentle or wild mix. I joined the single subscription, with a gentle mix colourway.

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The colours that I got this month is so yummy! The photos (most of them taken in the car, the first one taken in my room) don’t really do them justice, but I wanted you to see the colours in natural light (as much as we get in Melbourne winter) as well as indoor lighting.

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Just for something different, I’ll be changing my subscription to wild mix next month, just to see what kind of contrasting colours I’ll get.

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So now I’ll have to knit quickly (and constantly) to make sure I use up my skeins before the next batch arrives!