Galaxies Far Away – **Week 11

Week 11, more than half way now…. this week gives us a total of 22 of the 35 blocks completed! Have you selected your yarn colors for your “lightsaber” joins and borders? Be sure to check this >>LIGHTSABER LINK<< out in Week 9’s blog article,

and choose the correct color for the person you are making this blanket for! Personalizing the blanket with a special “hidden” meaning added is an awesome little added bonus designer Janet Lindner has brought us.

Sandman or the “Tusken Raiders”:

Species: Tusken

Homeworld: Tatooine

The term Sand People was given to them due to their existence in the desert, and was in use from at least around 4000 BBY; but the more formal name of Tusken Raiders was acquired much later, due to a period of concerted attacks on the settlement at Fort Tusken in 98-95 BBY. Although this name is often used as a common term for the race, it actually refers only to the participants of the attack on the settlement. 

Specialists studying the past of the Tusken Raiders also used the term Ghorfa to denote an earlier sedentary phase of their culture, and lastly Kumumgah, which is what Tusken Raiders evolved from, as they were the earliest stratum of sentient civilization on the planet, believed by some to represent a common ancestry shared by the Ghorfa and the Jawas. In the culture of the Tuskens, to expose any part of the flesh was forbidden and seen as a disgrace.

Interesting Fact: Sand People are biologically incompatible with humans.

Garindan also known as “Long Snout”:

Species: Kubaz

Homeworld: Kubindi

Kubaz gained a reputation as expert spies and slicers (computer experts), and would sometimes work for criminal organizations.

Interesting Facts:

  • considered to be the “greatest spy in Mos Eisley spaceport.”
  • His name translated to “Blessed One,” “Burnt wood,” “dust from a windstorm,” “ugly,” and “toast” in five different languages.

SUGGESTED YARN COLORS FOR WEEK 11:

  • Black
  • Medium Grey
  • Chocolate Brown 
  • Brown
  • Caramel
  • Dark Beige
  • Taupe
  • Pastel Yellow
  • Terra-cotta / Brick

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PATTERN LINKS:

Sandman: Single Crochet Sandman

Sandman: c2c Sandman

Garindan: Single Crochet Garindan

Garindan: C2c Garindan

***>>>EVENT LINK<<<***

**All previous CAL release weeks and articles can be found by clicking  >>HERE<<

And then for next week’s preparation we have…….

Suggested Colors for Week 12:

  • Medium Grey
  • Black
  • Navy
  • Windsor Blue
  • Sky Blue
  • Brown
  • Caramel
  • Buff
  • Purple
  • Burgundy
  • Dark Orange
  • Pumpkin
  • Orange
  • Medium Thyme
  • White

May the Force be with you as this sojourn slowly dwindles in length remaining….. and the fruits of our labor are shared in the beautiful squares created…. until we meet again…..

Happy Crocheting

Jo💗

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