Pass Me The Hammer; or, So That’s What A Plumb Bob Is For!

So, have you ever cooked food in a kitchen?

We have. A long, long time ago, in a story that goes something like this (a one an’ a two an’ a…):

2009: Sure it’s a hobby, but yeah I can totally dye a skein of yarn for you. Okay, I’ll do that on Friday.

2013: It’s Friday? Hmm. Okay…now what month did you say it was???

Yes, business has been…well, busy. And not just yer regular 9 to 5, I hate my boss and wish upon a fallen unicorn their overblown hairstyle would finally collapse under the weight of their vile übermousse and crush their puny skull into the black hole of nothingness that it is and please for the love of possum also take that unfortunate pantsuit with it kind of busy but hey I digress so…um, what was the point?

Oh yes, we’re busy.

Stupid busy.

And it’s time to take the Stupid to School.

Since we purchased the house and property we were renting nearly a year ago, we’ve started the discussion of building a yarn studio. Business was good, orders were coming in at a fairly regular rate, wholesale clients were coming on board. From 2011 to 2012, business doubled. Now we’re at that point where every successful business gets, which is to look at the current business plan and decide whether or not to expand. And it’s now time to let out the seams!

We’ve got the sales: Check. We’ve put in place a build design: Check. And this is where you – the Inquisitive Chipmunk-Herding Minions of Immoderation™ – come in!

We’ve got in place start-up funding, and now we’re looking to squirrel-poke this bad boy over the top (but not in a cheesy old Sylvester Stallone movie kind of way). And so to slam home the Forearm Of Victory (okay, so there will be a little bit of arm wrestling, but mostly between cuddly wildlife critters), we’ve set up our very own Indiegogo Campaign!!!

Here’s how it works: Go to our Campaign Page.

Pick Yer Stuff!!!

It’s that simple.

Share our campaign page through Facebook, Twitter, Ravelry posts…basically with everyone you know!

Why?? More pretty pretty yarn, faster turnaround times, the ability to take on more wholesale clients,  employment opportunities for a job-poor community, and perks. Perks, I tells ya!

Thank You.

And oh yes, please pass the Campaign Page link on!

We’re looking forward to cooking in our kitchen again.

July 9 Update: More Than Your Average Bear!!!

*New*: Storage Boxes and Pouches handmade by Arounna at Bookhou in Toronto.

We’ve had these accessories in our studio and as booth display for almost a year now, and are now able to share them with you!

Small Storage Boxes – $25 each

100% hand printed linen (outside)
100% cotton canvas (inside)

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height: 6″  diameter: 5″
Fits 2 yarn cakes for storage, or a 1-skein project in progress

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Prints available (clockwise from top left): 

Crosses – 2 available
Scallops – 1 available
Rain – sold out
Grey Triangles – 2 available

Large Storage Boxes – $34 each

100% hand printed linen (outside)
100% cotton canvas (inside)

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7″ x 7″ x 6″  - pictured beside the small storage box for scale
Fits 8-9 skeins or yarn cakes for storage,

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or a multi-skein project in progress (pictured: 7 skein sweater project in progress)

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Prints available (from top): 

Stones – 4 available
Rain – 4 available
Leaves – sold out
Sprigs – 1 available
Crosses – 5 available
Black Triangles – 5 available

Pouches

(Large: $28, Medium $24, Oblong $20)

100% hand printed linen (outside)
100% cotton twill (inside)
antique brass metal zipper

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Large: 10″ x 7″ (I use this size for my ipad mini, cables & extras)
Medium: 8.5″ x 6″ (I use this for items I carry from purse to purse: medication, hand cream, lip balm…)
Oblong: 8.5″ x 4.25″ (I use this as a pencil case)

Prints available (Clockwise from top left):

Triangles: 1 medium

Crosses: 1 large, 1 medium, 1 oblong

Stones: Sold Out!

Scallops: 1 large, 1 medium

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      ****PLEASE READ THIS SECTION BEFORE ORDERING!!!!!!****

Yarn Anyone???

Oh yes, we do have some new Yarn Goodness!!!

In addition to the usual sweetness, we’ve dyed up a whole mess o’ super-sweet, non-repeatable, totally-braggable Special Editions, so LOOK! SCOOP!! FLAUNT!!! NEFARIOUS LAUGHTER!!!! This is also one of the biggest posts we’ve put out there, so remember – seat belts on, juice boxes handy, notepads to the ready – Safety First!

***Now, one thing: For the Special Edition colour ways, We originally created them with in mind of being an auctioned-off fundraiser for our Studio Build, but that’s really time-consuming and time is something in rather short supply these days. So to make life a bit simpler…

If you would like to purchase one (or more) of the Special Edition colourways – they’re all posted with a highly visible (Special Edition) header – we’re asking that you add a small donation per each Special Edition skein to the Studio Fund. It can be as little as $1 per skein, with a recommended $5 per skein, with the ultimate goal being Getting The Studio Built, which means More Yarn Faster Turnaround Speedier Service Happy Minions More Chipmunk Employment Opportunities!!! When you email in your order, just let us know what you’d like to add, and yes, Canadian Tire money is accepted!!!***

Okay, on yer marks, get set…

(can you smell the beautiful odour of burning F5 keys???)

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Ordering is simple:
1) send us an email at orders AT indigodragonfly.ca. Tell us what you’d like to order (which yarn base, what colourway, how many skeins) and where you live (so we can calculate shipping)
2) We will email you a Paypal invoice, which can be paid with a Paypal account or a credit card.

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Merino Sock: 100% Superwash Merino 2 ply sock yarn – 400 yds – 100g – $25

I Made That Tape Special For Today! (High Fidelity series)

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5 Skeins Available

Is She All Green And Fuzzy And Mossy? (High Fidelity series)

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3 Skeins Available

Curse Your Sudden But Inevitable Betrayal! (Wash – Firefly series)

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3 Skeins Available

Only, The Exact Phrase I Used Was, “Don’t.” (Inara – Firefly series)

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9 Skeins Available

Also, I Can Kill You With My Brain. (River Tam – Firefly series)

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Sold Out!

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SOLD

Eviscerate Is Enough

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SOLD

Caffeinate The Minion!

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3 Skeins Available

Sargasm

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2 Skeins Available

Tiny Bloodsucking Dancer

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1 Skein Available

If You Really Wanted To Mess Me Up, You Should’ve Gotten To Me Sooner! (High Fidelity series)

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4 Skeins Available

Mum

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4 Skeins Available

We Gotta Go To The Crappy Town Where I’m A Hero! (Wash – Firefly series)

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1 Skein Available

TARDIS (Doctor Who series)

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1 Dark Skein Available

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1 Light Skein Available

The Worst Part Of Nodding Off Is Folgers In Your Lap

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3 Skeins Available

Is The Money Okay? Did They Hurt The Money? (Anya – Buffy series)

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1 Skein Available

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Grrr….Targh….: 100% Targhee Wool, 548m/600yds, 250g, $45

Daleks Don’t Give Out Pink Slips (Doctor Who series)

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2 Skeins Available

Mum

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3 Skeins Available

TARDIS (Doctor Who series)

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1 Dark Skein Available

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1 Light Skein Available

Where’s The Regenerate Switch In This Convertible? (Matthew – Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series)

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3 Skeins Available

Don’t Blink. (Doctor Who series)

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2 Skeins Available

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Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Sock: 80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon (woolen spun), 365m/400yds, 100g, $32

Don’t Blink. (Doctor Who Series)

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1 Skein Available

Have Fun Storming The Castle! (The Princess Bride series)

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2 Skeins Available

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Bleats, Shoots & Leaves Sock: 65% Merino Wool/20% Bamboo/15% Silk, 365m/400yds, 100g, $28

One Shirt, Two Shirt, Red Shirt, Duck! (Special Edition)

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1 Skein Available

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Ultra MCN Sock: 70%merino/20%cashmere/10%nylon – 400 yds – 115 g – $32

I Made That Tape Special For Today! (High Fidelity series)

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1 Skein Available

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Merino Silk 4-Ply Sock: 50% Superwash Merino/50% Silk – 430 yards per skein – 100 g – $32

Don’t Wear This On Star Trek

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2 Skeins Available

My Name Is Indigo Montoya

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1 Skein Available

One Shirt, Two Shirt, Red Shirt, Duck! (Special Edition)

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2 Skeins Available

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Merino Nylon Sock: 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon – 400 yds – 100g – $25

The Worst Part Of Nodding Off Is Folgers In Your Lap

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3 Skeins Available

Is She All Green And Fuzzy And Mossy? (High Fidelity series)

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2 Skeins Available

Also, I Can Kill You With My Brain. (River Tam – Firefly series)

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2 Skeins Available

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Okay, One More Added Bonus!!!

These Are Available ONLY To Current (& in Good Standing) Smart-Ass Club Members!!! (Ah, Perks….)

Kermidiot

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Merino Nylon Sock: 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon – 400 yds – 100g – $25 – 4 Skeins Available

Squalor Amongst The Ankles

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Filament O’ Squid: 70% Superwash Merino/30% Sea Cell, 365m/400yds, 115g, $28 – 1 Skein Available

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Merino Sock: 100% Superwash Merino 2 ply sock yarn – 400 yds – 100g – $25 - 1 Skein Available

Sold out colours

Your Birthing Vessel Was A Cricetinae, And Your DNA Expositor Smelt Of Sambucus Pericorp! (Special Edition)

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Sold Out!

Turquoish Delight (Special Edition)

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SOLD OUT

That Dream Where You’re At Work And All You’re Wearing Is Underwear…Um Hi… (Special Edition)

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SOLD OUT

As God As My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly.

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SOLD

Neurotical Disaster

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Sold Out!

Caffeinate The Minion!

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Sold Out!

Claws Don’t Kill People, People…No Wait, Claws Do Kill People. (Fake Wolverine Quote)

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Sold Out!

Türtljägr: For When Frögschläger Just Won’t Do.

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Sold Out!

Amphibious: A Tendency To RepeatedlyFall For Lies From Frogs (Special Edition)

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Sold Out!

The Impenetrable Apricot Forcefield

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Sold Out!

That Dream Where You’re At Work And All You’re Wearing Is Underwear…Um Hi… (Special Edition)

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Sold Out!

That Dream Where You’re At Work And All You’re Wearing Is Underwear…Um Hi… (Special Edition)

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Sold Out!

Sargasm

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SOLD

Shiraz: Because Corn Flakes At Midnight By Yourself In Pajamas Is Just Sad (Special Edition)

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Sold Out!

Your Birthing Vessel Was A Cricetinae, And Your DNA Expositor Smelt Of Sambucus Pericarp! (Special Edition)

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Sold Out!

One Shirt, Two Shirt, Red Shirt, Duck! (Special Edition)

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SOLD

Eviscerate Is Enough

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Sold Out!

Oooo…Shiny…

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Sold Out!

Amphibious: A Tendency To Repeatedly Fall For Lies From Frogs (Special Edition)

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Sold Out!

Only, The Exact Phrase I Used Was, “Don’t.” (Inara – Firefly series)

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1 Skein Available

Turquoish Delight (Special Edition)

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Sold Out!

Shiraz: Because Corn Flakes At Midnight By Yourself In Pajamas Is Just Sad (Special Edition)

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Sold Out!

The Impenetrable Apricot Forcefield

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Sold Out!

Your Birthing Vessel Was A Cricetinae, And Your DNA Expositor Smelt Of Sambucus Pericorp! (Special Edition)

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Sold Out!

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Sold Out!

As God As My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly.

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SOLD OUT

As God As My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly. (Famous Poultry Players Special Edition)

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Sold Out!

I’ll Be In My Bunk. (Jayne – Firefly series)

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Sold Out!

Nearfenügen: The Fear Of Being Run Over By A Jetta (Special Edition)

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Sold Out!

I’ll Be In My Bunk. (Jayne – Firefly series)

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Sold Out!

20,000 Lawyers Under The Sea

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Sold Out!

One Shirt, Two Shirt, Red Shirt, Duck! (Special Edition)

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Sold Out!

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Email orders to: orders@indigodragonfly.ca to place all orders. Let us know: 1) what you would like to purchase, 2) where you live (state/province/country), and 3) whether you would like us to wind your yarn into cakes (charge of $1 per skein with proceeds going to our Otis Houndation). A PayPal invoice will be mailed to you that includes airmail shipping (or surface mail if you’re in Ontario). Please allow approx. 1 – 2 weeks for delivery in Canada, 1 – 3 weeks for deliveries to the United States, and 2 – 8 weeks for international shipping (and possibly a bit longer depending on where you are). Please Note: Once an order has been placed, payment is due within 48 hours of the invoice being sent. If payment is not received within this time frame, the order will be canceled and the stock will be returned to the General Inventory.

Yarn Update: Octobaa, Superwash DK, Superwash Worsted & Guests!

Hiya…

Stuff!!  Enjoy!!!!

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Ordering is simple:
1) send us an email at orders AT indigodragonfly.ca. Tell us what you’d like to order (which yarn base, what colourway, how many skeins) and where you live (so we can calculate shipping)
2) We will email you a Paypal invoice, which can be paid with a Paypal account or a credit card. For more information, see notes at the bottom of the post.

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First, from th’ vaults….

Sailor Bait: The Official Lipstick Of The 2012 Walk Of Shame

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Linen Silk Lace: 65% Linen/35% Silk – 715 yds – 115 g – $35 – Sold Out!

At One With The Ooze; Or, Clean-up In Aisle 5!

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Gesundheits – Matawa Silk Hankies – 100% Bombyx Silk, 10g, $12 - Sold Out!

TARDIS (Doctor Who series)

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Polwarth Silk: 85% Polwarth wool/15% Silk  - weight is between sport and DK weight – 675 yds, 250g – $60 - 3 Skeins Available

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Next Up, Superwash DK!!!

Superwash DK 100% Superwash Merino – 260 yds – 115 g – $22

TARDIS (Doctor Who series)

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3 Skeins Available

Paging Dr. Smart-Ass

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8 Skeins Available

My Boyfriend Had A Bicentennial. (Buffy – Buffy series)

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10 Skeins Available

Don’t Blink. (Doctor Who series)

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10 Skeins Available

Is The Money Okay? Did They Hurt The Money? (Anya – Buffy series)

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12 Skeins Available

Only, The Exact Phrase I Used Was, “Don’t.” (Inara – Firefly series)

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3 Skeins Available

Captain Tightpants (Firefly series)

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3 Skeins Available (Please Note: one skein is darker than the other two)

I Made That Tape Special For Today! (High Fidelity series)

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Sold Out!

Where’s The Regenerate Switch In This Convertible? (Matthew – Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series)

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2 Skeins Available

Did I Listen To Pop Music Because I Was Miserable? Or Was I Miserable Because I Listened To Pop Music? (High Fidelity series)

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1 Skein Available

Also, I Can Kill You With My Brain. (River Tam – Firefly series)

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Sold Out!

The Scone Of Violence

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Sold Out!

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Thoidly, Octobaa!!!!

OctoBaa: 100% 8-Ply superwash merino, 270 yds, 100g, $29 per skein

Don’t Blink. (Doctor Who series)

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Sold Out!

Where’s The Regenerate Switch In This Convertible? (Matthew – Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series)

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1 Skein Available

Unemployed? In Greenland?? (Princess Bride series)

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2 Skeins Available

People Are Particularly Stupid Today; I Cannot Speak To Any More Of Them. (Gilmore Girls series)

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9 Skeins Available

Bunnies, Bunnies, It Must Be Bunnies! (Anya – Buffy series)

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1 Skein Available

Daleks Don’t Give Out Pink Slips. (Doctor Who series)

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8 Skeins Available

I’ll Be In My Bunk. (Jayne – Firefly series)

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5 Skeins Available

Not A Suitable Date For A Mormon

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7 Skeins Available

Mum

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3 Skeins Available

Severus Pay

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3 Skeins Available

TARDIS (Doctor Who series)

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7 Skeins Available

Sargasm

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7 Skeins Available

Only, The Exact Phrase I Used Was, “Don’t.” (Inara – Firefly series)

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7 Skeins Available

You Punched The Highlights Out Of Her Hair! (Scott Pilgrim series)

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3 Skeins Available

If You Really Wanted To Mess Me Up, You Should’ve Gotten To Me Sooner! (High Fidelity series)

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1 Skein Available

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An’ Foithly, Superwash Worsted!!!!!

Superwash Worsted: 100% Superwash Merino – 200 yds – 115g – $22

Mal Wear (Firefly series)

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1 Skein Available

Is She All Green And Fuzzy And Mossy? (High Fidelity series)

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2 Skeins Available

My Name Is Indigo Montoya

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Sold Out!

People Are Particularly Stupid Today; I Cannot Speak To Any More Of Them. (Gilmore Girls series)

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1 Skein Available

Oooo….Shiny….

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2 Skeins Available

River Song (Doctor Who series)

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Sold Out!

Don’t You Have An Elsewhere To Be? (Cordelia – Buffy series)

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1 Skein Available

What The Hay?!

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1 Skein Available

Lambada 3: It’s Tepid!

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Sold Out!

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Email orders to: orders@indigodragonfly.ca to place all orders. Let us know: 1) what you would like to purchase, 2) where you live (state/province/country), and 3) whether you would like us to wind your yarn into cakes (charge of $1 per skein with proceeds going to our Otis Houndation). A PayPal invoice will be mailed to you that includes airmail shipping (or surface mail if you’re in Ontario). Please allow approx. 1 – 2 weeks for delivery in Canada, 1 – 3 weeks for deliveries to the United States, and 2 – 8 weeks for international shipping (and possibly a bit longer depending on where you are). Please Note: Once an order has been placed, payment is due within 48 hours of the invoice being sent. If payment is not received within this time frame, the order will be canceled and the stock will be returned to the General Inventory.

Yarn Update: Ultra MCN Sock & Merino Silk 4-Ply Sock!

Ordering is simple:
1) send us an email at orders AT indigodragonfly.ca.  Tell us what you’d like to order (which yarn base, what colourway, how many skeins) and where you live (so we can calculate shipping)
2) We will email you a Paypal invoice, which can be paid with a Paypal account or a credit card. For more information, see notes at the bottom of the post.

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Ultra MCN Sock: 70%merino/20%cashmere/10%nylon – 400 yds – 115 g – $32

Daleks Don’t Give Out Pink Slips. (Doctor Who series)

Daleks Don't Give Out Pink Slips. (Doctor Who series)

5 Skeins Available

Don’t Blink. (Doctor Who series)

Don't Blink. (Doctor Who series)

4 Skeins Available

Why Does Every Day Involve A Fight With A Gallifreyan? (The Dalekger Countess – Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series)

Why Does Every Day Involve A Fight With A Gallifreyan? (The Dalekger Countess - Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series)

3 Skeins Available

Only, The Exact Phrase I Used Was, “Don’t.” (Inara – Firefly series)

Only, The Exact Phrase I Used Was, "Don't." (Inara - Firefly series)

1 Skein Available

TARDIS (Doctor Who series)

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4 Skeins Available

Where’s The Regenerate Switch In This Convertible? (Matthew – Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series)

Where's The Regenerate Switch In This Convertible? (Matthew - Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series)

2 Skeins Available

Polite Loner

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1 Skein Available

Sargasm

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4 Skeins Available

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Merino Silk 4-Ply Sock: 50% Superwash Merino/50% Silk – 430 yards per skein – 100 g – $32

Don’t Wear This On Star Trek

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3 Skeins Available

Attack Of The CyberFootmen (Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series)

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1 Skein Available

I’ve Never Been Up With People Before. (Xander – Buffy series)

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1 Skein Available

Sargasm

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4 Skeins Available

Not A Suitable Date For A Mormon

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1 Skein Available

Only, The Exact phrase I Used Was, “Don’t.” (Inara – Firefly series)

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3 Skeins Available (Please Note: one skein is lighter than the other two)

Self-Elmolation

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1 Skein Available

Sailor Bait: The Official Lipstick Of The 2012 Walk Of Shame

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1 Skein Available

More Tequila, Less Sunrise

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1 Skein Available

TARDIS (Doctor Who series)

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1 Skein Available

Did I Listen To Pop Music Because I Was Miserable? Or Was I Miserable Because I Listened To Pop Music? (High Fidelity series)

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2 Skeins Available

Where’s The Regenerate Switch In This Convertible? (Matthew – Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series)

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7 Skeins Available

My World Is All Askew. (Willow – Buffy series)

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2 Skeins Available

Don’t You Just Love This Party? Everything’s So Fancy, And There’s Some Kind Of Hot Cheese Over There! (Kaylee – Firefly series)

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3 Skeins Available

Safety Pin Or Safety Pint: Discuss.

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1 Skein Available

I Made That Tape Special For Today! (High Fidelity series)

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1 Skein Available

Hootenany – Well, It’s Chock Full Of Hoot, Just A Little Bit Of Nanny. (Oz – Buffy series)

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1 Skein Available

Türtljägr: For When Frögschläger Just Won’t Do.

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3 Skeins Available

Don’t Blink. (Doctor Who series)

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1 Skein Available

We Can Pickle That! (Portlandia series)

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1 Skein Available

Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

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Lighter Version – 1 Skein Available

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Darker Version – 1 Skein Available

Polite Loner

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1 Skein Available

Blink, Edith, Blink. (Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series)

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2 Skeins Available

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Email orders to: orders@indigodragonfly.ca to place all orders. Let us know: 1) what you would like to purchase, 2) where you live (state/province/country), and 3) whether you would like us to wind your yarn into cakes (charge of $1 per skein with proceeds going to our Otis Houndation). A PayPal invoice will be mailed to you that includes airmail shipping (or surface mail if you’re in Ontario). Please allow approx. 1 – 2 weeks for delivery in Canada, 1 – 3 weeks for deliveries to the United States, and 2 – 8 weeks for international shipping (and possibly a bit longer depending on where you are). Please Note: Once an order has been placed, payment is due within 48 hours of the invoice being sent. If payment is not received within this time frame, the order will be canceled and the stock will be returned to the General Inventory.

Surprise!!

One more sleep till Studiopalooza at Shall We Knit!! (full details here)

It’s not only World Wide Knit in Public Day, it’s a wedding shower for Ron and I to raise money to move our dye studio out of our kitchen to a new space that will allow us to produce more yarn.

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We arrived yesterday afternoon to set up our trunk show (up today, Saturday and Sunday…come squoosh the yarn in person!).  It turns out that the Shall We Knit? team has been plotting. Cross border plotting. Dangerously close that the World Domination thing we mutter about under our breaths.

This kind of plotting:

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Yes. Exactly what you think they are: Jennie the Potter mugs!

Karen, Lynne, Cari, Jenn, Beth, Hughanna and Gillian. All very sneaky, plotty people.

 

Look closer:

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Yep. Not just dragonflies…INDIGO dragonflies. Bouncy yarn. And…

CUTE AND CUDDLY MUTANT ZOMBIE SQUIRRELS OF DOOM!!!

(It’s possible Jennie’s assistant wanted to know why the squirrels were dead)

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There is one more of these in existence.

One. That’s it. Ever.

And Jennie has kindly donated it to be auctioned off tomorrow alongside the one-of-a-kind yarns.

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Auction rules:

- bids will be accepted in our Ravelry group on this thread only.
- bidding will open tomorrow morning (June 15) at 10 am
- bidding will close at 11 pm on Monday, June 16, EST (to allow all time zones a chance to bid!)
- minimum bid: $30.00
- bids should increase by a minimum of $2.00

All funds raised will go towards our Studio fund.

Bloch Ness

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About a year ago, Anne Hanson shared an idea inspired by deep green skeins of Polwarth Silk.  Bloch Ness is the result of that idea.  I love the creative process, and watching this design develop over the past year through Anne’s blog has been thrilling and insightful.

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It’s Anne’s attention to the small details that I love.  The button bands, the line of the raglan, the curve of the neckline.  And that side detail…love it!

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Bloch Ness by Anne Hanson for Knitspot
A unisex cardigan using Polwarth Silk.  We’ve just updated the page with new stock, and will continue to add to it as we dye more yarn.  Want a colour you don’t see? Email us to order your favourite: orders AT indigodragonfly.ca

Buy the Bloch Ness pattern here on Ravelry, or from the Knitspot pattern shop.

 

Ramblings

It’s Friday. An admin day here as we busily get ready to ship Smart-Ass Knitters Club packages next week. Very soon Club members will start to see the telltale signs…the spoiler/no spoilers threads will appear in our Ravelry group…random, mysterious black and white photos will taunt them from dusty corners of the internet.  Bwahhahahahaha. Ha.

Meanwhile these are taunting ME:DSC_0007

 

These the last racks of yarn we’ve dyed up for Studiopalooza at Shall We Knit next weekend. We work with a lot of incredible yarn stores and yarn store owners, but Karen, Lynne and their staff at Shall We Knit have blown us away with the generosity of this event.  We’ve seen sneak previews of what you can expect from other vendors like Zigzag Stitches, Jennie the Potter and Body Blessed and you don’t want to miss this event!

For those of you who really can’t make it, we’ll be live tweeting and live posting about the event on twitter (follow: @indigodragonfly) and in our Ravelry group.  And there is always the Naming Rights Auction (bids close on June 10 at 11 pm)…

Know what else is taunting me?

This:

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It’s my Draper Cardigan from Fit to Flatter in Merino Silk DK in the Minden Flood Relief colourway.  I love how the colour has played out in this base. I really want to wear it RIGHT NOW. And as soon as I whip up a couple of sleeves and stitch that baby together, that’s what’s going to happen!

In other news, Southern Ontario: prepare for 45º C weather.

 

Because One Stove is Not Enough: Naming Rights Auction

Have a great idea for a colourway that you’ve always wanted us to do? Is there a special person you’d love to immortalize in yarny goodness?  Want us to recreate your favourite photograph in colour?

Now’s your chance.

Tell us your story and give us a bid. The highest 4 bidders win the right to name a non-repeatable, one-time-only indigodragonfly colourway.

On Knit in Public day (June 15, 2013), Kim and Ron will dye your colourway live, in person, at Shall We Knit. They’ll tell your story to the crowds waiting with bated breath and live tweet/photograph the process. Whether you’re able to be there in person, or are watching from home, you won’t want to miss this.

You’ll also be featured here on the indigodragonfly blog. AND, you’ll get one skein of your colourway in your choice of Merino Sock or Ultra MCN Sock.

The remaining skeins in the batch will also be auctioned off on the day in our Ravelry Group.

All proceeds will go towards building a dye house and studio for indigodragonfly.  (Which means more yarn, faster, for all of you!)

The Naming Auction will take place in this thread in our Ravelry Group from June 1-10.  If you don’t have a Ravelry account, you can also participate by emailing us your story and your bid and we will enter it for you!

**Single Skein Auction** Minimum bid: $45

Naming rights + 1 skein of your colour way.

**Full Pot Auction** Minimum bid: $400
You can also bid on a full pot in your very own colourway in the base of your choice*. As above, tell us your story and give us a bid.

Kim and Ron will dye your yarn and then do a second pot of your colourway to be auctioned off to the masses.

A full pot/dye lot means:
10 skeins of Worsted
7 skeins of Sock yarn
8 skeins of DK weight

 

Colour & Needles

Tomorrow I head to Needles in the Hay to teach Colour Colour Colour.  We look at the rules of Colour Theory…and then start messing with them.

I’ll also be bringing Bridget these:

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Sets of 3 skeins/3 colours for Needles in the Hay’s Colour Affection KAL (scroll down).

Because workshops like Colour Theory work better when you can apply what you’ve learned right away to a project that you’re excited about, we’ll be looking at these sets, why the colours work and how best to use them with Veera’s pattern.  Students are also encouraged to bring something they’re planning to work on or designing so they can play.

If you’re in or near Peterborough, there are still a few spaces left in the class.  Contact Bridget for more info!