I love doing custom work.  While there can be restrictions, there is a lot of freedom as well.  Working within parameters, but with a good dose of “but I really love what you do, so I trust you” is the best way to work!

Recently three good friends asked me to do some custom dyeing for them.   

Keri wanted “that dark purple you do…well, purples…any deep purples…”  So this is what she got:


MCN Sport

A sweater’s worth of MCN Sport.  

Molly  asked me to dye some of her handspun.  We decided on smoky, dusky plums.  And then I went to pick up Molly’s handspun  [insert dropped jaw and audible gasp] which was STUNNING.  Seriously, the woman makes gorgeous yarn.  It almost didn’t make it back to her.  


Let’s look a little closer, shall we?

(Molly has since commented that she sees the flaws in this handspun when she knits it…um, Molly, part of what makes handmade things beautiful is seeing the evidence, the imperfections, that show that a human made it.)

And finally Stephannie.  Stephannie handed me a bag of merino/seacell pencil roving and free reign.  I took some inspiration from the colours in her glasses (dark brown with light turquoise) and added a touch of smartass (limegreen) to get this:

Stephannie calls it “Desiccated Brains”…perfect.  🙂

I have to admit, custom work for friends is both wonderful and terrifying.  Even though I pretty much knew each of these lots was perfect for the recipient, it wasn’t until they each jumped up and down, hugging their yarn and fibre, that I actually knew.  And really, there is no better feeling than seeing someone LOVE something that you’ve made.

Custom work is easy to come by…don’t be afraid to ask.  🙂


Something old…something new…

Some great new colours in this update, as well as some old favourites.  

Full details about yarn bases and prices is here.  

The obligatory rule section:

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If you’re interested in purchasing any of my yarn and/or roving, please send me an email at indigodragonfly.K AT (replace AT with “@”, no spaces) indicating what you would like.  First email request for each yarn/fibre secures it.  I will send you a paypal invoice for the full amount plus shipping and ship the packages off as soon as possible!  Shipping charges to the US will start at  $5 (1 skein of sock yarn) or $7 (1-2 batches of most rovings/1 -2 skeins of larger skeins of yarn).   Canada Post doesn’t make shipping charges for Canadian or International packages easy, so I will send you a shipping quote for your order for your approval.  Sound good?

Best attempts are made to photograph colours accurately, however colours do differ from monitor to monitor (I’ve checked).  I’ve also described the colours…and hope that helps.  Custom orders are always welcomed!  Just email me with what you have in mind.  



MCN Lace – 1 skein
MCN Sock – 1 skeins
Superwash sock – 1 skein
Superwash worsted – 2 skeins

(it’s not pink…really it’s not…maybe)

MCN Sport – 1 skein 


MCN Lace – 1 skein
MCN Sock – 1 skeins
MCN Sport – 1 skein 
Superwash sock – 2 skeins


MCN Lace – 4 skein
MCN Sock – 2 skeins



This is a bluer pink than the photo shows...and VERY bright

This is a bluer pink than the photo shows...and VERY bright


MCN Sock – 2 skeins
Superwash Worsted – 2 skeins



Purple, acid green, turquoise and red washed in shades of grey...the colours mix differently in every skein!

Purple, acid green, turquoise and red washed in shades of grey...the colours mix differently in every skein!


MCN Sport – 2 skeins


MCN Sock – 1 skein
Superwash Sock – 1 skein 
Superwash Lace – 1 skein 


MCN Sock – 1 skeins 
MCN Sport – 1 skein 
Superwash Lace – 1 skein