Serious Squoosh Factor

No big secret that I LOVE Norah Gaughan.  Her designs wake up every creative brain cell I have.  And so when I saw Cormorant [rav link], I knew I needed to dye some yarn to make it.  Luckily the MCN (merino/cashmere/nylon) base comes in a variety of weights, so I was able to replicate the balance of Ultra Alpaca and Ultra Alpaca Fine with MCN Worsted and MCN Sock.

I’ve almost finished the Worsted section of the sweater:

Colourway:  Cliffs of Insanity  (or, if you’re Patrick, “Just Some Really Pretty Cliffs in Ireland…Nothing at all to do with Kim’s State of Mind”)

And I have to tell you…the SQUOOSH factor of this yarn is outstanding!  I stop every second row (or stitch…just saying) to squeeze it.

One more sleeve to go…and then onto the edging…


Update North!

Welcome to the first update from Indigodragonfly in the NORTH!  (There are actual dragonflies following me all over our property…appropriate, don’t you think?)

A little bit about the bases you’ll see offered:

MCN Lace – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 575 yards per skein – $24 US/ $26 CDN

MCN Sock – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yards per skein – $24 US/ $26 CDN

MCN Sport – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 250 yards per skein – $24 US/ $26 CDN

MCN Worsted – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 200 yards per skein – $24 US/$26 CDN

Superwash Merino Sock – superwash merino – 400 yards per skein – $20 US/ $22 CDN

Superwash Merino Worsted – superwash merino – 200 yards per skein – $20 US/$22 CDN

To join my mailing list and hear about updates:  indigodragonfly.K AT

Now the rules:

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.  I will send you quotes for both surface and air mail shipping…just tell me which one you’d prefer.  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.


Don’t Wear This on Star Trek

deep, warm reds

deep, warm reds

MCN Worsted – 10 skeins available

deep, warm reds -  darker than this photo

deep, warm reds - darker than this photo

MCN Sock – 2 skeins available

Cookie vs. Oscar: Steel Cage Death Match

deep, almost purple blues and greens

deep, almost purple blues and greens

MCN Worsted – 6 skeins available

deep, almost purple blues and greens

deep, almost purple blues and greens

MCN Lace – 3 skeins available

Orchid You Not
thanks Ronni!

smokey, lavender plums

smokey, lavender plums

MCN Worsted – 8 skeins available

Shadows & Fog

greens, browns and dark greys

greens, browns and dark greys

MCN Lace – 1 skein

Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti

MCN Worsted – 3 skeins available

Superwash Sock – 1 skein available


Superwash Sock – 1 skein


MCN Sport – 1 skein


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


MCN Lace – 3 skeins


MCN Sock – 2 skeins
MCN Sock – 2 skeins
Superwash Worsted – 2 skeins


This colourway is made up of shades of bright green, turquoise, purple and dark red, washed in shades of grey. Expect a high level of variance in dyelots.   Skeins dyed in the same pot work well together.

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

MCN Sport – 2 skeins


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


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


This colourway is made up of  random greens and purples.  Expect a high level of variance in dyelots.   Skeins dyed in the same pot work well together.

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


Superwash Lace – 1 skein

News and Notes

Next Update

I’m getting yarn ready for the next update!
Wednesday September 23 at 5 pm Eastern (Toronto/New York time)
I’m going to try something new with this update.  I’m going to set it up to automatically go live at 5:00 pm on Wednesday.
New Pages on the Blog
I’ve set up available yarn and available fibre pages here on my blog.  Just click on the links below the header to see what’s currently available.  Yarn and fibre left after each update will be moved to the “available” pages approximately 24 hours later.

Shipping Changes
Many of you have requested faster shipping.  When you confirm your order, I’ll give you a surface mail and an airmail quote for shipping.  Just let me know which you’d prefer!
Thanks for your patience through the turmoil of the past couple of months.  I’m looking forward to getting into a regular dyeing/update routine REALLY soon!
And I’m about to make a yarn order…let me know if there’s anything in particular you would like to see.  It can be a yarn base I already offer…or maybe you’re looking for something new.  Leave a note in the comments!

…And Now I’m Here.

Well we made it! Despite lost movers, a very confused dog and total exhaustion, we got ourselves moved in last Thursday.

Due to a comedy of Internet errors (my macbook’s in Toronto and the IT guy that works on our work computers has done something to the work laptop), I’ll be blogging from my iPhone for a while. Apologies in advance for formating issues.

Here are a few pictures of the new place. Because of the limits of the wordpress app, all photos will appear at the bottom of this post.

1 & 2. The house
3. The car: Squeals McOil (R would like you all to know that yes, Squeals WAS named for the Squeals When Boiled colourway)
4 & 5. Otis trying to find the perfect “spot”
6. Otis level windows (it’s not home till there’s yarn on the coffee table)
7. And a window seat (which I’ve always wanted)
8. Which doubles as yarn storage! (cedar-lined!!!)
9. We’ll just ignore the fact that it’s next to the dryer (which is also in the bedroom…which is also a porch. Did I mention it’s a very strange house?)