Little Update…and Marshmallows

To purchase any of the below yarn, please send me an email at indigodragonfly.K AT gmail.com (replace AT with “@”, no spaces) indicating which yarn(s) you would like, where you live and whether you want it shipped surface or air mail.  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 within 3-5 days.   Shipping charges to the US will start at  $5 for surface mail and $6.70 for air mail.  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.

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.

Marshmallows

“Marshmallows” are sample packs.  Each pack contains a random selection of yarn samples, suitable for blanket squares, striped garments and more!  Each pack contains a variety of yarn bases and colours selected from the entire Indigodragonfly range.  A minimum of 100 g of yarn in each pack.

these are sample colours only...every pack is different

All packs listed below are a variety of Sock yarns:  Superwash Merino, MCN Sock, 2ply Merino, 2 ply Organic Merino and 4 ply Merino

8-9 g Marshmallows — 11 per bag – $25:  9 available

10-11 g Marshmallows — 10 per bag – $25:  20 available

12-13 g Marshmallows — 8 per bag – $25: 8 available


Valentine’s Day Massacre

Deep reds with plum highlights

MCN Sock – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yards/115 g skein – $25 per skein:  5 available

MCN Lace – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 575 yards/115 g skein – $25 per skein:  SOLD OUT

This Is Your Brain on Cookies

What if Cookie Monster’s brain exploded…soft blues, purples, grey and white

MCN Sock – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yards/115 g skein – $25 per skein:  8 available

Vancouver Melt

Clearly I’ve been watching too much Olympic coverage…these colours are melted versions of the VANOC colour scheme.

MCN Sock – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yards/115 g skein – $25 per skein:  1 available

Late Update…

There will be a small update today, but it will be late due to photography issues and a class on social media.  Someday, I swear I will master the art of being in 2 places at once.  Today is not that day!

Look for the update later this afternoon or early evening.  There will be marshmallows.  😉

If you just can’t wait, there is still yarn available here and here.

Ever Feel Like Your Life Should Be Commentated?

For the latest Indigodragonfly yarn update, click here.  Other available yarn is here.

Rod Black: Well folks, we’re into Day 7 of the Knitting Olympics and after a fantastic start for Kim McBrien, just speeding away through those Fiddlehead Mitts, things are really going straight to hell.  I’m sure all Canadians are deeply DEEPLY disappointed.

David Pelletier: Yes, well, she was doing so well and then suffered setback when the electric so-not-a-zamboni-no-matter-how-cute-it-is spewed liquid all. over. the ice…

…causing a potential 3 day delay as she must now have the time to completely dry those outer mittens out before attempting the double lining.  Great lesson to be learned here…read through ALL the instructions before the Opening Ceremonies.

Rod Black: And then in a cocky move, totally misjudging her ability to manipulate the tiny needles WITH the tiny yarn and still have the ability to hold a toothbrush, McBrien had to abandon the Galileo routine after row 20.  Very disappointing for the home crowd.  Her Olympic dream crushed.  Again.

David Pelletier: Well Rod, with the TINY bit of experience I’ve had in the Olympics what with, you know, winning gold and all, I can tell you after speaking with her coach earlier today…an active participant in her Olympic experience…

…that after changing her routine in mid-routine she’s going to go back to her old routine as routinely planned.  “I think I can do it,” he says she said.

Jamie Sale: AND that’s exactly what she should do.  The original plan was to knit the Fiddlehead Mitts AND to finish one set of sleeves on the many MANY sleeve-less sweaters that are lying in her knitting basket….s.  Why she decided against that late in the game, we’ll never know.  Also Rod?  Shut up.

David Pelletier: Exactly my thought Jamie.  Let’s take a look at that left front-shawl collar-upper back-right front combo on the Solaris (rav link) in Have Fun Stormin’ the Castle (MCN Worsted)…

…yep…that baby definitely needs arms.  And can someone explain to me why the iPhone is now taking better pictures than the real digital camera?

Rod Black: Well I don’t kno–

Jamie Sale: I believe I speak for all Canadians and those poor International visitors that are listening right now when I say “Shut up, Rod, or I’ll call in the zamboni they’re air lifting in from Calgary as we speak to run you over while the nation watches.

David Pelletier: Holy crap, did you see all the armless sweaters in these baskets?  Sure she shouldn’t be competing in the Paralympics?



Update: Post Valentine’s Day Hangover

To purchase any of the below yarn, please send me an email at indigodragonfly.K AT gmail.com (replace AT with “@”, no spaces) indicating which yarn(s) you would like and whether you want it shipped surface or air mail.  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 within 3-5 days.   Shipping charges to the US will start at  $5 for surface mail and $6.70 for air mail.  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.

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.

Flamingos Are Not Munitions Experts

Rosy pinks


DK Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 225 yds/100 g – $25: 4 available

MCN Sock – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yards/115 g skein – $25 per skein:  1 available

babybluejayblanket

Blues!

Aran Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 181 yds/100 g – $25: 3 available

Lothlorien

Greyed blue-greens

4 ply Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 375 yards/100 g skein – $25 per skein:  6 available

Harbour Toes

Ocean blue/greens and charcoal

DK Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 225 yds/100 g – $25: 10 available

Sea-Sky

2 ply Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 350 yds/100 g skein – $25:  3 available

Aran Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 181 yds/100 g – $25: 10 available

MCN Sock – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yards/115 g skein – $25 per skein:  5 available

Chickadee

Black.  Grey.  White.  Shots of pale, pale yellow.

2 ply Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 350 yds/100 g skein – $25:  6 available

Banana Pete, the Popsicle Treat

2 ply Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 350 yds/100 g skein – $25:  5 available

Cut Me in Half and Count the Rings

2 ply Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 350 yds/100 g skein – $25:  3 available

Aran Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 181 yds/100 g – $25: 10 available

Chewing the Plastiscenery

Purples tinged with grey.


DK Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 225 yds/100 g – $25: 10 available

Just Because You’re Wearing Purple Doesn’t Make You Royalty, Dear.

2 ply Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 350 yds/100 g skein – $25:  6 available

Twilight in the Berry Bush

2 ply Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 350 yds/100 g skein – $25:  3 available

Aran Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 181 yds/100 g – $25: 10 available

Valentine’s Day Massacre

MCN Sock – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yards/115 g skein – $25 per skein:  3 available

Don’t Pop the Axel…Don’t Pop the Axel…

In 2006, I actually delayed starting a new job for 2 weeks to watch the Olympics. I sat knitting on my couch through the whole thing, not having any clue that there was a KNITTING OLYMPICS going on. Now there’s a sport I’d actually have a fighting chance in.

In 2008, I participated, but had to pull out of the race due to a rotator cuff injury. (all you non-knitting readers, including my family, go ahead and laugh. C’mon. Get it out of your system.)

In 2010, in front of a home crowd and now living with a person and a dog who both have no clue why I feel the need to a) watch the Olympics (both were warned about this obsession long before they moved in) and b) knit MORE than I do already, I am determined to finish.

I set myself what I felt was a decent challenge. Fiddlehead Mitts (rav link) in Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label yarn.  I avoid colourwork like the plague.  I love the look, but hate the process.  Why?  I like my knitting to flow and have a rhythm.  When it doesn’t, I lose interest.  For me, colourwork has always had a lack of rhythm.  Lots of stops and starts, dropping one colour to pick up another.  I just don’t like it.  But I love these mitts.  Tried on a finished pair at the Purple Purl and they fit perfectly.   And I have never knit mitts for myself.  At least none that actually cover my fingers.  So.  This was my challenge.  And with my incredibly busy schedule at the moment, I was certain it would take me the full two weeks to finish.

Um.

I think I’ve figured the colourwork thing out.  Just saying.

So, to up the difficulty, I’m aiming to finish these AND a pair of Cosmicpluto’s Galileo Mitts (rav link) in 4 ply Organic Merino:

Both pairs.  Both fully lined (it’s COLD up here).  Both.  While attempting to keep up the aforementioned crazy work schedule.  Kind of feels like throwing in a quadruple axel in the last minute of the program.  Hope I don’t pop the axel.

Sign Ups Are Open!

Sign up for the Smart-Ass Knitter World Domination 1 Skein Club (Click Link for FAQ).

Packages will contain the following items, made exclusively for this club:

– 1 Skein of luxury, hand dyed yarn
– 1 Pattern for that yarn
– Artisan-made swag

There are 6 month (3 packages, 6 monthly payments) and 1 year (6 packages, 12 payments – includes 1 shipment of 100% cashmere) options.  Packages will be mailed from Canada on June 15, August 15 and October 15, 2o10 for the 6 month club, and June 15, August 15, October 15, December 15, 2010, February 15 and April 15, 2011 for the 1 year club.

Sign up buttons are at the bottom of this post.

Pricing:

6 months, 3 packages – $24 per month for 6 months (US funds for US addresses, CDN funds for CDN addresses)

1 year, 6 packages – $26 per month for 12 months (US funds for US addresses, CDN funds for CDN addresses)

All prices include shipping.

International Subscribers: International subscribers are absolutely welcome!  Please email me at indigodragonfly.kATgmailDOTcom so that I can give you an accurate quote for monthly payments based on actual shipping costs from Canada to your country.

Haliburton and Lettuce Knit Night customers: Email me, and I will set up a subscription for you minus shipping costs.

If you want to pay for your full subscription in one payment: Email me at indigodragonfly.kATgmailDOTcom and I will send you an invoice.

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Big Update Today!

To purchase any of the below yarn, please send me an email at indigodragonfly.K AT gmail.com (replace AT with “@”, no spaces) indicating which yarn(s) you would like and whether you want it shipped surface or air mail.  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 within 3-5 days.   Shipping charges to the US will start at  $5 for surface mail and $6.70 for air mail.  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.

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.


Wounded in the Act of World Domination

Dark, bruisey purples, plums and yellow-greens

Impact: Purples and plums are dominant, with shots of greens

4 ply Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 375 yards/100 g skein – $25 per skein:  6 available

Bedridden: a little more green showing, but still predominantly purples and plums

MCN Lace – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 575 yards/115 g skein – $25 per skein:  2 available

Donut: More greens in this version
MCN Sock – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yards/115 g skein – $25 per skein:  5 available

Repentance: equal amounts of greens and purples/plums; softer colours

2 ply Merino – 100% Merino – 350 yds/100g – $20:  6 available

Have Fun Stormin’ the Castle

Stone greys with hints and highlights of muted purple, olive green, teal and pink

light version

light version

MCN Sock – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yards/115 g skein – $25:   3 skeins

dark version

MCN Worsted – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 200 yards/115 g skein – 1 skeins

MCN Sock – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yards/115 g skein – 4 skeins

Self-Elmolation

Shades of primary red

MCN Sock – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yards/115 g skein – $25:  2 skeins

Grape Leaves

Warm greys, dark olive greens and red clay

4 ply Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 375 yards/100 g skein –  $25:  7 available

Held My Breath Too Long

deep, dark purples and plums

MCN Worsted – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 200 yards/115 g skein – $25:  6 skeins

Monarch-y

2 ply Merino

MCN Sock

2 ply Merino – 100% Merino – 350 yds/100 g skein – $20:  3 available

MCN Sock – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yards/115 g skein –  $25:  3 available

Rusty the Rooster

Rusty brick red, with undertones of charcoal and plum

top:  MCN Sport – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 250 yards/115 g skein – $25:  10 available

Middle:  MCN Worsted – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 200 yards/115 g skein – $25: 10 available

Middle: MCN Sock – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yards/115 g skein- $25:  6 available

Bottom:  DK Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 225 yards/100 g skein – $25:  10 available

Ernie Shirt

Rose pinks and periwinkle

2 ply Organic Merino & MCN Lace

2 ply Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 350 yds/100 g skein – $25:  4 available
MCN Lace – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 575 yds/115 g – $25: 1 available

I am Not a Shrimp…
I am a KING PRAWN!  (Deep oranges overdyed with purple and plum…earthy and complex)

MCN Sock – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yds/115 g – $25: 7 available


Deer TV

Complex shades of cream and coffee, charcoal and chocolate

2 ply Merino – 100% Merino – 350 yds/100 g skein – $20: 5 available

Just Say Oregano

Because we all listened to Nancy Regan, didn’t we?

DK Organic Merino

Top: 4 ply Organic Merino; Bottom: Aran Organic Merino

DK Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 225 yds/100 g – $25: 9 available

4 ply Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 375 yds/100 g – $25:  9 available

Aran Organic Merino – 100% Ultrafine Organic Merino – 181 yds/100 g – $25: 10 available

MCN Lace – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 575 yds/115 g – $25:  2 available

New Yarns, Regular Updates and a CLUB!

Yes, a Club.

Starting February 14 (because I really hate Valentine’s Day), we’ll be taking subscriptions for the Smart Ass Knitters/World Domination 1 Skein Club. Choose a 6 month (3 packages) or 1 year (6 packages) option.  Each package will include a skein of Indigodragonfly yarn, a pattern for that yarn and knitting related, sometimes handmade, swag.  Designers will include Sarah Jenkins, Ronni Smith, Stephannie Roy, Glenna C and Susan Lutsky…all fantastic designers and bona fide smart asses.  This is going to be fun!

Prices:
1 year subscription – $26 per month (includes 1 skein of 100% cashmere) – Mailings:  June 15, August 15, October 15, December 15, 2010,  February 15, 2011 and April 15, 2011
6 month subscription – $24 per month – Mailings:  June 15, August 15, October 15 2010

To subscribe:  Visit this blog anytime after 1 am EST on February 14  to 11:59 pm EST on March 14.  The subscription button will be here waiting for you.

New Yarns

Over the next few updates, we will be gradually introducing some new yarns to our lineup.

Merino: available in Aran, DK and 2 ply Fingering weights.  Warm and wooly, this base is ideal for warm winter garments, yet still retaining that merino softness we know and love.

Organic Merino: 100% Certified Organic Ultrafine Merino will be available in Aran (pictured in the banner above), DK, and both 4 ply and 2 ply Fingering weights. Incredibly soft and squooshy, this is quickly becoming another of my favourites.

Visit my Ravelry yarn page for full details on on all of these yarns.

We hope you’ll try them and let us know what you think.

Regular Updates

Starting this week on Tuesday February 9 at 3 pm EST, we’ll be updating the shop on a weekly basis.  We’re going to try Tuesdays at 3 pm EST (New York/Toronto/Haliburton time), but may change it up occasionally to keep you on your toes!  Follow me on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates!