On Being Coco; Or, Mommy, Why Is That Owl Pecking Out Your Eye?

“I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin.” – Coco Chanel

Don’t cheese off Ms. Coco – Check Out this MCN Lace!

MCN Lace: 575 yards of spun fun, 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere n 10% Nylon, all huddled into a wunnerful 115 g. skein, an’ all fer a measly $27 per!

DON’T FERGET!! THE 40% OFF SALE TO PROMOTE Places for People IN THEIR QUEST FOR A $100,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh project! IS STILL ON UNTIL OCTOBER 31 – VOTE VOTE VOTE N SAVE SAVE SAVE!!!
AND FORGET ABOUT SANTA & HIS RUBBISH GOOD/BAD LIST – DICKENS THE OWL WILL KNOW IF YOU HAVEN’T VOTED…AND YOU DON’T WANT TO CHEESE OFF DICKENS!!! (Trust me, Coco did once, and the result wasn’t pretty…)

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.


Email indigodragonfly.K AT gmail.com to place all orders.  A PayPal invoice will be mailed to you that includes airmail shipping (or surface mail if you’re in Ontario).  For further information, see the bottom of this post.

I Gave Her My Heart, And She Gave Me A Pen.

Two Variations: One with More Red, One More Blue/Grey

MCN Lace – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 575 yards per skein – $27

1 Skein Available

MCN Lace – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 575 yards per skein – $27

1 Skein Available

Flamingos Are Not Munitions Experts

MCN Lace – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 575 yards per skein – $27

1 Skein Available

Yo, Meltin’

MCN Lace – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 575 yards per skein – $27

3 Skeins Available

Twilight In The Berry Bush

MCN Lace – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 575 yards per skein – $27

1 Skein Available

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Pewter!

MCN Lace – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 575 yards per skein – $27

1 Skein Available

Spinach Armada

MCN Lace – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 575 yards per skein – $27

2 Skeins Available

Hi, I’m Fred. I Like Tacos, ’71 Cabernet. My Favourite Colour Is Magenta.

MCN Lace – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 575 yards per skein – $27

1 Skein Available

Ooo…Shiny…

MCN Lace – merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 575 yards per skein – $27

Sold Out!

To purchase any of the above 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/project bag/pottery 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 $5.44 for surface mail and $7.70 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 (including dyeing or overdyeing your own fibre or yarn) are always welcomed! Just email me with what you have in mind.




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We’re moving!!

3 more sleeps.

(not that we’re counting or anything…)

We’re moving to a nicer house, with more space, more light and a special room for the yarn.  (There’s also the “Knitter’s Bedroom”…sorry, it’s not the same as the yarn room…though we’re open to negotiation)

So this means a few things:

1.  I’m sorry, but no more yarn shipments till after we’ve changed houses.  So basically Tuesday.  I think you’ll survive.

2.  If you REALLY feel the need to purchase something knitterly, then check out this bag available at the Art Hive right now.   Someone needs to buy this so I won’t. (My Crafty Red Fox/Darby Bayly stash is starting to rival my Sundara stash…)

Boxy bag

...with a practical and funky button+elastic closure that keeps the bag securely shut

...bright red lining, with a roomy side pocket...

...AND a coordinating project bag. TWO bags in one.

LOOK AT THE PRICE! High quality, handmade and affordable.

Art Hive:  705-754-0021 or thearthive@live.ca

3.  You could also sign up for the Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination 1 Skein Club. Sign ups close on October 31…don’t miss out!

4.  We should probably start packing.

Oops.

The Push is ON!

10 Days left to vote for Places for People to receive a $100,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh project!

Today’s note from Fay Martin says:

Places for People has done astonishingly well over the past couple of weeks – we go up a point a day when we’re in run mode.  In 13th place with 12 days to go means we could do it, if we can just get a few more shoulders to the wheel for this crucial last lap.
The goal I visualize as I vote is to surpass the St. Lawrence College group who want to put solar panels on the food bank – they’ve been at #6 since the start.  Then we’ll take aim on the animal shelters…

To remind you, Places for People is an organization in Haliburton County Ontario that buys old houses and renovates them to create affordable rental housing for low-income families.  And once a property has been rented, they keep a portion of the rent in trust for the family to be used for education or for buying their own home when they are ready. They provide a hand-up, not a hand-out.

Thank you to all of you who have been diligently voting every day.  Especially those of you voting from SEVERAL email addresses…you’re as crazy as I am!  🙂 Remember you can vote once per day per email address (Otis has 2…and he doesn’t even have opposable thumbs)

VOTE!

Smart-Ass Knitters Club: Package #2

Signups for the next 6 months of the Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination 1 Skein Club are open now!  For more information or to sign up, click here.

The second shipment of the Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination Club went out in August.  I hope you’ll all excuse this VERY late post…

The Designer:  Keri Williams

Keri is the designer behind the ingenious Jeanie shawl…one of my favourite designs ever.  Keri also has one of the greatest evil laughs ever, and shares my very twisted sense of humour.  Clearly Keri was an instant choice to design something for the club.

The Design:  Undine

Undine

This hat can be knit as a cloche

Undine

or a slouchy hat.

Undine

I love the texture and depth.

But my favourite part?  This star detailing on the top:

Undine

It’s also reversible.

Thanks again to the FABULOUS Emma for modelling.  Gotta love it when your mother gives you full permission to Smart-Ass-it-up.  (Did I mention Stephannie’s in BIG trouble when E grows up?)

Undine

The yarn:  Merino Silk DK in Whatcha Gestating in There, a Possum???

Whatcha Gestating in There...a Possum???

You see, Keri’s from New Zealand, where the possum yarn lives…and since she was pregnant while designing this…

Greys. Soft Purples. A touch of brown.

I have to admit, once the entire shipment was dyed, I wasn’t at all sure about this colour. In fact, I wanted to overdye it ALL. A week later, I was madly in love with it. The beauty is subtle and sneaks up on you. And the yarn base itself? Soft, squooshy and just a touch shiny.

The swag:  Needlebooks handmade by Darby Bayly

I cannot tell you how much I love these little books!  About a week after I met Darby, I asked her if she would make swag for the Club.  Not long after, she brought me a pile of these little books.  I was astounded.  Darby is one of those amazing creative people.  You give her a germ of an idea, and she comes up with something amazing.  I love that about her.  Her creativity feeds that of those around her, and I know that ours feeds her as well.  (Dear Kingston…you can borrow her sometimes, but we’re keeping her.)

So the needlebooks will fit tiny sewing needles and also decent sized tapestry needles.  I’ve even found a place for my bent tip Chibi in the stitching in the spine.

Thank you Keri and Darby!  You are both pleasures to conspire with.

Mo’ Mer’ Cash’

Hey, Whuzzat??

Yesiree Bob, Soft n Warm n Fresh Off The Sheep Truck!

Coming in at 400 yards per 100g skein, our Merino Cashmere comes in such flavours as Crown, Muppet, Simian and Carter, an’ are a decidedly friendly $32 each!!

Merino Cashmere – it’s like being a Sak’s in a Wal-mart World!!!

Email indigodragonfly.K AT gmail.com to place all orders.  A PayPal invoice will be mailed to you that includes airmail shipping (or surface mail if you’re in Ontario).  For further information, see the bottom of this post.

Held My Breath Too Long


Merino Cashmere: 80% Merino/20% Cashmere – 400 Yds/100g skein – $32

Holy Carp – Sold Out!

You Got Peanut Butter On My Trout!


Merino Cashmere: 80% Merino/20% Cashmere – 400 Yds/100g skein – $32

5 Skeins Available

Herb Tarlek, Jr.


Merino Cashmere: 80% Merino/20% Cashmere – 400 Yds/100g skein – $32

4 Skeins Available

Angst For The Memories

Merino Cashmere: 80% Merino/20% Cashmere – 400 Yds/100g skein – $32

Sold Out!

Flamingos Are Not Munitions Experts

Merino Cashmere: 80% Merino/20% Cashmere – 400 Yds/100g skein – $32

5 Skeins Available

Monkey Laundering

Merino Cashmere: 80% Merino/20% Cashmere – 400 Yds/100g skein – $32

3 Skeins Available

Babybluejayblanket

Merino Cashmere: 80% Merino/20% Cashmere – 400 Yds/100g skein – $32

5 Skeins Available

Self-Elmolation

Merino Cashmere: 80% Merino/20% Cashmere – 400 Yds/100g skein – $32

4 Skeins Available

Rachel H’s Tiara

Merino Cashmere: 80% Merino/20% Cashmere – 400 Yds/100g skein – $32

1 Skein Available

**Please Note: The colour for Rachel H’s Tiara is extremely difficult to photograph; the colour is best described as a greenish blue, kind of somewhere in between the two colours. The close-up photo is much closer to the actual colour than the full skein shot.

To purchase any of the above 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/project bag/pottery 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 $5.44 for surface mail and $7.70 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 (including dyeing or overdyeing your own fibre or yarn) are always welcomed! Just email me with what you have in mind.



Random Post-Post-Thanksgiving Post

Hiya…

Over yer stuffing poisoning? Good!

Guess Wot?

As of noon today, the Places For People Haliburton initiative for building/renovating low-cost housing is sitting in 18th place in its bid to claim a $100K Pepsi Refresh grant! Not too shabby considering they were in 27th place on Sept. 21!!

So wot?

Well, that means our 35% off sale has hit the ceiling – 40% OFF!!!

This will hold until Oct. 31, on all Indigodragonfly yarn (except DK Merino Silk), as long as the placing doesn’t drop below 19th place. So…

Keep On Voting!!!



Random Thanksgiving Monday post

1.  Places for People is up to #20!  This means 35% off all yarn and fibre now (with the exception of Merino Silk DK yarn).

2.  We’re slowly moving things over to the Etsy shop.  The Available Yarn page on the blog has all our available stock updated, so use that as your reference point.   If you order by email, we’ll take the 35% off directly from your invoice.  If you order from Etsy, we’ll refund the 35% back to you through paypal.   Thanks for your patience through this transition.

3.  RHINEBECK IS IN 4 DAYS!

4.  My passport has been packed for 3 weeks.  I’m paranoid about forgetting it.  Most of the rest of my bag has been packed all weekend.

5.  We’re getting Club packages ready to ship.  We’re early this month!  You can start stalking your postal workers….right…..NOW.

6.  I am in bad need of a haircut.  Just saying.

7.  We move in 2 weeks!

8.  Oh god…I need to start packing…

Oooo….More Shiny Stuff!!

**An Update on Places For People**

As of 7:30 a.m. today, the Places For People Haliburton initiative for building/renovating affordable low-cost housing is holding steady in 22nd place in its bid for a $100K Pepsi Refresh grant. Since this is still 5 places up from its initial 27th position on Sept. 21/10 (scroll down to see that days’ post), Indigodragonfly is continuing its sale of 25% off, which was 5% off per spot moved up (to a max. of 40% off). The sale will continue until Oct. 31/10, the end date of the Pepsi initiative. So….KEEP VOTING!! (One vote per email address per day) Remember, if the initiative drops spots, so too will the sale%…So, KEEP VOTING!!

And now, for the Shiny Stuff…

***************************************************************************

What’s that? Back by popular demand???

YES!!!

Merino Silk Single Ply!!!!!

Yes, these big honkin’ skeins o’ shiny come in at 500 yards, 225 g, an’ give lotsa fun fun fun, even if there’s not a lot of sun sun sun! Enjoy!!!

Email indigodragonfly.K AT gmail.com to place all orders.  A PayPal invoice will be mailed to you that includes airmail shipping (or surface mail if you’re in Ontario).  For further information, see the bottom of this post.

One Turtle Short Of A Pond

Merino Silk Single Ply60% Merino, 40% Silk, 500 yds, 225g, $45 per skein

2 Skeins Available

Muppet Rabies


Merino Silk Single Ply60% Merino, 40% Silk, 500 yds, 225g, $45 per skein

3 Skeins Available

Seasky

Merino Silk Single Ply60% Merino, 40% Silk, 500 yds, 225g, $45 per skein

1 Skein Available

Vancouver Melt

Merino Silk Single Ply – 60% Merino, 40% Silk, 500 yds, 225g, $45 per skein

Sold Out!

Clown Goth

Merino Silk Single Ply – 60% Merino, 40% Silk, 500 yds, 225g, $45 per skein

2 Skeins Available

Yo, Chillin’


Merino Silk Single Ply – 60% Merino, 40% Silk, 500 yds, 225g, $45 per skein

2 Skeins Available

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/project bag/pottery 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 $5.44 for surface mail and $7.70 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 (including dyeing or overdyeing your own fibre or yarn) are always welcomed! Just email me with what you have in mind.