Knit & Crochet with us

Knitalongs.  Crochetalongs.  A great way to help you learn new techniques, encourage you to finish languishing projects and to show off your beautiful handmades!

Right now, we have 2 going on, hosted in our Ravelry group.

Giftapalooza

Make the patterns in our Giftapalooza ebook!

Whether you subscribed to the Giftapalooza Club in December or not, join us in knitting and crocheting the patterns in this ebook.

Ravelry discussion thread, with rules, sign up links and ongoing help

Cast on/Bind off dates:   Start anytime, bind off by April 15, 2013

Better Sweaters KAL/CAL  

Ravelry discussion thread, with rules, sign up links and ongoing help

Let’s all get better at making sweaters that fit!  This KAL/CAL will be ongoing, with quarterly prizes and other incentives to encourage you to finish.  Discussion is ongoing in our Ravelry group, where knitters are sharing photos of problem sweaters, and we’re sharing advice about how to get better at it.  Come join us!

Cast on/Bind off dates: Cast on anytime.  Quarterly deadlines will be set, starting with May 15 2013.

Mongo Only Pawn In Game Of Life.

Spontaneous New Colourway Post!

Mongo Only Pawn In Game Of Life.

Merino Sock: 100% Superwash Merino 2 ply sock yarn – 400 yds/100g skein – $25 – first two skeins on the left!  only 1 left!

MCN Sock: merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 400 yards per skein – 115 g – $32 – last two skeins on the right! Sold Out!!

Red, Black & Brown – just like the Rustic Old West!

Rustle ’em while they’re hot!!!

Please Note: If you want more Mongo, email us as he is a new repeatable colourway!

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).

Voyeuristic Tendencies

Available yarn (and yesterday’s update)

Club sign ups

One of the main reasons I started indigodragonfly was community.  The worldwide community of knitters and crocheters, yes, but also the community of people making and creating the bits and pieces that allow us to make beautiful things. Artisans who dye yarn and make beautiful tools for us to use. And designers who take the ideas in their heads, try them, change them, adjust them and then painstakingly write down how to make it work so we can wrap ourselves in their creations.  It’s these ideals that our yarn club is built around, and why it’s not “just” a yarn club.

So when Shall We Knit in Waterloo, Ontario announced that they were starting a Designer in Residence program and each month featuring a designer and their patterns in the store’s gallery, I casually mentioned that if Karen wanted to encourage the designers to create while “in residence”, that we would donate yarn for them to work with.

Bing
Bang
Boom

It is done. (We don’t waste time. Shenanigans is serious business)

Yarn for the designer to work with and work through.  To play with and explore and rip out and reknit.  To focus on a design over that month, and maybe let us in on the process just a little bit.  So that when we see the finished design and beautiful photographs, we understand more about the work that goes behind it.

The first designer on deck has been Katherine Matthews of purl diving. (Ravelry designer page).  Katherine has been playing with a skein of Linen Silk Lace…swatching and knitting and ripping and reknitting.  She’s been sharing some of her process here in our Ravelry group and tweeting some of her process as well.  It’s been a completely different way for her to work, but I, for one, have loved watching it happen.  Katherine will continue to be at Shall We Knit every Saturday until March 2.  If you’re in southern Ontario, go visit!  And if not, keep watching to see what Katherine comes up with next.

Yarn Update: Ellie Kits, & Other Goodness!!

Club Sign Ups

Okay, so now that the New Year frenzy has calmed down a bit, we thought it would be a good time to update the kits to let you know what’s new in stock!

Also, as an extra option, we will be offering a new pricing level that will include hand-made Artisan Buttons!

Ellie kits

Want an Ellie Kit in a specific colour?  Email us at orders AT indigodragonfly.ca and we’ll put your request in our dye queue and contact you when it’s ready!

Ellie by Lynne Sosnowski for Shall We Knit?


photo ©Lynne Sosnowski
(note: the colourways pictured are exclusively available at Shall We Knit? in Waterloo ON)

Ellie kits contain:

  • enough yarn to knit either the short or long version (coming soon!)
  • Ellie pattern in your choice of hard copy (short only) or PDF (will receive pattern updates)
  • 4 Standard or Artisan buttons, chosen specifically for your yarn (let us choose coordinating buttons)

Pricing (with Standard Buttons):

Merino Sock – Short: $22.45      MCN Sock – Short: $26.95
Merino Sock – Long: $33.95      MCN Sock – Long: $40.95

Pricing (with hand-made Artisan Buttons):

Merino Sock – Short: $26.45      MCN Sock – Short: $30.95
Merino Sock – Long: $37.95      MCN Sock – Long: $44.95

Standard Buttons:

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Hand-Made Artisan Buttons:
We commissioned these lampwork glass buttons specifically for the Ellie kits. No two sets…in fact, no two buttons are exactly alike.  They are slightly larger than buttons we’ve previously offered and will turn your Ellie mitts into a statement piece.

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To order:

Email orders AT indigodragonfly.ca (NOT .com) and tell us:
1) what you’d like to order
2) where you live (country or province if you live in Canada)
3) your Ravelry name, so we know where to deliver your pattern!

We will confirm your order and send a paypal invoice to you.  All prices are in Canadian funds.  Currency conversion will happen in Paypal.

***PLEASE NOTE: Both the MCN Sock and Merino Sock skeins being posted today are available for the Ellie kits, but not the skeins in the other bases! As well, the full skeins of MCN Sock and Merino Sock being made available today are to be sold as full skeins only, and are not available to being made into half skeins. Also, all of the MCN Sock and Merino Sock skeins being listed today are also available for sale by themselves and not part of an Ellie kit, at the prices listed.***

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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). For further information, see the bottom of this post.

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Merino Sock: 100% Superwash Merino 2 ply sock yarn – 400 yds/100g skein – $25
(without kit)

Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

SOLD

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

3 Available (3 regular) Dark is sold

Lord Chatterley’s Divorce Attorney

2 Available

TARDIS (Doctor Who series)

2 Available

Don’t Wear This On Star Trek

1 Available

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HALF SKEINS:

MCN Sock: merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 200 yds – 58 g – $16 per half skein (WITHOUT KIT)

Lord Chatterley’s Divorce Attorney (left)

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

1 Available of each

Squid Vicious  (left)

Paging Dr. Smart-Ass (right)

Squid V.: available

Dr. Smart-Ass: available

Merino Sock: 100% Superwash Merino 2 ply sock yarn – 200 yds/50g skein – $12.50 per 1/2 skein (WITHOUT KIT)

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

What The Hay?! (right)

What the Hay: available

Inara: available

Don’t Blink. (Doctor Who series) (left)

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

Blink: SOLD

Xander: available

TARDIS (Doctor Who series) (left)

Captain Tightpants (Firefly series) (right)

2 TARDIS Available

1 Tightpants Available

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OKAY, NOW FOR MORE NON-ELLIE STUFF!!!

(THE SKEINS FOR SALE BELOW THIS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AS AN ELLIE KIT)

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Linen Silk Lace: 65% Linen/35% Silk, 715 yds/653 m, 115 g, $35

Who’s A Guy Gotta Kill To Get A Drink Around Here? (Angelus) (Angel series)

1 Available

As God Is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly. (WKRP series)

1 Available

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

It’s Okay To Leave Them There To Die. (Simon Tam) (Firefly series)

2 Available

Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

1 Available

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

Oooo….Shiny….

3 Available

Lord Chatterley’s Divorce Attorney

3 Available

My Name Is Indigo Montoya

2 Available

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To purchase any of the above yarn, please send me an email at orders AT indigodragonfly.ca (replace AT with “@”, no spaces) indicating which colours(s) you would like, as well as where you live. 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 1-5 business days. Shipping charges to the US will start at $7.80. Canada Post doesn’t make shipping charges for Canadian or International packages easy, so a shipping quote will be sent as part of your invoice for your approval. You are welcome to cancel the order at that time. 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 for regular colourways are always welcome – just email me with what you have in mind.

Sign Ups Open: Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination 2013-14

Sign ups for the 2013-14 Smart-Ass Knitter World Domination 1 Skein Club are now open!

This post includes:
1) Sign up links/buttons
2)  Details (please read for full explanation of Club details)
3) Terms and FAQ’s

**Please read the Details and Terms of the Club BEFORE signing up! There are no returns on Clubs once sign up has occurred.

1) SIGN UP LINKS:
Full price customers: To sign up for/add items to your shopping cart, please click “keep shopping” on the Paypal page.  Monthly payment customers will have to signup for each item as a separate transaction.

Basic package:

1 skein of Club yarn and 2 patterns per package; 1 project bag per year for full year members only.  All prices include shipping, unless otherwise specified.  GST/HST will be added to FULL PRICE purchases by Canadian customers at checkout.

Club button US ON 6 full   Club button CAN INT 6 full
Club button US ON 3 full   Club button CAN INT 3 full

Monthly payments – $30 Ontario & US/$32 International per month:
(Canadian customers: GST/HST has been added to monthly payments)

6 shipments:

Ontario      US        International
Provinces with 13% HST
Provinces with 12% HST
Provinces with 5% GST

3 shipments:

Ontario   US  International
Provinces with 13% HST
Provinces with 12% HST
Provinces with 5% GST

Extras:

1) Extra Club skeins: each click gives you 1 extra skein of Club yarn per package

Club button Extra CAN US 6 fullClub button EXTRA INT 6 full

Club button Extra CAN US 3 full  Club button EXTRA INT 3 full

Monthly payments:  $19.50 Canada/US; $20.25 International per month
(Canadian customers: GST/HST has been added to monthly payments)

EXTRA SKEIN 6 shipments:

Ontario       US        International
Provinces with 13% HST
Provinces with 12% HST
Provinces with 5% GST

EXTRA SKEIN 3 shipments:

Ontario      US       International
Provinces with 13% HST
Provinces with 12% HST
Provinces with 5% GST

2) Mystery Skeins: random skeins of yarn, same value as Club yarn

Club button MYSTERY CAN US 6 full   Club button MYSTERY INT 6 full

Club button MYSTERY CAN US 3 full   Club button MYSTERY INT 3 full

Monthly payments:  $19.50 Canada/US; $20.25 International per month
(Canadian customers: GST/HST has been added to monthly payments)

MYSTERY SKEIN 6 shipments:

Ontario   US  International
Provinces with 13% HST
Provinces with 12% HST
Provinces with 5% GST

MYSTERY SKEIN 3 shipments:

Ontario   US   International
Provinces with 13% HST
Provinces with 12% HST
Provinces with 5% GST

3) Yarn winding: $1 per skein (if you want extra and mystery skeins wound, please adjust amount once in Paypal)

YARN WINDING 6     YARN WINDING 3

4) Big Artisan Swag (full year only): 1 artisan-made, knitting related item – $45 including shipping

ARTISAN SWAG

 

2) DETAILS:

Basic package:

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

YARN: 1 full skein (100-115g) of luxury, hand dyed yarn in an exclusive colourway.
♥ Club colourways will only be available to Club members and will not be released publicly.

PATTERNS:  2 patterns for each package (exclusive to Club members for 6 months). Patterns will be for 2 different items.

PROJECT BAG (full year/6 shipment members only) designed and silk screened exclusively for the Club (full year members only)

Extras:

Extra Club Skeins:  extra skeins may be added to your Club package, allowing you to make knit both patterns or to make larger versions of some items (i.e.: scarves, shawls)

Mystery Skeins:  For those who just can’t get enough! Mystery skeins are random skeins chosen for you and put in your package. They are equivalent in value to your Club skein and can be any weight or colour. (We provide a survey that will let us know your colour preferences)

Yarn Winding Service: You may ask for your yarn to be wound in a cake for $1 per skein (proceeds set aside for our Otis Houndation)

Artisan Swag (full year members only):  For the first time, swag will be optional.  You can sign up for 1 larger gift to come in one of your packages, instead of several smaller ones.  What will it be? A surprise.  But here’s a hint: it will handmade by an artisan and it will be one of these — shawl pin, buttons, project or tool bag, knitting related mug or other dish ware, needles.

♥ Membership Benefits:

  • Club members can order Club colourways to be dyed on any base they choose, in any amounts. (Note: these are for personal use only…not to be sold to others)
  • 1 or more yarn bases in the Club will be exclusive to Club members only. Members may custom order these bases in any colourway they choose.
  • Full Year members only: Those who pay in full will have their patterns delivered directly to their Ravelry library for the duration of their membership

PRICING
All prices are in Canadian funds and include shipping.
Prices reflect the value of the yarn bases and extras chosen for the Club, actual shipping costs and the exclusivity of the colours. Remember: these will not be available to non-members at any time.

Basic Club
(“full price” options include savings of approximately 20% on the base fee of the Club)
6 packages
Ontario/US $310 | $30 per month (monthly payments)
Canada/International $328 | $32 per month (monthly payments)

3 packages 
Ontario/US $145 | $30 per month (monthly payments)
Canada/International $154 | $32 per month (monthly payments)
Note: pricing for the first 3 shipments reflects 1) the value of the yarn bases chosen; 2) no project bag. Pricing for the second 3 shipments will be priced at approximately $175/$184

Extra Skeins & Mystery Skeins:

Canada/US: $94 (3 shipments) | $196 (6 shipments) | $19.50 per month
International: $99 (3 shipments) | $205 (6 shipments) | $20.25 per month

Swag:  $45
(6 shipment members only; no monthly option available)

Please note: There are no refunds on Clubs.
Feel free to ask us as many questions as you wish before signing up, but once you’ve signed up, you’ve committed to membership.

3) TERMS & FAQ’s

Terms:
Subscribing to the Club means that you agree to monthly payments withdrawn from your Paypal account for the duration of the Club, unless you have paid in full or have made other arrangements for payment. You must ensure that your mailing address in Paypal is correct.  If you move at any point between June 1, 2013 and April 15, 2014, please inform us of your address change as soon as possible by emailing us with your new address.  We must have your new address at least 15 days prior to a Club shipment to ensure it is sent to the correct address. There are no returns on Club memberships.  If you choose the monthly payment option and cancel your Club membership through Paypal, we will continue shipping packages until the value of your payments to date is used up. No refund will be issued for partial payments. If a monthly payment fails, we will make a reasonable attempt to contact you by email (at least two times). If payment can not be resolved at that point, we will cancel your participation in the club and no refund will be made for partial club shipments. (for example, if you are paid up for the June shipment, but not for August, we will ship the June package but hold the August package until full payment is received). If you discover an issue with your Pay Pal account, please contact us and we will work with you to resolve your account with us. You assume responsibility for packages delivered to the wrong address, if your address is incorrect in PayPal, if you have sent us the wrong address by email or if you have not given us sufficient notice (minimum 15 days prior to a Club shipment date) to change your address in our system.

FAQ

What is this?
A yarn club with patterns and options! Each package will contain 1 skein of indigodragonfly yarn and 2 patterns for that yarn.  Colourways are exclusive to Club members only and will never be available to the general public.  Packages will be shipped every second month, around the 15th of the month.

How many packages/how long is the commitment?
Packages will arrive every 2 months, so you’ll receive 6 packages if you sign up for the 1 year club, and 3 packages if you sign up for the 6 month club.  You can opt to pay monthly, or pay for the whole club at once at a significant discount (20% off the base price of the Club).  Packages will ship around the 15th of the shipment month.

When do payments start?
The Club will be open for subscriptions starting on February 14, 2013 and will be open until April 14, 2013 (or when we’ve reached our full capacity) You can subscribe through Paypal right here on this page.

When do shipments start?

June 15 will be the first shipment. Shipments will follow every second month on the 15th of the month until April 2014 for 1 year club members, or October 2013 for 6 month club members.

Who are the designers?
It’s a surprise!  All designers have been chosen because we love their designs.  We know you will too.  Past designers have been Laura Nelkin, Kate Atherley, Meghan Jackson, Deb Barnhill and Stephannie Roy.

Will you ship to Canada?
Yes! I live here, so there will definitely be shipping to Canada. In fact, the prices quoted for the Club include shipping.

Is this a sock club? Are non-sock knitters welcome?
First of all, EVERYONE is welcome. The only requirement is that you have a sense of humour and are not easily offended. There will be a variety of projects throughout this Club. I like to knit different things and like variety…so that’s what you’re getting.

If you have further questions, feel free to email us directly at orders AT indigodragonfly.com.

Club sign ups open next week!

It’s that time of year again…

Sign ups for the 2013-14 Smart-Ass Knitter World Domination 1 Skein Club  will open on February 14, 2013.

Please note: lots of changes to this year’s Club, please read carefully!
‘♥’ indicates new features!

BASIC CLUB:

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

YARN: 1 full skein (100-115g) of luxury, hand dyed yarn in an exclusive colourway.
♥ Club colourways will only be available to Club members and will not be released publicly.

PATTERNS: ♥ 2 patterns for each package (exclusive to Club members for 6 months)

PROJECT BAG (full year/6 shipment members only) designed and silk screened exclusively for the Club (full year members only)

EXTRAS:

♥ Extra Club Skeins:  extra skeins may be added to your Club package, allowing you to make knit both patterns or to make larger versions of some items (i.e.: scarves, shawls)

Mystery Skeins:  For those who just can’t get enough! Mystery skeins are random skeins chosen for you and put in your package. They are equivalent in value to your Club skein and can be any weight or colour. (We provide a survey that will let us know your colour preferences)

♥ Artisan Swag (full year members only):  For the first time, swag will be optional.  You can sign up for 1 larger gift to come in one of your packages, instead of several smaller ones.  What will it be? A surprise.  But here’s a hint: it will handmade by an artisan and it will be one of these — shawl pin, buttons, project or tool bag, knitting related mug or other dish ware, needles.

♥ Membership Benefits:

  • Club members can order Club colourways to be dyed on any base they choose, in any amounts. (Note: these are for personal use only…not to be sold to others)
  • 1 or more yarn bases in the Club will be exclusive to Club members only. Members may custom order these bases in any colourway they choose.
  • Full Year members only: Those who pay in full will have their patterns delivered directly to their Ravelry library for the duration of their membership

PRICING
All prices are in Canadian funds and include shipping.
Prices reflect the value of the yarn bases and extras chosen for the Club, actual shipping costs and the exclusivity of the colours. Remember: these will not be available to non-members at any time.

Basic Club
(all “full price” options include savings of approximately 20% on the base fee of the Club)

6 packages 
Ontario/US $310 | $30 per month (monthly payments)
Canada/International $328 | $32 per month (monthly payments)

3 packages 
Ontario/US $145 | $30 per month (monthly payments)
Canada/International $154 | $32 per month (monthly payments)
Note: pricing for the first 3 shipments reflects 1) the value of the yarn bases chosen; 2) no project bag. Pricing for the second 3 shipments will be priced at approximately $175/$184

Extra Skeins & Mystery Skeins:

Canada/US: $94 (3 shipments) | $196 (6 shipments) | $19.50 per month
International: $99 (3 shipments) | $205 (6 shipments) | $20.25 per month

Swag:  $45
(6 shipment members only; no monthly option available)

Please note: There are no refunds on Clubs.
Feel free to ask us as many questions as you wish before signing up, but once you’ve signed up, you’ve committed to membership.

FAQ

What is this?
A yarn club with patterns and options! Each package will contain 1 skein of indigodragonfly yarn and 2 patterns for that yarn.  Colourways are exclusive to Club members only and will never be available to the general public.  Packages will be shipped every second month, around the 15th of the month.

How many packages/how long is the commitment?
Packages will arrive every 2 months, so you’ll receive 6 packages if you sign up for the 1 year club, and 3 packages if you sign up for the 6 month club.  You can opt to pay monthly, or pay for the whole club at once at a significant discount (20% off the base price of the Club).  Packages will ship around the 15th of the shipment month.

When do payments start?
The Club will be open for subscriptions starting on February 14, 2013 and will be open until April 14, 2013 (or when we’ve reached our full capacity) You can subscribe through Paypal right here on this page.

When do shipments start?

June 15 will be the first shipment. Shipments will follow every second month on the 15th of the month until April 2014 for 1 year club members, or October 2013 for 6 month club members.

Who are the designers?
It’s a surprise!  All designers have been chosen because we love their designs.  We know you will too.  Past designers have been Laura Nelkin, Kate Atherley, Meghan Jackson, Deb Barnhill and Stephannie Roy.

Will you ship to Canada?
Yes! I live here, so there will definitely be shipping to Canada. In fact, the prices quoted for the Club include shipping.

Is this a sock club? Are non-sock knitters welcome?
First of all, EVERYONE is welcome. The only requirement is that you have a sense of humour and are not easily offended. There will be a variety of projects throughout this Club. I like to knit different things and like variety…so that’s what you’re getting.

If you have further questions, feel free to email us directly at orders AT indigodragonfly.com.