Yarn Update: Putting the ‘g’ in Sarcasm!

Hiya…

Okay, so we’re back from an extended weekend run of classes and selling at Shall We Knit? in Waterloo, Ontario (make sure to check out Lynne’s abso-spankin’-new button shop Closure on their website!!), and have some goodies all ready to rock yer Sargasmically-challenged brains ‘n’ toes! Enjoy!!!

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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. Please Note: Once an order has been placed, payment is due within 48 hours of the invoice being sent. If payment is not received within this time frame, the order will be canceled and the stock will be returned to the General Inventory.

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Ordering Point-Of-Order: When placing an order, make sure that in your email you’re including all of the following: A) What Colourway name you want, B) What yarn base you want, and C) How many skeins you want. Also, if there are variations within a colourway (i.e.. 3 dark, 2 regular, 1 light skein each), please be specific about which variation(s) you want! All incomplete requests will fall to the bottom of the pecking order!!

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First off, as promised…Sargasm!!!

MCN Worsted: 80% merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon – 185 yds – 115g – $32 per skein

2 Skeins Available (Please Note: skeins do not match)

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Next Up, Merino Sock!!!

Merino Sock: 100% Superwash Merino 2 ply sock yarn – 390 yds/100g skein – $25

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What The Hay?! – 2 Skeins Available

Lambada 3: It’s Tepid! – 2 Skeins Available

My World Is All Askew. (Willow – Buffy series) – SOLD!

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Lord Chatterley’s Divorce Attorney – SOLD!

Not A Suitable Date For A Mormon – SOLD!

Mongo Only Pawn In Game Of Life. – SOLD!

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Sailor Bait: The Official Lipstick Of The 2012 Walk Of Shame – 2 Skeins Available

Don’t You Have An Elsewhere To Be? (Cordelia – Buffy series) – 1 Skein Available

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

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Why Does Every Day Involve A Fight With A Gallifreyan? (The Dalekger Countess – Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series)

1 Skein Available

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Türtljägr: For When Frögschläger Just Won’t Do. – 1 Skein Available

20,000 Lawyers Under The Sea – 2 Skeins Available

Blink, Edith, Blink! (Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series) (Dark Test Skein A) – SOLD!

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Blink, Edith, Blink! (Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series) – SOLD!

Geckosexual (Special Edition) – SOLD!

Don’t Blink. (Doctor Who series) – SOLD!

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You Punched The Highlights Out Of Her Hair! (Scott Pilgrim series) – SOLD!

TARDIS (Doctor Who series) – SOLD!

Kathleen Turner Overdrive (High Fidelity series) – 2 Skeins Available

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Oooo….Shiny…. – SOLD!

Claws Don’t Kill People, People…No Wait, Claws Do Kill People. (Fake Wolverine Quote series) – SOLD!

Did I Listen To Pop Music Because I Was Miserable? Or Was I Miserable Because I Listened To Pop Music? (High Fidelity series) – 1 Skein Available

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Attack Of The CyberFootmen (Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series) – SOLD!

I Made That Tape Special For Today! (High Fidelity series) – 1 Skein Available

Is She All Green And Fuzzy And Mossy? (High Fidelity series) – 1 Skein Available

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And Now, MCN Lace!!!

MCN Lace: 80% merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon – 630 yds – 115g – $32 per skein

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Up Until The Punching, It Was A Real Nice Party. (Kaylee – Firefly series) – 1 Skein Available

Tweety Of Versailles – 2 Skeins Available (Please Note: one skein is a bit darker than the other)

My World Is All Askew. (Willow – Buffy series) – SOLD!

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Türtljägr: For When Frögschläger Just Won’t Do. – 1 Skein Available

Well Put Me On The Short Bus And Send Me Off To Clueless School. (Lorne The Host – Angel series) – SOLD!

TARDIS (Doctor Who series) – SOLD!

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Quaker Organ Harvest Crunch (Special Edition) – SOLD!

Geckosexual (Special Edition) – SOLD!

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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

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Hiding in the Corners…

of our website, we’ve been adding colours from a new series we’ve been working on. Have you seen it?

These will be making their debut at our classes at Shall We Knit this weekend. They’ll be released into our regular lineup and updates after that.

Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey Crossover Series (series title)

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“Why Does Every Day Involve a Fight With a Gallifreyan?” – Dalekger Countess
shown on Merino Sock and MCN Sock

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Attack of the CyberFootmen
shown on Merino Sock and MCN Sock

DSC_0024Blink, Edith…BLINK!
shown on Merino Silk 4 ply Sock and Merino Sock

Weekend at Shall We Knit

We’re in high production mode this week, getting ready to pack the car solid with yarn and head over to Waterloo Ontario to see our friends at Shall We Knit. (and cause trouble with Kate as well…we’re very good at that)

Kim will be teaching classes:

Colour Colour Colour: Colour theory and colour mixing with confidence! We’ll also talk about how to develop your own personal colour schemes.

Spatial Distortion: a crash course in chaos knitting and an excellent pairing with the colour theory workshop.

A Tale of 2 Sweaters: learning to modify patterns to fit YOU and tricks for becoming better sweater knitters.

We will also be holding a Yarn Tasting on Sunday afternoon.  We’ll look at 4 distinctly different yarn bases and talk about their qualities, how they take colour and what kinds of fabrics they produce.  Participants will get samples of each yarn to play with in class and we will have have TONS of each base available for sale in a variety of colours.

In addition to all this, we will have a special “pop-up shop” in Shall We Knit for this weekend only, with brand new colours and some old favourites.

Come join us!

Hoarding 101: Cleaning out the Basement!

Okay, so sitting in a distant corner of our basement (a land far, far away…) is a large corrugated cardboard container. Within the depths of this nondescript corrugated cardboard container is a Land of Bountiful Pleasures. It is a Rich and Fertile Container and We Shall Call It…This Container.

But what is in this container, you may ask?? (Ask! Ask!)

Why, it’s the Ghost of Smart-Ass Knitters Club Skeins Past, and he’s come a-rattlin’ his Chains O’ Skeins (Trademark: SAKC4WD 2013, 23rd Light Yarn Assault Div.), stirring up some good ol’ Skeinwraiths (Trademark: SAKC4WD 2013, Skeinwraiths Local 171, and yes they are affiliated with (but not publically acknowledged by) the West Luton Chapter of the Hells Grannies) and flinging forth Fraught-Filled Fables of Fibre-y Fantasies, to sear eyeballs back to the 3rd Century and Blaze a Glorious Be-Trail to the Wondrousness of your Distraught & Ornery Broken-Back Catalogue of YesterYarnz…

Loose Translation: We have some old Club Skeins!

The First Batch are old enough to be Released to the General Public; that is, anyone on this planet.

THE SECOND BATCH IS, because of the new-ness of the Colourways, ONLY AVAILABLE TO CURRENT SMART-ASS FOR WORLD DOMINATION MEMBERS AND YE FINE FEATHERED FOLKS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE NEXT SAK SESSION STARTING IN JUNE 2013 (A Little Bonus Perk!)

Okay, and so without any further ado/weirdness, here’s the FIRST BATCH!! Enjoy!!!

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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. Please Note: Once an order has been placed, payment is due within 48 hours of the invoice being sent. If payment is not received within this time frame, the order will be canceled and the stock will be returned to the General Inventory.

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You Know You Are Doing It Right When Both Your Mother And Jane Austin Would Disapprove.

Merino Silk-Quel Lace – 50% Merino/50% Silk, 1300 yds, 100g, $40 each

5 Skeins Available of varying degrees of light to dark (the extremes are pictured above – The Medium & Darker Skeins are now all gone, but there’s not a whole lot of difference between the light & the medium ones)

Just Like Mom Used To Kill

MCN Sock: merino/cashmere/nylon blend – 375 yards per skein – 115 g – $32

1 of each (A, B, C, D, E & F from left to right – B & D & F are SOLD! – Please specify which one you want)

MCN Sock – An Added Bonus – 1 Skein caked at no extra cost!!! (left skein is sold)

Mulberry Silk Sock – 100% Mulberry Silk – 180 yds, 50g, $40

1 Skein Available

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And Now, The Second Stash!

THESE SKEINS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY TO CURRENT AND NEW SIGN-UPS TO THE SMART-ASS KNITTERS CLUB FOR WORLD DOMINATION!!

OH THE PERKS OF BEING A MEMBER!!!

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Ringo Was The Talented One

Silk D’italia (Sock weight) – 100% Italian Silk, 420 yes, 100g, $55 each

1 Skein Available

Baldersquash

Bleats, Shoots & Leaves Sock: 65% Merino/20% Bamboo/15% Silk, 400 yds/365 m, 100 g, $28

Skein on left – Sold Out!!!

Silk D’italia (Sock weight) – 100% Italian Silk, 420 yes, 100g, $55 each

2 Skeins Available (Skein on left)

Not Your Regular Heart Medication

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

Sold!!! (Skein on left)

Barette Silk – 100% Wild harvested Silk Barette- 400 yds, 100 g, $55 

Sold! (Skein on right)

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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.

The Stained Fingers Club

Last summer, I taught a week-long dyeing and design workshop at a local art college.

And we did stuff like this:

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Which led to some really amazing and individualized experiments in colour:

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This summer, we’ll be running the class at our home studio.  More space.  Access to all the equipment we need.  Individualized instruction, focused on dyeing techniques for yarn and fabric. Chipmunk minions to harass us for sunflower seeds help us hang things to dry…

But most of all?  More freedom to experiment and play with yarn and fabric and colour.  To try all the ideas that come into your brain, with a safety net.

Want to join us?

Stained Fingers Dye Camp (Dyeing Class for all levels and experiences)

Click here to apply

* 4 day course, starting with basic dyeing techniques, and allowing for lots of playing and experimentation. Learn how to mix colours and repeat results. Learn a variety of dyeing techniques including kettle dyeing, hand painting, ombre dyeing, dyeing gradations and more.
* maximum 8 students per course, with very individual instruction and direction. (so if 4 people want to work on entirely different ideas? It can be done)
*This course is equivalent to private lessons, with lots of one-on-one instruction

Where:  our home studio in Haliburton ON

When:  July 22-25 and August 12-15, 2013 10 am – 4 pm every day
Cost: $375 + HST

– payment may be made in full at the time of confirmation of your registration, or may be made in 4 monthly instalments. A 10% admin fee will be added for monthly instalments (more paperwork!).

Material fee:  Material costs and options will be provided before you commit.
Yarn may be purchased from us or you may choose to bring your own.
Dye materials will be provided.  You will be given the option of purchasing your own dyes or sharing a class supply.

Travel and accommodation will be your responsibility. There are B&B’s, motels, a bigger hotel and some small cottage resorts/rental cottages, etc. We may even be able to help you find a cottage or house to rent/share with other students, just let us know you’re interested in this when you apply.