Yarn Update: Ultra MCN Sock & Merino Silk 4-Ply Sock!

Ordering is simple:
1) send us an email at orders AT indigodragonfly.ca.  Tell us what you’d like to order (which yarn base, what colourway, how many skeins) and where you live (so we can calculate shipping)
2) We will email you a Paypal invoice, which can be paid with a Paypal account or a credit card. For more information, see notes at the bottom of the post.

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Ultra MCN Sock: 70%merino/20%cashmere/10%nylon – 400 yds – 115 g – $32

Daleks Don’t Give Out Pink Slips. (Doctor Who series)

Daleks Don't Give Out Pink Slips. (Doctor Who series)

5 Skeins Available

Don’t Blink. (Doctor Who series)

Don't Blink. (Doctor Who series)

4 Skeins Available

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

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

3 Skeins Available

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

Only, The Exact Phrase I Used Was, "Don't." (Inara - Firefly series)

1 Skein Available

TARDIS (Doctor Who series)

TARDIS (Doctor Who series)

4 Skeins Available

Where’s The Regenerate Switch In This Convertible? (Matthew – Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series)

Where's The Regenerate Switch In This Convertible? (Matthew - Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series)

2 Skeins Available

Polite Loner

Polite Loner

1 Skein Available

Sargasm

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4 Skeins Available

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

Don’t Wear This On Star Trek

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3 Skeins Available

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

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1 Skein Available

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

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1 Skein Available

Sargasm

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4 Skeins Available

Not A Suitable Date For A Mormon

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1 Skein Available

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

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3 Skeins Available (Please Note: one skein is lighter than the other two)

Self-Elmolation

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1 Skein Available

Sailor Bait: The Official Lipstick Of The 2012 Walk Of Shame

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1 Skein Available

More Tequila, Less Sunrise

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1 Skein Available

TARDIS (Doctor Who series)

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1 Skein Available

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

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2 Skeins Available

Where’s The Regenerate Switch In This Convertible? (Matthew – Doctor Who vs. Downton Abbey series)

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7 Skeins Available

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

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2 Skeins Available

Don’t You Just Love This Party? Everything’s So Fancy, And There’s Some Kind Of Hot Cheese Over There! (Kaylee – Firefly series)

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3 Skeins Available

Safety Pin Or Safety Pint: Discuss.

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1 Skein Available

I Made That Tape Special For Today! (High Fidelity series)

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1 Skein Available

Hootenany – Well, It’s Chock Full Of Hoot, Just A Little Bit Of Nanny. (Oz – Buffy series)

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1 Skein Available

Türtljägr: For When Frögschläger Just Won’t Do.

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3 Skeins Available

Don’t Blink. (Doctor Who series)

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1 Skein Available

We Can Pickle That! (Portlandia series)

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1 Skein Available

Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

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Lighter Version – 1 Skein Available

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Darker Version – 1 Skein Available

Polite Loner

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1 Skein Available

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

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2 Skeins Available

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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). 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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Surprise!!

One more sleep till Studiopalooza at Shall We Knit!! (full details here)

It’s not only World Wide Knit in Public Day, it’s a wedding shower for Ron and I to raise money to move our dye studio out of our kitchen to a new space that will allow us to produce more yarn.

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We arrived yesterday afternoon to set up our trunk show (up today, Saturday and Sunday…come squoosh the yarn in person!).  It turns out that the Shall We Knit? team has been plotting. Cross border plotting. Dangerously close that the World Domination thing we mutter about under our breaths.

This kind of plotting:

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Yes. Exactly what you think they are: Jennie the Potter mugs!

Karen, Lynne, Cari, Jenn, Beth, Hughanna and Gillian. All very sneaky, plotty people.

 

Look closer:

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Yep. Not just dragonflies…INDIGO dragonflies. Bouncy yarn. And…

CUTE AND CUDDLY MUTANT ZOMBIE SQUIRRELS OF DOOM!!!

(It’s possible Jennie’s assistant wanted to know why the squirrels were dead)

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There is one more of these in existence.

One. That’s it. Ever.

And Jennie has kindly donated it to be auctioned off tomorrow alongside the one-of-a-kind yarns.

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Auction rules:

– bids will be accepted in our Ravelry group on this thread only.
– bidding will open tomorrow morning (June 15) at 10 am
– bidding will close at 11 pm on Monday, June 16, EST (to allow all time zones a chance to bid!)
– minimum bid: $30.00
– bids should increase by a minimum of $2.00

All funds raised will go towards our Studio fund.

Bloch Ness

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About a year ago, Anne Hanson shared an idea inspired by deep green skeins of Polwarth Silk.  Bloch Ness is the result of that idea.  I love the creative process, and watching this design develop over the past year through Anne’s blog has been thrilling and insightful.

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It’s Anne’s attention to the small details that I love.  The button bands, the line of the raglan, the curve of the neckline.  And that side detail…love it!

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Bloch Ness by Anne Hanson for Knitspot
A unisex cardigan using Polwarth Silk.  We’ve just updated the page with new stock, and will continue to add to it as we dye more yarn.  Want a colour you don’t see? Email us to order your favourite: orders AT indigodragonfly.ca

Buy the Bloch Ness pattern here on Ravelry, or from the Knitspot pattern shop.

 

Ramblings

It’s Friday. An admin day here as we busily get ready to ship Smart-Ass Knitters Club packages next week. Very soon Club members will start to see the telltale signs…the spoiler/no spoilers threads will appear in our Ravelry group…random, mysterious black and white photos will taunt them from dusty corners of the internet.  Bwahhahahahaha. Ha.

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These the last racks of yarn we’ve dyed up for Studiopalooza at Shall We Knit next weekend. We work with a lot of incredible yarn stores and yarn store owners, but Karen, Lynne and their staff at Shall We Knit have blown us away with the generosity of this event.  We’ve seen sneak previews of what you can expect from other vendors like Zigzag Stitches, Jennie the Potter and Body Blessed and you don’t want to miss this event!

For those of you who really can’t make it, we’ll be live tweeting and live posting about the event on twitter (follow: @indigodragonfly) and in our Ravelry group.  And there is always the Naming Rights Auction (bids close on June 10 at 11 pm)…

Know what else is taunting me?

This:

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It’s my Draper Cardigan from Fit to Flatter in Merino Silk DK in the Minden Flood Relief colourway.  I love how the colour has played out in this base. I really want to wear it RIGHT NOW. And as soon as I whip up a couple of sleeves and stitch that baby together, that’s what’s going to happen!

In other news, Southern Ontario: prepare for 45º C weather.

 

Because One Stove is Not Enough: Naming Rights Auction

Have a great idea for a colourway that you’ve always wanted us to do? Is there a special person you’d love to immortalize in yarny goodness?  Want us to recreate your favourite photograph in colour?

Now’s your chance.

Tell us your story and give us a bid. The highest 4 bidders win the right to name a non-repeatable, one-time-only indigodragonfly colourway.

On Knit in Public day (June 15, 2013), Kim and Ron will dye your colourway live, in person, at Shall We Knit. They’ll tell your story to the crowds waiting with bated breath and live tweet/photograph the process. Whether you’re able to be there in person, or are watching from home, you won’t want to miss this.

You’ll also be featured here on the indigodragonfly blog. AND, you’ll get one skein of your colourway in your choice of Merino Sock or Ultra MCN Sock.

The remaining skeins in the batch will also be auctioned off on the day in our Ravelry Group.

All proceeds will go towards building a dye house and studio for indigodragonfly.  (Which means more yarn, faster, for all of you!)

The Naming Auction will take place in this thread in our Ravelry Group from June 1-10.  If you don’t have a Ravelry account, you can also participate by emailing us your story and your bid and we will enter it for you!

**Single Skein Auction** Minimum bid: $45

Naming rights + 1 skein of your colour way.

**Full Pot Auction** Minimum bid: $400
You can also bid on a full pot in your very own colourway in the base of your choice*. As above, tell us your story and give us a bid.

Kim and Ron will dye your yarn and then do a second pot of your colourway to be auctioned off to the masses.

A full pot/dye lot means:
10 skeins of Worsted
7 skeins of Sock yarn
8 skeins of DK weight