Come work with us…

Indigodragonfly is hiring!  Interested in working with us? We have 2 new positions available. One here in our studio. One position that has some flexibility…

Adminion

Seeking a part-time administrative assistant to work with us at our home studio in Haliburton County and/or remotely, helping with all administrative aspects of running our small business, including marketing, graphic design, customer service and general office work.

Full Job Description

Assistant Studio Minion

Seeking: part-time studio assistant to work with us at our home studio in Haliburton County, helping with all aspects of running our small business, including assisting with dyeing yarn, preparing yarn for market, packing and shipping and general studio tasks.

Full Job Description

Applicants are encouraged to also apply for both positions if interested, as jobs can be combined.

Candidates should email a cover letter and resume (PDF please) to: orders@indigodragonfly.ca  by September 12, 2014 at 5 pm.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls, drop-ins or mailed packages please.

Did I Mention We’re 5?

And because of this, we have a number of special things happening this year.

Tomorrow we will hold our 5th Annual Highlands Fibre Fling (details, maps, etc at the link) to celebrate our 5th Anniversary.

We hope to see many of you here tomorrow!  We will be introducing two new items, but for those just too far to come and see us, these will also be available for sale online.

The first:

Kate Atherley’s incredible Rosetta Tharpe Shawl.  Shall we take another look at this incredible piece?

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Kits will be available in ÜberMerGoat Sport and SuperBaa DK here on our website as soon as the event starts tomorrow (11 am Eastern)

The second:

ANNIVERSARY GOODIE BAGS!

Wanna see? These were an exercise in seeing how many different ways we could include the number 5.

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Each package contains 5 things for $55 (approximately 15% off the total retail value of all items combined):
- a logo project bag
- buttons made by local ceramic artist Charlene McConnell (style, shape and colour will vary from package to package)
- Mini Soaks (Soak Wash - scents will vary)
- stitch markers from Jenny Any Dots (colours will vary)
- and 1 skein of CaribouaBaa in a very special Anniversary colour way: Cinco de MINE!

See? PRETTY!

Cinco de MINE cariboubaa

Cinco de MINE is made up of 5 of our favourite indigodragonfly colourways (see if you can guess which ones) and is dyed in the same way as Beige…with slightly longer colour repeats.  At this time, this will be the only way to get this colour way.

Bonus: a discount card for your next online purchase at http://indigodragonfly.ca/shop

The Anniversary packages will be available here starting at 11 am on Saturday August 16, 2014.

 

 

 

Rosetta Tharpe

Kate has ideas. Often caffeine induced. Usually brilliant. And always ones that make me jump up and down, shouting “me! Me! ME!!! I want to dye for that!”

This is one of those projects.

Introducing Rosetta Tharpe: a pi shawl that requires only the most basic knitting skills, makes you look like the smartest knitter on the planet and results in an easy to wear (really) wrap.

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I love the many ways of wearing this.  Draped this way, it’s like a very elegant superhero cape.

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And it sits perfectly there on your shoulders while you go on with your day, doing ordinary things, thinking about saving the world in your free time.

Or fold it in half, and wrap it around yourself.

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It feels like your favourite blankie, but looks sophisticated and elegant.

(all photos: Gillian Martin)

Kate is tiny. I am not. This shawl, in this size, fits us both beautifully. (Yes, we also tried on people who are not shorter than a Maxi dress and it worked equally well on them)

The pattern is available on Ravelry now.  And starting on Saturday August 16, 2014, we will have kits available in a variety of colours for you.  You can purchase them at our Highland Fibre Fling event at the studio on Saturday or purchase online and we will ship yours directly to you.

Kits will be available here, starting at 11 am Eastern on August 16.

Kits will include:
- Rosetta Tharpe pattern (your choice of hard copy or PDF)
- 4 skeins of ÜberMerGoat Sport (70% superwash merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon) or SuperBaa DK (100% superwash merino)

Orders will be filled and shipped in the order in which they come in (within 1-3 weeks)

Highland Fibre Fling – 5th Anniversary Celebration!

Come join us for our 5th Annual Highland Fibre Fling — the day every summer when Indigodragonfly opens up the house and studio to all fibre enthusiasts.

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It’s our favourite day of the year, started 5 years ago when Ron said “You know what would be fun?…” Every year on the third Saturday in August we open up our doors, bring out all the yarn, fibre and other goodies, fire up the BBQ and ask you to come and join us for the day. It’s a wonderful day of yarn, knitting, crochet, spinning, food, dyeing demos and the occasional piñata.

CustomFit measurement/consultation services! 

We are now a CustomFit LYS, so will be offering a measurement service/consultation/pattern package at the Fling.  Let us help you on your way to making your perfect sweater.

This year is extra special, because this day will also mark our fifth anniversary. Five years of colour, fun, fibre and laughter! So expect some extra surprises.

5th Annual Highland Fibre Fling

August 16, 11 am to 4 pm

Indigodragonfly Studio

1932 Kennisis Lake Rd, 2 minutes outside of West Guilford Ontario (in Haliburton County)

3 hours from Toronto, 4 hours from Ottawa, 2.5 hours from North Bay

Google Map of Studio Location  (Please do not try to google the address! Use this map instead)

questions? Need more information? email us: orders@indigodragonfly.ca

Payment accepted: cash, credit cards, Paypal

Accommodation information

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Just In Case You Missed It….

…the remainder of the May/June Sweater Club extra skeins have gone on sale to the masses!! They are all listed on the Special Edition section of the Sale page on our website, and you’ll also run across the odd older Special Edition skeins that are hanging around (probably for the free room & board), so feel free to check out these one-of-a-kind goodies, already to roll!! And if you’re a regular SAK Club member, any purchases put through up to & including this Friday (August 1/14) are also eligible for shipping with your Club packages!!

Okay, so for a short cut, the Special Edition page is here: http://www.indigodragonfly.ca/product-category/yarn-2/special-edition/

If you haven’t yet, Enjoy!!!

 

Yarn Update: July 9/14!!

Hiya,

Okay, so it’s time for more yarn goodness!! On the menu today is a fine assortment of MerGoat Sock yarn, a platter o’ Merino Silk 4-Ply Sock, and three Blue Plate Specials: SuperBaa DK, SuperBaa Worsted and Humpspun Sport!! As mentioned a few days ago on Ravelry, The SuperBaa DK & SuperBaa Worsted are 100% super wash merino, and are taking place of the old Superwash DK & Superwash Worsted yarn. They have better yardage (240 yds and 220 yds/115 g respectively), are waaaaaayyyy more soft & squishy, and are taking/holding colour a lot better! The Humpspun Sport is a 70% silk/30% camel blend, 350 yds/115g per skein, super soft and with a lovely halo! And as an added bonus, we’ve decided to unleash on you the unsuspecting masses a new gaggle of Cute & Cuddly Mutant Zombie Squirrels of Doom pouch kits, as well as a new accessory, the C&CMZSoD Superhero/Supervillain Cape & Mask kit!! Squirrel kits & cape/mask kits can be found on the KITS page of the SHOP main page!!

To Order, go to the SHOP page and select NEW products – that should bring up  all of today’s goodies! Here’s a photo spread of today’s stuff, so kick back and Enjoy!!

 

Yarn Update: June 27/14

Hiya,

Okay, before we start, I just wanna warn ya: THIS IS A BIG HONKIN’ UPDATE!!!

On today’s menu, we’re adding two hundred skeins to the online inventory, a whole smatterin’ of lace, sock & sport weights, with more than a few Special Editions thrown in fed goodly measure!

As promised, today’s update is the online premiere of Uber MerGoat Sport!! UMGS is 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere & 10% Nylon, 260 yds/115g per skein, and is softer than a possum’s underbelly!!! (Note to self: check on Wikipedia for actual softness of possum belly fuzz…)

Okay, so the selling thing: click on the SHOP page, and if you choose NEW, this’ll bring up all of today’s goodies, then click away until yer fingerprints are worn off!! Don’t worry about this; we won’t tell the Feds.

And as usual, here’s the close-ups of today’s goodness.

And…ENJOY!!!

 

Yarn Update May 7!!

Hiya,

Okay, so here’s a bunch o’ new goodies, including some yarn bases that we haven’t regularly featured in quite some time. Enjoy!

To order, the easiest way is to click on shop and click on NEW. If the internets gods are working, today’s stuff should be under there! And as a taster, here’s the thumbnails of today’s goodies.

Happy Hunting!

 

Countdown

Three more sleeps to the Downtown Knit Collective’s Knitter’s Frolic!

And so begins our annual tradition of giving you some hints about what you’ll see in our booth.

New Yarns

We’ll have a number of favourites on hand:

MerGoat Lace (formerly MCN Lace)
Merino Single Lace
Linen Silk
Seacell Silk

Merino Sock
Merino Nylon Sock
MerGoat Sock (formerly MCN Sock)
Merino Silk 4 ply Sock

OctoBaa

MerGoat Worsted

We will also be introducing a number of new yarns at the Frolic.

CaribouBaa: sock weight, 4 ply yarn. Very smooth and sleek, so excellent for colour work, cables/twisted stitches and lace. It’s my new favourite “go to” yarn. It takes colour like a dream. You’ve seen it online, but this will be the first big public appearance for this base.

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Note the slight sheen and sleek look of this yarn. Perfect in these brand new Sherlock-inspired colours, isn’t it? (Yes. We did.)

Über MerGoat Sport: 70% merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon — this yarn is like knitting with sunshine and kittens. It’s strong and makes a beautiful, solid fabric. But with a lovely halo and incredible drape. It’s at the heavy end of the sport scale, so knits well at both a sport and a DK weight.

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Here it is in action…spun from sunshine and the souls of teeny tiny kittens.

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SuperBaa DK and Worsted: We felt our regular superwash merino DK and worsted just weren’t special enough. So we’ve ones that are. They are springy and full with a soft finish. You’ll want to curl up with them and not let go.

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Humpspun Sport: 70% silk/30% camel in a loosely spun 2 ply yarn. The yardage (350 yds per skein) would make you think it’s sock/fingering weight, but it really behaves like a sport weight.

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Come feel up the shawl sample that Keri has knit with it. It’s really an incredible yarn.

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A Taste of New Colours

Sherlock, Yarn Hunger Games, Battlestar, Ron’s whirlwind of a crazy brain…come and see all the new colours we’ve come up with this spring.  Here are a few to whet your appetite

 

 

 

The MerGoat Has Landed!!!

Hiya,

Every now and then, Nature has a funny way of bringing together things that one might not consider to be complimentary. Shark and Remora, Clownfish and Anemone, Cupcakes and Bacon. Odd, isn’t it?

Well, you can add one more to the list.

Introducing: the MerGoat!!!

Yes, this not-so-mythical critter is the logical-esque mash-up of a Mermaid and a Goat. MerGoats used to roam and frolic in the indigodragonfly lakes & ponds of days past, but they were given the uninspiring label of MCN.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the MCN has left the building.

Ove the next little while, the MCN that’s still on-line and was part of previous store orders will be phasing out. The MerGoat is still the same great yarn base as MCN, only now with 93.7% more personality! Also, the Ultra MCN is henceforth known as: Über MerGoat!!!

More exciting news: this weekend’s Knitters Frolic show in Toronto will be the official launch of the all-new yarn base Über MerGoat Sport!! Come pet & squeeze this new addition to the indigodragonfly yarn family – it is 70% Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere & 10% Nylon, and has been described as knitting with Sunshine & Kittens!!

Okay, that’s aboot it for now! Look for the MerGoat to land soon on our website, and see y’all at the Frolic!!