Dubious Honour: for one day only

Tomorrow, August 22, 2015, we will be attending Socks Ed at Shall We Knit in Waterloo Ontario.  At the event, we will have a special colourway available.  This colour will also be for sale on our website (link will ONLY be active with the ordering page starting at 9 am on August 22) for one day only. Skeins ordered on the website will be dyed to order and shipped within 2-3 weeks.

This colourway, dyed in honour of the launch of Kate Atherley‘s new book Custom Socks, is inspired by this dress:

I don't think even @indigodragonfly would want to do something with this… Cc @shallweknit

A photo posted by Kate Atherley (@kateatherleyknits) on

::crickets::

(really.  She’s just asking for trouble now.)

This colourway is made up of 6 of our regular colours that are inspired by movies and television…a virtual cornicopia of media.

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This colourway is available for order on three yarn bases:

CaribouBaa (Sock)

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Merino Nylon Sock

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Chameleon Sock

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Please note: this is a highly variegated colourway that includes varying amounts of orange, white, green, blue, magenta, gold and grey. Every skein is unique. When ordering more than one in the same base, we will give you the best matching skeins available.

Highland Fibre Fling: #6!

Come join us for our 6th 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 6 years ago when Ron said “You know what would be fun?…if we invited EVERYONE to our house to hang out for a day…” 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.

What to expect

Bring your knitting, spinning, stitching…expect to meet lots of people and spend the day hanging out with new and old friends.  Our studio shop will be open, and we will be rolling out all the yarn and fibre we can find.  And, as always, there will be some surprises. Stay tuned to this space, twitter and instagram for sneak peeks.

CustomFit measurement/consultation services! 

We are 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.

6th Annual Highland Fibre Fling

August 15, 11 am to 3 pm

Indigodragonfly Studio

1946 Kennisis Lake Rd, 2 minutes outside of West Guilford Ontario (in Haliburton County) **note: new location, next door to the old location**

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 (Visa, MasterCard, Amex), Paypal

Accommodation information

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Sad Lester Sock – Update!

Hi All,

Just to let you know, there have just been added 26 new colourways in Sad Lester Sock – almost a hundred new skeins!! Extra Bonus: half of these new colourways are the coveted Special Editions!!! So…Head On Over!!!!

More Yummy Yarn Goodness!!

Hiya,

Okay, so there has been a ConFab with the Internets minions, and the website has started to behave itself…for now.

So…….

Over the past 24 hours, we’ve been able to add some skeins of CaribouBaa, Linen Silk and Wingenhooven to the inventory, all for you!!

They’re up on the website, so feel free to shop, but try not to whack the side of your computer while doing so, just for safety’s sake. Oh, and try not to sneeze. Please.

 

Yarn Update: June 10/15

Hi All,

Okay, so there’s a whole new whack o’ yarn up on the site. Finally. New stuffs can be found on the NEW page of the Shop.

In advance, apologies if some of the yarn images don’t appear. We’ve been having a mighty struggle with the website and it’s taken several days just to get to where we are. Images are, at this point, a bonus if they upload and stay!!!

At 1 pm e.s.t., the theory is that a new batch of MerGoat Sock and Chameleon Sock colourways will appear, so fingers crossed!! Okay, so head over to the NEW page, an’ ENJOY!!!

Yarn Update – California Schemin’

As promised/warned, we’re out in Californ-i-yay this week hanging out at the Make. Wear. Love retreat, and have some goodies ready to roll for ya! Since we’re here for just a couple of days, we’ll be shipping out any orders from here tomorrow, the idea being the less we have to ship back to ourselves in Canucklandia the better, so why not? It’s what old-timers call a Grand Scheme, or was it a Turtleneck Jalopy, or a Roosevelt Steamer, I forget. Anyway…

Since we’ve gotten a few new items come merrily merrily merrily down the stream (by stream, we mean ocean), it’s time to turn them loose upon this Brave Current World. Aside from a few stragglers, today’s update is chock-full of Special Editions and some Gradient sets!!! Bwa. Ha. Ha.

Okay, enough literary flotsam, on to the update!!! Enjoy!!!

All today’s goodness can be quickly accessed via the NEW page in our website shop.

And…Go!!!

PLEASE NOTE: Joe P’enguin says that since this is a stand-alone sale and yarn will be shipped tomorrow and is not being combined with any other orders, the Club Shipping option should not be used – you need to choose Regular Shipping. If you do choose Club Shipping we’ll send the yarn out tomorrow as scheduled and invoice for the difference.

Patterns!

We have new patterns and samples for you at the Frolic.  Come by booth 29 to see everything, but let us share a couple with you now.

Kate Atherley’s One Two Three, shown in CaribouBaa…though we think it would be gorgeous in Chameleon Sock as well.

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This shawl uses 2 skeins of CaribouBaa or any sock yarn in variegated colours.  A perfect fit for the Lambs to the Frolic colourway introduced in yesterday’s post!

Fiona Ellis brings us a cabled cardigan with unusual closure construction in Russian Hill. Here’s a sneak peek:

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The cardigan was designed using Uber MerGoat Sport, but would be equally lovely in OctoBaa.  Both yarn and buttons by Jennie the Potter will be available in our booth.

The Toronto Knitters Frolic, hosted by the Toronto Knitters Guild is on this weekend at the Japanese Cultural Centre (9 Garamond Court, just off of Wynford Drive near Don Mills and Eglinton in Toronto).  Indigodragonfly will be in booth 29 in the marketplace on Saturday April 25 from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

A New Frolic Tradition

This year begins a new tradition for Indigodragonfly at the Knitters Frolic: an exclusive colourway ONLY available on the day of the Frolic.

That’s right. One colourway. One day. Then it’s gone.

Lambs to the Frolic

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A mix of violet, green and turquoise.  Reminds me of the favourite parts of my mothers garden…irises against a bright spring sky.

Available in Sad Lester Sock, Chameleon Sock, MerGoat Sock, Merino Nylon Sock, Wingenhooven and CaribouBaa.

Not going to the Frolic? You can order this colourway here on our website on Saturday April 25 only, in a limited number of yarn bases. Yarn will be dyed to order and shipped as soon as it’s ready.

Toronto Knitters Frolic, hosted by the Toronto Knitters Guild this weekend at the Japanese Cultural Centre (9 Garamond Court, just off of Wynford Drive near Don Mills and Eglinton in Toronto).  Indigodragonfly will be in booth 29 in the marketplace on Saturday April 25 from 9 am to 4:30 pm

A Whoosh of Colour!

Tornadoz: a whoosh of colour, pushing from one to another with all variations in between.

Indigodragonfly’s new gradient sets include 5 mini skeins of sock yarn in 5 different shades, subtly shifting from one colour to the next.  Available in Merino Sock, CaribouBaa and Chameleon Sock in a wide range of colourways.

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And I’m sure you’re wondering about the colour names. Each set is named with a 5 line poem, each line representing a shade within the gradient.  Cool, right?

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What can you knit with these?

One set will knit a pair of socks, a pair of mitts or arm warmers, a hat or a small shawl.

Two sets will knit a shawl or scarf.

Combine three or more sets to knit a larger project like a blanket, large shawl or sweater.  Gradient stripes combined with a semi solid? Yes, even this!

Find these first at the  Toronto Knitters Frolic, hosted by the Toronto Knitters Guild this weekend at the Japanese Cultural Centre (9 Garamond Court, just off of Wynford Drive near Don Mills and Eglinton in Toronto).  Indigodragonfly will be in booth 29 in the marketplace on Saturday April 25 from 9 am to 4:30 pm

Frolic Countdown!

The Toronto Knitters Frolic, hosted by the Toronto Knitters Guild is on this weekend at the Japanese Cultural Centre (9 Garamond Court, just off of Wynford Drive near Don Mills and Eglinton in Toronto).  Indigodragonfly will be in booth 29 in the marketplace on Saturday April 25 from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing with you some of the fantastic new things we’ll be bringing down with us.

We have recently started designing our own yarns and working with a mill to have them spun into reality.  The very first of these arrived last week, just in time for us to dye some up to bring to you.

Introducing Chameleon Sock.  This yarn combines 2 plies of a merino/cashmere blend with 1 ply of merino/silk. Dyes take to each of this blends in different ways, creating a marled effect.

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The knitted fabric has subtle highlights, adding visual dimension to your garments without disturbing the stitch definition.

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Soft, luxurious, unique.

Come find this yarn in our booth, in both regular colours and some special edition, one of a kind colourways!