Sweater Club 3 (2016)

Join the Indigodragonfly Sweater Club!  A wide range of yarns to choose from, combined with one of a kind, dyed just for you colours and patterns to inspire you.

Sweater Club sign ups will open next Thursday, May 12 at noon Eastern (Toronto/New York time)

  • 3 shipments – July, November, March
  • 3 yarn bases (1 per shipment in a sweater amount for your size)
  • Custom Fit recipe and/or a pattern for an original design that will work in all of the yarns chosen for each shipment
  • Handmade Swag: a small gift handmade by artisans we love.
  • One of a kind colours that are yours alone

Optional Add-ons:

  • CustomFit pattern codes – receive 1 CustomFit pattern code per Club package. Codes are redeemable for 1 CustomFit pattern from the CustomFit website
  • Sweater sized project bags, made exclusively for us for this Club – project bags will be artisan made and will fit 6-8 skeins of yarn
  • Swatching Skeins – opt to get 25 g skeins of each of your sweater yarns for swatching. 25 g gives you lots of yarn to make a generous swatch
  • Safety Skeins – unsure you ordered enough yarn? You will have the option to add “safety skeins” to one or more of your packages.

Yarn Packages:
This year we’re mixing it up! This year’s Club will feature fingering/sock and sport/DK weight yarns. We’ll also be exploring ways to combine yarns for heavier garments.

ALL SOCK

  • MCS Sock  (75% superwash merino/15% cashmere/10% silk; 400 yds per 115 g)
  • Wingenhooven (60% superwash merino/20% yak/20% silk; 400 yds per 100 g)
  • Chameleon Sock (63% superwash merino/20% cashmere/17% silk; 435 yds per 100 g)

ALL SPORT/DK

  • Über MerGoat Sport  (70% superwash merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon; 260 yds per 115 g)
  • Chaingeling (50% linen/50% mulberry silk; 240 yds per 100 g)
  • Polwarth Silk (85% polwarth wool/15% silk; 675 yds per 250 g)

ALL WOOL

  • CaribouBaa (100% superwash merino, 4 ply sock weight; 435 yds per 100 g) – for 2 shipments
  • DK Matter (100% superwash merino; 280 yds per 100 g)

WOOLISH

  • CaribouBaa (100% superwash merino, 4 ply sock weight; 435 yds per 100 g)
  • Polwarth Silk (85% polwarth wool/15% silk; 675 yds per 250 g)
  • DK Matter (100% superwash merino; 280 yds per 100 g)

MIXED

  • Chaingeling (50% linen/50% mulberry silk; 220 yds per 100 g)
  • CaribouBaa (100% superwash merino, 4 ply sock weight; 435 yds per 100 g)
  • Wingenhooven (60% superwash merino/20% yak/20% silk; 400 yds per 100 g)

LUXURY

  • MCS Sock  (75% superwash merino/15% cashmere/10% silk; 400 yds per 115 g)
  • Über MerGoat Sport  (70% superwash merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon; 260 yds per 115 g)
  • Chameleon Sock (63% superwash merino/20% cashmere/17% silk; 435 yds per 100 g)

Colours:
Colourways will be one of a kind semi-solids or tonals. 1-2 months prior to each shipment, you will be asked for your colour preferences (preferred colour family as well as colour family you don’t want). We will dye for you based on those preferences.

CustomFit Recipes:
Each shipment will come with a CustomFit Sweater Recipe or worksheet.  CustomFit sweater recipes give you unique sweater designs + the ability to customize to your shape. Amy Herzog explains CustomFit recipes and how they work here.  CustomFit recipes MUST be used in conjunction with a CustomFit pattern.  You may also add CustomFit pattern codes to your Club packages as an optional add-on if you are not already a maker member.

Sizing and Pricing
(Does not include shipping. Shipping rates for each region follow at the bottom of this page)

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Choose your package size based on either bust size or yardage, whichever makes most sense to you. We can accommodate sizes not listed. Contact us for more information. If it looks like you will need 1 or 2 additional skeins for only 1 or 2 of the bases, you can also opt to order Safety Skeins. (Safety Skeins will also be offered again before each shipment is dyed, so you will have another chance)

Monthly Payment Option:
Monthly payments are possible.  If you would prefer to pay monthly, purchase the “monthly payment” version of the Club on the sign up page. The amount you pay immediately will cover shipping for your whole Club membership. Once processed, we will send you a sign up link for your chosen package/size, set up with monthly payment amounts seen below. Just click and you’ll be all set up!

Shipping rates for full year for all sizes:
Canada: $60, insured
US: $60, uninsured; $99, insured
International: $135, uninsured; $378 insured

Purchase of this item assumes that you agree to the following terms:You must ensure that your mailing address in Paypal is correct. If you move at any point between during the Club period, 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. Club shipment dates will be announced approximately 1 month in advance

There are no returns on Club memberships for any reason.  Please ask as many questions as you wish prior to signing up, and we would be pleased to answer them.  Once your Club sign up is processed, no returns will be accepted.  If you wish, you may transfer your membership to someone else. Please contact us directly to do this. A $100 administrative charge will apply.

You assume responsibility for packages delivered to the wrong address IF: your address is incorrect in Paypal, 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.

 

Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination 7: Louie vs. Oz

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Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination Club 7: Louie vs. Oz Edition

Monthly payment options can be found on the listing page for each item, and include an admin fee.

The Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination Yarn Club Mark VII. This year, with a twist.

Are you ready??

Oz: cute, fluffy, soft, and well, pretty simple.

Louie: refined palette/sophisticated; complicated, but with champagne undertones.

So what happens when we let Oz and Louie commandeer the system join forces to choose yarns for the SAK/WD Club? Absolutely no way of agreeing with each other.

So this year, you get yarn choices.  Team Oz. Team Louie. Which will you choose? (spoilers at links)

All the Club features you’ve come to love are back: breath defying colours, patterns from  favourite designers, and all those special details that make this the most fun we have in the dyepot. And yes, you can get both sets of yarn bases. Order a basic package and extra skeins from different teams and you have it all.

DETAILS:

Basic Club package:

Shipments in June, August, October, December 2016, February and April 2017 (half year: June/August/October 2016 only)

Each packages contains:

  • YARN: 1 skein (100-115g) of Team Oz or Team Louie yarn, hand dyed  in exclusive colourways.
  • PATTERNS:  2 patterns for each package (exclusive to Club members for 6 months). Patterns will be for 2 different items, 2 different yarn bases. Some may offer options for larger sizes using 2 skeins. Patterns are designed to introduce you to new designers and give you a range of techniques and projects to play with. You may find some lace, some cables, some colourwork…expect the unexpected!
  • PROJECT BAG:  designed and silk screened exclusively for the Club (1 bag per membership)

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:

Extra Club Skeins:  extra skeins in the exclusive Club colourway 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). You can order Team Oz or Team Louie or both extra skein packages. For example, if you want all 12 yarn bases, order Team Oz as your basic package and Team Louie for extra skeins. Perfect for those who want it all.

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

Yarn Winding Service: You may ask for your yarn to be wound in a cake for $2.50 per skein (proceeds set aside for our Otis Houndation)

Artisan Swag (full year members only):   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 could be any one of these — shawl pin, buttons, project or tool bag, textile related mug or other dishware, 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) Club colourways will only be available to Club members and will not be released to the general public.  New Club members, however, are welcome to custom order past colours as long as they are members.
  • Full Year members only: Those who pay in full will have the option of having their patterns delivered to their Ravelry library for the duration of their membership
  • special offers throughout the Club year, exclusive to Club members only

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
6 packages – total of 6 skeins of yarn
Ontario/US $306 (Oz) or $345 (Louie) | $31/$34 per month (monthly payments)
Canada/International $321 (Oz) or $360 (Louie) | $33/$36 per month (monthly payments)

3 packages – total of 3 skeins of yarn
Ontario/US $170 (Oz) or $197 (Louie) | $31/$34 per month (monthly payments)
Canada/International $179 (Oz) or $205 (Louie) | $31/$34 per month (monthly payments)

Extra Skeins & Mystery Skeins:
*Extra skeins: 1 extra skein per month, in your choice of Team Oz or Team Louie
*Mystery skeins: 1 random mystery skein, similar in value to your choice of Team Oz or Team Louie yarns

Ontario/US: $85 (Oz)/ $112 (Louie) – 3 shipments | $187 (Oz)/ $230 (Louie) – 6 shipments
Canada/International: $89 (Oz)/ $116 (Louie) – 3 shipments | $195 (Oz)/ $238 (Louie) – 6 shipments

Artisan Swag:  $60
(6 shipment/full year members only; no monthly option available)

Please note: There are no refunds on Clubs for any reason.
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, 2016 and April 15, 2017, 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 Paypal 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.

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 full year club, and 3 packages if you sign up for the half year club.  You can opt to pay monthly, or pay for the whole club at once at a significant discount.  Packages can ship within the shipment month.

When do sign ups start?
The Club will be open for subscriptions starting on February 14, 2016 and will be open for 3 weeks (or until we’ve reached our full capacity)

When do shipments start?

June 2016 will be the first shipment. Shipments will follow every second month April 2017 for full year club members, or October 2016 for half year club members.

Will you ship to Canada?
We ship everywhere. In some, very rare cases, we may need to charge an additional shipping fee for some countries. If this is the case, we will contact you directly about this, and give you options.

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

Sweater Club Sign Up Day!

Tomorrow, Wednesday April 8 is Sweater Club sign up day.

Sign up here, while supplies last.

Here’s some information for you to help you get ready.

1) Know what you want! Have a look at the available packages and sizing and know what you want. If you have questions, email us or post your questions in our Ravelry group for answers.

2) Full payment or monthly payments.  Both will be available in the shop.

New this year: if you wish to pay monthly, choose the “monthly payment” option from the shop. This is your deposit only, and covers shipping for your Club packages for the year. It will ask you to choose your region and preferred shipping method (uninsured or insured). Once your membership has been processed, we will send you the sign up link for your Sweater Club subscription. (See this post for monthly payment amounts)

3) Remember you can choose your add-ons later. Swatching Skeins, Safety Skeins, Project Bags and CustomFit pattern codes can all be added to your Club membership later. If you’re not sure, leave those until later.
4) Breathe.  And send whisky. 😉

 

Sweater Club: What Size Do I Need?

Sweater Club sign ups open this Wednesday, April 8 at noon Eastern.  

Full information about the Club, including what you get, sizing and pricing

Read about the yarns here

Options for paying in full and paying monthly will be available. Full payment can be made through our webshop here, starting at noon on Wednesday. If you’d prefer monthly payments, email us directly at orders AT indigodragonfly.ca at or after noon on Wednesday and let us know:

  • which package you want (Merino, Luxury, Mixed, Sock, Sport/DK or Worsted)
  • your size 
  • your region (Canada, US, International)
  • whether you want uninsured or insured shipping 

So you’ve decided to join Sweater Club and aren’t sure which size package to get.  Here are some tips to help you.

1) Use the chart we’ve compiled for you. The chart includes with both bust sizes and the minimum yardage you’ll get for each yarn weight for each size.  This means we’ve taken the yardage of the shortest sock weight, DK weight and Worsted weight yarns in the Club and cross referenced it with well established garment yardage references for average ease and length sweaters to determine how much we should send you. These amounts have a 10% cushion built in. So choose your bust size (we suggest full bust size to ensure you have plenty of yarn) and go!

 

 

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2) Experienced sweater knitters start to get a sense of how much yarn they’ll need for sweater in different yarn weights. If this is information you’re familiar with, choose your size from the chart using yardage instead of bust size.

3) Apps such as Knit Handy and Stashbot now make it easy to estimate yardage based on your bust size and the gauge at which you’ll knit your yarn.  Use one of these apps to help determine yardage amounts that will work best for you and the type of sweaters you want to knit.

What if I’m between sizes?

For some of us, 2 out of the 3 yardage amounts will work for our size, with one outlier.  Remember you can always order a “safety skein” in one or more of your chosen yarn bases, at anytime during the Club year (up until that base has been dyed for you).  For example, if size B works for you for every base except Worsted, which needs an extra skein to get the sweater you want, order size B and order 1 safety skein in Worsted weight.

Remember the details

Remember that the charted yardage amounts are for average length, long sleeved sweaters in each size. If you want a longer sweater, or a hood, or you want an allover cable design, consider either going up a size or ordering safety skeins in one or more of your bases to make sure you’ll have plenty of yarn for your dream sweaters.

Still have questions?  Email us at orders AT indigodragonfly.ca and we’ll be happy to help!

 

 

Sweater Club: all about the yarns

Sweater Club sign ups open this Wednesday, April 8 at noon Eastern.  

Full information about the Club, including what you get, sizing and pricing

Options for paying in full and paying monthly will be available. Full payment can be made through our webshop here, starting at noon on Wednesday. If you’d prefer monthly payments, email us directly at orders AT indigodragonfly.ca at or after noon on Wednesday and let us know:

  • which package you want (Merino, Luxury, Mixed, Sock, Sport/DK or Worsted)
  • your size 
  • your region (Canada, US, International)
  • whether you want uninsured or insured shipping 

 

This year, through highly strategic planning, spreadsheets and much chocolate for everyone, we’re able to offer 9 different yarn bases in this year’s Sweater Club, in various combinations.  This post introduces you to all of them.

CaribouBaa, SuperBaa DK and SuperBaa Worsted are our 100% superwash merino yarns.  They are soft with at tight twist and smooth texture.  Beautiful stitch definition and equally beautiful knit up in stockinette stitch and textured stitches.

Projects: Dopamine (Cariboubaa) and Waffleupagus (SuperBaa DK)

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SuperBaa DK

OctoBaa is also a 100% superwash merino yarn, but with a twist.  Literally.  This yarn is made up of 8 plies: 4 sets of 2 ply yarn spun together, giving it a texture that is unlike any other yarn we’ve seen.

Project: Aislinn 

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OctoBaa 

MerGoat Worsted is a merino/cashmere/nylon blend that knits up to wear like your coziest blanket.  The cashmere gives it a soft halo and sense of luxury, while the nylon makes it wear like iron.

 

Merino Silk DK and Wingenhooven are truly luxurious yarns.  Merino blended with silk and, in the case of Wingenhooven, yak, make these soft yarns with a slight sheen. An excellent choice for your most elegant garments.

Project: Shore Ledges (Merino Silk DK)

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Wingenhooven

Linen Silk Chainette and Chameleon Sock are brand new yarns, designed by and spun exclusively for us.  The Linen Silk Chainette is a DK weight, 50/50 linen and silk blend in a chained construction. The chain keeps the yarn stable for garments and adds to the tweedy effect of this yarn. An excellent choice not only for summer garments, but for the shoulder seasons as well.

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Chameleon yarn blends merino and cashmere and merino and silk in different plies to create a subtly marled yarn.  And the touch? Exquisitely soft.

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We’re so pleased to be able to bring so many of our favourites into this year’s Sweater Club. We look forward to dyeing them in unique colourways for you.

 

 

 

Sweater Club 2

Join the Indigodragonfly Sweater Club!  A wide range of yarns to choose from, combined with one of a kind, dyed just for you colours and patterns to inspire you.

Sweater Club sign ups will open next Wednesday, April 8 at noon Eastern (Toronto/New York time)

  • 3 shipments – July, November, March
  • 3 yarn bases (1 per shipment in a sweater amount for your size)
  • Custom Fit recipe for an original design that will work in all of the yarns chosen for each shipment
  • Handmade Swag: a small gift handmade by artisans we love.
  • One of a kind colours that are yours alone

Optional Add-ons:

  • CustomFit pattern codes – receive 1 CustomFit pattern code per Club package. Codes are redeemable for 1 CustomFit pattern from the CustomFit website
  • Sweater sized project bags, made exclusively for us for this Club – project bags will be artisan made and will fit up to 8 skeins of yarn
  • Swatching Skeins – opt to get 25 g skeins of each of your sweater yarns for swatching. 25 g gives you lots of yarn to make a generous swatch
  • Safety Skeins – unsure you ordered enough yarn? You will have the option to add “safety skeins” to one or more of your packages.

Yarn Packages:

Choose your sweater yarn packages based on either fibre (Merino, Luxury, Mixed) or yarn weight (all sock, all sport/DK, all Worsted)

MERINO

  • CaribouBaa (100% superwash merino, 4 ply sock weight; 435 yds per 100 g)
  • SuperBaa Worsted (100% superwash merino; 220 yds per 100 g)
  • SuperBaa DK (100% superwash merino; 250 yds per 100 g)

LUXURY

  • Merino Silk DK (50% superwash merino/50% silk; 230 yds per 100 g)
  • Chameleon Sock (63% superwash merino/20% cashmere/17% silk; 435 yds per 100 g)
  • Linen Silk Chainette (50% linen/50% mulberry silk; 220 yds per 100 g)

MIXED

  • MerGoat Worsted  (80% superwash merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon; 190 yds per 115 g)
  • OctoBaa (100% superwash merino, 8 ply between sport and DK weight; 270 yds per 100 g)
  • Wingenhooven (60% superwash merino/20% yak/20% silk; 400 yds per 100 g)

SOCK

  • CaribouBaa (100% superwash merino, 4 ply sock weight; 435 yds per 100 g)
  • Chameleon Sock (63% superwash merino/20% cashmere/17% silk; 435 yds per 100 g)
  • Wingenhooven (60% superwash merino/20% yak/20% silk; 400 yds per 100 g)

SPORT/DK

  • Merino Silk DK (50% superwash merino/50% silk; 230 yds per 100 g)
  • OctoBaa (100% superwash merino, 8 ply between sport and DK weight; 270 yds per 100 g)
  • Linen Silk Chainette (50% linen/50% mulberry silk; 220 yds per 100 g)

WORSTED

  • SuperBaa Worsted (100% superwash merino; 220 yds per 100 g)
  • MerGoat Worsted  (80% superwash merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon; 190 yds per 115 g)
  • Merino Silk DK (50% superwash merino/50% silk; 230 yds per 100 g)

Colours:
Colourways will be one of a kind semi-solids or tonals. 1-2 months prior to each shipment, you will be asked for your colour preferences (preferred colour family as well as colour family you don’t want). We will dye for you based on those preferences.

CustomFit Recipes:
Each shipment will come with a CustomFit Sweater Recipe.  CustomFit sweater recipes give you unique sweater designs + the ability to customize to your shape. Amy Herzog explains CustomFit recipes and how they work here.  CustomFit recipes MUST be used in conjunction with a CustomFit pattern.  You may also add CustomFit pattern codes to your Club packages as an optional add-on.

Sizing and Pricing:

 

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Choose your package size based on either bust size or yardage, whichever makes most sense to you. We can accommodate sizes not listed. Contact us for more information. Yardages given are very generous for the bust sizes listed. If it looks like you will need 1 or 2 additional skeins for only 1 or 2 of the bases, you can also opt to order Safety Skeins. (Safety Skeins will also be offered again before each shipment is dyed, so you will have another chance)

Monthly Payment Option:

Monthly payments are possible.  If you would prefer to pay monthly, purchase the “monthly payment” version of the Club. The amount you pay will cover shipping for your whole Club membership. Once processed, we will send you a sign up link for your chosen package/size, set up with monthly payment amounts seen below. Just click and you’ll be all set up!

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Purchase of this item assumes that you agree to the following terms:

You must ensure that your mailing address in Paypal is correct. If you move at any point between April 8, 2015 and March 15, 2016, 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. Club shipment dates will be announced approximately 1 month in advance

There are no returns on Club memberships for any reason.  Please ask as many questions as you wish prior to signing up, and we would be pleased to answer them.  Once your Club sign up is processed, no returns will be accepted.  If you wish, you may transfer your membership to someone else. Please contact us directly to do this. A $100 administrative charge will apply.

You assume responsibility for packages delivered to the wrong address IF: your address is incorrect in Paypal, 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.

 

In Which We Show You all the Giftapalooza 2014 Yarn

And without further ado, welcome to the 2014 edition of the Giftapalooza Reveal.  AKA: how we spent half of November elbow deep in yum. 😉 As always, this a post fraught with spoilers…photos…we are going to tell all the secrets.

If you’re still trying to avoid spoilers, please do not venture further.

Really.

Have we lied to you yet??

Reservoir Nogs
Reservoir Nogs

Boxing Day: It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Tequila, Cousteau's A Christmas Coral, Light The Leg Not The Lamp!, Ralphie's Eye
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Doctor Whoville
Doctor Whoville
A Charlie Browncoat Christmas, Drumstyx, Frozo The Winter Clown, A Kringle In Time
(l-r) A Charlie Browncoat Christmas, Drumstyx, Frozo The Winter Clown, A Kringle In Time Hearthritis, Bumblefish
(l-r) Hearthritis, Bumblefish

Rudolph Lundgren, The Turkey Fairy Cometh, Olaf 1 Frosty -35
(l-r) Rudolph Lundgren, The Turkey Fairy Cometh, Olaf 1, Frosty -35

Brrr....Argh...., Presents Of Mind, Peas On Earth
(l-r) Brrr….Argh…., Presents Of Mind, Peas On Earth

Harry Blotto And The Half-Bagged Prince, Stockingjay
(l-r) Harry Blotto And The Half-Bagged Prince, Stockingjay

Turspocken
Turspocken

Presents Of Mind, A Wreath Of Franklin
(l-r) Presents Of Mind A Wreath Of Franklin

North By North Pole
North By North Pole

Ramsay's Turkey Nightmares, Plumberbatch - Best Present Ever!
(l-r) Ramsay’s Turkey Nightmares, Plumberbatch – Best Present Ever!

2 Minutes For Stuffing, Sidney Clausby, Hunting High And Merlot
(l-r) 2 Minutes For Stuffing, Sidney Clausby, Hunting High And Merlot

Made Ya Grinch!
Made Ya Grinch!

Coal Miner's Stocking, I Will Cranberry You!, Streggnog
(l-r) Coal Miner’s Stocking, I Will Cranberry You!, Streggnog

Five Golden Rings To Rule Them All, Grimm The Tree
(l-r) Five Golden Rings To Rule Them All, Grimm The Tree

Super Noma, Grrr....Argh....Nog...., Not A Puppy
(l-r) Super Noma, Grrr….Argh….Nog…., Not A Puppy
Frosty Flakes, In A Grinch, The Turkey Fairy Cometh
(l-r) Frosty Flakes, In A Grinch, The Turkey Fairy Cometh

Actually It's John F. Frost, Elf Insurance, Djingle Unskeined
(l-r) Actually, It’s John F. Frost, Elf Insurance, Djingle Unskeined
8 Droogs A Molokin'
8 Droogs A Molokin’
Reavin' On A Jet Plane, Ten Reavers Reavin'
(l-r) Reavin’ On A Jet Plane, Ten Reavers Reavin’
Diners Drive-Ins And Dashers, Wolf Blitzen
(l-r) Diners, Drive-Ins And Dashers, Wolf Blitzen
Scornament, Buffy The Reindeer Sleigher
(l-r) Scornament, Buffy The Reindeer Sleigher
Drumstickenhooven, Buffy's Holiday Party: Who Punched The Spike?, Snow Trek 2: The Wreath Of Khan
(l-r) Drumstickenhooven, Buffy’s Holiday Party: Who Punched The Spike?, Snow Trek 2: The Wreath Of Khan Frankincense And Frankincensibility, Tinsellectomy, Frosty Bite
(l-r) Frankincense And Frankincensibility, Tinsellectomy, Frosty Bite

We did our best to get ’em all (& there are a few duplicates but they were super-stoked to have their pictures taken so we couldn’t say no), but if we did miss any let us know & they’ll be added to the ménage à froid!

Giftapalooza 2013!

It’s Giftapalooza time!

Know all about it and want to get straight to signing up? Click here.

Giftapalooza is our annual tradition of sharing the knitterly love:

Give a gift. Get a gift.

Sign up for the gift you wish to receive, throw your name in the hat and let us do the rest. You’ll be matched with a “partner”, and in December, the season of stress and insanity, you’ll receive your chosen gift from your partner. Exactly the gift you want. But with a small element of surprise.

See? It’s not buying more yarn for YOU. It’s someone else buying it as a gift to you. 😉

This year, it’s all about the yarn. We’ll be offering 5 different yarn choices, in 3 different weights:

MCN Lace
Merino Nylon Sock
MCN Sock – SOLD OUT
OctoBaa
Merino Silk DK

Order as much of each base as you like, choosing to have all skeins (in one base) in the same colour, or in different colours (let us know in the order notes, or in the Giftapalooza quiz which you’d prefer).

In Giftapalooza tradition, all colourways will be one-of-a-kind, non-repeatable colours. You will have some control over colour choices, but leave the rest to us and the dyepot magic.

Also, in Giftapalooza tradition, after sign-ups have closed, we’ll be pairing you up with another Giftapaloozer to encourage one of our favourite things about indigodragonfly fans: community. If you wish, send your partner a holiday greeting of some kind. This can be as simple as a note or favourite recipe, or as complicated as getting your toddler to put to paper his/her interpretation of DaVinci’s greatest works. (No one is expected to spend money on this part…something simple from the heart, reaching out to another knitter at a stressful time of year is what we hope happens) And yet another person will be sending goodies to you. Spreading the love.

And the final tradition we’ve come to love? We will also be taking nominations for “sooper sekrit anonymous surprise packages” to be sent to people who deserve a little extra something this year. Know someone who could use a little extra love this year? Nominate them by emailing us at orders@indigodragonfly.ca and tell us about them. We will let you know if your nominee has been chosen.

Sign ups start: November 12 at 3 pm Eastern
Sign ups end: November 30 at 11 pm Eastern (or when all spaces are filled)

Partner assignments and package shipments start in early December (first week)

Want to see what Giftapalooza has looked like in the past?  2012  2011

 

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.