Archives for November 2014

Yarn Update – November 20, 2014

The last of the goodness, squirrelled away over the past few months, is now up for grabs! To shop, you can select the NEW category from the main SHOP page, and you can also click on the thumbnail photos below for more info on them.

Also, new inventories of many existing colourways/yarn bases that have been previously for sale but subsequently sold out have been updated, so check out all the bases for goodies that have just resurfaced! And as an added bonus, several newly-named Mutant Zombie Squirrel Kits have be unearthed, which can be found on the KITS page from the main SHOP page!!

And here’s today’s yarn gallery, so have fun!!!

Giftapalooza 2014!

Already know about Giftapalooza? Sign up now:  Individual Skeins (any amount)   Giftapalooza Sweater Club

What is Giftapalooza?

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. 😉

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.

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.

What yarns???
1) CaribouBaa
2) Merino Silk DK
3) Über MerGoat Sport
4) Seacell Silk    
5) Mystery Yarn Base – This one will be a complete surprise. It will be a fingering weight base, with approximately 400 yds per 100 g. It will contain animal fibres.

What else?
CustomFit Sweater Option! We will offer a Sweater Kit option that will include:

  • enough yarn to make a sweater in your size, in your choice of the above yarn bases
  • a CustomFit pattern code (for you, or to share with a friend)
  • a coupon code for use in Kim’s Ravelry pattern shop. Redeem for one of her CustomFit recipes, or use it toward the pattern of your choice.

Think of this option as a “mini Sweater Club”. 🙂

Guide to choosing a size/yardage amounts for Sweater Clubs and Kits

Giftapalooza is not about the yarn.

That’s right. I said it.

It’s about the amazing community of people we have gathered around us.

So this is what we do —
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 and tell us about them. We will let you know if your nominee has been chosen.

Sign ups start: November 12
Sign ups end: November 26 at 11 pm Eastern (or when all spaces are filled)
Packages ship: All packages ship in early December. PLEASE NOTE: Giftapalooza packages are sent separately from regularly-scheduled Club shipments, so please select the Regular Shipping option!
Partner assignments emailed: early December