July yarnies: Indigodragonfly and Sweet Georgia Yarns

The yarns that I used for July’s Dominion Building Shawl were from Indigodragonfly and Sweet Georgia Yarns.

Yarnie #1: Indigodragonfly

I used Indigodragonfly’s Cariboubaa in Sharktreuse for the fingering weight sample:

Dominion Building Shawl by Natalie Servant (in Cariboubaa by Indigodragonfly)

Way back in March I showed you some of the things that I’ve made in the past with Indigodragonfly. Today, I want to highlight their clubs. It appears that there are openings for their Sweater Club right now, and if you’re interested in joining the Fiber Club or the Smart Ass Knitters/World Domination 1 Skein Club they’ve got some dates posted that you will want to add to your calendar.

The most exciting development I’ve seen from Indigodragonfly this year are their gradient sets: Tornadoz (sock set with 5 mini skeins, each of 100yd/25g). Although I was also tempted by the Braïnz (sweater quantity gradient set) at the Frolic a few months ago, it’s the smaller sets that are stuck in my head, waiting for the right design idea. Here’s what one of those sets looks like:

Tornadoz - yarn from Indigodragonfly

(c) Kim McBrien Evans (Indigodragonfly)

Yarnie #2: Sweet Georgia Yarns

July’s lace weight sample was from a gorgeous golden skein of Sweet Georgia Yarns Merino Silk Lace in Goldmine.

Dominion Shawl by Natalie Servant in Sweet Georgia Yarns Merino Silk Lace (Goldmine)

I’ve admired Felicia’s yarns & fiber for quite a few years. I love the colours she comes up with. She makes the decision-making part of buying very difficult! Felicia is also a Craftsy instructor & I’ve taken her class on Spinning Dyed Fiber.

I could have used her class a few years before it was launched, because one of my first purchases along with my spinning wheel was some fiber (superwash merino Stella) to spin from Sweet Georgia. I wasn’t sure what I was doing, really, but I turned this:

Fiber from Sweet Georgia Yarns

into a 4 ply worsted weight yarn:

4 ply handspun from Sweet Georgia Yarns fiber

And then I brought the yarn to a Cat Bordhi class and created a mobius cowl which is shown here on my friend Mary Pat:

Mary Pat in my cowl

That was some of my first wheel-spun yarn!

I can’t wait to use the next bit of Sweet Georgia yarn that I’ve got lined up, but that’s going to have to wait a little while. December’s project is made with worsted weight yarn and it’s one of my favourite ones in the ebook, and I will have to wait a few months to share it with you!

Meanwhile, I’m excited to let you know that Felicia recently started a podcast that you can find on the Sweet Georgia blog, iTunes, or Stitcher Radio.





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