July update

Thanks for another great update, folks!  Your next option to catch some gobsmackers is at indigodragonfly’s Highlands Fibre Fling, just outside Haliburton, Ontario, on 18 August.  Hope to see you there!

This update includes some brand new bases (camel/ silk lace, Cabra giants) and a few real oddballs.  The oddballs are yarn bases that I tested; they’re perfectly lovely yarns, but turned out to be too time-consuming or finicky for my dye process.  So if you’ve been hankering for some alpaca-silk sportweight or the like, better get ’em now!  In honour of the oddballs, the names are inspired by a variety of obscure words, in English and in other languages.  Once you’ve snagged your yarn, try giving the names a quick Google search; you might find something fun.

To claim a gobsmacker, send me an email (gobsmackedyarn@gmail.com) letting me know the name of the cake and the base.  The first person to claim a cake gets it.  Things can be pretty fast and furious at the beginning, but I promise I’ll email you back to let you know whether you got what you wanted.  Once the dust starts to settle a little, I’ll follow up with a PayPal invoice; if you haven’t ordered from me before, please include your mailing address (and phone number, if outside Canada).

Please remember that colours may vary across different devices; if you have any questions or would like a verbal description of colours, just ask.


Four Quarter: Top left: Gezelligheid; Top right: Forelsket; Bottom left: Firgun; Bottom right: Komorebi


Four Quarter: Top left: Iktsuarpok ; Top right: Mangata; Bottom left: Merak; Bottom right: Reaching for a Spruce


Four Quarter: Left: Kilig ; Right: Irusu


merino/ silk fingering (MS-4): Left: Have the Whole Day Off; Right: Give Them a Cake and Let Them Go


merino/ silk fingering (MS-4): Flawed Fruit (Second)


Cabra giant: Yuanfen


Oddball (fingering, 70% alpaca/ 20% silk/ 20% cashmere, 400m/100g) ($44): Exulansis


alpaca/ silk/ linen fingering (ASL): Pond Life


Oddballs (sportweight, 80% alpaca/ 20% silk, 260m/ 100g) ($44): Left: Stow Hooking It!; Right: To Call Arlies


merino DK: Mauerbauertraurigkeit

BFL-S lace_July

BFL/ silk lace: Top left: No Vains in the Game; Top right: Ollyoxalls; Bottom centre: I’ve Got My Thumbs Up

BFL-S lace_2_Stochastic

BFL/ silk lace double (one long gradient, over two 100g cakes): Stochastic


camel/ silk lace: left: Jouska; right: Chrysalism