Thanks, everyone!  Invoices are out, but there is still some yarn left– be sure to take a look.  Packages will go out for all paid invoices on Saturday.  The next update is right around the corner: Sunday, 8 December at 3pm EST, to ensure reasonable time for packages to make it to the US before the holidays.

Despite the unusually early blanket of snow across southern Ontario, it is still November.  But the cold is a good reminder of all of the days ahead where those of us in the north will need wool to keep us warm!  Today’s update features gobsmidgeons (small cake-dyed gradients) that are great for hats or for a contrast colour in shawls or sweaters.  Enjoy!

Remember that colours vary from device to device; I always include a written description of how I see the colour, but please do ask if you’re uncertain about a particular cake or skein.  To claim some yarn, email me at  An update can get pretty bonkers, but I promise I’ll respond to your email to let you know if you got your choices.  I’ll send out PayPal invoices about an hour after the update starts, once things start to quiet down a bit; please note that invoices are due upon receipt (with a little leeway for different time zones and schedules).

Shipping notice: If you are outside Canada or the US, this is the last update before Canada Post’s recommended holiday shipping deadlines.  Remember that standard gobsmacked shipping is by air, without tracking or insurance; if you would like to expedite or track your package (today or in any update), let me know and I’ll get you a quote for the increased shipping cost.

4Q Nov

Four Quarter: Top left: Get That Glow; Top Centre: Past the Garden Gate; Top right: Going Up?; Middle row, left: Drawn In; Middle row, centre: Cheer Up, Chipper; Middle row, right: Foamflower; Bottom left: When Eels Fly; Bottom centre: Not Available; Bottom right: At Home in the Depths


gobsmidgeons (50g of Four Quarter, $22 each): Top left: Listen Up, My Friends; Top right: Keep It Quiet, Folks; Bottom left: The Big Idea (purplish blue to bright acid green, with lots of dappling on the way); Bottom right: Jazz Safari


gobsmidgeons (33g of Four Quarter, $15 each): Left: Gotta Go There; Centre: A Force of Nature; Right: Working With the Music

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mini skein gradient sets (Four Quarter, 5 x 20g minis): Left: Springy; Right: Autumnal

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mini skein gradient sets (Four Quarter, 5 x 20g minis): Left: Sunset Bonfire; Right: Electric Garden

Rainbow- you be you

Rainbow mini skein sets (Four Quarter, 6 x 20g): You Be You edition (bright primary rainbow; 2 sets available)

mf doubles

merino fingering doubles (one long gradient, dyed across two 100g cakes): Left: A Community Effort (dappled blues, aquas, sky blue, and white); Centre: A Generous Bunch of Folks; Right: Thanks to a Helping Hand

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merino DK (100g): Left: Sargasso Spring; Right: The Most Dignified of Clowns

silky yak + BFL

Left: Silky Yak DK (100g): Wintery Wednesday; Right: BFL DK (100g): The Freezing Mark

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Silky Yak hat set (33g gradient + 50g Straight, $50): Here to There (royal purple to dark blue to dark sage green gradient + warm taupe-grey Straight with a few subtle yellow-green speckles)

silky yak hats

Silky Yak hat set (50g gradient + 50g Straight, $50 per set): Left: Zero to Infinity (scarlet red to greyed purple to denim-blue gradient + silvery denim blue Straight); Right: Eternity to End (turquoisey-charcoal grey to dark turquoise to greyed aqua gradient + deep royal purple Straight)

BFL DK hat

BFL DK hat set (50g gradient + 50g Straight, $45): Earth to Sky (turquoise to sky blue to blue-green gradient + deep reddish-brown Straight)

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merino BFL DK hat sets [I initally posted these as BFL but they are in fact merino DK, as labelled on the yarn itself.  I’ve edited here but wanted to leave indication of the error for transparency.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by email and I’ll make things right.] ($45 each): Left: Sea to Shore (40g gradient in bright green to dark red-purple dappled with navy-purple to navy + 33g Straight in deep blue with green dapples); Right: Today to Tomorrow (40g gradient in dark blue-grey to rusty brown + 50g Straight in denim blue)