December update

This update is mostly about blues– not the blues as in sadness, but the colour blue, for those who are planning on participating in the Blue, White, and Sparkle knit-a-long on Ravelry (info here).  Blues can be hard to photograph, so I’ve provided a brief description for many of the cakes; please email if you have questions about colours.  Also, remember that my gradients are dappled, not smooth– the simplest looking blue-to-white cakes will probably flash and pool in interesting ways.

To claim yarn, email me using the new email address:  Note that doubles are the same price as two skeins of the same base.

Wearing Ditto Blues & A Blue Drugget Gown_4Q

Four Quarter:
Wearing Ditto-Blues; Right: A Blue-Drugget Gown

Tiger Balm For Tots & To Knap a Hot Un_4Q

Four Quarter:
Left: Tiger Balm for Tots; Right: To Knap a Hot ‘Un

To Sport Ones Oak & Join the Swamp Thing_4Q

Four Quarter:
To Sport One’s Oak; Right: Join the Swamp Thing!


Wondrous Camouflage-4Q

Four Quarter: Wondrous Camouflage

Fairydust Fallout_4Qd

Four Quarter double (2x 100g, one long gradient):
Fairydust Fallout

Tenacious & To Have A Button On_mf

merino fingering:
Tenacious; Right: To Have a Button On

Well Dash My Buttons_BFLg

BFL giant double (2x 150g cakes, one long gradient):
Well Dash My Buttons!


Surprisingly Fruity & Blushing Like a Blue Dog & A Tall Glass of Blue Ruin & Unbelievably Cool_MCNg

MCN giants:
Back Left:
Suprisingly Fruity; Back Right: Blushing Like a Blue Dog; Front Left: A Tall Glass of Blue Ruin; Front Right: Unbelievably Cool

To Get Ones Silk & Not All is Blue

merino/ silk doubles (2x 100g, in one long gradient): Left: To Get One’s Silk; Right: Not All Is Blue


Stealth Sky_ASL

alpaca/ silk/ linen: Stealth Sky

January Dawns & An Eye For An Elegance & A Blue-Pigeon Flyer_mDK

merino DK:
Back Left:
January Dawns; Back Right: An Eye For An Elegance; Front: A Blue-Pigeon Flyer

By All Thats Blue_MS-DK

merino/ silk DK double (2x 100g, one long gradient): By All That’s Blue!


And Thence Into Deep Water & The Whole of the Roof & La Bleue Celle-La_BFL-Slace.jpg

BFL/ silk lace: Back Left: And Thence Into Deep Water; Back Right: The Whole of the Roof; Front: La Bleue Celle-La


High Cockalorum Jig Jig Jig_mHeavy

merino heavylace:
High Cockalorum, Jig Jig Jig

She Fell Into the Alphabet & Boxing a Charley_Gar

Gargantua: Left: She Fell Into the Alphabet (reddish purple to hot pink to bright coraly orange); Right: Boxing a Charley


November update

This update is now sold out.  Please stop back for the next update on 10 December at 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

BIG yarn this time around– doubles, a rare double giant, and a new bulky weight.  The website and name are new, too, but the procedure is the same: All yarn is one-of-a-kind, available only in the exact cakes that you see in the photos.  If you see something you love, email me to claim it.  Please make sure to use my new email address!

gobsmacked email

Remember that colours may vary considerably across devices; please email with any questions you might have.


Four Quarter double (2-100g cakes, one long gradient, $76 Cdn.): Wide-Eyed


Four Quarter double (2-100g cakes, one long gradient, $76 Cdn.): Undone


Four Quarter double (2-100g cakes, one long gradient, $76 Cdn.): Agape

Stunning Mesas_4Q2

Four Quarter Double (2-100g cakes, one long gradient, $76 Cdn.): Stunning Mesas

Boundless Astonishment_BFLg2

BFL fingering double giant (2-150g cakes, one long gradient, $114 Cdn.): Boundless Astonishment

Blown Away_MCNg

MCN giant (150g, $66 Cdn.): Blown Away


MCN giant (150g, $66 Cdn.): Stupefied

Big Gobbets-MN.jpg

merino-nylon big gobbets (matching 75g cakes, wound in opposite direction to better show colours; $57 Cdn.): Left: Flummoxed; Centre: Bowled Over; Right: Knocked For Six


merino DK double (2-100g cakes, one long gradient, $76 Cdn.): Awestruck


merino DK double (2-100g cakes, one long gradient, $76 Cdn.): Bewildered

Wonderstruck & Staggered_Gargantua

Gargantua (bulky 80% sw merino, 20% nylon, 100g, 70m/76 yd, $38 Cdn.): Left: Wonderstruck; Right: Staggered

Floored & Filled With Awe_Gargantua

Gargantua (bulky 80% sw merino, 20% nylon, 100g, 70 m/ 76 yd, $38 Cdn.): Left: Floored; Right: Filled With Awe

Welcome to gobsmacked!

Welcome to the new home of gobsmacked yarn.  Here, you’ll find the beloved dappled gradients that I dyed under my previous business name, gobstopper.  And, over time, I’ll be exploring some exciting new dyeing techniques, all with the goal of creating truly astonishing yarn.


For now, come on in and look around the new site– and be sure to mark your calendars for the first gobsmacked update: right here on Sunday, 19 November at 1pm Eastern Standard Time (Toronto/ New York time).  If you’d like to receive email reminders about this and other updates, please join my mailing list (details here).