Monday, January 17, 2011

GIVEAWAY!!!

As many of you know, I love working with hand dyed yarn.  I especially love Farm Girl Fiber yarn!  Bridgette has an eye for color and has a lot of fun with what she does.  That is why I am so super thrilled that Farm Girl Fiber is sponsoring this giveaway in honor of my opening an etsy shop!  

Before the goods, a recap:
 I made this Acorn Head hooded cowl for myself on Christmas this year.  I've known pretty much since I bought the yarn exactly what it was going to be, I just had to find time to do it.
 This cowl was out of my FGF birthday yarn!  You can't tell in the picture, but it has just this hind of sparkle to it.  Love!

I made 2 of these for two different swaps and I really wish I had made and kept one for myself while she still had the yarn!  It was so super soft and super bulky and fantastic!  Sometimes Farm Girl Fiber has very limited lots of things, so if you find something you love, you really need to snatch it up.  My whole Monday night knitting group went mad over this super squishy bulky yarn and now it's all gone!

 Ok, she didn't dye this one, but she spun it!
 I made two hats out of a single skein of bulky merino just a week or so ago.

 And, of course, my honeymoon shawl!  (Yes, if your husband is ok with it you are definitely allowed to knit on your honeymoon, just don't go overboard.  You are especially allowed to knit if you are on a tiny island in Fiji with no internet, phone or TV for a whole week and you can watch the water better when you are knitting than when you are reading.  I miss Fiji.)

I always get compliments on the colors of the things I knit from Farm Girl Fiber yarn.  I still have a stash of it in my craft room.  I have one skein that is all warm golds and it told me that it needs to be fingerless gloves.  :-)  Sometimes they just speak to you, you know?

Bridgette's plans for this winter include concentrating on sock yarns and roving, but if you are wondering about a custom order or have questions, you can always drop her a line.  I haven't heard what her next show might be, but when I do I will definitely let everyone know.  

If you want to see more projects with Farm Girl Fiber yarn, there is a ravelry group you can go check out!

And finally, the goods:
It's actually hard for me to give this away, I adore the colors.  
This skein is 400 yards of Merino/Nylon superwash sock yarn.  
While it would make beautiful socks, I think it would also make a fantastic little shawl.

To enter:
Hit up my Esty and heart it.  Come back here and tell me what your favorite thing in the shop is or what you would like to see there in the future.

For additional entries:
Be a follower of my blog.
Head over to Farm Girl Fiber's facebook page and "like" it.
Blog &/or post on facebook about this giveaway.  Be sure to post a link in your comment.
(if you are already a fan of FGF or a follower here, just comment saying so.  That totally counts)

Post a separate comment for each entry.  The giveaway will be open until Sunday January 23rd.  The winner will be picked using a random number generator and will be announced Monday January 24th.
Good luck to everyone and thank you all for your support!


28 comments:

nekkidknitter said...

I love the ridged moebius! I made one once but had to frog it because it turned out way too big for what I had in mind - one of these days I'm going to make myself another one. :)

nekkidknitter said...

I'm already a fb fan of FGF - hope that counts! :)

Kat said...

My fave is the Princess Amelie Cowl. Very nice!

Kat said...

I've already liked FGF on FB, too!

Amanda K said...

As you know, I love the ridged moebius! And hey, your banner looks cute, too!

Robin said...

Giant almost ribbed cowl is my favorite. I'm already FB fan of FGF

Eden said...

great hats and scarf:)))

S. E. Ward said...

Psst! It's Susan!

I like the Slipping Away cowl best, but I love that the Princess Amelie has no animal fibers. Mmmmm, a winter without itching.

Gave Bridget's FB a thumbs up. Be warned, I have a FB account only as a technicality. However, I still wear my Hatchet Attack armwarmers with pride, and I've got just enough left to combine it with some black sock yarn (when I get some) and make a badass beret of DOOM.

Lista said...

Oooh, pretty! I'm already a fan of FGF and a blog follower! Mwah!

Julia said...

Do I really have to choose? I love the regular guy hat for its many changing shades depending on the background. If I have to choose.

Sara6908 said...

ok, so i hearted you on facebook!!!

Sara6908 said...

I like the slipping away cowl!!!

Sara6908 said...

I'm already a fan of FBF on facebook!

Sara6908 said...

I posted your blog on facebook!

BloreKnitter said...

I like the ridged mobius. I would like to see some delicate cowls - something light and lacy but still warm.

PixelatedMushroom said...

:) good to know that you were able to do some relaxing knitting while honeymooning

The Slipping Away Cowl is lovely - some more tinted subtle shades like this would be great to add :)

Thekla said...

knit is one of my favorite materials this year:)x


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Knititall said...

The Slipping Away Cowl is very cool! I faved it and your shop. Your honeymoon shawl is very pretty too. And that Farm Girl Fiber is just awesome!

Knititall said...

I subscribed to your blog.

Knititall said...

I posted about your giveaway <a href="http://knittingitall.blogspot.com/2011/01/cowls-hats-and-yarn.html>here</a> :)

Holly Knitlightly said...

Okay, reading the comment you left on my blog just made me fall in love with you!! Hahaha the comment just got better as I read more!! (A room full of yarn? AH! I AM SO JEALOUS!!) Happy 7th month anniversary!! :)

I saw a kit on Etsy that teaches you how to spin yarn. I want to learn! I've never done it before, but I hope to one day have a farm with tons of sheep (and maybe some alpacas?) and I would LOVE to make my own yarn!

Her yarn is absolutely gorgeous, as are the items you created from it! Love!

I just hearted your shop on Etsy! I think the colours in the slipping away cowl are just SO pretty!

Holly Knitlightly said...

I am now a follower of your blog! :)

Holly Knitlightly said...

And I "liked" Farm Girl Fiber on facebook! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! :)

Amy said...

My fav is the Princess Amelie Cowl. avennett AT verizon DOT net

Amy said...

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Amy said...

I follow your blog. avennett AT verizon DOT net

Amy said...

I put this giveaway up on my blog:
http://knitterofhatsspeaks.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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michelleh13 said...

I love that giant "Almost Ribbed" cowl! It looks so warm and snuggly!