Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Desired Haven Farm and *GIVEAWAY*


















Misty from Desired Haven Farm, sent several 1 ounce balls of roving for all you hand spinners to try! The blue ones are dyed by Misty, and are made up of "thrummings" which are all of the bits left over from various fiber projects were saved and sent to the mill for processing. The result is quite interesting and would be fun to experiment with! This fiber may need a bit more processing to suit some as it may have some vegetable matter in it, but this just means it's the real deal!
Misty of Desired Haven also spins some lovely 100% angora rabbit yarn, which I had the pleasure of purchasing a little while ago. Misty cares for several English angora rabbits and meticulously harvests their fur every 90 days or so! Try finding 100% angora yarn and see who pops up... Misty is one of the very few! The white angora yarn I purchased from her will be knitted into a special gift this holiday- any suggestions on what I should make with it, would be also appreciated!
*Giveaway details*
Misty would like to give 2 of her 1 oz samples that she sent in, to 1 lucky commenter! Just visit Desired Haven Farm, find something you like and write about it in the comments section below. Make sure you leave some way for me to get back with you when we draw names, and as always linking to the blogpost or blogging about this contest will net you a second entry! Contest ends Thursday 11/20/08

17 comments:

Sarah said...

The colors of the "dragon scales" yarn is so great. I would say it was a successful experiment!

Turtle said...

the colorway of ocean dapples is beautiful! reminds me of life in the islands and diving. The waste not roving would be fun to play with too!

evergreenknits said...

I think what I like most are the naturally colored rovings and handspun yarns. As beautiful as the dyeing is, there's something so lovely about those farm-fresh, undyed fibers!

p.s. I posted about the contest on WiKnit

turvid said...

I loved the colors of the dragons scales yarn. :)

Josiane said...

As I'm into spinning and felting, I'm naturally attracted to the rovings. I like both the natural ones and the Waste Not Want Not ones. Actually, I think the Waste Not Want Not rovings would be very interesting to felt!
Josiane
(kimianak on Ravelry)

wenat said...

I love the colours in the dragon scales yarn. Just one suggestion -- could you add yardage or weight of yarn to your descriptions?

island sweet said...

i love the shimmering of waste not want not1 - like the inside of an oyster shell. i love that nothing goes to waste. that everything fulfills it's purpose...

ikkinlala said...

I love the Ocean Dapples yarn - the colours are gorgeous!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

ZombieCat said...

I'm in love with the white angora that you purchased. In the picture, the pile looks so soft I just want to roll around in it!

SylvChezPlum said...

As much as I love the dragon scales yarn, I like even more the "waste not want not 2 thrum rovings 8 oz ball" (will get a pair of carders and a hackle very soon, can't wait to play and mix all sorts of fibers too)
Sylv (sylvieATchezplumDOTcom)

Kristen said...

I can't decide between the Dragon Scales and the Shades of Autumn. The colors are so vibrant and lovely. I second the request for approximate weight and yardage info in the descriptions. Very cool yarn!

Aster said...

Dragon scales is my favorite:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16089742
Green!

I am so hoping I win.

Aster.Etsy.com

Sharon Rose said...

I love the shades of autumn! Wowza! Great varigations. I'm Needlegrrl on Ravelery. Thanks for a fun contest!

Stef said...

Dragon Scales looks cool. I'm not a dyer, at all, but things like this make me wanna turn the kitchen into a complete mess and play with wild colors, too.

LaVerna said...

I love the shades of autumn yarn.Oranges are some of my favorites.

Erin said...

I love Waste Not, Want Not--it's so cool to see thrums out there! sicilianbuttercup on Ravelry

Angela said...

thanks for the giveaway. hard to chose. i'll go with waste not want not!