Monday, November 24, 2008

Vines and *Giveaway*





Ever visit an online store full of gorgeous fiber that looks so soft you think "it must be some kind of photography trick" that makes it look velvety? Vines is one of those store I visit on a regular basis to look longingly at spinning fiber. You all knew I was weird- so stop it! First, the colors are just incredible. I don't think she carries anything that spun up, wouldn't work with my wardrobe. Secondly, the braided fiber is just a joy to look at. They beg to be set out and displayed, used, fondled, not shoved in a fiber bin when company's coming. I can see it now...
What's This? Oh, didn't you know I spin luxury fiber into yarn that I knit up into luscious accessories for my wardrobe? You want to learn how too? Come, let me dig through and find some pencil roving here in this big plastic bin... hey wait a minute... Hey you- stop! PUT THE VINES FIBER BRAIDS DOWN AND STEP AWAY FROM THE DROP SPINDLE!

Ok, I'll stop with the re-enactments. Really, you must, must get some of this fiber. Erin sent in a few baby Rambouillet braids and they are sooo sooo soft! She dyed them especially for us Phat Fiber fiends in "Ice Queen", a colorway which I absolutely adore. She is open to custom dyeing something for you too- just convo her about it. Today, okay?
*Giveaway*
Please Visit Vines, find something you like... post a comment below and a winner of a Vines Baby Rambouillet Braid will be randomly drawn on Friday! Remember to leave some way for me to find you- Rav id or what not.

27 comments:

joeyshouse said...

I have to pick only one thing? Ok, well I love the Awakening combed top, it looks divine!

Josiane said...

I like the Crocus colourway: it's very pretty!
Josiane (kimianak on Ravelry)

Kay said...

I like them all, but Gloaming is the yummiest!

Kay (trivimp)

Kathleen said...

I love how she displays the fiber too--a work of art in itself!

I love the color Gloaming, and would love to use some of this for needle felting (is that ok? I don't spin very well on a drop spindle).

Luveday Tyreman said...

I love Gloaming as well!

on Rav as knitstuff

Carissa said...

While they aren't normally "my" colors, CHAMELEON, is very nice. And you're right....they all look super soft.

(carissamarie on Ravelry)

StonyCreek said...

While all the colorways are beautiful, I especially like "Awakening". I can imagine how nicely the blue and yellow would "pop" in the yarn when spun and plied

island sweet said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17037632
this has got to be my favourite too - it reminds me of what the tide leaves behind on the beach by my cabin in newfoundland...

CJ said...

Oh, the chameleon shetland is so yummy. And she's so close. I'd luv to work with these fibers. It's nice to see something other than merino!

evergreenknits said...

I have to say that I'm especially impressed at the subtle green-purples, like Gloaming and Black Pearl. They are gorgeous!

Oh, and I'll be posting about this on WiKnit!

(evergreenknits on Rav)

firedupfairy said...

I think Awakening would have to be my favorite! The blues and the greens are my colors!!

Sarah said...

Oooh, such prettiness...I like Gloaming and Corcus but I think my favorite is Ice Queen.

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Ohhh... the blues in this fiber is absolutely stunning. I also took a look at the website and love the roving... so hard to choose

I can be found on Ravelry as Lansingerland

Turtle said...

gloaming caught my eye but i still love the ice queen as well. bookmarked her...love the colorways! have a good holiday!

Holly said...

Ooh, I love that Gloaming, but I think if I had to pick just one it would be Crocus. Beeeyootiful! (Rav ID is knitonmycat, by the way.) :^)

Gnat said...

Oh my!! the store looks amazing!! I've been eying fiber from them for a while!!

danidocrafty said...

Holy crap those bats are gorgeous! I love her hand spun in the Red Velvet colorway, but my favorite is this:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17740767

What's better than alpaca/silk together? Nothing. :)

Suzi said...

Im really loving the Calico colour way! love the purple and brown together, but they are all beautiful!

Sharon Rose said...

Oooo.... I love the Black Pearl! The Crocuses are pretty too. Yum!
Sharon Rose aka Needlegrrl on Ravelry

Minou14 said...

I really love Gloaming and Gently, but my favorite is the skein of handspun thick and thin singles "Soar". Gorgeous blues!

(Minou on Rav)

ikkinlala said...

Other than Ice Queen, I think my favourite is Gloaming.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Amanda said...

I love the "Dear Heart" colorway. It makes me think of my daughter.
I'm MandyS on rav.

knittingbunnymum said...

I am in Love with Squishy Soft Shetland Handspun. yummy yummy!

Bronwyn said...

Ohhhh it looks just lovely! My favorite is definitely Chameleon!

squiggi said...

so many choices, so little time.
I'm very fond of ice queen.
It really caught my eye.

eileen said...

ah the gloaming :: the name of the colorway didn't appear in the title :: but i looked at it and thought
"a walk in the forest at sunset"
of course, in the gloaming ::
the time between the times of day and night ::
~*~ eileen

Chrissie said...

"Awakening" is my favorite colorway, I have a necklace that has those colors, lapis, turquoise and peridot.

"ghostknitter" on Ravelry.