Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Enchanted Yarn and *Giveaway*









Upon entering the arboretum, I made my way up the usual dirt path that winded around the familiar algae filled pond. As I approached the edge of the water, a turtle plopped under the green duck weed surface.Almost by accident, I notice a silken cord winding it's way around the pond in the forest. Without a second thought, I follow the trail of gleaming yarn coiling and twisting through the undergrowth, making my way by stepping over and bending under as if weaving myself through the trees and branches. Where was this leading me? Suddenly, a clearing in the thicket opens and to my delight- a small, painted cottage is only a few yards away. There on the grass, in front of the porch, sits a smiling woman. As the creak and whirr of her spinning wheel echoes softly from the trees behind me, she beckons me closer. Next to her, a painted wooden stool stands with two worn wooden carders and silken tufts resting on top. As I start to card the gossamer strands, my inner dialogue begins questioning this happy encounter. Before I could speak, the woman turns to me and utters a simple "you're dreaming".

And, here I am, sitting at my desk with ice cubes for toes, wishing it wasn't a
dream. The woman I "met" in the summery green forest is Margie from Enchanted Yarns! She sent in the most amazing samples for the box! I have a small bag of painted
cotswold locks in "Pomegranate Martini". These soft, curly locks would be perfect for spinning, felting, doll hair, free form crochet or knitting- so fun! I'll be giving this one away, but let's discuss the yarn!
As you might have noticed in the youtube video, the handspun samples she sent in were so generous! Each one seems to have it's own personality and each are so different from the next. This is one of those shops where you could just hand your money over, and be delighted with whatever came back! I really wanted to keep the spiderman yarn (yes, I said spiderman yarn), my son would have flipped if he got a hand-knit spidy hat! Enchanted Yarn has pages of yarn and fiber for you to gawk at! If you can't find anything that suits your fancy, ask Margie to create something custom for you! How much better can it get?
Please visit Enchanted Yarns, post a comment about the shop below and you'll be entered to win the painted locks. I'll be drawing all of the launch week giveaways on Friday so enter while you're here! Be sure to leave an identifying mark and tweets, plurks, forum posts get you more entries! Have fun, and good luck!
A big warm fuzzy thank you goes out to Enchanted Yarn. Stay tuned to find out what Margie will cook up for February's box!! I can't wait!

42 comments:

earthchick said...

Oh wow! Just visited the shop - lovely yarn and gorgeous fiber. YUM.

missfire said...

much beautiful variety in this shop! The waves Mohair yarn is TDF. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13472763

Lovely fibers!


(And my captcha is strings. How appropriate!)

jennifer said...

oooo, I might have to get some Apricot Jam. I've been dying to try some Clun Forest too and see what it's like. The breed name is just so intriguing.

desert garden

Jags said...

I've been drooling over your fibery goodies for a while, your colors are amazing! I don't have a favorite yet because they are all gorgeous!

kataish said...

What a great selection of EVERYTHING. The colours are the best, and I think my favourite is Princess Plum Jade. I wish I could spin better so I could use them!

Another shop added to my favourites.

(Rav: kataish)

Crys said...

beautiful stuff! I'm thinking about buying some locks today....... :)

Melissa said...

OH MY! I think if someone invented a way to touch all these wonderful fibers from your computer they would be rich! (both the enchanted yarn people and the computer people!)
I LOVE the colors and can't wait to feel some!

Martha said...

I love the beautiful colors, and the yarn with the seed beads throughout. Inspired!

Lizardknits said...

Wow! Everything at Enchanted Yarn is so beautiful! I want to order it all - but sadly, not possible!

susan said...

everything is amazing and yummy looking.
would buy one of everything if i could :)
cosmic crocheter 81

Claire said...

Oh, that was a DANGEROUS post. I just finished visiting Enchanted Yarn. I had a delicious loss of control in her shop and bought the following: "Doubloon" color hand dyed tussah silk, "Vina" spinning fiber, Cotswold locks in "Out of the Blue" and "Forest God", Black Diamond spinning fiber, Clun Forest wool, and some "Groovy" spinning fiber. I have now come to my senses and realized that I have no self control when it comes to fiber.

Rebecca said...

I LOVE the Storm Handpaint yarn - such vivid colors and yummy texture!

DLG (Daddy's Little Girl) said...

love the mohair!!! the shop and the fiber colors are so inspiring!

craftycrafter said...

I love the sound of the Clun Forest Wool. Just the mane makes me think of the highlands. The yarns are so varied and different, I love that in a store. You're giving me ideas.

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Pumpkinmama said...

Yummy! I'm drooling over her silks, esp. Syrtis.

KJo said...

Her Midnight Magic Handspun Yarn, is gore-juss! I have no idea what I'd do with it though.

KJo
(on Ravelry)

cthulhulovesme said...

I really love the colors on the Maize handspun yarn set, and I'm not normally a yellow fan.

turvid said...

Beautiful yarn(s)!

|chee-uh| said...

I really like the ones that are spun "beady." The texture is very appealing to me for some reason.

Namida_StarDancer said...

I love:
Phantasm - Hand Painted Cotswold Locks
And:
Storm - Handspun Yarn

They are soooo pretty! I don't know how I'd use Phantasm - Hand Painted Cotswold Locks... But I'd use Storm - Handspun Yarn to make a vest or wrap...

PunkBunny on Ravelry!

Turtle said...

wow! yup, just WOW! So many good options to drool over, chunky, mixed, soft, sparklies.....wow! (did i say that already?)

|chee-uh| said...

Twittered: monkalicious

Brittany said...

Oooh the dyed locks are sooo pretty! Makes me wish I still had my drumcarder!

(brittanyknits on Rav!)

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

Oh her fiber is amazing. I love the handspun Velvet Rose and Crab Apple The Tussah Silk is yummy too. I need to try some

Ravelry ID DesertKnitta

kadezmom said...

wow. Beautiful yarn.

Nicole said...

Handdyed locks and handspun? Oh man, it was all way too hard to resist! I have a feeling I'll be back there in a few weeks to make a purchase. ^-^

Aster said...

This storm roving is how I wish real storms were: dark and spooky with a splash of color!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14660964

Beautiful shop and work.

Aster.etsy.com

mslindz said...

Such lovely yarns!! I can't even begin to pick a favorite - just gorgeous :)

Minou14 said...

Oooh! The Forest God locks are delicious! I'm also smitten with the Doubloon silk. The richness of color in both of them makes me happy. :)

Minou on Rav

Bohoknitterchic said...

Absolutely beautiful!

I NEED:
Leaves:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17278991

and
Cyra 2
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19031915

Bohemian Knitter Chic

Andi said...

Peaches and Herbs looks like wonderful cotton candy! What a nice shop. :) (twitter annaline_39 )

mere said...

wow such beautiful yarn. I love how each yarn has a surprise in it. I think my favorite is the Medusa one. very lovely.

Lady O said...

More purple fiber!!! Lavender Dream Spinning Fiber Sampler and the Dune Silk spinning fiber is really pretty too!

Deeners said...

The locks in the store are georgeously dyed and they look like they would be so much fun to spin

idyll hands said...

I love how "soft" her shop looks. Her banner is calming, her pictures are great and this yarn:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19270968

is to die for! Love it.

venutian-beauty said...

Oh, those thread plied yarns inspire me! I want to go dig my spindle out now. They look so soft and fluffy, like they'd be a dream next to my skin. The green with black thread and gray roses spun in, yum!

Melissa said...

I love your handspun yarns! The peaches one is so pretty! ^_^

MelissasKre8tions.Etsy.Com

vickie said...

Princess Plum Jade - Sparkle Fiber this is the one i love i love purple so much my car is lavendar yummy yummy yummy vbarton24 at gmail dot com

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vickie said...

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MLJ1954 said...

Enchanted Yarns is just super fabulous. Super. The biggest problem is that I am TRYING very hard to not buy anything and I want EVERYTHING.

You are such an enabler!! You go girl.

ArtsyAndi said...

What inspiring fibers! Such a bad influence... I may have to go spend some money now!

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