Thursday, February 12, 2009

Extreme Spinning and *Giveaway*









I know all of you have been waiting for me to blog about CJ and her awesome shop Extreme Spinning! CJ's beautiful organic wool handspun was a "belle of the box" last month! Marcus (best boy) was not shy about letting me know it was his favorite sample.
Extreme Spinning offers so many unique and scrumptious fibers in her shop! Have you been pining away for some pygora? CJ can hook you up. Have questions about Icelandic wool? CJ would be my go-to person for that.
I am extremely grateful for shop's like CJ's. I can explore and learn about fiber, purchase enough to keep me busy for a long while- all without breaking my bank. Besides that, I just really enjoy talking with CJ. She is fun, knowledgeable, and very willing to help with any questions I've had. To be perfectly honest, when I have an urge to shop for fiber- I look at the extremespinning shop first!
I'm excited to see that there are new felting fibers in the shop. Needle felting is only something I've dabbled in, and I've been seeing wonderful wet-felted items for sale lately! You'll get to try some felting with the felted bead kits Extreme Spinning has contributed to February's box.
If I haven't convinced you that you need to get some of extremespinning's wares yet, just look at how much of her store is organic! CJ uses wool and fiber from certified organic farms and uses organic dyes in all of her hand dyeing.
We're giving away a Chocolate Kisses Batt! Visit Extremespinning, let us know what items you'd like to buy and we'll enter you in a drawing on Friday (tomorrow). All the extra tweets, plurks, forum posts and blog posts will get you extra entries! Make sure I know how to get a hold of you in case you win!

78 comments:

jennifer said...

I love Oysters on the Half Shell. Both the name and the fiber. Of course, I'm always a sucker for Border Leceister. It's soooo much fun to spin!

desertgarden

Amber/Rayne said...

I want the A Little Like Silk that sound like it's super soft!!! Oh and i want the ORANGE YOU EXCITED XS SoX Batts

JC said...

I love the strawberries and cream. It's such a georgeous color.

ikkinlala said...

I love the "NUTMEG XS Icelandic Roving Chocolate Brown Organic 4 oz SOFT."

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

kataish said...

I love all of her bright colours and the contrast of all of the natural yarns. So pretty.

(kataish on Rav, kata@odd-ish.com)

Lady O said...

I like the organic sock roving, esp. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20671565

(and love the valentine's themed presentation)

I'd also be interested in trying the organic Icelandic roving

Rav: LadyOctavia

Ballee said...

Well, that's an easy one!

The hearshaped red roving!!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20671565

Happy valentine,
http://knittingajour.blogspot.com
Ballee on Ravelry (and Etsy)

rebelhousewife said...

I am in love with Oysters on the Half shell, it would be perfect for a new yarn I have in mind.
I posted a link to your site on my blog yesterday and will post a new link to this contest as well. You can reach me at the blog
http://www.pixiefashions.wordpress.com
or Rav ID. rebelhousewife

Tangerine Dreams said...

You had me at chocolate kisses!

www.whiletangerinedreams.typepad.com

craftycrafter said...

Oysters on the half shell is beautiful. I also love all the fleece options she has in her shop. What a great way for someone to try different types before committing themselves to a full fleece.

My plurk friends think I'm terrible, I keep sending them here to win yarn/fiber and then they wind up shopping :D

Jags said...

OMG i love the pics of the sheepies! They are so cute :)

I think i like the "heartbreaker" roving, i love red and black together

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

I adore the Leopard Gecko custom spun
mommyslittlesweetie (at) gmail (dot) com

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

I also linked to this giveaway at my blog
http://letsknitit.blogspot.com

wenat said...

I'm a sucker for sparkles, and the chocolate kisses looks divine.

PenelopeRose said...

Oh boy, I just bought some of her sock roving. I'm so excited to get it! There is a bunch of stuff I would love to get but this it the one that is standing out to me today.. GLASS OF MERLOT Organic Sock Roving 4 oz Washable.

How fun!

Bohoknitterchic said...

I LOVE the Vamp organic sock roving! Gorgeous!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20971467

Northern Lights Fiber Co. said...

mmm I would buy the heartbreaker roving! Yum!!

alittleweirdo said...

I really like the Leopard Gecko handspun yarn. My brother has two leopard geckos, so it would be fun to make something for him with this yarn :)

Martha said...

I love the Chocolate Kisses and the Merlot (mmmmm). Food inspired yarn colorways make me happy....

cksknitter said...

My favorite is Milk Chocolate (No cals) Organic Icelandic Handspun Yarn. I think this beautiful chocolate brown, bulky weight yarn would make a luscious neckwarmer. The icing on the cake is that it's organic, too!
--Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

MamaMay said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20971545

I saw this and KNEW that would be my fav even after looking at all of his other stuff it still is! Off to facebook this contest!

Rave name MamaMay

MamaMay said...

Facebooked you! Well kinda. I put this contest as the "what are you going now" thing...

Kanjun said...

VAMP and First Blush are both so beautiful that I can't decide between them! I love that Extreme Spinning uses organic wool.

Kristen said...

I like the Nutmeg colored roving. Such a pretty warm brown!

globalite on Rav.

Nicole said...

I love that Gotland fleece, but I;d take anything from her shop! It's all lovely.

The Knitted Brief said...

I love the Milk Chocolate -- YUMMY!

NoviceKnitter said...

You picked a great one for the giveaway, I love the chocolate kisses. Her Vamp and Glass of Merlot colorways are also fantastic. And how cute is it that she shows pics of the sheep she gets the wool from!

Pandora's Box of FIber said...

I love all the icelandic fibers. Queen Victoria is gorgeous and so it Vintage Papers! (along with everything else. *purr*

Erin said...
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Knitmomma said...

My favorite is VAMP Organic Sock Roving 4 oz, but there is so much beautiful fiber there! I've marked her store as a favorite, and can't wait to explore and shop!

Minou14 said...

Oh wow, the Orange You Excited batt has me excited! I think it's been winter so long that I want to jump all over that color. Thanks for the link. I know a felter who will be interested.

Minou on Rav

LilChickadee said...

I want the Strawberries and Cream roving - love the color! Just gorgeous. And such an affordable price too. :)

Mama Rasheika said...

loving the peaches & cream yarn. thanks for the fun!!
lisa

mamakin said...

I spent a half hour looking at all those beautiful fibers & colors & such a wondrous variety of textures and salivating! I love everything but having to narrow it down I'm going to go with the exciting colors of ORANGE YOU EXCITED XS sox batts, but that Queen Victoria is pulling at my soft side! My daughter is begging for Glass of Merlot socks so it looks like I'll be doing a lot of shopping at Extreme Spinning : )

MamaKin on Rav; mamakinz on Etsy

Sharon Rose said...

Those Chocolate Kisses are so scrumptious - my fingers were itching to grab the screen! Taking a peek at the site, though, I was intriqued by the 6oz grey Gotland fiber. I've never played with that and it sure looks like fun!
Thanks for another terrific contest!

Claire said...

This is tricky, because I just got a huge order from Extreme Spinning last night! I already bought everything I love from her store! I got some of the Valiant fleece, some of Heaven's Cloud pygora (which is amazing), roving of Dante's Prayer and roving of "I've got the Blues", Nutmeg Icelandic roving (gorgeous!), soft grey batts of angora/alpaca/shetland, and hot pink Icelandic/angora handspun yarn! I just love everything from her shopo!

Bee said...

Oh, you naughty enabler you!
I will wait until after Friday's drawing, at which time I plan to spend way too much money in the shop.
No, I'm not being bad, I have a class coming up and I need "school supplies."
Hey, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
My wish list includes:
VINTAGE PAPERS XS Hand Dyed Border Leicester Locks
and I wish I could live without:
A LITTLE LIKE SILK 4 oz White Soy Silk Roving
And my dream color combo in:
FIRST BLUSH Organic Roving

Oh, this is gonna be 'spensive...
You are awesome for doing the giveaway!
I hope it's OK to link you in my Ravelry groups. If not, let me know & I'll bump it out.
Yeah You!
Thanks,
Bee
Redlaceblackheart on Ravelry

mamakin said...

Just posted link on Facebook & told everyone to check it out!

Bee said...

Me again, posted links in the Etsy Shops Group on Ravelry about your give away.
Bee

Sarah said...

I'm in love with the "First Blush" and "Glass of Merlot." Both are perfect wine lovers' roving!

LadyDanio

Bee said...

Added a post to the Yarn Sales group on Ravelry.

Andi said...

First Blush, Orange You Excited and Strawberries and Creme, all very delectable! :) tweet me: annaline_39 thanks!

sunnie fairy said...

The Milk Chocolate yarn looks so amazingly shiny!!! :]

Bee said...

Spreading the love, posted to Begining Spinners too.

Bee said...

Linked to you on my blog too!
Sorry if it's not apropriate to post this all over town, but the fiber is SO gorgeous, I want to let every one know. And in my neck of the woods, gorgeous fiber is hard to come by...

carrym said...

I love the FIRST BLUSH Organic Roving.Yum!

Anita said...

I want at least one of everything in her shop!! LOL
I think my favorite is the Chocolate Kisses superwash at the moment... :)

anne said...

That A Little Like Silk looks delicious!

Bee said...

And sent PM's to friends in Ravelry...
Spreading the word as best I can

Erin said...

Oh man, beautiful stuff! I'm torn between the VAMP sock fiber and the Softness Alpaca blend fiber.

ravID: luci99

Not all about me said...

I want the chocolate kisses. It looks good enough to eat!

Cindy said...

I really need a Glass of Merlot! Awesome colors and perfect name.

CarrieM said...

I have to say a better question would be what wouldn't I like to get my hands on?!

My favs are Strawberries and Cream, First Blush, and the batts that have angora in them!

Mestina said...

Yummy locks and fleece! I'd be happy with any of them...and of course pictures of sheep to go along with pictures of fleece, well that always makes a good day. :)

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love the chocolate kissess and I have blog about the giveaway and linked back to it here:http://darcyknottyknitter.blogspot.com/2009/02/extreme-spinning-and-giveaway.html
darcysknottyknitter[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Katie said...

I would love any type of fibery goodness- but especially the Orange ypu Excited one. So yummy!

Katie said...

I would love any type of fibery goodness- but especially the Orange ypu Excited one. So yummy!

Samantha said...

I totally want that greensleeves roving - amazing! Maybe I'll have to have a fiber savings box...

LDSVenus said...

I went to her shop and oh my gosh, I've never seen organic wool at those wonderful prices!! My favorites were the Icelandic & Angora and the Art Deco sock roving. After I look at my paycheck tomorrow I will have to visit her shop on Saturday and see if I have to settle for one or if I can buy both ;P. Nothing like these contests enabling us ;P. If you stop by my website it has my email addy toward the bottom, just incase I should win or anything :).

Mary said...

That stuff is just gorgeous!!! Hope I win some! ;-)

Turtle said...

wow, love her site! That choc kisses is to die for, but also fell in love with the oysters on the half shell!

Heather said...

The Leceister "Oysters on the Half Shell" looks so amazing and soft. I want it!

Oh, and I tweeted about the giveaway...

Stephanie said...

I love LIGHTFOOT Grey Moorit XS Bumpy Bulky. It's so organic and natural looking.

lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

vickie said...

I would totally buy the adams family its weird like me. hehe

vbarton24 at gmail dor com

vickie said...

i twittered under username morgaine24

Melissa said...

Addams Family, 'cuz Halloween is my fave holiday! (I also have the whole show on DVD.)

Who? Me? said...

LIGHTFOOT Grey Moorit XS Bumpy Bulky

That's my favorite! So squishy looking!

karijo.09 at gmail dot com

HeatherD said...

Wow!! I am a new spinner and I am always looking for new fibers to try my hand it. I absolutely loved Greensleeves. I love to knit with angora and would love to try to spin with it. I also loved the Vamp sock roving. I am so tempted. I wish payday was a little bit closer.

HeatherD on ravelry

Knittymama said...

The Oysters, hands down!!

RaCie Baby said...

Oh gosh, how to narrow it down! I love the Chocolate Kisses XS Sox Batts, but all the Icelandic looks good too.

OxyMoronT said...

Ok, so I will admit now that I'm a spinning virgin, but man am I intrigued! I especially loved Greensleeves, It Went Bump, and Rumpelstiltskin though! Those are awesome!

I also wrote a blog about all of this week's giveaways here on blogspot!

tianac2 AT gmail DOT com

Angie said...

Hard to pick just one! I'd have to say the Gray Gotland is calling to me, though.... I can just imagine the feeling of all those little locks!

Brody Knits said...

I love the chocolate kisses. Being a new spinner I haven't dabbled in any beautiful fiber yet.

Rav: Brody
cshefke@mchsi.com

teabird said...

oooooooo! It went bump! Gorgeous!

teabird on Ravelry

www.the-fuzzybunny.com said...

The Vamp organic sock roving is superb! It's nice to see how those Greener Dyes dye up...and I love the local/sustainable/organic aspect of this shop!

trh said...

It all looks scrumptious but I guess if I had to pick one thing it would be Glass of Merlot Organic Sock Roving. I'm pretty new to spinning and don't really know what I'm looking at yet . . . but Chocolate kisses is awfully pretty too!

Kathy said...

The chocolate yarn all spun up.
Chocolate all chocolate. I D love that!

efurlotte said...

Heaven, simply heaven...chocolate kisses, sparkles, pastels, truely a divine scrumptious platter. I love the heart shaped red roving.


rav name: outlandishly