Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sheeps of Egyptian Cotton and *Giveaway*







Ooooh Ooooh Ooooh!!!
I need to tell you all about a brand new shop that has some things you really need to try!! Betty, the artist/spinner/mastermind behind Sheeps of Egyptian Cotton has sent in 2 mini hanks of her handspun cotton for you all to try as her samples! I am going to tell you- it is so hard for me to comprehend this is all handspun! It is so even and the colors are so pretty- think of the best commercial cotton you've experienced and then try to envision it spun by hand! Betty has officially bumped cotton up to a "luxury" yarn! Her prices are incredible and she offers handspuns in other fibers as well.
Betty has generously offered up 4 skeins of her Isis cotton handspun yarn as a giveaway! Please visit Sheeps of Egyptian Cotton find something you like, and post about it here! Plurks, tweets, youtube videos, blogposts, rav forum posts all count towards second entries! Make sure there is a way for me to find you in case you win, on Friday, when I"ll be drawing for all the giveaways this week!
Betty will also be featured in March's sampler box, but we all hope she continues to contribute!

73 comments:

Roo said...

It's really hard to pick a favourite, because the cotton really intrigues me - never felt handspun cotton before. I do like the pastel colourways she has, especially Sylvia's Mother, and I am mesmerised by the lovely tencel blend skein in a lovely shade of green... and you're not kidding about the prices, that's crazy low!

PenelopeRose said...

That is some drop dead gorgeous spinning there! Another hard choice to make, but I'm loving the Rosebud - Isis cotton. It reminds me of a peace rose we had growing on the side of the house I grew up in. Good memories.

Bohoknitterchic said...

I love the subtle colors of the Ocean Beach- Isis Cotton colorway. Reminds me of my favorite beach spots :-)

TPK said...

Sylvia's Mother - Isis Cotton - lovely palette! Thanks for the giveaway :)

cthulhulovesme said...

Not surprisingly, given my love for both green and BFL, Meadowbrook really calls out to me.

kelly said...

Dragon Horde - Isis Cotton... Beautiful. However, all the yarns on the page were beautiful lol. So hard to pick.
Ksidwell@gmail.com

craftycrafter said...

*blushes* Thanks all. I luvs what I do. As for low prices, I have a chronic illness. I spin/dye/whatever to take my mind off it. Think of it as my pain medication.

More being posted this week, so come on back.

Betty
SEC

ikkinlala said...

I love the Green Green Grass of Home - Hand spun BFL.

Deluxx said...

I love them all, but Cheshire Smile made ME smile. Lovely, lovely stuff.

Lorien said...

I am an unabashed fan of Betty. Lovely person, lovely work. The colors are so beautiful but I like "Seawall" not only because I can almost hear the waves in the color but because I think we were exchanging pictures during that trip!

jennifer said...

I just bought some Ocean Beach and Rosebud. Can't wait to see it!

desertgarden

Anita said...

I've been to her etsy shop before & faved many of her items, I think my favorite at the moment is the Green Green Grass yarn: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20489319
It is all so lovely though!!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I think all the yarns are really lovely, and if I have to choose a favorite, I guess it's the Lake Michigan Twilight.

cksknitter said...

My favorite is the Green Green Grass of Home Handspun BFL. I can see the softness in the photo! The muted green colors are gorgeous!
Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

Claire said...

Oooh, I love dragon horde, and I also love Seawall (very peaceful color) but my favorite is Green Green Grass of Home. What a beautiful color.

Orestia said...

I've been wanting to make a pretty reusable grocery bag and I think something like Primary Election would be perfect. Having a shopping bag like that would be a great treat on grocery day.

Courtney said...

Everything is soo beautiful!!! I guess my favorite would have to be Meadowbrook because I just want to sink into that yummy green.

One Sheep said...

The Chesire Smile has me grinning, makes me want to go to Wonderland!

NoviceKnitter said...

I loved the Green Grass of Home so much that I snapped it up! It's perfect for a project I have planned and it's hard to find that kind of yardage in handspun or hand dyed for that matter.

LilChickadee said...

This one's easy - the Ocean Beach colorway is amazing!

I wish my handspun looked this good...

Nicole said...

I am also quite intrigued by the handspun cotton. It is hard to pick a favorite as she uses great colors. I like everything from the Primary Election brights to the subtle pastel shades.

MamaMay said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20490503

Love this! Thanks for the giveaway!

MamaMay said...

Facebooked this! yea for second enteries!

Nicole said...

I love the Green Green Grass of Home, and someone else must have, because it's now sold! Good people, rescue me from myself.

Melissa said...

Love the Merino Tencel Handspun... that teal is delightful and the texture looks fabulous too... I can almost feel it!

KJo said...

I love her, Cheshire Smile and Dragon Horde!
Thanks!

KJO(on Ravelry)

Marla said...

Once more I am attracted to the pinks, Sylvia's Mother and Attar of Roses. I must get something on the needles for Knit for the Cure. This cotton would be perfect.

Marla said...

Okay, I bought 2 skeins of Sylvia's Mother. Thanks for the link.

red853 said...

I love all of her colors. Now I gotta find a pattern to use some of her cotton yarn on

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love Seawall:) My email is darcysknottyknitter[AT]gmail{DoT}Com Hugs Darcy

Ballee said...

Love the gray Shetland:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20494000

but also the pink handspun!

rebelhousewife said...

Wow, once again great stuff. This site has been awesome for me for finding new fibers, but terrible on the ol pocket book. I really like her primary election, it looks like it would make a great kids scarf or hat set. Her prices are also amazing, really easy on the pocket book.

I also posted about this contest and all your other contests and about the Phat fiber box on my blog.
http://www.pixiefashions.wordpress.com

Rav ID: rebelhousewife

Who? Me? said...

I really like the meadowbrook green skein :)

sunnie fairy said...

The prices! It's so cheap for handspun yarn. Amazing! :]

Sharon Rose said...

I love the Cheshire Smile - such great colors!

Turtle said...

love love love the gray alpaca! would make many a lovely project! the other colorways are very organic in nature and beautiful!

primdollie said...

Oh my what lovely yarns and have to say since green is my fav color Meadowbrook is truly my fav yarn!! and of course LOVE BFL!! great shop!! Hugs Linda

Jessie said...

I am in lov ewith "Primary Election" - what a fun washcloth that would make - it would brighten up my every day!

Savannah said...

All of the colorways were so lovely it was hard to choose. But as I am forever in love with the color green I will have to say that I like the Meadowbrook Handspun BFL the best.
I never worked with handspun cotton before, this will have to be put on my to do list.

ZombieCat said...

I'm torn between the merino/tencel in tealish-gray and the meadowbrook BFL. These prices are amazing, I'm actually showing some amazing will power by not going back for the merino/tencel. I'm in the middle of doing taxes and don't know how much I'm getting back yet. I will have to make another visit when the check comes!

p.s. I'm totally twittering about this!

Gina said...

I really like the Dragon Horde colorway!! Those are my colors.

George the Girl said...

I really liked the meadowbrook, but I bookmarked the site because it's all just so pretty! Think of the cute baby hats/booties etc.

HeatherD said...

Holy Cow!! How do you expect anyone to pick just one favorite thing?? I love her colors. If I had to pick favorites, I think I would choose Seawall, which is a wool yarn, Ocean Beach, which is cotton, and Dragon Horde, which is also cotton. Her prices are too good to be true!! I will definitely be keeping an eye on her store. I am HeatherD on Ravelry.

Nikki said...

I think the meadowbrook and seawall are hard to chose for favs. They are both near and dear colors to my heartstrings. Methinks a splurge is in order soon for some of this. :)

alittleweirdo said...

The Ocean Beach Isis cotton is so pretty! and the prices seem great, tempted to just buy this skein now!

Wenchzilla said...

OMG...that Dragon's Horde is beautiful! I've just been contemplating a cotton project for summer...hmmm

Anne@Creativity! said...

Oh my goodness! The Attar of Roses is phenomenal!!! Made me feel calm just looking at it!

Lona said...

Dragon Horde is lovely! I'm trying hard to leave it in the shop (heh, heh) so that others can see it during the giveaway and be inspired to buy later. But it's hard...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Lona at shadysidefarm.etsy.com

Lona said...

I twittered about it (as shadysidefarm).

Lona at shadysidefarm.etsy.com

PhatLady said...

"being part of a contest is always fun to think about but when i saw the fuzzy gray alpaca yarn, i simply went into dreamland! what a beautiful project that will make for someone really special!"
Diane
"fraidtofly"

kataish said...

I love the Dragon Horde colourway. Such beautiful colour choices!


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

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

I love the Dragon Horde Isis cotton

mommyslittlesweetie AT gmail DOT com

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

blogged the giveaway over here
http://letsknitit.blogspot.com
mommyslittlesweetie AT gmail DOT com

wenat said...

I love the gray alpaca -- it would make such lovely soft gifts for my friends.

Erin said...

The gray alpaca is gorgeous! sicilianbuttercup on Ravelry

Knitmomma said...

Very pretty handspun! I like Meadowbrook - Handspun BFL, as I'm planning to make something for a friend, and that made me think of her.

mamakin said...
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mamakin said...

WOW My daughter fell in love with Rosebud,my son with Dragon Horde, & I would give anything for a feel of spring with Meadowbrook Handspun BFL. Everything was beautiful. I've already posted to Facebook for my fiber friends...this is something not to miss!

mamakin@rav mamakinz@Etsy

CarrieM said...

Oh my heavens! I do like the Grey Shetland and Grey Alpaca....altho the multi-colored hanks are soooo pretty!

Amaranthe said...

I really like the meadowbrook BFL...its a lovely green.

Steam957 said...

Great Esty Shop! I live in Michigan so the Lake Michigan Twilight is my fav.

Steam957 said...

Wow, I really love this yarn! I love the Dragon Horde - Isis Cotton.
Rav Id: Steam957

Craftpassion said...

The yarns are so beautiful, I wish I have one when I have time to knit!!!

Heather said...

The handspun grey alpaca looks luscious and soft.

And I tweeted!

Stephanie said...

It was hard to pick, but I really like the Primary Election - Isis Cotton. It's so colorful and fun!

lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

vickie said...

i love the dragon horde absolutely beautiful vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

i tweeted under the username morgaine24

vickie said...

heres my video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltF5TAUf63Q

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Knittymama said...

Ooooh, Meadowbrook is amazing!!!

OxyMoronT said...

Oooo, its all so pretty! I have to say though, that I just really want to sink my hands into the Gray Alpaca!!

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

tianac2 AT gmail DOT com

trh said...

Dragon Horde Isis cotton - love it!

Gold Guide for World of Warcraft said...

good post :)

Joanne said...

Love the Elder Dragon Nile Cotton!