Monday, March 9, 2009

The Fox Hop and *Giveaway*














So, when I opened the box of samples from The Fox Hop for March (She sent in gorgeous batts for February's box as well) I was so pleasantly surprised to find a little mini batt gift for me! I was so excited, I spun it up right away. It was like the stars aligned... the kids were asleep, all that could be heard was the soft creaking and whirring of my wheel and I began to think about how lucky we all are. We're so lucky that we get to enjoy this craft as an artistic outlet and it's not something we have to do in order to clothe ourselves. We can take a gorgeous bit of already prepared fiber and just let the treadle, the wheel and our fingers do the work. This Fox Hop batt practically spun itself it was so incredibly soft and beautiful.

Speaking of being lucky, The Fox Hop has sent in two "Lucky Bucks" Worth $20 each!! I'm giving one away here! The other will be dropped into a box to be randomly gifted to a March phat fiber box recipient!

All you have to do to be eligible for one of the "Lucky Bucks" is visit The Fox Hop and find something you like! Write a comment below here telling us what you would buy with your "Lucky Bucks!" Remember to leave a way for me to find you if you win! The massive drawing will be held on Friday so you have plenty of time to visit The Fox Hop and search the entire store! If you tweet, plurk or post about this contest i'll count you twice! Help me get the word out about this fantastic shop!

The Fox Hop is having a different sale each week for the entire month and will also be giving away 3 more gift certificates! All you have to do is convo her and let me know which lucky listing has the word "shamrock" in it! Winners will be drawn at the end of the month from all entries containing the right answer. ADDITIONALLY, if you're lucky enough to be getting a Fox Hop coupon in your box (or elsewhere) they will be combined with the current shop sale! Could there be any more incentive to shop the Fox?

100 comments:

k8 said...

I want it all!! I think if I have to choose, I'd probably pick the "Under the Sea" yarn, because I can see tons of fun things I could do with it. But those batts are so pretty and I AM learning to spin, so....

KnitWit said...

I like the batts in 'purple rain' since I'm learning to spin I think they'd be a good investment. =D

Also the handspun 'mardi gras' yarn is really interesting and funky.

mandy said...

Lovely. I would choose some of the really bright colored batts or the roving that is red and orange. I would also want to get a surprise batt. Surprises are too much fun!

Turtle said...

wow! mardi gras, land and sky, blueberry sky and batts! such beautiful looking fibers!

Northern Bay Handspun said...

How cruel to make us choose! The Fox Hop is definitely on my favorite list. If right this minute I had to choose, I'd go with Brick House or Banana Bread. Both colors just beg to come to my home and be spun on my wheel. I promise to treat them oh so very kindly.

kchealy said...

I love the batts, especially the Berry Jubilee...I'm a sucker for the purple colors.

Melissa Verill said...

Love the Blueberry Swirl...if had an extra hour in the day would love to turn it into something for myself!

idyll hands said...

Oooooh - I went straight for the batts. I love the Foxyie Batt - Brick House - fabulous! That would get spun up and knit into a hat or neck warmer for next winter RIGHT away.

I'm going to go Twitter about this contest straight away!

liz aka hobbledehoy said...

Hands down, I would nab her Purple Rain batts. Purrrrrple raain, purrrple rain! I'd sing Prince while spinning those batts into something fabulous!

Minou14 said...

Beautiful colors! My favorites are the buttery Blended Yellow batts and the three Sweet Tart batts. That's an interesting idea giving matching batts that are layered differently. I'd love to see the yarn spun from those. Also, the colors in the Unicorn Prints handspun make me happy. :)

Who? Me? said...

I love the Handspun Honeybee yarn. So pretty!

karijo.09 at gmail dot com

jennifer said...

First of all, I love the banner at the top of your etsy page. Very eye catching! Second, I love bannana bread. What a great name and a beautiful fiber!

desertgarden

NoviceKnitter said...

It's very hard to choose but I really love the banana bread batts and the rainbow sampler.

Em said...

I'd go for the Andrea and Too Teal batts :) Oooo, or the rainbow set (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18298861)
Em

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

I absolutely love the hand spun Wine & Dine
Mommyslittlesweetie@gmail.com

Morrighan said...

Oooh... $20...

I think I would get more than one with my $20. Neon Neon-Purple, Sweetums, and a custom Surprise Batt. Adds up to $20 on the dot.

Mmmm...

Oh yeah, blogged about this one too...

Susan said...

Drool! Love it all but Foxyie Batt - Ah-merica 1.7 oz really caught my eye!

julieua said...

The land and sky handspun beautiful!

Gynx said...

If I must choose, I would get the "Handspun, Hand Dyed SW merino-alpaca Yarn - Moss 2" probably. It's just gorgeous!

ikkinlala said...

I'd probably buy the Cold As Ice batts.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Jersey said...

I'd pick the hand spun in blush blush (shades of pink). I love, love love it.

I'm jerseyjessie at Gmail

Deluxx said...

As always, hard to choose, but I'm going to go with "handspun, Hand Dyed Merino wool Yarn - Blush Blush" because that raspberry color is just too yummy (and one of my favorites).

Deluxx said...

Doh! I forgot the all-important contact info:

deluxx AT gmail.com

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Do I really have to pick? I like everything - but especially the Wine and Dine handspun.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

the Foxyie Batts - Blended Blue and Blended Orange - are two that really stood out for me. I also really love Hand Dyed Foxyie Combed Top Merino in shades of pink coral and purple. There's just too many great choices.

pixiefashions said...

Wow, everything at that store is great. I love the fiber bats but I think if I was to get one thing it would be the Hand spun "waltz till you drop" yarn. I love the colors and I am a sucker for thick yarn. I will posting about the contests on my blog today.

Carol in NJ said...

Since I am learning how to spin, I am drawn to the Brick House batt and the blended orange batt

cksknitter said...

I'd get the Hand Spun, Hand Dyed Wool Yarn, in the Wish on a Rainbow colorway. Lovely!
Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

PenelopeRose said...

When I saw the Foxyie Mini Batt Set -Taste of the rainbow - it made my heart skip a beat and my knees buckle. Although, the surprise batt would be great fun....ahhh it's hard to choose just one!

The Mully's said...

WOW! I love it! Decisions suck sometimes! But I have a lot of red, etc. and it is called Under the Sea- yeah thats nice.

purple-power said...

LOts of tough choices. Right now I think I'd pick the blush blush handspun, but if I were to win, I would sit and agonize some more :-)

If I win you can contact me via Rav where I'm purple.

LilChickadee said...

She has amazing stuff - I've ordered from her before and would love to have an excuse to do so again! :)

I really like the Little Red Rocket batt that she has in her shop now. Such bright, cheery colors - just what I need!

Rav ID: LilChickadee

SupaCindy3000 said...

I love the Mardi Gras and the Over the Rainbow colorways. They are gorgeous!

Jen Hintz said...

I'm in love with "Handspun, Hand Dyed SW merino-alpaca Yarn - Moss 2"! I love greens like that, and also love alpaca.
You can convo me on Etsy, username jenhintz. =)

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love Handspun, Hand dyed Rambouillet wool Yarn - Blueberry Swirl.Mmmmmm Hugs Darcy
darcysknottyknitter[AT]gmail[DoT]com

edina said...

All so yummy! I think I would pick the Foxyie Batt in either Brick House or Cold As Ice.

fierymyst said...

What wonderful choices are available from foxyie!! I love the creativity of the names, I want to squish the fiber, I want to run my fingers over the thick and thin sections of the spun yarn, there is so much there!! Those are some great sale prices, I may have to take advantage... now if I could just learn to properly spin yarn... sigh

Stitches and Purls said...

This is so cool! I'd like some of this stuff!!!

Foxyie Batt - Neon Neon - 1.0 oz

|chee-uh| said...

Brick House Batts!

munkiknits at yahoo.com

Mujercita said...

It's all so beautiful! If I had to choose one, I'd probably choose the Land and Sky yarn. It's such a pretty mix of colors; I love the light blue with the brown.

teejayhansen said...

I absolutely ADORE the Mardi Gras batts. Must have some... come on tax refund! lol
teejayhansen on Rav

EJ said...

So many pretty things to choose from
After a quick look, I'd probably choose the blush blush handspun yarn.

In case I win, I'm on gmail: bloglessinnj

pigbook1 said...

loving sweettart

KJo said...

I would so buy, Unicorn Prints! Too beautiful! If only I could spin then I would buy, Neon - purple, Too Teal and Blended Yellow... *Sigh* Maybe one day!

KJo (on Ravelry)

danidocrafty said...

I am totally swooning over the Sweet Tart batts. I absolutely love purple and orange together for some reason and that batt looks sweet enough to eat!

Elaine said...

I love unicorn prints. It is so me.

I will post this on my blog and let you know. I can be reached there in case I win.

tom said...

Under the sea is my fav. I'd really love it and do something wonderful with it, so pick me.

I'm tomknit AT gmail DOT com

MLJ1954 said...

Incredibly stuff . . . the funny thing is that I and my daughter spent yesterday pouring over Brides magazines as she is planning her wedding and the yarn I kept going back to was Woodland Wedding! It is just loverly and I would love to run my fingers through it.

MLJ1954 said...

Oh, yeah and I blogged about your contest. We shall see if I can type in the link here.

Nicole said...

I like the Mardi Gras hand spun/hand dyed! It's so pretty ... and only $14? I need to resist ...

Delighted Hands said...

The mini batt set is going to be mine! Thanks for the link to this shop!

Ballee said...

This beautifull handspun:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15227127

Keep my fingers crossed for the box!
Groeten uit Rotterdam

kataish said...

Oh wow, I hope I get one in my March box! Everything in her shop is SO LOVELY.

I love the "nest" falkland wool the mostest, but I also love the neon batts.

So lovely!!!

(kataish on Rav)

Martha said...

I love the Foxyie Batt in Neon Neon. What amazing colors.

Cathy said...

How to choose. I could definetly say I would end up spending much more than 20.00 If I had to pick just one thing - it would be the

Handspun Merino Wool Yarn - Waltz til you drop. I also liked the plain cream yarn that I could dye.

ZombieCat said...

I would get a Foxyie batt in purple rain, cold as ice, and neon neon-purple. Which would take me way over the amount of the gift certificate, but would be soooo worth it!

Karen said...

Wow do I knit or do I spin? If I wanted to spin I'd pick the Mardi Gras batt. But if I felt like knitting I'd pick wishing on a Rainbow great jewel tone colors. Mind you anything from here would be fantastic great colors and textures!

Jags said...

OMG! I want that prize *grin*

I've gotten 3 custom surprise batts from her and one that was in her shop and i have been very pleased! When I'm not so broke I plan on ordering more!

Her quality is great and the colors are always bright and I haven't had any dye loss problems (which is a huge plus in my book!)

Foxyie said...

oh what a bunch of sweeties! :)
i wish good luck to you all!

Lacemoth said...

I like the batt, too! Esp. the Foxyie Mini Batt Set, but purple is always good, too!

trh said...

I absolutely love her hand dyed rovings.

Elaine said...

I can't believe the number of entries already.

I just wanted to let you know that I posted a link to the contest on my blog and told everyone to come on over.

Angie said...

Wow.. hard to pick just one, since they all look yummy. However, since my son's favorite color is yellow, I think I could do something nice for him with those Banana Bread batts...

primdollie said...

Oh lovely shop!! I esp love the Banana Bread batts they are lovely!! but then all the batts are!!! Hugs Linda

Bohoknitterchic said...

I'm pretty positive I need a lot of surprise batts!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19557779

brownbear said...

I looove the colors in the little red rocked batts I also love the purple yellow batt colors. The handspun is pretty too, but I'm more interested in the fibers.

beckyspapercreations said...

I would buy this http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15227127 and knit socks

Dena said...

I am not a spinner...but I came across your ETSY site and everything looks wonderful. I would be giving the gift certificate to a very good friend through Ravelry. She has a kind heart and a small wallet. She has a heart spun of gold so to speak and I would love to surprise her with this. Thanks for the consideration.

Dena

superwoman_4002 said...

Oh wow... it all is yummy!! :D I really like the "foxyie batt-neon neon-purple 1oz"!!! I love it... it just makes me want to learn how to spin :D

kristie said...

I loved so much here but i think I liked the little red rocket batts the most very pretty colors and very soft looking. will definately order some of those. great prices to.

kristie said...

contact info would help i guess.

kristieward74@hotmail.com

Tami said...

OH YUMMY!!! Defunitely would have to have the unicorn print handspun and the mardi gras batt...gorgeous shop!!!

Tami
DesignsbyTami.com
tstept2@aol.com

Campbell said...

UNICORN PRINTS!!

Looks lovely and would make up something beautiful for my bedroom!

Anna
www.annasplaceofholding.blogspot.com

wenchlette said...

Hand Dyed Foxyie Combed Top/Roving - Corriedale cross 4.0 oz
makes my specialbits all tingly

talitha said...

these are great blends of color and fiber! love the tones used and the way they're mixed.

if i won, i'd get wine & dine and honey bee. i'd knit something with alternating narrow stripes of one and then the other.

again, love these blends!

peace, t.

sunnie fairy said...

I think I would buy... the blueberry swirl yarn!!! love the color, and it looks sooo squishy!

Stacy said...

I would buy Handspun, Hand Dyed Wool Yarn - wish on a rainbow. It is so stunning!

Mariposa Farm Alpacas said...

My favorite is the handspun hand dyed yarn - Mardi Gras. It's gorgeous as are the other yarns in the shop.

Mara said...

Oooh, I really like the mini batt set in "Taste the Rainbow".

Cindy said...

I absolutely love the Sweet Tart roving. What is it???

cthulhulovesme said...

I really like the Hand Dyed Foxyie Combed Top, the darker one in the peachy color. I prefer top to batts for spinning, so even though the color might not be something I'd hold on to for myself, it definitely looks like it'd be fun to spin.

-cthulhulovesme on Rav

Quilting Pansy said...

I really love the handspun, Hand Dyed Merino wool Yarn - Blush Blush
I think it would be something gorgeous for my daughter

Aunt Kathy said...

I liked the blush blush color. But there were a couple yellows that caught my eye too, but I have no clue what to do with a batt. {[sigh}}

OxyMoronT said...

Oh my goodness, where do I start?! I don't spin (yet) but I am drooling over Blueberry Swirl, Wish on a Rainbow, and Waltz til you Drop. Since I'm thiiiiiissss close to giving in to the inevitability of the fact that I will end up spinning in the near future, I'm also in love with the Taste of the Rainbow mini batt set - the colors are just so rich and vibrant!

Love it!

tianac2 @ gmail . com

Silverstah said...

OMG - everything is so yummy! I think my favorite, though, is Neon Neon. The colors are just too fun. :)

silverstah at gmail! :)

Knitmomma said...

So many pretties!!! I kept changing my favorite, but I think it might be Foxyie Batts - Sweet Tart at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20756483

Kanjun said...

Ah, so hard to choose! I think I would pick Brick House, but Berry Jubilee and Purple Rain are pretty close seconds!

Kelsey said...

Oh man, there's so much awesome stuff for sale there...
It's such a hard decision to just pick one, but if I HAD to I'd pick either the Woodland Wedding or Zesty Lemon handspun. Oh the fantastic things that can be created with those!

Ravelry ID: AwayWeGo88

Little Miss S. said...

Beautiful, beautiful colours - I love them. In particular I would love to make the Handspun, Hand Dyed Falkland Wool Yarn into a cozy Spring scarf to put around my sad, cold neck. But for now I'll make do with a cup of tea and a blanket...

HAY said...

Great fiber! I like the Sweet Tart batts best :)

Susan said...

Wow some wonderful stuff at The Fox Hop etsy shop. I especially loved the Mother Earth Handspun.

Kathleen said...

I just visited Fox Hop and you are right! Her products look wonderful. I would choose the foxie batt in blended purple (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18328262) as I want to spin some laceweight for a shawl for my daughter as a 21st birthday gift and purple is her favorite color. I might change my mind though as so many things caught my eye.

George the Girl said...

Although it's all lovely and bookmarked...the wish on rainbow colorway is crying out for me to adopt it...
I'm georgethegirl on ravelry

Huncut Knitter said...

It's so hard to choose, I love Blended Yellow, Wish on a Rainbow, and Little Red Rocket! The sparkle in Rocket is so perfect!

troublestorm9 said...

Her Hand Dyed Foxyie Combed Top/Roving in the red and orange colorway makes my mouth water!

Brody Knits said...

I like the creamy yarn and the wish on a rainbow. They are really pretty.

brody on rav

Sharon Rose said...

Oh I LOVE the Too Teal batt! The Waltz Til You Drop is stunning, too!

helenlam said...

The banana bread batt just caught my eye. That's some yummy looking fiber!

5elementknitr said...

Loving the Land and Sky yarn!

Rav ID: 5elementknitr

Catalina Glass said...

I love the Andrea batt!