Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Northern Lights Fiber Company and *Giveaway*





I have never seen the northern lights. It is definitely on my bucket list though. The mere name "Alaksa" is a dreamy whisper on my tongue as I imagine myself standing on a thawing tundra overlooking an icy blue ocean in the distance.
Northern Ligts Fiber Company started life as "The felted sheep" so you may remember Kelsey from her former shop name. NLFco has contributed to three boxes so far- the third being April so look for her delicious yarn in your "Eco/Green" boxes!
I really love Kelsey's eye for color- her palette is so broad! Find exactly what you need in her shop- both bright and vibrant colorways and more subdued earthy tones can be found right next to each other.
I have been especially enjoying Kelsey's blog lately, where I've learned she has just finished spinning/knitting vests for her two adorable sons. After just browsing past posts she was writing about how her husband John "squishes her yarn" when she asks him to. I asked Marcus to squish her giveaway yarn just moments before I read that! Hee hee- I think we can safely say her yarn is very squishable.
Kelsey was so sweet to send in a giveaway with her April samples! Up for grabs are 2 50gram (180 yards) skeins of sport weight yarn (a shiny 50% tencel and 50% superwash merino blend) in her delicious "Soufriere" colorway- which is stunning! In order for you to win (drawin held Tuesday) you should visit her shop find something you like, and post about it below here. Remember I will count your tweets, plurks, blogposts and forum posts as double entries! I'm also going to need to hunt you down when you win- so post your Rav id or other identifying mark so I can find you.
Thank you so much, Kelsey for sending your beautiful wares in for us to sample! We hope you will continue to contribute to Phat Fiber!

121 comments:

Anaya said...

definitely retweeted this one!

GORGEOUS!!! I worked in Alaska for some time - this makes me feel all warm inside!

trh said...

I love that yarn - the color is gorgeous! I just ordered some of her fiber this morning in the Midnight color . . . . I guess that counts as visiting her shop and finding something I like.

Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

Ohhhhh man. I've just gotten my first drop spindle, and am having MUCHO frustration, but I think if I had some of the Summer Romance Roving, it might inspire me to not throw it across the room. :DDD
(HarleenQuinzel on Rav!)

SupaCindy3000 said...

I love the Pilgramage Solar Flare Sock Yarn. It soooo calls to me!

Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

Aaaand, have Twittered! :D
http://twitter.com/millarca/status/1388131305

Concetta Phillipps said...

I had never seen the Northern Lights Etsy store, so this was a new one (and I'm on Etsy...frequently) - must be I'm filtering her out somehow in my searching.

Well, no more :-) Her "Big Blue world" roving is on my list of things my husband *should* buy me for our anniversary! The colors are rich and saturated, the idea super timely (Earth Day coming up and all) and the price is definitely right!

I favorited the item and her store. I can't wait to see what she has when I finish a self-imposed spending diet later this year!

*You'll definitely get a RT from me! @cfbandit

LOL - the CAPTCHA must know we're talking about yarn - the word was "restash"

Anna M said...

Yet another store to fave! I love her colorways, they really pop.

Quilting Pansy said...

Well, I just bought some items this weekend, and I do love this:
Scrap Happy - Hand Dyed Roving Scraps - 6 or more oz
I love to get sample/scrap bags, and this was one of the best I've ever ordered. My daughter picked out some yarn, and it is great too.

Cindy
quiltingpansy @ gmail .com

flamingwitch said...

beautiful yarn. I like her Autumn Dusk sock yarn in her etsy shop. Really does represent the colours of a dusk sky well.

I'm on ravelry and twitter with flamingwitch

Anonymous said...

Loooving the Aurora - SOLAR FLARE SOCK Yarn...reminds me of candy canes. Also loooove Miriam - POLAR - Peruvian Wool Hand Dyed.

MissK68 on Ravelry ;-)

mordath said...

The Trafalger Polar bulky is swoonworthy!

~Coleva on Rav

Em said...

I LOVE the midnight series. starting with (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20220134)

lissa said...

i browsed thru while on a fiber hunt one day if i ever get money or lucky i want Big Blue World
(lissa9501 on rav)

Minou14 said...

I love the Sunshine Blues and Amazon colorways. I'd also love to see how Spawning Grounds spins up. Very pretty colors!

memarcierenee said...

How I get cold and Christmas out of something called Solar Flare is beyond me. The color combo with the bit of green reminds me of candy canes and peppermints which are some of my favorite parts of Christmas. And since I get a warm feeling with Christmas, maybe Solar Flare is appropriate.

mlanezoo said...

The "Shady Lady" yarn really caught my eye...what a perfect color for spring!!

Elaine said...

So many beautiful colorways - a really tough call. I think Autumn Dusk wins for me now. Just beautiful.

I've put this on my blog today.


elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

sunnie fairy said...

oh, I love the promising petals roving! Great color.

ikkinlala said...

So many gorgeous options! I love the Trafalgar - SOLAR FLARE SOCK 75/25 SW Merino / Nylon.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Nicole said...

Oooo, the Midnight Australis Worsted Merino Yarn is gorgeous!

jennifer said...

Spawning Grounds. Just made my day. I can't stop giggling. Funny name, gorgeous roving.

desertgarden

ZombieCat said...

I really like the Trafalgar Solar Flare sock yarn and the Midnight Corriedale roving! Great colors and great bases!

kataish said...

Oh man. This yarn is GORGEOUS. I want it!!!! I LOVE her "Trafalgar" sock yarn. Its so pretty and now in my favourites. Pay day is Friday and I hope its not nabbed up by then because I WANT IT. MINE! ;)

I was lucky enough to get a little sample in my March box of her fiber... its SO beautiful!!!

Jersey said...

You're not kidding about her eye for color. I'd pick Miriam but lots of other pretties too.


gmail: jerseyjessie

DaniDo Crafty said...

Aside from her gorgeous rovings and yarns, I love how she captures the essence of Alaska in most of her work. I'm inspired by Alaska too, but can't quite seem to really capture it the way she does.

My current favs in her shop:
Arctic Berry roving
Pretty much anything in her Midnight colorways (Borealis Superwash at the top of the list)
Big Blue World roving
and of course I have some of her Autumn Dusk baby alpaca roving with is ridiculously beautiful in person.

EJ said...

I love the Autumn Dusk colorway on the yarn. I may really need it.


bloglessinnj AT gmail

Kay said...

I don't normally go for the bulky stuff but this just speaks to me!

I can see a sweater or maybe a hat/mitt/scarf set. Oh the possibilities...

Trafalgar - POLAR BULKY - Peruvian wool 135 yards

rav: JadedKnitter

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

So many beautiful choices. I love the Shady Lady colorway in fingering weight yarn and the Trafalgar is beautiful too.
Rav ID desertknitta

Rachel O said...

Yikes - the Midnight - Australis - Worsted Merino Yarn is gorgeous.


In case I win I'm:
dadofra AT hotmail

julieua said...

Love the colors of Romance Me-Peruvian wool, but I am itching to do some fingering weight projects for spring and the Trafalgar solar flare sock yarn is being "favorited"!

mad angel said...

I want all three of the Midnight colorways. The roving AND the two yarns, Australis and Borealis. Meanwhile, I have got a skein of her Tree of Life Merino/Yak sitting here, that I cannot allow myself to touch until I have finished the design work on my grand-niece's sweater...

Savannah said...

All the colorways were just gorgeous and I'm in love. I'm just now searching for the perfect yarn for a gift for my grandmother and Autumn Dusk yarn is calling to me.

Bannahleigh on Ravelry

SusanSW said...

I am enthralled with Kelsey's Big Blue World - 80 / 20 Merino / Silk Blend Roving --the color is to jump into and live in! And I really appreciate the fact that she dyes such a wide variety of yarns--not just sock yarn. It's a good shop!

beadmomsw@gmail.com

LilChickadee said...

The Crimson Romance colorway is gorgeous! But then again, so I like just about everything in her shop. :)

Ravelry ID: LilChickadee

Anonymous said...

Oh, gorgeous stuff! So much nice stuff to choose from... I'd lurv to spin up some of the Autumn Dusk baby alpaca roving. Love the colors and baby alpaca is lovely! Leigh E on twitter

Stacy said...

Lovely stuff! I particularly like
Rusty Blue- Superwash Merino Roving - 9.2oz.

You can find me on Ravelry ~ knittingtart

tom said...

I think the Worsted Midnight Australis Merino Yarn would make a great scarf.



gmail: tomknit

cthulhulovesme said...

I really love the Trafalgar - Solar Flare Sock and the Brick merino roving. She's got great color sense.

-cthulhulovesme on Rav

purple-power said...

I just love the Miriam colorway on the yarn. So subtle and beautiful.


Rav id: purple

MissMoosey (on ravelry) said...

Oh my, this brings me back to my ninth grade physics project on the Aurora Borealis.

I liked the red Aurora sock yarn because I remember reading that red aurorae were the rarest kind because they were caused by solar particles colliding with oxygen about 200km ABOVE where aurorae normally occur (when the solar particles collide with oxygen at lower altitudes, you get greeny-yellow aurorae that look more like the Neon Spring roving or the Trafalgar sock yarn).

Geetu said...

Gorgeous yarn!
My favorites: Aurora, Shady Lady & Trafalgar = all sock yarn ... yup, I'm a sock yarn addict!

and the roving really makes me want to take up spinning!

geetu
sihaya on ravelry

Carla said...

My fav is Autumn Dusk colorway sock yarn. I love it.



hotmail acct: popofra

RogueKnits said...

Beautiful colorways! My favorite is the Campfire Borealis.

Elaine said...

I've posted to my blog

elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

Thanks for another chance to win.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I totally love her Graffiti - POLAR BULKY - Peruvian wool 135 yards:) Hugs Darcy
rav id knottyknitter40

cksknitter said...

I like the Miriam Polar Peruvian Wool Hand Dyed Worsted Weight Yarn. Such a pretty color!
Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

Anonymous said...

Although the Sweetgrass Targhee is beautiful and the Deer's Haven is my favorite colors (however, Kelsey'd have to spin it for me)....my favorite in her current hand dyed is Crimson Romance ...though the most accurate color name coordination ought really to go to Spawning Grounds...if that doesn't make you think of spawning Salmon I don't know what will!

momofoddwhistle on ravelry

The Mully's said...

HAHAHAHA Bucket List! I love that movie! I'll add the Northern Lights to mine too. I think I need to redo my list anyway! I love her camo green" color (what? Can't a redneck pin?) and her handspun "cotton candy." I dunno what it is about blues and pinks, or them together but I love 'em. Also, her son's vests are too cute. (I really need to finish a project soon)

Cindy said...

The Deer's Haven roving is incredible. I'm in love.

k8 said...

LOVE the Midnight Borealis sock yarn. So pretty! Katestamps on ravelry

wenat said...

Her autumn dusk colourway totally caught my eye -- beautiful!

Kenyetta said...

OMG! I love her roving, I really want to learn to spin, I think Summer Romance, Neon Spring, and Tropical Splendor would really get me in a spinning mood!

PenelopeRose said...

Such beautiful items! The Autumn Dusk - Baby Alpaca Hand Dyed Roving looks like it would be a dream to spin up.

Rav. ID puglvr

leah said...

I'm knitting with her Trafalger colorway sock yarn right now and it is amazing! Unfortunately, the socks are a gift. Fortunately, she has more sock yarn. Unfortunately, I can't decide between Crimson Romance and Midnight. Fortunately, I already have some in Autumn Dusk to use until I can make up my mind!
onemoreproject on rav

Kenyetta said...

I blogged
http://knittykittykat.blogspot.com/2009/03/more-contests.html

Lydia said...

I love her Buzz and Arctic Berry fibers... the colors in Arctic Berry remind me of popsicles..

KJo said...

So many favourites to chose from! Needless to say I wish I could spin. I LOVE her Arctic Berry roving. And as for yarn, I love her Cotton Candy and Midnight.

KJo (on Ravelry)

Presents said...

Lovely stuff!
I like the Amazon roving especially:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19247428

(Presents on Ravelry- but my blogger account has my email.)

helenlam said...

The Sunshine Blues roving is very very pretty. It reminds me that we've officially started spring!

wenchamok said...

Oh wow, how can I pick just one? That Soufriere colorway is just breathtaking! I can definitely see tropical waters in it!

alittleweirdo said...

Pretty colors and fun color names! Really liking the Sweet Grass Targhee Hand Dyed Yarn in Melon, very summery :)

kelly said...

Pilgrimage - Superwash Merino / Nylon SOLAR FLARE SOCK

Ahhh, so pretty!!!

Ksidwell on Ravelry

Cindy said...

I love Crimson Romance, because a good red is hard to find. NLF has some great reds!

Martha said...

I am in love with the Aurora Solar Flare.

superwoman_4002 said...

i really REALLY like the Aurora Solar Flare sock yarn!! :D
thanks
Zaneta

superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

Natalie said...

All of her colorways are fantastic, but I especially enjoy the Midnight Australis. It's so yummy!

jenniepowell said...

Romance me Polar bulky - living with my husband and two sons I try to find girly colours when I can!

Nightphoenix said...

The dark colors of http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22313275 would be gorgeous. I like the idea of something soft and dark like that. The hints of blue keep it from being a mundane black.

I'm lizbert on Ravelry

MarieAngel said...

Beautiful choice of yarns. I'd have to go with these: Midnight - Australis & Miriam - POLAR. These are the 2 that I absolutely love colorwise. I can just see these knit up as nice warm hoods for those windy blustery winter days where a tuque just doesn't do it.

MariAngel on Ravelry

Mujercita said...

I'm totally in love with the Autumn Dusk Solar Flare Sock Yarn!

rebelhousewife said...

I am in love with the Autumn Dusk- worsted weight yarn. Gorgeous.
I posted a link about all the upcoming contests this week on my blog http://www.pixiefashions.wordpress.com
RAVid:rebelhousewife

Jean said...

Nice Etsy store. My favorite colorways are Autumn Dusk, Midnight-Borealis and Midnight-Australis. I just wish I could pet them. :-)

Jean in Maine (Rav ID)

HAY said...

I like the "Sunshine Blues" merino roving :)

Deb J.
dstj@care2.com

RoamingKnitter said...

I want some of that yummy sock yarn, Autumn Dusk - SOLAR FLARE SOCK. It calls me. Looks soft, too.

Dana said...

I liked the Autumn Dusk Baby Alpaca Roving.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Savannah BFL Roving. I can see the lion pride tracking the antelope in these colors. Fabulous!

Heather said...

My family has a cabin in northern Ontario (my great-grandparents homesteaded there in 1909) and I love it when we can see the northern lights....

Your shop is terrific. I adore the colors of Trafalgar Neon Flare.

Turtle said...

ooooh! Soufriere is gorgeous but i also found 2 others as well as some lovely roving.....yikes, i need to work more! lol

One Sheep said...

As hard as it is to choose one thing it would be (the whole shop!) The Campfire Borealis Merino Superwash.

Mea said...

The autumn dusk is ultra-super-uber fabulous! I love it to pieces.

JC said...

Sunshine blues is my favorite.

brownbear said...

Pretty colors. I especially liked the ones in Romance Me and Crimson Romance. I hope she does those colors also in the tencel superwash blend. I've been wanting to try that combo of fibers.
I'm brownbear on ravelry.

Susan said...

Oh, man! So many beautiful colors! I'd love to get a lot of that fiber but Arctic Berry - Blue Faced Leicester Combed Top Roving immediately caught my eye.

Knitmomma said...

Ooooh, pretty-pretty! My choice for favorite is Graffiti- Superwash Merino Roving. I'd love to see how those colors spin up!

edina said...

I like the Autumn Dusk baby alpaca roving!

My Rav ID: edina

burnt rain said...

the rusty blue superwash roving (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21053021) is pretty much this really classy elegant blend of our local hockey teams colours.. we're navy and gold. Anyways. I have a friend who'd love a game cowl or toque or something made up in these colours. it's really awesome.

ravid: burnt3rain

Erin C-B said...

ooooh, the April box is an eco-box. I'm gonna have to be on top of things with my Etsy trigger finger. Also, the NLFCo roving makes me wish I was a spinner...and check out the Trafalgar colorway... oh god, with the post-Stitches yarn diet this is too painful...

Brittany said...

Arctic berries totally jumped out at me! Pretty!

brittanyknits on Rav!

Angie said...

Oooo... very pretty. I looked at the rovings first, and I really like Savannah and Autumn Dusk. Then I popped over to look at the yarn, and the same two colorways jumped out at me... I suppose I'm consistent!

trh said...

Linked to this giveaway on my blog
http://ourknitalong.blogspot.com/2009/03/giveaway-week.html

Nichole said...

OMG - I am LOVING her Shady Lady colorway... beauteous!!!!!!!

I'm on Rav... LapdogCreations

AmIAKnitterYet said...

Crimson Romance - SOLAR FLARE SOCK - 50g skeins

I love that there are suggested coordinating colors suggested.

Roz (AmIAKnitterYet)

Girl in Red Shoes said...

The Autumn Dusk Alpaca roving is so pretty!

Rav: girlinredshoes

Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/girlinredshoes

Hallie said...

Autumn dusk is so beautiful! Bookmarking the store now!

Ravelry ID = Hallie

Hallie said...

And blogged http://hallacemalice.blogspot.com/2009/03/phat-fiber-norther-lights-fiber-company.html

Ravelry ID = Hallie

caillie said...

Coffee grounds awesome!!!
Forest sweet grass is pretty cute too!!!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! Trafalgar and Shady Lady are my favorite colorways of what's currently for sale...

Cathy said...

Tropical Splendor is to Dye for!!!!LOL. I love that combination.

Cathy said...

I am tweeted out. Tweeted again. I am going to post to FB as well

Jen said...

The Soufriere! That's the one that stands out most to me in her shop, although it's all lovely.

Rav ID = zgma

Sharon Rose said...

Ooo I love the Midnight Corriedale wool roving combed top! I saw Alaska last May and it was stunning... thanks for reminding me of the glaciers!

Terrye said...

Following the colors of the season, I go with Savannah Superwash Merino BOREALIS Worsted Weight Yarn. The yellows, tans and lt greens are perfect, and I'd love to see some of that here!

Terrye
http://knitting.craftgossip.com

Sue said...

Love the Autumn Dusk worsted weight. It combines some of my favorite colors. Will have to put it on my wish list.

OxyMoronT said...

I spent HOURS perusing NLFCo last week...I've come to the conclusion that I need several skeins each of the entire Solar Flare and Borealis series'...Please!! :)

tianac2 at gmail

Anita said...

I love it all!!! And I only wish I had the $ to buy everything in the shop! LOL
I have to say though the Promising Petals roving is my absolute fave. Gorgeous!

Anita
Yarndemon

Brat said...

That blue is soooooooo pretty. I think I'm having a fling with cool colors lately because my hands down favorite in the shop is the hot pink in the Summer Romance SW Merino.

Kelley
RavName BratKnits

Sarah said...

That is beautiful! I love the complexity of the pilgrimage yarn.

superwoman_4002 said...

I just wanted to let you know that i posted about this contest in my blog!! :D

http://zaneta34.blogspot.com/2009/03/what-blah-day.html

thanks!
Zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

talitha said...

oh, the colors of soufriere are moving. that's my favorite from the shop. peace.

rav id: talithakuomi

Steffi said...

The Sweetgrass Targhee is my favorite. I love the subtle color variations.

Bohoknitterchic said...

I especially love the promising petals fiber!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20801607

|chee-uh| said...

Deer's Haven fiber! Really gorgeous.

monkalicious on Rav

Daisymum said...

The reds in this fiber are so beautiful. Spawning Grounds - Baby Alpaca Hand Dyed Roving - 3.8oz
All the yarns and fibers are beautiful. I'm Daisymum on Ravelry.

dragonmaille said...

I love the Savannah blue faced leicester top. There's so many shades in the roving, and blue faced leicester is one of my absolute favorite fibers to spin. And free shipping is always a plus. I must say that the deer's haven is calling to me too (can you tell I like the earthy tones?), and I haven't spun punta before....

dragonmaille (Rav)

Little Miss S. said...

Beautiful colours. I really like the Aurora - Solar Flare Sock Yarn.

StephCat said...

That midnight corriedale top caught my eye!

Jessie said...

The Solar Flare sock yarn would be perfect for a project I'm planning.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've blogged this at http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/03/warning-i-feel-chatty-today.html

Knitterpillar said...

This shop is SO going in my favorites! The Neon Spring Targhee Roving is just fabulous. I literally just learned to spin today, and I forsee some of this in my future!

Knitterpillar on Rav

suburban prep said...

I like the Autumn Dusk Borealis Worsted Weight. So beautiful.

katerina said...

OHhhhh either Shady lady with those beautiful purples or Campfire, as I have a love for oranges - yummy yummy colors!!