Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Altered Visions and *Giveaway*





Do you need to smile today? I do! The weather is drizzly and chilly and I want it to be warm and sunny and spring! Thank goodness I have Altered Visions to gaze at on days like these!
Linda has sent in for March and April, and let me tell you, the woman is not afraid of color or luxurious fiber! Just look at that milk fiber she has listed! I can hear my spinning wheel growling in the corner.
Linda is one of the sweetest people, evah! Thank goodness her hubs puts up with fiber flowing all over her dining room or we might not get to sample her artistry.
Well, enough gushing from me- I"ll let you visit her shop and decide for yourself! If you find something you like, post about it below. You'll be entered to win this big, beautiful, "Make me Smile" art batt from Altered Visions. The big drawing will be held on Thursday and your extra twittering, plurks, or other social media networks will get you entered twice! Just let me know you did it :)
Thank you so much Linda, for contributing your gorgeous fiber to the box. We love your enthusiasm for your craft and your exceptional eye for soft fiber and brilliant color combination! Please continue to participate!

79 comments:

Dawning Dreams said...

I really like the "Mohair Roving and BL cross Dyed Locks COLOR ME FUN". THey remind me of the dolls I played with as a little girl. You really know how to pair your colors!

Lady O said...

I rather like the Early Spring Morning milk top.

idyll hands said...

Oooooh - I REALLY want to win this one. All of her batts are lovely - but "Lovely" is especially lovely :) I love the bright colors - perfect for these rainy, spring days:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23336394

ghosting said...

I love the Early Spring Morning Milk Fiber top! The colors are soft and beautiful and I'm very intrigued by the milk fiber.

Beki said...

Sunrise Sunset makes me smile.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22625922

Erin said...

Ooh, I like the Early Spring Morning Milk Fiber. So pretty.

LilChickadee said...

I was immediately drawn to the Milk Fiber in the Hot Cha Cha Cha colorway. What cheery colors!

Ravelry ID: LilChickadee

Buckette said...

I loved the New Milk Fiber Tom Hot Cha Cha Cha. I can imagine it's softness. . .

Ravid Buckette

mordath said...

Milk fiber top! Yum yum yum yum.

~Coleva on Rav

Wildhare said...

I like that "Bright Summer's Day" batt -- but then I have a thing for hot pink and orange together!

Kim said...

Oh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Drum Carded Art Batt titled "Lovely"!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23336394

Also--I retweeted your giveaway. :) (I'm gibknits on Twitter).

Keeping my fingers crossed, and the spinning wheel warmed up! :)

Quilting Pansy said...

I like this-
New SET Mohair Roving 2 oz. and 2 oz. BL cross Dyed Locks COLOR ME FUN 4 oz.

Cindy

dinahsaurus said...

The milk fiber in hot cha cha just speaks to me. I love pink!

cthulhulovesme said...

I really like the Swamp Monster hand dyed BL cross locks. I've never worked with locks before, but they look interesting.

-cthulhulovesme on Rav.

Nightphoenix said...

I love the "New Drum Carded Art Batt Black and Blue all Over." I love dark colors, and the interplay of these is to dye for (haha!)

primdollie said...

You guys are so sweet!! Thanks ever so much for such a wonderful review! I can't do it without you guys!! I appreciate ALL your hard work it means the world to me truly!! thanks! smooches Linda
Oh and hubby said would be happy to have me send LOTS more hehehe!!

Jags said...

Ohh pretty!!!

I really like the early spring morning milk fiber, it looks like a dream to spin!

Abby said...

The milk fiber is really neat! I wonder what it's like to work with it. =)

kataish said...

LOVING the "Everything but the Kitchen Sink" art batt... SO pretty!

jennifer said...

Lots of pretties. I like the Thunderous Night Skies locks. Lovely colors!

Jennifer

Susan said...

New SET Mohair Roving 2 oz. and 2 oz. BL cross Dyed Locks COLOR ME FUN 4 oz. looks like so much fun!

navars2 on Rav

Bannahleigh said...

I really like the Early Spring Morning Milk Fiber top... besides I've always wondered what it would be like to spin with milk fiber

Bannahleigh on Ravelry

Minou14 said...

The Bright Summers Day batt is lovely! I also really like Green Eyed Monster and Winter Blues. The textures in her fiber are really interesting.

ZombieCat said...

I'd really like to try the Milk Fiber Top in Early Spring Morning. Gorgeous colors and it looks so soft and silky!

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Oh my - I love the Thunderous Night Skies - it's so gorgeous.

(bananamigraine on rav)

natchwoolie said...

I love all her ALTERED VISIONS and her handspun is so yummy. I really love the Little Pick me Up Batt. I want it all!!

misty said...

oh how beautiful :)

Brat said...

Oh wow, I love the Black and Blue All Over batt, that would make some seriously cool yarn!

Kelley
aka BratKnits

kmart said...

I love the Super Fun Handspun. I can't believe all the colors in that yarn.
Thanks for running this contest.
Kristina

Strike My Fancy said...

Bright Summer's Day gets my vote - such an energetic vibe!

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

I really like the Milk Fiber top in HOT ChA cHA CHa
Early Spring Morning is my second fav.
Desertknitta on Ravelery

Rachel Suntop said...

the mohair locks are my favorite. The color combos are awesome!

Marilla said...

Love the Early Spring Morning milk top, both because of the color, and because it is milk fiber.

Ve said...

My fav is Drum Carded Art Batt My Everything. It's all the lovely colors of Spring and it makes me smile.

superwoman_4002 said...

i LOVE the Top early morning fiber... i like the colors! :D
Zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

KellieBelle said...

I am loving the spring morning milk top! Looks yummy!!

Lita said...

Wow, I really like the drum carded art batt called "Bright Summers' Day." The colors are blended beautifully and it looks like it'd be great fun to spin!

~Lita

Anonymous said...

The Dyed Mohair Roving called "Dreams of Spring" reminded me of a spring day just after a rain shower. I loved so many things in this shop, I just wish I could go there and run my hands across all the pretties.
~sciteacher at Rav

Debbie said...

I love the drum batt - Giggles. Fun colors. Wish I could have it all!

Turtle said...

bright summers and everything bu tthe kitchen sink look wonderfuL! I always love the fun names altered states come up with!

Gayle Paige said...

All that I can say is drool, drool over everything. Gayle from Plum Crazy Ranch & Fiber Art

One Sheep said...

I love all the bright colors and fabulous combinations, but the Faded Canteloupe Art Batt is what grabbed my attention.

HAY said...

I'd love to try out some of her silk noil!
dstj@care2.com

HeatherD said...

I love the names she gives to all her offerings. They made me giggle. I really liked Goodie Gum Drops and I could really use "A Little Pick Me Up". Also, I have been trying to spin up a bunch of different fibers, so the milk fiber is very tempting.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The Drum Carded Art Batt Black and Blue all Over 2.5 oz. suits my dark mood today. In fact it takes me right out of my dark mood today! I've posted to my blog at http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/04/off-to-moms-for-short-visit.html

Em said...

Oh, lovely colors!

I especially like...
lovely locks - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22316501
sunrise colors - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22625922
silk noils - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23624719
Em

edina said...

Ooo - I like the Dreams of Spring mohair roving!

wenchamok said...

Oooh, that Escape to the Islands batch reminds me of a Jimmy Buffett concert!

Jen

Natalie said...

I am tempted by her milk tops, especially Early Spring Morning.
Very yummy stuff!

Robin said...

Giggles called to me from the screen and begged to come visit- I'm being strong and referred her to social services. I already have foster yarn kids!

Heather said...

I love all the crazy handspun art yarns!

Erytanthes said...

I love the Sunrise Sunset batt.

I've also mentioned this contest on Twitter, Facebook, and Ravelry!

I really want to win! I'm trying to badly to enable my spinning dreams without breaking my bank...

Will it work this time?

gbryndi said...

I checked out her shop and love everything there but really like the NEW Milk Fiber Top Red White and Blue 1 oz. It is so beautiful and great fro 4th of july. Tweetering right now as well.

Presents said...

Oooh, I love the first dyed silk noil (they don't seem to have specific names, but they're all gorgeous.)

Monica said...

Milk fiber Red White & Blue. So patriotic! I'll be in DC for 4th of July, so =)

Bohoknitterchic said...

I love the Bright Summers Batt

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22964323

Elizabeth said...

Love the early spring morning top with the small splashes of red

Nickname unavailable said...

Wow, that Winter Blues hand carded batt is gorgeous! And the locks all look so great - nice and clean. Beautiful stuff!

PenelopeRose said...

I've bought from Linda and not only is she an absolute sweety her stuff is awesome! I'm really digging the NEW Milk Fiber Top HOT Cha Cha Cha 1 oz. How fun would that be to spin?!

Rav ID puglvr

Queen of Kim Chee Kingdom said...

I really like the milk top Cha Cha Cha. It reminds me of orange/strawberry sherbet...very springy and fresh!

k8 said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23338063 is just adorable! I love the way there are curls escaping everywhere!!

Kanjun said...

Wow, I love the Cha Cha milk fiber! Reminiscent of dresses girls wear to dance cha at ballroom competitions =) Facebooking about this!

rebelhousewife said...

oh the hand dyed milk top fiber. I really want to try that fiber out. Just gorgeous.
Ravid rebelhousewife

morgaine24 said...

i love these
NEW Milk Fiber Top HOT Cha Cha Cha 1 oz
Mohair Roving 2 oz. and 2 oz. BL cross Dyed Locks COLOR ME FUN 4 oz.

i hope i win i could use some good cheer vbarton24 at gmail dot com

morgaine24 said...

i twittered

twitter.com/morgaine24

vbarton24at gmail dot com

morgaine24 said...

i did the facebook thing

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1278903202&ref=profile#/profile.php?id=1278903202&ref=profile

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

morgaine24 said...

i plurked

http://www.plurk.com/vbarton24

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Knitmomma said...

Ooh, I've been thinking of trying an art batt to help stretch my comfort zone!

I like The Winter Blues batt, as well as the Black and Blue all Over art batt, and Bright Summers Day art batt...they look so fun!

Linda B said...

Do I have to chose? Everything is super delicious. I am, however, intrigued by the milk fiber. What the heck is milk top? Never heard of it.

Sharon B in SA said...

Milk Fiber isn't even available here in Oz that I have seen!
I am in serious trouble with that Hot Cha Cha colourway....
love LOVE those colours!!
Thanks to you both for sharing such talent with us.
Have tweeted already- but Ravelry is down at the moment! Will keep trying!

Carlin said...

I like the simplicity yet interesting variations found in the Faded Cantaloupe batt.

Janelle said...

Oooo, I like the Bright Summers art batt!

becky@beckyspapercreations.com said...

I love the colors of this one http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23328150

Nicole said...

Oooo, the Milk Fiber Top Early Spring Morning! So pretty, such soft colors, and a new fiber type? Awesome.

SupaCindy3000 said...

I love the colors of the Silk Noil. Beautiful.

Stacey said...

WoW! I love the handspun yarns. So much color and so much fun! Over the Rainbow... makes me happy just looking at it! The HOT Cha Cha Cha milk fiber... I'm in love. Bright Summer's Day... aaaaahhh! I'm such a fiber-slut for the pinks, yellows, oranges... well all of the colors actually. :)

tanya said...

uhhh - wow - the milk top is hunky gorgeous. every single colorway - it looks so shiny. i want some to spin while i drink a glass of chocolate milk.

'T atelier said...

Wauw! I really love it!
I'm just learning how to felt en use woll. But i love it!
The colors remind me of the rainbow. Beautifull with pink, yellow, green blue and so on and so on...
Love that mohair roving and the drum carded art batt and Bright Summer's Day" batt and well i love them all pff
Who won?

Darcy's Knotty Knitter said...

spring morning milk top.Hugs Darcy
knottyknitter40 rav id