Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Aurora Fiber Arts and *giveaway*
Ever have an idea for a colorway you'd like in yarn or fiber, but just don't have the time or inclination to dye it yourself? Ever want a custom colorway created for you as a surprise? I love surprises, and I asked Taryl of Aurora Fiber Arts to create some roving for me a couple of months ago. I was pleasantly surprised by what she called "Peach Berry Smoothie" that was an explosion of pinks, blues, yellows and peaches. I was excited to get it, as if you'll peek into my stash you'll notice lots of greens and browns and purples. It's so nice to break away from your traditional buying habits and have someone else do the choosing for you! I also want to say something about her shipping- it's super fast! I seriously ordered something on a Friday (from Alaska!) and it arrived her in IL the next Monday. Maybe it was just a magical planetary alignment, and it will never happen again, but was I ever impressed!
Taryl has been an contributor to the box since February- debuting her fireweed worsted yarn (this yarn comes in giant 560 yard skeins!) and roving. I love when people send in worsted weight yarn to the box. I love using it, as it seems projects go so much faster after you've been using fingering weight yarn so much. This month she sent in some truly delicious roving- so be on the lookout for it!
I have a special 50 yard fireweed worsted gift skein of Taryl's "Helen's Garden" Series in "Aubergine" which is a gorgeous combination of dark plums, royal purples, lilacs and lime green. *Drool*!! I'd like to giveaway to one of you. Just visit Aurora Fiber Arts and find something you like and post about it here. OR if you have an idea you'd love to see in fiber/yarn form write about that too! I'll always count your extra social networking on the web here as entries for you. I'll be drawing for this on Friday- so you don''t have long to act!