Friday, April 3, 2009

Corgi Hill Farm and *Giveaway*




I'm sure you all know, that April's theme is "Eco/Green". I'm also sure you know that buying indie helps planet earth too. What- explain? Okay!
Take AnnaMarie, from Corgi Hill Farm for instance. She's bound set and determined to live "off grid" and sustainably in a beautiful farm house, growing her own food and living the simple life. That wasn't always the plan with AnnaMarie. She's a self-proclaimed recovering "shopping diva" who is continually realizing (as chronicled on her blog) that less is more.
So, here is where I can help you justify a delicious, scrumptious, droolicious, squooshable, squishable hank of handspun: By purchasing a skein of AnnaMarie's yarn, you are financially supporting her quest to "power down" which also helps negate your own carbon footprint! You remember those skeins of R** Heart You bought at the dollar store before you realized yarn could be so nummy and soft, and natural? I bet one hank of Corgi Hill Farm handspun just might even your yarn karma out!
Do you know what AnnaMarie did with all of her February samples? She spun them up for you! We're giving away a sampling of AnnaMarie's spinning and they are all composed of "phat" fiber.
All you have to do to win is visit AnnaMarie's shop and find something you like. Post about it here and a winner will be drawn on Monday so you have all weekend to drool over every listing in her shop! Remember, I will count your twittering, plurks, blogposts and facebook updates as second chances- just be sure to let me know you did it, and be sure to leave a way for me to find you when you win.
Thank you so much AnnaMarie, for being a "green" pioneer- we can all learn alot from your journey! We hope you'll continue to contribute your nummy yarn in future boxes!

Random Corgi Cuteness:

56 comments:

Anaya said...

HOLY WOW! The Azure....so many rich, gorgeous blues- ALL of them are delicious!
- and the corgis - what a great visit to her store. Thank you!
Retweeted, of course!

Lita said...

Oooh! I've only recently discovered yarn outside of the Wal-Mart/Jo-Ann's brands, and hers look totally yummy! The Blue Wave Handspun (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22478088) is my favorite. Blue is the perfect spring color!

If I should happen to win, e-mail me: emamos24(at)gmail(dot)com

Meanwhile, I'm off to visit AnnaMarie's blog. :)

kataish said...

Ooooo pretty handspuns! I like the Frosty Grapes. Yum!

pick me, pick me!

Kata, Odd-ish Creations

superwoman_4002 said...

Oh I definitely have to say i LOVE the water nymph yarn!!! It's absolutely gorgeous!! :D
Zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

Jus Shar Designs said...

She likes blue like I do. :-)

Handspun Grape is so rich. Ane the Handspun Lichen on Bark Superwash is so earthy.

I don't know how someone can make these lovely yarns, and then get rid of them all....don't you want to just keep them and pet them?

I blogged about this giveaway:
http://jusshardesigns.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/JusShar
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=807283829&ref=profile

Amber said...

This was a truly difficult choice, her colors are fantastic, as are the textures. After very careful perusal I decided on the Handspun Lichen on Bark- Mostly because I can see myself in a shrug made of it. Yummy, warm and Atumnal.

Katharine said...

The Sea Squall skein (say that 5 times fast!) is what first caught my eye--I love it!

Have tweeted: http://www.twitter.com/ssailorss

Savannah said...

I love the Blue Wave Handspun. But everything in the shop is beautiful.

Bannahleigh on Ravelry

JC said...

The Sea Squall is beautiful! I'd totally go for that.

ravelry: jecrowley

IndigoMuse said...

Seeing those Corgis made me miss my baby who crossed the rainbow bridge a year and a half ago. Anyone who loves Corgis is tops in my book! What swoon-worthy yarn :)

Fiber Deviant said...

i love the goal of self-sustainability and off the grid.... very admirable goals!

after looking over (and over) the store contents, i would have to say that my favorite is Handspun Favorite Scoop Merino Silk 160 Yards.

it truly does remind me of cherry\chocolate icecream... i think a scarf made of this would be delightful!

SupaCindy3000 said...

I love the Fireflies at Night. I think it is the same sample I got in my box!

missus.mint said...

Fireflies at night is deliciously good! All the selections are fabulous... the handspun Water Nymph creates visuals of mermaids! Thank you for sharing!!

RogueKnits said...

I love the Zephyr Handspun! And I'm so happy to find her blog. I'll definitely be a repeat reader!

Retweeted and Facebooked.

k8 said...

Fireflies at night is just so beautiful!

SusanSW said...

I agree, such gorgeous blues! But I could fall hard for her Handspun Water Nymph BFL -- the perfect combination of colors!

beadmomsw@gmail.com

(retweeting next)

SusanSW said...

See, I retweeted:
@PhatFiber Oooh--aren't there gorgeous colors in this Corgi Hill Farm handspun yarn? http://bit.ly/MObz

beadmomsw@gmail.com

SummersStudio said...

What beautiful yarn. I especially like the lazy daisy merino handspund. Off to catch up on her blog.

cathy said...

I am such a purple girl I am in love with the Handspun grape. It is beautful. off to tweet and facebook about this one.

sunnie fairy said...

I love all the beautiful colors!

ikkinlala said...

The "Sky and Sea Hanspun Yarn Blue Faced Leicester, BFL" is gorgeous!

MissMoosey on Ravelry said...

My favorite has to be the Blue Wave handspun. However, it is much more romantic to imagine that this yarn was named after shimmering blue waves rather than a burger joint, even though it was a blue burger joint. I thought restaurants weren't supposed to have blue anyways because that color is thought to make people less hungry. But I digress. In any case, the yarn is delicious!

-Rebecca

Mariposa Farm Alpacas said...

I'm in love with the Dragon's Lair Superwash. So much so that I tweeted about it (MariposaAlpacas) and mentioned it on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1031800084&ref=name).

Ravelry ID = MariposaFarm

RicochetRed said...

I love greens and think the Dragon's Lair merino & seacell is terrific. It's all pretty, pretty stuff.

burnt rain said...

oh wow these are all amazing. I'm really torn between http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22256392 and http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22255869
they're both such amazing combinations of colours and wool and... I love them.

-leah ravid: burnt3rain

julieua said...

Favorite scoop looks divine!!

trh said...

Her colors are so lovely. I really like the frosty grapes - wish I could touch it!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love 3 items in her shop but this one is my #1 favorite Handspun Candy Clouds Merino 300 yards.Hugs Darcy
darcysknottyknitter@gmail.com

Martha said...

Love the Sea Squall Handspun. Very gorgeous.

ZombieCat said...

I really like they way her shop is laid out. I also really like the Fireflies at Night handspun. Soooo pretty!

jennifer said...

I love the corgis! I also love Dragon's Lair!!

jennifer

Elaine said...

Oh my goodness - the Frosty Grape is truly gorgeous.

I'll post on my blog and be back soon

Elaine said...

It's been posted at
elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

purple-power said...

Love the frosty grapes!




Rav id: purple

Turtle said...

Awe, the corgis... love the lazy daisy!!

brownbear said...

There is a lot of nice stuff there. It all looks very squooshy. My favorite is the Handspun Favorite Scoop Merino Silk.

tom said...

The frosty grape is so pretty.


gmail: tomknit

One Sheep said...

The Handspun Blood Orange Merino Tencel is my favorite.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The Elektra Wensleydale is such a deep, rich color! I love it.

Jersey said...

No doubt about it - frosty grapes is great.



gmail: jerseyjessie

Shannon said...

All the yarns are wonderful. I especially like Handspun Candy Clouds Merino. I think it is great that she is trying to live green, awesome job!

Ravelry name: Sparkleshan

EJ said...

It's a tough choice but I think I like the color of the Frosty Grapes best, although I'd love to try the silk blend.


bloglessinnj AT gmail

Carla said...

I can't resist entering. I'd love to win some handspun yarn.

I'll pick the handspun frosty Grape as my favorite.


My hotmail account is popofra

Indigo said...

I have completely fallen for both Fireflies and Dragon's Lair.

Cat said...

I like the one called: Cherry Ice Cream with a hint of chocolate. It's so pretty I want to lap it up! Yummy!
Cathy
http://bonaircat.blogspot.com

Terrye said...

Lazy Daisy, because I love, love, love daisies, and homespun and they go so well together!

Thanks!

Terrye
http://knitting.craftgossip.com

primdollie said...

what lovely yarns!! great shop and love the cute Corgi's too!! I love her Water Nymph!! lovely colors!! hugs Linda

Nicole said...

I really love the Starlight Starbright Merino Bamboo Glitz! Wow, so pretty !

alittleweirdo said...

Lots of pretty colors! Really like the Starlight Starbright Merino Bamboo glitz (sounds like a great combination of fibers too!)

Rachel O said...

Surprised everyone has picked the
Handspun Favorite Scoop Merino Silk. It is so pretty and I'd love to try a merino/silk blend.


hotmail: dadofra

Lauria @ Brackenbury Lane said...

The "Handspun Candy Clouds Merino 300 yards" really caught my eye! Mmmm... Merino. The light purple just looks so soft and squishy!

lauria @ ravelry as well.

Hannah said...

I must say I love her handspun Elektra, it's beautiful! I have quite the soft spot for Wensleydale and the vibrant purple-blue color fantastic!

Hannah
hepercy@yahoo.com

wenchamok said...

The water nymph.....*sighs in lust*

Jen

Heather said...

The Water Nymph handspun is just gorgeous!

Little Miss S. said...

The handspun yarn is some of the prettiest colours I have seen - I especially like the Handspun Water Nymph. Gorgeous.

Sally said...

First, I love the pictures of the puppies you posted! Too cute! On to the yarn, it all looks so luscious. My favorite is the Scoop Merino Silk. I can't wait to get paid and order some yummy handspun!

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Twitter: MuddyMooseAK