Thursday, April 9, 2009

Extreme Spinning and Giveaway


That delicious pink batt pictured above is a recent extreme spinning creation we're giving away! Did you know that Extreme spinning has a new website? CJ is always trying to find new ways to help us shop yummy organic fiber! She has this new site set up where you can sign up for her list and you'll be notified of when her new stuff hot off the carder etc is up. You'll then have an opportunity to purchase it there and the excess will be listed in her Etsy shop.
I am so pumped about this idea, because I like to be the first to know when things are available! CJ recently sent me a gorgeous carded batt of a silvery sparkly shetland and silky shiny bamboo. It was the finest "extreme spinning" experience of mine to-date. The shetland had a touch of lanolin which conditioned my fingers and all the while whispering to me "I'm wool and I'm not ashamed of it". The bamboo was undyed and completely smooth and slinky. I ended up plying two fairly thick singles together to make a chunky funky natural colored yarn with a luxurious drape. Fabulous!
Of course, if you're just starting out wanting to spin, ask CJ about her learn to spindle packages, she'll be glad to put one together for you!
To win this bright pink batt (seacell/merino, the sparkle is firestar and the orange is alpaca/merino. Sandwiched in the middle is lots of lovely bamboo. Total weight is 4.5 oz), just visit Extreme Spinning's New Site and or the Etsy shop and pick out something you'd like to write about here. I'll be drawing for the week next Thursday and as with all my contests, I count your extra networking efforts as more entries for you- twitter, facebook, plurk, ravelry posts - Just let me know you did it!
Thank you CJ, for keeping spinning exciting and for being such a great person!

91 comments:

superwoman_4002 said...

I like the LUCKY LEPRECHAUN NEW Organic Merino Cross Top 20.5 micron 2 oz SOFTNESS... beautiful colors together! :D
Zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

julieua said...

Yum, the milk chocolate handspun looks delish!

spinningsilly said...

I love all of extreme spinning's stuff! She knows I am thoroughly addicted, but I really love the sock batts with all the lovely glittery stuff. Show-stopping socks come to mind - I love the green one

Nightphoenix said...

How lovely is the Sprites Angora roving!! (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22417266) It looks like the way I imagine spring would feel.

Em said...

I vote for high wine, it is finished and black peacock. And want to say that CJ started of spindling, and now i am hooked. -grin- em tempest

Kate said...

I love the Lucky Leprechaun too!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22392949

The Extreme Spinning shop has so many lovelies, but this one just appealed to me immediately.

Dani said...

The Black Lavender Pansy merino top is YUM!

Dawning Dreams said...

Black Peacock rocks! I love jewel tones, and it hits the spot.

Lady O said...

I really like the High Wine and Black Peacock batts, and the maple syrup roving.

primdollie said...

Oh wow love the new site!! really looks nice and of course CJ's fibers are great!! I love Lemons & Limes XSive SoX Batts my fav colors!! so pretty!! Hugs Linda

kataish said...

Oh man, I haven't been lucky yet. lets hope its this time. I LOVE the "crocus" colourway, and the felted soap bars. So pretty!

Mama Rasheika said...

loving the sprites colorway. thanks~

Northern Bay Handspun said...

How does CJ do it?! Two stores!! Oh my, now there is just more to choose from! My favorite at this moment -- how does one choose from all CJ's art -- is the Organic Icelandic Angora Roving. I love the colors, the type of fiber and the name. My mind is whirling with spinning and knitting possibilities.
Thank you CJ.

The Mully's said...

I love their stuff! I think City Lights Xsive Spinning Batts is my favrite! Its black with lots of sparkle! :) Very nice!

Robin said...

I've been resisting spinning but the luscious colors of this fiber may lure me in! I love the yarn I have gotten from CJ.

SusanSW said...

Ooooh!!!! Any one of her Xcessive SoX batts--they're all gorgeous (especially Peacock and City Nights). Don't know how Angelina spins up, as I've never tried it but the colors are outrageously gorgeous.

beadmomsw@gmail.com

Stephannie said...

the felt soap kit is cute!

Quilting Pansy said...

I love the SPRITES XS Organic Icelandic Angora Roving 3 oz Hand Dyed
Beautiful

Cindy

Susan said...

I also really like LUCKY LEPRECHAUN NEW Organic Merino Cross Top 20.5 micron 2 oz SOFTNESS!

navars2 on Rav

5elementknitr said...

Jessie,

Could you please email me? I tried using the email in your sidebar but it came back as undeliverable. I've also tried pming you through your Etsy store.

My email is Ruth AT 5elementknitr DOT com

Thanks!

k8 said...

The Milk Chocolate yarn is just beautiful!

idyll hands said...

Oooooh - I absolutely love The Pasture Organic merino cross top on her new site. I realllllly hope i win - really hope!

:)

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

The CROCUS colors are beautiful. I think I like that best.

Cathy said...

I love the Milk chocolate yarn. And the Lucky Leprachan is so springing. I would love to give it a shot and see how it would eventually knit up. I already tweeted about this

teejayhansen said...

I love the High Wine... and of course I had to sign up for the emails... my poor wallet is whimpering already. =D

Carissa said...

I've been eyeing the LUCKY LEPRECHAUN organic merino. But I've spun a few things from CJ and I think her batts are my favorite.

Donna B said...

I looked thru some of the sold items on etsy and I love that Fezzik batt! my kids quote The princess bride constantly.... :-)

KJo said...

I really like her Sprites Icelandic Angora roving!

KJo on Ravelry

I blogged!

Savannah said...

The lucky leprechaun caught my eye immediately. I've been meaning to put some green in my stash!

Bannahleigh on Ravelry.

ewespecial said...

Maple Syrup Organic Merino Cross Top looks so spunable and my colors!
cherylsue3/ewespecial

dinahsaurus said...

I think "The Pasture" Merino top is beautiful. It really does look like a grassy field with flowers.

Kristen said...

Lucky Leprechaun for me! I love green and yellow together.

cksknitter said...

I love the Lucky Leprechaun Organic Merino. A cloud of beautiful greens!
Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

Abby said...

My fav. is the Brianna Organic Merino Cross Top. =) Lovely.

carrym said...

Honestly, I love the pink that is in the giveaway, but the Crocus is also very lovely. :)

breezily said...

The Black Lavender Pansy Organic Merino Cross Top is a lovely mix!

Lydia said...

Strawberry Frosted Donut Batts all the way! They're stunning!!

punkcatknitter at rav

jennifer said...

I love everything! Extreme Spinning rocks!!

Jennifer

Jags said...

I didn't see any up right now, but I think your Princess Bride batts are awesome!

Martha said...

Cherry bomb all the way.

Infinitespirals said...

I love the chocolate milkshake and the black lavender pansy fiber!

Erin said...

Fun! That chocolate handspun is beautiful.

wildthing1058 said...

I love the Crocus I have never spun before and want to give it a try and the colors in the Crocus are my favorite

ZombieCat said...

I like the Red Dragon Organic Merino Top. I love those reds!!!

sneakypig said...

The Chocolate Milkshake fiber looks good enough to drink, although I'm in love with all of her fibers!!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Red Dragon Organic Merino Cross Top - WOW, those deep, deep reds! I've posted to my blog. http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/04/personal-responsibility-101.html

Dana said...

I actually love the colors of the give away fiber.

PenelopeRose said...

I am so loving the CROCUS XSive Batt Merino Bamboo. That is one gorgeous batt!

brownbear said...

I love how delicate the crocus batts look. Very pretty.

HAY said...

I love Crocus - beautiful colorway!

dstj@care2.com

Bohoknitterchic said...

I love the Crocus batt!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22554134

JC said...

I love the lucky lepricaun... I just want to snatch it up.

jecrowley on ravelry

Brat said...

Definitely the Maple Syrup Organic Merino Cross Top ... the colors are warm and rich without being dark.

Kelley
aka BratKnits

One Sheep said...

I love The Pasture Organic Merino Cross Top! It inspires me to plan a picnic - to paraphrase Omar "A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and nice nap."

Turtle said...

got to love the crocus with the sparkle, but how could you not like the lucky leprechaun as well!! smile

Knitmomma said...

Nice! On the etsy site my favorite is CROCUS XSive Batt Merino Bamboo Angelina, and there is so much to love on the extreme spinning site! City Lights Xsive Spinning Batts and Black Lavender Pansy Organic Merino Cross Top are what caught my eye the most.

edina said...

I like the Forest Gold Suffolk/Hamshire roving!

wenchamok said...

The Lucky Leprechaun rocks! Too cute!

Jen

Janelle said...

Of what's still available, the Pasture Organic Merino Cross Top is speaking to me. A peek at the Etsy site revealed a yummy looking ORANGE YOU EXCITED XS SoX Batt that, yes, got me excited!

Anonymous said...

I like the LUCKY LEPRECHAUN NEW Organic Merino Cross Top 20.5 micron 2 oz SOFTNESS. It's so pretty.

knitdesigns@yahoo.com

www.the-fuzzybunny.com said...

I love the Lemons and Limese Batt...so bright and happy and sparkly!

Kanjun said...

Ooh definitely going to Facebook about this giveaway - I love Extreme Spinning's stuff!

I really like the Sprites XS Organic Icelandic Angora roving! Icelandic and angora, what a yummy mix!

kmart said...

I like this chocolate. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20408847

She is funny when writing that it is as dark as Hershey's without the calories.

Thanks for running this contest.

Kristina

JuliaA said...

i like the sprites xs angora roving. pretty!

JuliaA said...

added this site to stumbleupon. i'm juliaas on there. :)

cthulhulovesme said...

I really love both the Black Peacock XSive SoX Batts and the Forest Gold Organic Suffolk/Hamshire Roving. I got to spin a bit of the Suffolk/Hamshire roving from the March box and loved it.

-cthulhulovesme on Rav

Anita said...

What's not to love about everything?! I guess my favorite would be the SPRITES XS Organic Icelandic Angora Roving.
Anita
Yarndemon

BeckyS said...

I'd have to say that chocolate milkshake batt is my favorite. It's gorgeous!!!

Rachel Suntop said...

I like the Lucky Leprachaun one (spelling?) Probably because I'll be going to Ireland in July!

rebelhousewife said...

I think the Milk Chocolate hand spun has to be my favorite. I can just imagine it knit up into a nice bulky scarf.
Ravid rebelhousewife

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love the CROCUS XSive Batt Merino Bamboo Angelina 2.5 oz SOFT.Hugs Darcy
rav id knottyknitter40

Heather said...

OMG I LOVE the chocolate organic handspun!!!

Stacey said...

Red Dragon & Brianna for me. Gawd, what talent! Absolutely beautiful. Going to let the twitter gang know about the new shop!

missus.mint said...

Gorgeous!The Milk Chocolate just what I'd want in my easter basket!

becky@beckyspapercreations.com said...

I love pebbles in the stream

HeatherD said...

I fell in love with the Sprites XS Organic Icelandic Angora Roving. It looks like cotton candy!!

Beki said...

How can I pass up a listing that starts with Chocolate Milk Shake? It looks so fabulous!

trh said...

I just love the Pasture Organic Merino Cross Top - so much that I would order it now if I knew if I could spin it. I've had such trouble spinning merino - hope I will be able to spin it nicely eventually but maybe I'm too new to this.

Hannah said...

Black Lavender Pansy Organic Merino Cross is very very pretty, I'm quite drawn to it. Once spun it I think it would very nice knit up with a small amount of colored yarn as an accent!

Hannah
hepercy -yahoo.com

The Broms said...

Dryer balls are my favorite "new thing"! They do amazing things for our clothes and drying time

Jeigh said...

The Brianna Organic Merino Cross Top roving is gorgeous! Extreme spinning's products are becoming very popular among our yarn group every since one of our members came to a meetup with this lovely skein of custom made yarn called the Ashley. It was sooo soft.


RavID:jeighelle

Natalie said...

Her City Lights Batt is astonishingly beautiful!

Natalie said...

I also plurked about it: http://www.plurk.com/p/obnu3

Girl in Red Shoes said...

How funny, I was just looking at her shop!
I really like the Forest Gold Roving.
Tweeted!

fiona

Elizabeth said...

Love the chocolate milk shake batt (both the fiber and the name! yum!)

modchococat said...

citylights is amazing. such a deep colors and sparkle.

rav id modchococat

Queen of Kim Chee Kingdom said...

I like strawaberry frosted. It's so "springy." I really like the color!

Strike My Fancy said...

Wow - the Lemons and Limes batt knocked my socks off - such vibrant colors!

morgaine24 said...

i love the City Lights Xsive Spinning Batts and the crocus

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Carlin said...

The colors of French Toast Organic Merino Cross Top are incredibly pretty.

norichan said...

OMG, the colors are SOO wonderful! She's got a great eye for color. I do have to say that Forest Gold Organic Suffolk/Hamshire Roving 7 oz Washable Wool immediately caught my eye. I've never used that type of wool, and the color is so fantastic... I'm so tempted to buy... oh dear... what to do...

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