Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Strike my Fancy and *Giveaway*


If you were to visit my house, you'd walk into a very modest dwelling, adorned with collections of things that don't really jive together. I am not someone who particularly cares that my living room doesn't look like it's cut from a magazine. If I like it, I buy it, whether it will "go" with all the other things in my home, is almost never considered.

You can guess what my stash looks like! Here is a shop that takes after my own heart: Strike My Fancy sells yarn, fiber and whatever else, shop owner Lisa Haley has in store for us!
In April, Lisa Sent in several samples of her reclaimed yarn as a part of our Green theme. She also sent in this most scrumptious alpaca reclaimed yarn for a giveaway!
It is so soft and so skillfully reclaimed, I don't think I would have known it was upcycled!

Here's what I need you to do: Visit Lisa's shop Strike My Fancy and tell us what strikes YOUR fancy in the comments section below. We'll draw for a winner on Friday! Remember, I will count your social networking (plurk, twitter, facebook, blog, ravelating) as extra entries- it will only take a second to let all your friends know about this fantastic shop!

Thank you, Lisa for the lovely samples and for this delicious giveaway!!

61 comments:

Jennifer said...

Ohhh ~ Tahiti!!!
Off to Twitter now....

Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

Sometimes the first thing that grabs your eye is the best. Nuclear Pants FTW! Gonna go twitter @millarca now!

Anonymous said...

I REALLY LOVE any/all of the hand-dyed "green" and seafoam colord yarns and all of the eco friendly yarns.

Looks to my like you can't go wrong choosing any of these to purchase and create with.

MissK68

skaro964 said...

Do I have to choose they are all so great. Maypole, ocean, choclate mint.

Ricky - SilverSun said...

Beautiful alpaca yarn :)

Tucker said...

Ooh! The Blush (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20579207)

I'm a super newbie to knitting but yeah, that stuff is beautiful!

Thanks for doing this!

tracethekat said...

Wow I love that Galaxy batt...I bet that would spin up in all sorts of interesting color patterns!

Sarah said...

Oooh. I love the "maypole" yarn! Lovely.

ikkinlala said...

I like the Lichen - 450 yards hand dyed lace weight lambswool yarn.

Sugar Plum Ferret Knitting Chaos said...

Easy. Maypole. I'm totally in love *swoon*!

trh said...

I saw several yarns that were wonderful and her batts are gorgeous. But I love the brick yarn because there is enough of it to make a big project - and it's priced so that I could afford to buy all of it. Lovely shop!!

MissMoosey on Ravelry said...

The blue jay yarn is what strikes my fancy!

TheClayMuse said...

So many great options, i think stormy is my fave though- tweeted @claymuse

TJJ said...

Maypole is beautiful. Very summery. :)

Tommye said...

Ooh, I love thie Lichen lace weight. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22085405

I'll tweet now.

tjbdesigns
http://stitchingandbeading.blogspot.com

Rachel Suntop said...

I love the Seafoam Sparkle yarn with the beads! I love to spin beads into my yarns, too.

craftygal86 said...

Nuclear Pants & Maypole!! Gorgeous colors!

Lycanthrophile said...

Love Sunrise. I seem to have moved from a green to a blue phase

CinderLisa said...

Her Galaxy batt is particularly luscious-looking, and so perfectly named! That's my pick. =D

Sally said...

I love the beaded yarn and the maypole handspun. I have never knit with beaded yarn, but it always entices me.

LilChickadee said...

Definitely "Pixie Stix"! That is adorable!

Roma said...

I love the colorway Nuclear Pants. The names of her yarns are as awesome as the colorways!

Jen and Jake said...

I absolutely ADORE Fall Finale! Fall is my favorite season, and that yarn just looks delicious!

superwoman_4002 said...

Love maypole!! :)
Zaneta
superwoman_4002ATyahooDOTcom

Quilting Pansy said...

Love this:
Sunrise - 1.40 oz. drum carded batt - wool / cotswold locks / mohair / firestar

Cindy

JuliaA said...

wow! love this--

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15751113

vineyard is GORGEOUS.

juliaa at etsy. i'll tweet from @juulia too.

Turtle said...

maypole, lime and violet, pixie stick!! all so sweet!

k8 said...

Pixie Sticks yarn! So adorable!!

Dani said...

That Maypole yarn makes me happy - bright, barberpole stripes. Yay!

Carlin said...

I love the green color of the Lichen lambswool yarn - Gorgeous.

KelleBelle said...

"Sunrise", "Ocean", and "Kelly" are all rockin' my socks right now. Can haz?

adioskitty said...

Oooh, Nuclear Pants is awesome. I love the colours (and the name!) and it looks supersnuggly.

yarnpiggy said...

"Earth and Sky" and "Lichen" are striking my fancy...off to Tweet @yarnpiggy and Plurk (yarnpiggy)...

Jessica said...

Oh, that all looks so lovely and squishable. The Nuclear pants is fantastic. I'm not much of a spinner, but I dearly love handspun yarns

Beth said...

I love the beautiful hand-dyed yarns, the colors just leap off the screen. My favorite is Altroemeria...scrumptious!

Lilm4105 said...

Love the colors in Maypole!!
Emily
Serendipity
www.lilm4105.etsy.com

Nightphoenix said...

I'm torn between the Earth and Sky yarn and the Galaxy roving - depending on how much of a spinning mood I'm in.

Lizbert on Ravelry

cdnbull said...

Everything there is lovely and I am happy to give a shout out to someone who up-cycles.
My fav? Chocolate mint.
Off to plurk this!

goodnessgraciousWV said...

oh, Lisa--your Maypole is one of my favorite "types" of yarn--I love the barberpole effect of the two different (changing) colored plies.

:)

wenchamok said...

Wow....so many pretty items! I especially like the Tahiti, Earth and Sky, and all the blue/green/turquoise wools and the Galaxy and Sunrise batts. *drool*

Jen

HODGEPODGESPV said...

Lime and Violet - 110 yards hand spun yarn


pretty!!!

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Acupuncture Maven said...

Seafoam Shimmer is really pretty neat.

Creations By Hand said...

I like the Blush - 58 yards hand spun merino wool yarn. I just like the color and the look of the handspun.

Jacy said...

Merino top in Iceberg Blue and Dove are both so gorgeous and would be amazing plied together.

Jacy
Shortsleeves on Rav

Also twittering and facebook.

knitterellapurl said...

I really like the Tahiti and Earth and Sky yarns! It is very neat how she recycles yarn from garments :)

I am going to twitter @Knitterella!

Mich said...

I am absolutely in love with the Earth and Sky yarn as well as the Lichen lace weight.

Oh and the Seafoam and Seafoam Shimmer.

I like my greens and blues ^_^

StephCat said...

the lichen lambs wool lace weight is very pretty!

One Sheep said...

Galaxy - 2.05 oz. drum carded batt - merino wool / bamboo / mohair / firestar looks so intriguing, I'd love to see it spun up by someone with more skill than I have.

Max. H said...

Seamfoam shimmer with glass beads is soo unique & pretty! What a great shop!

mc.crafty.bunny at gmail dot com

LICraftgal said...

Fancy dress is as a friend would say, the bomb-diggity!!! Love that combo, and the yarns are very nice too.

zot said...

All the wool/nylon yarn looks so squishy! I really love the Maypole and Pixie Stix colorways.

KPP said...

I like the Vineyard - 225 yards hand-dyed wool yarn.

gwyndlyn said...

I've been thinking about the confetti tweed all day! Nuclear Pants is a great color combination and made me laugh out loud - at work no less.

PenelopeRose said...
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PenelopeRose said...

Oooh, I'm really digging the Galaxy - 2.05 oz. drum carded batt - merino wool / bamboo / mohair / firestar!! I'd love to dive right into it.

EverImprovingMe said...

i love the stormy reclaimed yarn!!

Girl in Red Shoes said...

I love her William Baffin Rose reclaimed yarn!

tweeted @girlinredshoes_

mamakin said...

It's so hard to pick one thing. I think Chocolate Mint is my fav, quickly followed by Seafoam, William Baffin Rose,& Stormy. I've blogged, twittered and am off to plurk

mamakin said...

plurked...http://www.plurk.com/mamakin/invite