Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Into the Whirled and *Giveaway*





I think it was Rumi, who said "Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment".
Every time peek into Cris' shop Into the Whirled, I seem to sit here with my jaw hanging as I scroll through her listings. No cleverness and extra distractions there, just simple and abundant beauty.

If you've purchased a batt from Cris, you'll understand when I say they are really huggable! I really love that she uses a lot of Falkland (I'm off to buy just a soon as I finish this post tee hee). More than the softness of the wools and neatness of her batts, her deeply saturated colors truly speak to me.

Cris has so generously sent in a big huggable batt of Falkland (4.4 oz) called "Mercer's Peir" for a giveaway! I know I'm asking a lot (hee hee!) but I need to you to visit Into the Whilred and find something you like. Write about it in the comments section below and we'll draw for a name on Saturday! Please help us get the word out about this stunning shop, by tweeting, using facebook and ravelry- remember I always count those as extra entries!

Cris, I am truly spellbound by your store. I am proud to have you a part of our group! Thank you, Thank you!

105 comments:

knitwick said...

I think that the scrap roving is super awesome: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25838513

It would be great to just be surprised by whatever shows up!!

Nicole said...

I just finished my first braid, Floatin' Daisies, from Cris. I also have a falkland batt that will be spun very soon. My eye was caught by the Sherbert Merino this time. We've been convo-ing through Twitter, and Cris is very sweet! I am thrilled to see her recommended on your site. :) Nicole

Michelle said...

I spun up Into the Whirled's -Mercer's Pier- sample from last month's box. It was _amazing_ and the colors exquisite. Cris' store is so beautiful. I don't know what I like more, the photographs or the fiber. Okay the fiber. And I want the Scraps!

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

Love the merino in the monkey mittens!!

Quilting Pansy said...

Like the Chocolate Raspberry, but my favorite is the - SCRAPS. I love grab bag/ surprises :)
Cindy
(I think one of them will be coming here soon...)

Kelli said...

Found you through Jessalu on Twitter. Really gorgeous fiber in Into the Whirled's shop. I would spin any of the listings, but my two favorites are Poseidon and Suffolk. Poseidon for the color family and the grey-blueness of it. Suffolk for the cheerful purple and vintagey look.

idyll hands said...

I was going to say it's way too easy to find something I love... but I love it all so what do I talk about here? There is something about the combination of bright and dark in the Sherbert roving (merino) - I just think it would be the most gorgeous two ply.

:)

KT said...

These contests are dangerous to my pocketbook. I love the scraps collection, and am fighting myself to keep from purchasing it (I have more fiber than I can spin this summer, and I just started spinning on Saturday!). I also love the "Salmon Jumping" roving - both the colors, which are so happy, and the name!

RT'ing your Tweet.

helenlam said...

That Midnight Siesta merino roving is incredibly pretty!

Kim Stone said...

I'm loving First Chance and Larger than Life. Must check out the bank account ...

nestra said...

First Chance is gorgeous!

SusanSW said...

Thanks a lot! The last thing I needed was more fiber but...
Hooked by the colors, I just bought a bunch of Cris' roving and a batt and some scraps! Why do you always show us such beautiful temptations, oh magic Phat Fiber Box?!

SusanSW

pumpkinhaus said...

I love, love, love the Awakening falkland batt! The yellow is just stunning!!! The shop is just beautiful!

Alpaca Farmgirl said...

Love the 80s Watercolor Merino top. Beautiful!

StephCat said...

64s Merino wool top aka roving for spinning or felting - Poseidon is very pretty!

CindyD said...

Into the Whirled is a beatiful shop! I love the sherbert colorway. They are all presented very nicely!

trh said...

I love the colors in Sherbert, but there are several rovings with lovely colors.

Cindy said...

The Sensation Batt is awesome!

sunnie fairy said...

her awakening batt has amazing colors in it!

morgaine24 said...

I love it all but I think I like the 4.0 oz 64s Merino wool top aka roving for spinning or felting - Chocolate Raspberry

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

morgaine24 said...

twittered http://twitter.com/morgaine24/status/2533961301 vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Knitmomma said...

Yum! I can't decide between the Falkland wool batt in Storm and the Merino wool top in Pumpernickel. Both so lovely!

morgaine24 said...

i facebooked http://www.facebook.com/Victoria Barton vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Angele said...

I love all your batts, the color combos in them go so perfectly together!

carrym said...

Honestly? I love, love, love what came in our Phattie boxes for June!!! But if I'm "forced" to pick another, I would say Falkland wool batt - Sensation, beautiful!!!

RT and FB

JuliaA said...

poseidon. definitely. so pretty.

juliaa on etsy or gmail

Spindipity said...

I love the Sensation batt. Great colors! The Waterlilies top is very classy and understated. Apparently, I have a thang for her Falkland wool!

Tweetin', Ravelin', & Facebookin' about this stuff!

Sarah said...

I really love the woodstock colorway...so deep and vibrant!

HanamiGallery said...

i really like the roving in Salmon Jumping colorway~ what pretty rovings! they look so awesome

Lycanthrophile said...

Wine Bowl is lovely.

Kristen said...

I really like the Midnight Siesta colorway!

Sarah said...

Oh, gosh, I love EVERYTHING in the etsy shop! My favorites, if I am forced to choose, are Salmon Jumping, Water Lilies and Dinoflagellates.

I tweeted too!

Kenyetta said...

Her colors are so pretty! Mineral Pool caught my eye!

veggiecath said...

I love this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25835085. Born Again. Love the combination of colours :)

SupaCindy3000 said...

I really want the scrap batts. They would be so much fun spun together!

Cdaniele

also facebook'd

CinderLisa said...

This Sherbet Merino top is just gorgeous... a lot of her things are, really! Definitely hearting that one!

Celena said...

Lovely dye jobs! I like Poseidon the best.

tracethekat said...

I love this shop! There is too much to choose from but I will say that I love the Awakening batt...and several others! :p

goodnessgraciousWV said...

I LOVE spinning from batts and rolags! The Sensation batt is such pretty colors AND I love the way the batts look rolled up like snails in all of the photos.

I didn't get one of your samples in my box! :(

:) grace
http://goodnessgraciouswv.wordpress.com
http://goodnessgraciouswv.etsy.com

PogKnits said...

I love how her batts look like snails! My fave is this batt. I also love this BFL roving.

sbs said...

I'm excited that she does a lot of falkland too! I on a major falkland fixation right now. My favorite colorways are the wine bowl and the waterlillies. I especially like the side view on the waterlilies
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26383548
But I am very curious about the batts as well. Off to look up what others have down with them on ravelry!

The Spinning Daisy said...

I am captivated by her photos of her batts - they look angelic, glowing, like life is about to spring forth (in the form of yarn, of course). I love the Sensation batt colors. I also love the Mineral Pool top, and now I'm looking at the sold items and loving the It's Autumn Again top, and Amaranth, and the Mango Margarita batt, and I'd better stop looking now.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

64s Merino wool top aka roving for spinning or felting - Poseidon
spvaughan yahoo com

Nightphoenix said...

I guess I'm feeling indecisive because I'd go for her sampler pack. It's like getting to taste all the ice cream flavors.

Lizbert on Ravelry

HODGEPODGESPV said...

spvaughanInto the Whilred 4.4 oz batt Giveaway!!! http://ping.fm/lhe6H

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Sally said...

I love the Optimus roving. In my mind, I think she named it after the Transformer, which is awesome. I *heart* Transformers. Anyway, Starry Night is also gorgeous.

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HODGEPODGESPV said...

Sandra Vaughan http://phatfiber.blogspot.com/2009/07/into-whirled-and-giveaway.html

Phat Fiber Sample Box: Into the Whirled and *Giveaway*
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Dana said...

I like the Dreamscape 1 wool braid that she has and also the 4 0z of scraps. I think the scraps would be good for practice on my wheel. I will mention her shop on my new blog.

dinahsaurus said...

Wow--it's difficult to pick just one favorite! Dreamscapes I in merino top is beautiful, and so is Jellybean. I also love the scraps bundle!

bitsy8 said...

Lovely colors, Do I have to pick one? Ok if I do I pick Dreamscapes.

Heather said...

Gosh, that was hard to choose. I'm picking the merino "Boiceville" -- I love the hot lime in with the rest.

Gorgeous shop!

Minou14 said...

Emerald Queen and Pumpernickel are wonderful! I love the dye technique she uses and her photos are beautiful!

Bingers said...

I liked Pixiedust, woodstock, and awakening.

adioskitty said...

The Falkland in Wine Bowl is beautiful. (Actually, all of them are beautiful, but that one particularly caught my eye!)

cnuland said...

So hard to choose! I like my fav is the 56s Falkland wool batt - Sensation.

Jude said...

Emerald Queen...beautiful greens!

Kim said...

Gosh, there's a lot of fantastic stuff in her shop. If I had to pick one thing, it'd probably be Clown Shoes handpainted roving.

Blumzieluxuryyarns said...

I love this one...
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26926032

the awakening colors... gorgeous! I love the way the batt is laid out too, so you can see the gradual change in colors

Mama Jude said...

Her colors are incredible! I am in love with "Water Lillies." I like the titles she gives to her rovings/batts as well. Thanks for so many beautiful things!

Judy

Pumpkinmama said...

Gah - I drool all over her shop nearly every day. So beautiful, and you're going to make me choose one? How about the Awakening batt - I love the splash of yellow in it.

Haiku_Bandit said...

Ah! The sherbert roving - I lurve it.

Tweeting as well. :)

Sarah said...

Blogged here:

http://sarahsseasons.blogspot.com/2009/07/its-contest-y-kind-of-day.html

Toby said...

The Dreamscapes 1 braid has a sense of luminosity that I just love. I've had Into the Whirled on my Etsy favorites, but for some reason I thought she was overseas - glad I took a second look and realized she's in the US (only because I like to maximize my purchase $ with lower shipping costs).

Cozy Knitting said...

I bought some of the merino before for a gift. I had to try it first, of course, so I ordered some for me too. It spins yummy. I love the presentation of the batts-they look like spiral shells. I like the idea of rolling the braids to look like something one can eat. Anything from these folks is wonderful.

Turtle said...

spellbound is the perfect description! I def bookmarked this store! Love the "Storm"!!

Autumn said...

I think wine bowl and pumpernickel are gorgeous.

Maeghan said...

I love everything she does. If I had to pick just one, I adore the colors in Chocolate Raspberry.

lime juice said...

I will take all the roving please. :)
Spring Bloom is yummy! I added this shop to my favs, can't wait to get some more $$ to shop with.

monique said...

if the 56s Falkland wool bat spin up and is a beautiful as it looks on the site i would love that

monique

ikkinlala said...

I love the 64s Merino wool top aka roving for spinning or felting - Poseidon.

Tina said...

I'm all about the Black Forest top, it looks good enough to eat. I'm lucky to have Cris at my spinning/knit night and she's a really great gal on top of being really talented.

TheClayMuse said...

Wine Bowl is my fave, but I have to give a mention to Posideon as well, very lovely
also Rt'ed @claymuse

K said...

What beautiful roving. If I had to choose just one, it would be the water lillies.

Kanjun said...

Ooh, the Sensation falkland wool batt is to die for! I love the way it's packaged, too =)

Martin and Jessica said...

The colorways are beautiful! I think I have dyer's envy!

The spiral batts look great too!

Jessica
fibertwist.etsy.com

Lilm4105 said...

Do we have to pick just one?? They are all so gorgeous, especially the batts. I guess I would go with the Storm Batt (certainly is fitting with the weather we've had all summer!).
Emily
Serendipity
www.lilm4105.etsy.com

SpringSplndr said...

I've been lurking for a few months now and have yet to get in on a box, but I looked at "Into the Whirled" and fell in love with the scraps. I've favorited the shop and the item to come back to when I get ready to crochet some thrummed mittens.

Andrea aka SpringSplndr on Ravelry

hodge podge said...

hmmmm.... my favorite, for the moment, is Clown Shoes! and the scraps would be fun to play with too.

Carissa said...

Everything looks awesome!! I love the Fuzzy bumps Merino roving and the Falkland wool batt in Storm!!

sciteacher said...

The 56s Falkland wool batt called "Sensation" attracted my eye--I just love teal, lilac, purple, and lavender together!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I can't keep up with how quickly merchandise comes and goes at this shop! I've seen several wonderful rovins, then poof! they're gone a few hours later. I finally decided on the one named after me... Curmudgeon. I've posted to my blog.

Brat said...

Oh the Sherbert Merino, LOVE LOVE LOVE those colors! Second is the scrap roving, I love spinning random colors.

Kelley
aka BratKnits

Max. H said...

I love the batts! My favorite is the Awakening colorway - just gorgeous!

mc.crafty.bunny at gmail dot com

HAY said...

Oh my gosh - it's so hard to pick just one! If I have to play favorites, it'll have to be the "Goldenrod" roving. Gorgeous!

Deb
dstj@care2.com

Lisa W. said...

Wow, there is waaaaay too much I'd love in my stash. I'm thinking that the "Storm" batt is getting dangerously close to coming to live with me!

Erin said...

Ooh, love the colors. Fuzzy Marbles is my fave.

Amysatx said...

I love the blues in Fuzzy Bumps!!

Jen C said...

The falkland batt in storm, or the merino top in pixy dust... these are gorgeous!

Cathy said...

There are too many pretties to pick just one. do I have to? OK if it is just one or 2 I pick Fuzzy Bumps and any Falklands batt.

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Campbell said...

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These would be fun to play with!!

Anna
www.designsbyanna.artfire.com

Strike My Fancy said...

Love the color combination in the "Wine Bowl" roving. The SCRAPS grab bag of fiber is tempting as well!

Lisa said...

I like Spring Bloom colorway.
iluvchrisnlevib@aol.com

vantiganloos said...

oh my lord - there is some sweet stuff there... if my pockets were able I'd try to get some of that "third chance" roving... and about 15 others!!!

zot said...

I like the scraps and the Blaar colorway. So much color! :)

Finding Peace said...

I usually tend to stray toward the greens and purples but BlackForest Cake intrigues me. I would love to see how this beautifully dyed merino top would spin up.

rebelhousewife said...

Oh this one for sure. But they are all amazing looking, I want to spin them all :) 4.0 oz 56s Falkland wool top aka roving for spinning or felting - Wine Bowl

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

I love her sense of color. I don't think there is an item in the shop that wouldn't easily find itself spun and knit up in short order.

Anonymous said...

Call me crazy, but I love the scraps! I can picture that spun up and plied into a crazy skein, or, sup up and plied, then knit with a dark commercial yarn into a mitered square.
Beautimus!

Ronda

One Sheep said...

I can't believe how beautiful this 56s Falkland wool batt for spinning or felting - Coi is, I'd love to see it spun up!

KT said...

Because of this blog entry I bought one of the scraps bags - that was two days ago. It came today and I've been playing with it. What great spinning I've had! It's so easy to spin - I've only been doing it for a few days, and it's coming out wonderfully even and beautiful!

Cori said...

The Spring Bloom Merino Roving has my "just buy it!" finger twitching!!

Kathleen said...

How do you choose from all those luscious braids and batts. The colors are scrumptious in their intensity. I love the way the colors are so carefully layered for such a sublime effect. These fibers just yell "Spin Me!"

wenchamok said...

That Spring Blooms is utterly breathtaking! As is Earth Day.

Jen