Friday, July 10, 2009

My8KidsMom Giveaway!





So a couple of weeks ago, I had the stomach flu. It wasn't just me, it spread through our entire house everyone overlapping each other. It wasn't much fun. After I came to, I thought, Wow. What if I had more than 2 kids? What if I had 8 kids like Rachel Peck of My8KidsMom?! I have even more appreciation for this woman all the time! I have often found the women I draw inspiration from have kept a sense of themselves through the tasks and trials of motherhood. They have an identity that they have kept true to.

There are many facets to the jewel that is My8KidsMom. Rachel's range of products is fantastic. She has different weight yarns, spinning fiber and tools all in one place, so there is really something for everyone. The spirit of her shop is one of colorful happiness- everything from Gingerbread houses to Parrot Fish (who knew yellow could look so soothing?).

I have 8 oz of crocodile green BFL from Rachel and I was so pleased with my purchase! It shipped like lightening and she included the sweetest note of thanks and to tell me that the funds from my purchase went towards aquiring animal feed (did I mention she is a shepherdess too?!).

Rachel has generously offered up a skein of sock yarn for a giveaway! Please visit My8KidsMom and find something you'd love to have! Tell us about it in the posts below, we really want to know what tickles your fancy! We're drawing tomorrow, so hurry and twitter and facebook about this wonderful shop! I'll count those efforts as extra entries!

Rachel, thank you for inspiring me with your blog, your steadfastness, and your beautiful products!

70 comments:

Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

Oooh, the Summer Day In The Corn Field is delicious!!! RT'ed @millarca

Nightphoenix said...

I'm absolutely torn between the Variegated Grey lace weight alpaca and Subtle. Her colors are fantastic!!

Lizbert on Ravelry

Sarah said...

There's no question....I love the at the end of the rainbow colorway. Gorgeous!

skaro964 said...

If I was a spinner the april showers would be in my basket too, but alas I only got the gum drop

I will twetter too.

twins2005 said...

I love the neon flowers merino top.

ikkinlala said...

I love the Beauty Hand Dyed Sock Yarn.

KT said...

I am a sucker for silk, and in keeping with the no-wool July theme, I'm going to call out the Melon silk DK yarn. It's so summery looking!

Also, you've been RT'd!

KT

Cathy said...

End of the rainbow is simply to DYE for. the Carribean roving would be awesome if only I could learn to spin.

Cathy said...

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gypsiesthread said...

I also am loving the Melon Silk Yarn. So pretty!

Amysatx said...

Oh my..it's so hard to choose, but I think I like the Oh My Sunset and Fierce Tiger Hands best!

vickie said...

I love the moody blues superwash and the parrotfish merino yummy. vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

twittered http://twitter.com/morgaine24/status/2569635616 vbarton24 at gmail dot com

JuliaA said...

i like vanity and lagoon.

about to twitter..my username is juulia.

vickie said...

I shared on facebook username Victoria Barton vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Sally said...

I love the neon flowers roving and the fire sock yarn. I have been wanting to try some of her roving because the bits of white would make the spun yarn quite interesting.

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TJJ said...

I love her yarns. I think if I had to pick favorites it would be Moody Blues and Sea Mist.

Kristen said...

Love the Breeze Handdyed laceweight yarn.

Toby said...

In the Corn Field roving is my fave. I'd love to spin that up and see how the colors contrast with each other.

Knitmomma said...

Lovely! I really would love to try her Fancy Leprechaun Hand Painted Merino/ Tencel Blend Fiber.

Quilting Pansy said...

These aren't usually my colors :
Neon Flowers 4 ounce Merino Combed Top
But it would be very interesting for me to spin it up.
Cindy

Anonymous said...

Twisted Hand Dyed Sock Yarn would make really neat socks! I love the bold colors next to each other.

WoolyRose on Ravelry

Cozy Knitting said...

Gosh! How does one pick one favorite? I love three-Spiced Orange, End of the Rainbow, and Sunset. They are really nice. I love the colorways.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

hmm..hard but So Funky Colorway
it's worsted!

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Heather said...

I love Rachel's shop! It's so hard to pick... but I think my favorite is End of the Rainbow. Yes, it's wonderfully colorful, but there's also a subtlety that I really like.

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Dana said...

I have bought her fiber in Carribean colorway and I love the out colors. I've also made a post about on my blog: craftydana32.blogspot.com

One Sheep said...

I like the Handyed Sock Yarn in the Battle colorway. On my monitor it reminds me of blood oranges.

cnuland said...

I love the Moody Blues handspun!

bitsy8 said...

Wow...lovely colors. I think I like The End of the Rainbow the best.

sciteacher said...

The Vanity Lace Weight Hand Painted Yarn has the most beautiful blend of purples I have ever seen!

Turtle said...

Mmmmm Sea Mist and Varigated Gray Alpaca....yum!

anna said...

I love al of Rachels yarns and rovings.......but the 2 would pick out would be: 1) oh my sunset silk/wool blend fingering wieght yarn....love that colorway......2) I am a spinner too....so....the Fancy Leprechaun Handpainted merino/tencel blen rovingwould be really great!!!!

I am Zellspin on Raverly.

mad angel said...

Hmmm...Gingerbread House, Meadow Lane, Forest Lane, Shimmer Mohair Laceweight...just to name a few!

Gorgeous colors!

madangel on Ravelry

Blumzieluxuryyarns said...

I love the "in the corn field" roving. The colors are gorgeous! I love the turquoise in it!

Bejeweled said...

I love the Variegated Grey Alpaca/Wool Lace Weight. Gorgeous stuff!!

craftygal86 said...

I really like citrus punch!

helenlam said...

Mmmm, that Gingerbread House sock yarn is mighty appealing!

Jenifer said...

I am drawn to April Showers, May Flowers at the moment. I also love the roving that she entered in the TdF on Ravelry today. Beautiful stuff!

CindyD said...

The neon flower merino is really eye catching. Very bright and cheery for cold winter nights.

dinahsaurus said...

At the End of the Rainbow is my absolute favorite! I love rainbows!

Jude said...

Neon Flowers Merino Combed Top is lovely and bright and I think it would be FUN to spin up!

MissMoosey on Ravelry said...

I love the subtle hand dyed sock yarn in the purpley. And I normally don't like yarns that are too colorful, but the At the End of the Rainbow yarn is just striking!

Jen C said...

The April Showers May Flowers roving is beautiful - that's the one I'd want.

Carla said...

Love the moody blues yarn

Sylvia said...

At the End of the Rainbow Hand Painted Silk/Wool Yarn is my favorite.

Elaine said...

Oh so lovely - especially the Moody Blues.

Off to blog

Elaine said...

I've just blogged about this giveaway at

elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

Jersey said...

What a great set of yarns to choose from. It's a tough call but I'd say End of the Rainbow Hand Painted Silk/Wool is my fav.

trh said...

Without a doubt - End of the Rainbow.

EJ said...

End of the Rainbow Hand Painted Silk/Wool is my definite favorite.

Rachel O said...

I just love the moody blues superwash. What great colors.

purple-power said...

The End of the Rainbow Hand Painted Silk/Wool looks great. Normally I go for ... purples ... but this is beautiful

knitting fool said...

Wow - Subtle Hand Dyed Sock Yarn is gorgeous. I may need it. Help!!! I'm on a yarn diet and I'm falling ...

tom said...

It's a tough call but end of the rainbow squeaks past the others by a nose.

Sharon said...

Great stuff, in fact I put two in my cart, then I remembered that my check won't be cleared and in my account till tomorrow. I am hoping that they will still be there. They are Summer Day in the Corn Field and Oh, My Sunset.

Pat said...

Lagoon, no, Gingerbread House, no Moody Blues, I can't decide! Lots of wonderful choices!

K said...

I love the Beauty hand-dyed yarn.

teajoygreye said...

Definitely the Neon Spring Merino Roving! Gorgeous color combo!

Buckette said...

I just love, love, love the Fingering Weight Hand Dyed Yarn in the Lagoon Colorway. It is so beautiful. A new favorite of mine!

adioskitty said...

I love Oh My Sunset. The Vanity lace weight is also gorgeous! Beautiful colours all round!

mzpookie said...

I love the hand painted finger wt. called Meadow Lane reminds me of the colors in a Monet. Gorgeous!

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Anita said...

Everything in her shop tickles my fancy! Right off the bat though I love the Pretty in Pink laceweight wool, if I had to choose at the moment.

Cori said...

I love, love, LOVE the "A walk in the meadow" sock yarn!

Kenyetta said...

I love the colors! I am torn between Neon Flowers Merino Combed top and Fire hand dyed sock yarn

Sara said...

I love the Breeze Hand Dyed Merino Lace!
So sooo pretty!

RavID: WintersSong

KPP said...

I like the Subtle Hand Dyed Sock Yarn.

wenchamok said...

Oh good grief, it's another "I want it all!" shop! The Gingerbread House sock yarn, the Fierce Tiger hand painted yarn, the In a Funk worsted, the Peacock sock yarn, the Summer Day in a Corn Field......

Jen

AmIAKnitterYet said...

If I just get one I'd say subtle hand dyed sock yarn (pinks).

Lovely stuff, all of it.