Monday, July 6, 2009

Name that Wheel and Help a Phattie !



So to give a little background info on my newest wheel: it's an Ashford Kiwi purchased from a phattie ( Star Spun Fibers ) who sold her shop so that she could focus on quilting. My friend and fellow Phattie, Dani of DanidoCrafty Etsy and DanidoCrafty Artfire has purchased this kiwi's half brother the drum carder!

Dani and I both need your help! I need a name for this kiwi- mainly because I would love to trick it out with a custom paint or woodburn job and I need somewhere to start from.

Poor Dani spent her 4th of July with a sick pup in the emergency room- and if you all have pets, you know how costly these incidents can be! Please help Dani recover from the expense and trauma of the event, and help pad your stash! Dani is offering a store-wide 15% discount (including the clubs!)! Just mention "Phattie!" in the notes to seller.

This giveaway will have two winners! First, Danido Crafty has sent in a delicious handspun mug wrap kit (pattern, button and yarn)! Please visit Dani's shops and find something you like write it in the comments section below! If you also throw in a name suggestion, Dani will send a carded fiber batt to the name I choose! You could potentially win both prizes! We're going to hold the drawing on Saturday this week. Make sure you tell all of your friends on twitter, facebook, plurk etc about Dani's sick puppy sale!

Dani, I hope your baby gets better really quick!

46 comments:

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

I am liking the naked milk fiber the best -- I know how soft and scrumptious milk is!!

As far as the wheel name. I think something austrailian would be good for a kiwi -- maybe Mattilda.

Amysatx said...

I loved (and bought) the Garden District BFL! For the wheel name: Lula Belle

SusanSW said...

Bought up a bunch of Dani's gorgeous batts last night to help out (poor puppy) but it was a win for me--yummy colors in those batts!
How about you name our wheel Frodo? or Spirit?

SusanSW said...

LOL--whoops, I meant YOUR wheel (unless you want to share, then it could be "our" wheel!

Creations By Hand said...

I really like the Wild Violet Handspun. Beautiful color and I always like the look of handspun. As for a name for your wheel...hmmm...that's tough, lol. How about Emma Sue.

Kim said...

I'm rarely a fan of yarns, since all I do is spin! There are no raw fibers left in the store (except the milk fiber, which is always delicious!), so I don't have a favorite.


The thing about names is that it depends on the personality of the wheel! I still haven't named mine after 2 years of owning it (but I did finally stain it last week :D). I suggest Lierin.

Tawny said...

I'm totally loving that newborn hat pattern, cables rock! As for a name, I like the idea of giving her a name from her own nationality. I like Babs, which means foreign.

sunnie fairy said...

I like the walking on sunshine (kit?) she has in her artfire store. Nice colors! And for the wheel... name it Aries! That's part of the scientific name for sheep. :]

Turtle said...

gorgeous fiber! The wheel is sweet! How about Elvira or Matilda (being aussie and all)

danidocrafty said...

Thank you so much Jessie! My suggestion for the wheel name is Orb. Which would be the daughter of my wheel, Niobe based on the books I named my wheel on. Since your Kiwi looks almost exactly like my Pioneer but slightly smaller. Obviously I don't want to win my own batt, so I'm just throwing it out there. :)

Bingers said...

Firstly my thoughts go out to her pup... hope everything is ok!!

I love the Fireworks Merino Sari Silk sooooo yummy.

for a name, maybe Sookie

JuliaA said...

i love the deep purple sock yarn.

for the wheel....bret, or some variation thereof.

i really like flight of the conchords. :D

Nightphoenix said...

I can see why Recollection is so popular! That is a gorgeous color.

And for the wheel, Rumplestiltskin

Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

Night Fire heavy worsted, oh yes.
Wheel-wise, Briar Rose or Aurora, Sleeping-Beauty-style. Or you could go wicked spindle-pricker and call it Maleficent. ;)

vickie said...

for the wheel name I love Eowyn pronounced Ay o Win thats the name of the princess in the third lord of the rings movie who liked Aragorn and She is a noblewoman of Rohan who describes herself as a shieldmaiden

vickie said...

oh and i love the wild violet handspun vbarton24 at gmail dot comm

Mea said...

I'm diggin' the concrete blonde sock yarn myself. Very nice colors!!

The wheel? I'm tellin' ya, Maeve is the name. Yup, definitely Maeve.

vickie said...

St Catherine of Alexandria is the patron saint of spinners so how about Catherine?

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ZombieCat said...

Well, there's not much in your shop right now, I hope that's because people have been buying everything. My favorite is the Gaia handspun. Scrumptious!

Also, I'm going to suggest a theme rather than a name. I think it should be Flight of the Conchords themed. Since they are kiwis. You could have Bret, Jemaine, and Murray's faces on the wheel. Mel could be looking down on them from the bobbins or something. I don't know. I would love anything with them on it!

Terri said...

I love the two sock yarns that are pictured for the club. With a birthday next month I am already spending b-day money in my head! My first thought for the name was Rumpelstiltskin because everything he spun turned to gold and that's what all you fabulous phat spinners do! I saw that name on someone else's comments and while I still like it best I am now stuck in the fairytale mindset and Rapunzel is my next choice because you spin and spin and it's like her beautiful hair.

The Mully's said...

I name everything after wine and Alcohol (horses: Napa, Shiraz and Riesling; dogs: Martini and Daiquiri) so in keeping with the tradition I'm going to go with Cosmo... Yup, Cosmo the Kiwi! I'm so happy she finally got her wheel! Yeah!

Joanna said...

I would call it Moonbeams and Starlight Spinner and decorate it with many stars, in honor of its original owner. I love the the Garden District BFL.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

a kiwi filmed "lord of the rings" so that could be a name
or
"hobbit" (you have to watch out because hobbits are habit forming)

you could paint furry feet on the petals and the wheel gold. they like to drink beer so you could paint a mug somewhere. and that just for starters as i have been up all night and the brain is weary....but you have wizzards and elves and mountains of fire and...

magic is taking bits of fluff and turning it into beautiful yarn. yes, the hobbit fits

or magic or magical...stars hats wands fairy dust (glitter)

i'm going to stop now.

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missus.mint said...

luuuurving the Wild Violet Handspun!

for the name, I love Methuselah. It's the name of my favorite big old tree back home in CA. Its est to be about 4000 years old.

Enjoy the wheel!!

Kristina said...

deep purple sock yarn! i love it, and i want to make it mine!

Clara. perfect name.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

My name suggestion is "Whirl o' the Wisp" as I'm sure there will be some lovely laceweight spun on it. I like the Concrete Blonde sock yarn at Danido's shop. I've posted to my blog.

Buckette said...

My favorite item from the Artfire shop is the Recollection Sock Yarn. I love sock yarn! And the colorway is just gorgeous!

As for the wheel, perhaps Talia or Aurora. Talia was the original name for Sleeping Beauty in Giambattista Basile's version. Tchaikovsky later changed it to Aurora and Disney used that version for the movie. And as we all know Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger on a spindle (she actually had a piece of flax stuck in her finger) which plunged her into a deep sleep.

trh said...

Poor Baby! I bought the custom color sock yarn - was going to buy the purple but someone got it while I was distracted. The new batts she just put out there are also gorgeous!

trh said...

Oh yeah - name for the wheel - I was thinking Skinny Minnie because I think that's the same plant stand (the close up one) that I have and if so, that makes that a skinny little wheel.

Brat said...

OK for sure the Concrete Blonde sock yarn! Great band amazing yarn.

As for the spinning wheel when I think of NZ I think of one thing first, Peter Jackson's first movie. He directed and starred in a little horror comedy titled "Bad Taste".

So I say name it Derek after the character he played. For inspiration rent the movie. Just keep reminding yourself, yes THIS guy made LOTR!

knittinguardie said...

I am sooo jealous, your new kiwi is beautiful! It screams either kookaburra, kangaroo, or kathryn to me

helenlam said...

That Recollection sock yarn is lovely!

Here's a suggestion for the wheel: Goldie (golden kiwis!)

CindyD said...

Danido Crafty sick pupppy sale- I love the fireworks color of yarn.
And good wishes out to the puppy!

CindyD said...

Mackenzie for the wheel name!
The Mackenzie area of New Zealand is a beatiful area, and noted for the battle of Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings!
See the area at

http://www.newzealand.com/travel/about-nz/features/lotr-2003/mt-cook-mackenzie.cfm

Sarah said...

Oooh, I love the Gaia homespun, it's just breathtaking. For the wheel, how about Louise or Lillian? Sturdy, a bit old-fashioned, but pure loveliness!

tracethekat said...

Ooo I love the colors in that Gaia handspun!

As for your wheel...I was thinking Tallulah. It just seems to fit :)

Max. H said...

I love the Wild Flowers Merino Bamboo Batts.. they are so gorgeous & would spin up wonderfully!

What about "WOMBAT" - an Australian marsupial (the is so fuzzy & adorable!); short-legged, muscular quadrupeds, approximately 1 metre (39 in) in length with a very short tail. The name wombat comes from the Eora Aboriginal community who were the original inhabitants of the Sydney area.

mc.crafty.bunny at gmail dot com

treehugger said...

I am quite impressed with danidocrafty's shop and have my eye on several items there. My absolute favorite item is the Wild Violet handspun. Others have admired this beautiful creation as well; I appreciate the earth-friendly dyes and the yarn is simply gorgeously spun.

As for your wheel, I am a big fan of alliteration, so if it's a boy wheel, I suggest Karl (Karl the Kiwi), but if it's a girl wheel, you could go more inspirational and goddess-like, with something like Ariadne (because hand-spun yarn CAN save lives - both in Greek myth and today).

Blumzieluxuryyarns said...

I love the wildflowers merino bamboo batt! The colors are wonderful!

I'd name it... Kaiya. Or Anouk... like the little girl in Chocolat.

rebelhousewife said...

Oh the explosion alpaca batts for sure. I am totally addicted to alpaca and silk blends.

I almost bought a Kiwi wheel when I was getting my first wheel. I ended up with a lendrum, because it was in stock and I would have had to wait for the kiwi, but they are nice little wheel. I suggest for a name: Jasper - I think wheels should have boy names but thats just me.

rebelhousewife said...

I posted about the contests on my blog http://pixiefashions.wordpress.com/

Also another name suggestion for the wheel I suggest MAYA after the name of the software used to created the greatest animation involving a KIWI.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs

skaro964 said...

I love the heavey weight red yarn in danis shop.

I would name the wheel Lovie, after all it is a lovely almost hug-able wheel. It has a very nice profile. Hearts and scroll work would look nice burned into the wood

Dawning Dreams said...

Klotho, who in Greek mythology was one of the three Fates who responsible for spinning the thread of life. : )

One Sheep said...

I can only hope you're a Springfield fan. My suggestion(s) are Jessie's Girl or Jessie's Whirl.

As for picking one of Dani's treasures, I'd choose the Fireworks Merino Sari Silk.

Kathleen said...

What better name for your kiwi than "Kaiora"? I was told that was the word for "hello" or "welcome" in New Zealand. You would be welcoming each day of spinning with Kaiora.

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