Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Chicken in the Woods and Giveaway!




I am a little biased when it comes to today's featured shop. ChickenintheWoods is based out of central Illinois, a few hours north of where I live. I have been there many times, and I think Stephanie's name and entire shop is a bit of local color brought to life on sock yarn!

I have been knitting rainbowy things all summer. I am really drawn to the bold, bright colors lately and Stephanie has several beautiful variegated choices. I feel a shift in my buying habits coming on though, as her semi solids are really gorgeous! These Chicken in the Woods yarns make me want to tackle a sock with complicated stitch patterns!

We're giving away 2 skeins of delicious merino/bamboo sock yarn (480 yds!) in a beautiful "Oceanside" colorway. Just visit Chicken in the Woods, find something you like, and post about it in the comments section below! We'll be drawing for a winner on Saturday, make sure you leave a way for us to contact you. As always, I'll count your extra tweeting, plurking, ravelating, facebooking and blogging as extra entries.

Stephanie, thank you for sharing a little bit of Central Illinois with us!

105 comments:

Elaine said...

Yikes - looks like I'm first!

I love the purple/blue sock yarn.

Off to blog for another try to win

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

I got a sample of the sock yarn in the box and loved it! Today in the shop I love the Burning Bush color superwash sock.

Elaine said...

OK - blogged about at
elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

Quilting Pansy said...

Really like this color:
450 yds Hand-dyed Superwash Sock Yarn in purple/blue

Cindy

Ann O said...

Tough choice between Delphinium and Midwest Sunset, but.....Sunset wins.

Time to Tweet!

Jennifer said...

Torn between Burning Bush and Rainbow. Both so very lovely!

Jude said...

Rainbow Superwash!

Mary Beth said...

wow, that mushrooming would be a different kinda color for a sock. wouldn't have to wash them as often.. just saying

Tucker said...

Ooh! The Wicked colorway is stunning... I would love to get my hands on that! :)

wooly daisy said...

i so want to win this-my name is stephanie and i raise chickens!!! i oe the pepper jack sock-fun!!!! i will twitter and face book.

skaro964 said...

It is a very hard choice, I love the following colorways Cherry Blossom, Limesicles, Blueberry limee, Purple Blue, Rainbow, and midwestern Sunset. I will tweet and face book also.

Amysatx said...

I love the soft pinks in the Cherry Blossom yarn.

MLJ1954 said...

Burning Bush calls to me . . . seriously, I went up and down and peaked at so many pics but kept ending up back at Burning Bush. Lovely colors.

Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

Limesicle. MUST HAVE. Will try not to lick. RTed @millarca

Perry said...

Limesicle is awesome!

The Mully's said...

Purple and blue! So bright!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Some great colors to choose from. I think top of my list would be mushrooming, burning bush and pepper jack :-)

TJJ said...

Ooh I love the Wicked color.

CindyD said...

Chicken in the woods is a great place. I like the Wicked colorway, but all of them are really fun.

CindyD said...

Also tweeted!

CindyD said...

Also Blogged at
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HODGEPODGESPV said...

i keep coming back to this so i guess this is it..Berry Blue (light)

Kim Stone said...

Kelp and Burning Bush caught my eye. I love how the "splotchy" colorwork comes out in socks.

Eileen said...

Love the burning bush or berry blue colorways. Makes me think of summer!

Cathy said...

I really like the Limsicle and the rainbow. Both look rally vibrant.

Cathy said...

twitter

Mama Rasheika said...

wow~loved the burning bush~beautiful.

Robin said...

Hand-dyed Superwash Sock Yarn in Wicked has been added to my favorites - yummy color- my feet want some

Stephanie Davidson said...

Wow, thanks all for the kind words!!! I'm actually at the shop's namesake this week... a small area in the very northern northwoods of Wisconsin where my family has a lake cabin. Enjoy the colorways inspired by it, and all the others!
-stephanie

p.s. I guess it's a good thing I didn't put my shop on vacation, eh?

Rachel Suntop said...

Mushrooming! I love the colors and the name is awesome!

EJ said...

So many pretty ones, but purple/blue is my favorite

knitting fool said...

Burning bush is really fun!

Rachel O said...

purple/blue. Need I say more?

mtlaise said...

I've been attracted to bright greens lately, and I can't decide which I like best: yarnsicle or blueberry lime. Love 'em both!

heather said...

Love the "Burning Bush" colorway!

superwoman_4002 said...

love the burning bush!!! :)
Zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The wicked colorway is just lovely,
but I think my favorite is the Oceanside! So subtle, and watercolors are my favorites always.
Nolaboard (on Ravelry)

craftygal86 said...

I really like the one you're giving away - such a great shade! I also like the Hand-dyed Superwash Sock Yarn in purple/blue

Monique said...

I love the Candide sock yarn. Lovely colors!

purple-power said...

The Hand-dyed Superwash Sock Yarn in purple/blue. I'm a sucker for purple!

Sylvia said...

The 450 yds Hand-dyed Superwash Sock Yarn in Burning Bush is amazing.

Jersey said...

It's a toss-up. The purple/blue or the burning bush. Both beautiful.

Kristina said...

the midwestern sunset is gorgeous - and I'm not much for orange, but this yarn is beautiful!

Carla said...

450 yds Hand-dyed Superwash Sock Yarn in Burning Bush is gorgeous!


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tom said...

I love reds so I'll vote for burning bush!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

The cherry blossom calls to me:)Hugs Darcy
darcysknottyknitter[At]gmailDoTcom

Kristen said...

My favorite is the 450 yds Hand-dyed Superwash Sock Yarn in Midwestern Sunset!

Abby said...

I love the Burning Bush colorway!

Hege said...

What a lovely yarn!!
I'd like the Hand-dyed Superwash Sock Yarn in purple/blue - beautiful color!

Sally said...

Limesicle! How fun!!

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And now off to pack for SOCK SUMMIT!!! Ahhhh... how exciting.

Pat said...

I want them all! No really, I do! If I have to I'll narrow it down to Delphinium, Oceanside and Kelp. I have this idea for some socks...

teabird said...

Augergine! Absolutely beautiful.
Please.....

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Kenyetta said...

OMG! I love Blueberry Lime and Limesicle! The colors are so vibrant!

Kristina said...

There are such pretty colors, but I have to admit that I really like the Cherry Blossom bamboo sock yarn. I'm in love with bamboo for socks. So soft and luxurious.

kbrown99 on rav

soxchik said...

i love the wicked colorway, it seems to suit my moodiness.

MissMoosey on Ravelry said...

I love the sock yarn in 'Wicked.' Wicked awesome!

-Rebecca

Bumble said...

The burning bush yarn caught my eye--such a pretty color.

Carlin said...

The Cherry Blossom sock yarn is absolutely delightful.

helenlam said...

Yums on the Hand-dyed Superwash Sock Yarn in Wicked!

Angele said...

I really like Sock Yarn in Midwestern Sunset. The color is beautiful and I sure it would knit into a perfect pair of socks

Turtle said...

mushrooming...mmmmmm!

YarnCoture said...

Her hand dyed sock yarn in blueberry lime really caught my eye! Very colorful!

Greta said...
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Greta said...

I really love the colorway titled "Midwestern Sunset". I don't get too much of a sunset feel from it but, to me, it reminds me of fresh clementines! Tasty, juicy, amazingly sweet, with a little bit of that white rind still on. It looks so good I could eat it! And this is really saying something, because orange isn't usually my color.

Vanessa said...

Wicked is definitely my fave.

Cozy Knitting said...

I love the name of the shop. I was immediately drawn to aubergine, but the sunset is pretty too. Oh, shoot, they're all pretty.

K said...

The Cherry Blossom is especially cheery on this drab and rainy day.

Sharon said...

Well, I didn't see a thing I didn't want. But, top on my list was the Superwash Sock in Wicked. Just love that one.

Ann Ryan said...

limesicle makes my mouth water! Yum!

Anna B said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the burning bush! pretty colors!

wenchamok said...

Wicked! Love it! And Midwestern Sunset.

Jen

Anonymous said...

That "Oceanside" colorway is so peaceful. It's calling my name...

Birdsong said...

I like that Oceanside colorway best, but also fell for Pepper Jack... really reminds me of the cheese, with those little flecks of red against a creamy background. Thanks for sharing this company. Off to promote your giveaway on FB, where I learned about it from Stephanie, the Wooly Daisy.

Bejeweled said...

oh, the hand-dyed Wicked! What a fun color .. and name! :)

Dr Gemma said...

Wow! Fantastic colorways! I loved Midwestern Sunset and berry blue Light. Just awesome! Thanks for pointing me at this shop.
gemmadw@yahoo.com

coexistlove said...

I love the Mushrooming Colorway ofr is unique blend of colors.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25083101

alittleweirdo said...

Love the wicked sock yarn - great colors :)

Spinnergirl said...

Love the WICKED Superwash sock Yarn!!

E said...

oh my goodness, I love her colors! I'm going to have pick some up once I finish my current socks. I'm loving the Aubergine colorway. Purple and grayish greens are beautiful together and I love how the colors blend so well together.

cnuland said...

Cherry Blossom bamboo yarn looks like it would be wonderful to work with!

Heide said...

The rainbow sock yarn is amazing! It's so hard to see so much beautiful yarn right now because I'm off work for the summer.

atwhittzend on Ravelry said...

For me it is a toss up between Midwest Sunset and Cherry Blossum. All of the yarns look great.

Max. H said...

I love the Burnish bush superwash sock yarn! The color is beautiful!

mc.crafty.bunny at gmail dot com

SPINNING SHEEP said...

What beautiful yarn! I love her CREAMSCICLE yarn. It's so creamy and you can "smell" the oranges!! Yummy for my tummy and soft for my fingers!

AnneMarie said...

Delphinium! They are all lovely, but this one is just speaks to me!

StephCat said...

I liked both delphinium and aubergine!

Natalie said...

I love the sock yarn in Aubergine!

cthulhulovesme said...

Wicked and Burning Bush are both beautiful sock yarn colorways.

- cthulhulovesme on Rav

kataish said...

Ohhh I'm in love with "mushrooming"!!!! its so beautiful, as is this pretty yarn!

Sarah said...

Oh, who could not love the rainbow superwash!

PenelopeRose said...

450 yds Hand-dyed Superwash Sock Yarn in Wicked is just that, wickedly beautiful!

ikkinlala said...

I love the 450 yds Hand-dyed Superwash Sock Yarn in Burning Bush.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

danielle said...

I am not a yellow person - and yet Midwestern Sunset called my name loud and clear!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Thi 450 yds Hand-dyed Superwash Sock Yarn in Midwestern Sunset is wonderful. It's totally outside my usual color preferences, but I really like it. I've posted to my blog.

Angeliner Mediner said...

I 3> the Midwestern Sunset colorway!

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh - One of her sock yarns are calling me -450 yds Hand-dyed Superwash Sock Yarn in Limesicle. these are my fav colors. I'm saving up to buy it. YUMMMM. Thanks for the contest. Debbie

RoamingKnitter said...

I'm having a hard time finding something I don't like. I think the Superwash sock yarn in Pepper Jack grabbed my attention first & I kept coming back to it. The mix of colors is wonderful.

KPP said...

I like 450 yds Hand-dyed Superwash Sock Yarn in Burning Bush.

zot said...

I love the wicked and mushrooming yarns. :)

EverImprovingMe said...

Its a store full of eye candy!! i really love what they do with the yarns! another fav for me

DENISE said...

Give me some blueberry lime sock yarn any day.

Anne P. said...

very beautiful yarn!! Love the rainbow superwash sock yarn!!! vibrant colors! i wanna knit it!!!

Terri said...

I am in love with Cherry Blossom! I am not usually drawn to pinks but this is so soft and beautiful...i want to knit something soft and beautiful with it!

Terri said...

OK, so I actually went back and ordered the Cherry Blossom. My niece just moved back from Japan after 3 years and she so loved the cherry blossoms. I am going to make Christmas gifts for her two daughters with this beautiful yarn. Thanks, Jessie, for leading me to this. P.S. Do you know of a 12 step group for yarn buying?

rebelhousewife said...

This looks really nice and comfy.
Hand-dyed superwash sock - 450yds