Thursday, August 6, 2009

My 8 Kids Mom sock yarn Giveaway!






Guess what? It's the first day of Sock Summit! Guess what else? I'm not there! Chances are, neither are you because you would not be reading this.

I propose we all console ourselves by shopping sock yarn! Seriously, let's pretend we saved up to go to Sock Summit and couldn't go- what better way to use that money than to buy more sock yarn? Rachel, from My8KidsMom has generously donated a skein of sock yarn to be given away to one of you lucky commenters!

It is no secret that Rachel is a complete doll and I am filled with admiration for the woman. Would you help us out to promote her new shop- Counting Sheep Farm? This is the part where I confuse you all, and tell you about a contest within a contest! If you visit Rachel's blog and comment, you could win 4 oz of combed Cormo Top!

But comment here about My8KidsMom in the comments section below and be entered to win the beautiful skein of sock yarn (dyed by Rachel) on Saturday! Be sure and tweet/plurk/ravelate/blog/facebook about this to be entered multiple times. Just let me know you did it! Oh, and if you would leave a way for me to find you- I would appreciate it!

Rachel, I wish you tons of success with the new shop! I check in on it often!

72 comments:

Lona said...

Love Rachel's work and am really proud that she's also from the great fibery state of Michigan!

This yarn is beautiful!

kataish said...

I love a "Walk in the Meadow", the colours are gorgeous!!!

Heather/ Chanamaja on Ravelry said...

Rachels yarns and fibres are absolutely gorgeous! And she is such a wonderful person.

DangAndBlast! said...

the April Showers looks like candy :) but the End of the Rainbow has to be my favorite. So bright, so many colors, and a very good balance.

Taryn said...

I wish I was at Sock summit too, but good idea for consoling ourselves - what gorgeous yarn! Have a fantastic fibery day, and know that our pocketbooks are much safer with us at home ;)

if I am so lucky as to win, I am knittinaddict on ravelry

Tucker said...

Ooh! Her Lagoon yarn is fabulous!!!

tom said...

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

gmail - tomknit

Carla said...

I love the Subtle hand dyed sock yarn. Just beautiful!

You can contact me if I win at
popofra AT hotmail

Rachel O said...

Oooh! I love Rachel's yarn and I'm a Rachel too, so please pick me!

Rachel O said...

I got so excited that I forgot to mention my favorite colorway is Forest Lane.

mad angel said...

I am lusting after Gingerbread House and Meadow Lane, and there was a BFL roving -- ENVY -- I wouldn't mind having, too. I wish I was not on a yarn and fiber diet right now. :-(

Lisa said...

What a sweet gesture for those of us poor souls working away instead of enjoying the Sock Summit. This allows us a little personal summit of our own! Beautiful work!

wenchamok said...

I'm seriously lusting for Lagoon and Sunrise Sunset....

Jen

Vanessa said...

I love sale sea mist sock yarn. The colors are gorgeous. I'm ginger-girl in ravelry.

Gina said...

I love the purple banana batt! I am intrigued by banana fiber. Hmmm, I wonder if I could score some when I'm in Hawaii in October!?

Jersey said...

My favorite is At the End of the Rainbow Hand Painted Silk/Wool Yarn. Just great.

My gmail is jerseyjessie

skaro964 said...

The moody blues yarn is a good color way., I will tweet and face book this,

Angele said...

The Quail color is fantastic!! I love the gingerbread house color too!! Your colors are great !!

Abby said...

I love the fancy Leprechaun roving and the Lagoon yarn! Yum!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

OMG I'm so wanting the Melon Silk Yarn 3.5 ounce Skein Hand Painted
so Summer so yummy.
I also visited Rachel's blog and left a comment on what I like in her new shop:)Hugs Darcy
darcysknottyknitter[AT]gmailDoTcom

EverImprovingMe said...

I really love all of those hand dyed rovings! She does wonderful work and is now a fav shop in my lists!

TJJ said...

Spiced orange hand painted sock is beautiful.

Infinitespirals said...

Oh I love her sock yarn! I would love making some sock out of The Battle.

purple-power said...

I love the subtle raspberry colorway. So me!

Ravid - purple

Gnat said...

This show is awesome!! I love the april showers one!! I tweeted the contest too!!

Saving Cents in the City: said...

I love the lagoon color way!

Kenyetta said...

My favorites are so funky and melon!

Carlin said...

I love the Spiced Orange Hand Painted Sock Yarn. It would be perfect for a pair of fall socks!

CindyD said...

Fierce Tiger Hand Painted Sock Yarn is really nice
delcom44@bresnan.net

ikkinlala said...

The "The Battle" sock yarn is really nice (I didn't think of a battle when I first looked at it).

CindyD said...

I also blogged http://cindydellblog.blogspot.com/

CindyD said...

I also twittered, even though it has been down. (DocCindy)

Kristen said...

Love the beautiful Lagoon Fingering Wt. yarn.

Nightphoenix said...

The Sunrise Sunset is gorgeous! It's nice and subtle - all the fun of variegation, without the difficulties of it.

Lizbert on Ravelry

EJ said...

The Subtle Hand Dyed Sock Yarn is just too beautiful for words. Yummy.

gmail - bloglessinnj

Sylvia said...

The end of the rainbow sock yarn is my fav.

weyuker AT gmail

tom said...

A vote here for the subtle colorway.

gmail = tomknit

in case I win.

Elaine said...

Time for me to pick my favorite. I love the Forest Lane Hand Dyed Yarn Fingering Weight

Off to blog

Elaine said...

I just blogged about the contest at
http://elaine-knitting.blogspot.com/

knitting fool said...

So many pretty sock yarns to choose from. I like the subtle one best.


foolforknit AT gmail DOT com

MissMoosey on Ravelry said...

Today the 'How Blue Can You Make Me?' yarn is calling to me. If I checked back tomorrow or in a week, I'll probably have a different favorite because they're all so wonderful!

Sharon said...

Quail, Lagoon, Forest Lane, Fierce Tiger, Sunrise Sunset, Watermelon....I want them.

Kristina said...

that drop spindle is so smooth and inviting! i know I'll start spinning one of these days!

Robin said...

Subtle Hand Dyed Sock Yarn has such lovey colors

Amysatx said...

I've been eyeing Fierce Tiger Handpainted Sock Yarn for awhile now (and went ahead and bought it)! I also adore Sunrise/Sunset!

DENISE said...

I love Rachels Purple Banana batt

K said...

My favorite is the Farm Fresh coordinating batts.

YarnCoture said...

I am tickled pink to have found My8KidsMom's shop! Many of her yarns are definitely in my price range and I especially liked the Color My World yarn that she hand dyed! I wish her all the best!

Jen aka knitstuff said...

love the Funky 1 pound worsted!

knitstuff at gmail dot com

Natalie said...

I love the lace weight in Lagoon!

emwall24 said...

I want the "After Midnight" batt - such gorgeous purples!

JuliaA said...

i was happy to see her in a giveaway! (hi--remember me from rav, from when you were just starting your etsy shop?)

i'm juliaa on rav

i love the autumnal colors of the gingerbread house, and also this:

Hand Dyed Worsted Weight Yarn Mohair/Wool blend 190 Yards
how blue can you make me?

Rachel Suntop said...

Envy! That has to be my favorite one.

Cozy Knitting said...

I think the spiced orange is gorgeous.

Max. H said...

The gingerbread house sock yarn is beautiful!! What a nice shop!

mc.crafty.bunny at gmail dot com

Greta said...

WOW! The yarn and roving in this store are INCREDIBLE! In the yarn category I'd have to say that "Forest Lane" is my favorite, but the "Fire" roving looks just so delicious. When it comes to spinning I usually prefer to use BFL instead of Merino for some weird reason.

superwoman_4002 said...

at the end of the rainbow has got to be my favorite!! :D
zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

Turtle said...

lagoon!!!

KPP said...

I like the Subtle Hand Dyed Sock Yarn.

Hege said...

Lovely, lovely colors!!

Sharon said...

Thank you for entering me in the giveaway! What a blessing. I am pretty new to knitting and have not tried socks yet, but it is on my list of to do's :) I love Rachel's yarns especially The Gingerbread House. Thanks again and have a great day!

~Sharon

Sarah said...

I just love the at the end of the rainbow colorway!

Rachel O said...

Compulsive me forgot to leave an e-mail address in case I win:

dadofra AT hotmail

and I babbled about the contest to my knitting group - does that count as an extra entry :-)

PenelopeRose said...

What a great shop! I love, love, love Purple Haze! Gorgeous!!

Terri said...

Beautiful! Love End of the Rainbow best.

rebelhousewife said...

Oh this is gorgeous. Fancy Leprechaun Hand Painted Merino/ Tencel Blend Fiber 4 ounces

pixiefashions@hotmail.com

Gemma said...

True, I am NOT at Sock Summit--so I am arranging a fiber meeting of my own! The CogKNITive Fiber Retreat is on Oct 10th and the cost is a mere $10. Details on my podcast, CogKNITive Podcast.

And we'll be proudly supporting My8KidsMom at our retreat!

And DANG!!! That Citrus colorway is to Die (DYE?) for!!!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

o my goodness...Hand Dyed Worsted Weight Yarn Superwash Merino 270 Yards QUAIL COLORWAY is sooo yummy. i wish i could reach thru the screen and squish it!

spvaughan yahoo com

Anonymous said...

The colors in this skein are just lovely. I love the combination! And it looks so soft! :)

Purlescence from Ravelry

The Mully's said...

April Showers is my style!

Bean said...

I just found out about my8kidsmom, and love her stuff. Her etsy shop is awsome and her prices are very good. I hope i win. Fourpeanuts on Rav

Anonymous said...

This sock yarn is gorgeous. The color combo is great.

Thank you so much for donating it!

Purlescence (Ravelry)