Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Blue Mountain Handcrafts fiber Giveaway!



As we approach Winter, there is no need to be glum! Winter has traditionally been a time to catch up on all of our fibery projects, a time for quiet reflection and to notice the subtle winter beauty that surrounds us.

Beth, from Blue Mountain Handcrafts has created this gorgeous set of spinning batts called 'Bare Trees and Blue Sky' for a giveaway (psst click the link and buy it for yourself while it's still in her shop!) A beautiful melange of blues, grays and black with a hint of sparkle.

When you visit Blue Mountain Handcrafts, you'll notice right away, the humorous and whimsical atmosphere and the colorful creations. Beth has also managed to use the word fiber and bail in the same sentence and for that, I think she needs some special award :) It got me thinking about what a happy place Blue Mountain must be, and reminded me of that old song about a "Big Rock Candy Mountain" Swap out fibery goodies for the sugary stuff and that must be what Blue Mountain is like!- Am I right, Beth?

We're giving away this beautiful Bare Trees batt set! Just visit Blue Mountain Handcrafts, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll draw for a winner on Friday so be sure to check back! Also remember to retweet/facebook for extra entries.

Thanks so much Beth, for your gorgeous creations and your lighthearted and supportive outlook on what is normally considered a serious affliction (at least that's what my hubby thinks!)

69 comments:

skaro964 said...

All the hand spun is lovely, I would go for any of them. will also tweet., at skaro964

InJuneau said...

I LOVE all of Beth's stuff and have a serious start on a collection of her project bags: my custom caddy sax, little buddy, and monkey sax along with a demo bag and another little caddy sax...

Anyway, I love the new conifer colored fibers and yarn--Evergreen, Cyprus.

carolinej said...

I really like WOOLY GEMS Dyed Locks 2oz. They are so inspiring. I bet they will make something really pretty :o)

cj x

A. Hiscock said...

I can't decide what I like best: the Tiger Lily single, the Earthy Rainbow single, or the Elderberry Fizz batts...

Tweeted, too! @owldaughter

lilyunfolding said...

i loved tons of the fiber i saw, but the projects bag sets made me squee a little! what a great store!

Renee J said...

Gypsy woman corespun is wonderful!

Leslie said...

Love love love the Evergreen batts!

wooly daisy said...

can i just say i love fricken everything!!! what a great shop! i especially loved the shield maiden BFL and the jitterbug handcarded with the sparkles!!! i will def. retweet and facebook it!

Elisabeth said...

It has to be the Evergreen spinning batts ... or the Orchid BFL combed top ... or the Bare Trees and Blue Sky Spinning batts ... or ... (gives up listing items and adds seller to favorites)

A Rose said...

The Cypress Wool Top has gorgeous green shading. Just like a tree.

Anna B said...

I want, I want, I want!!! I love the project bags I got from Blue Mtn handcrafts, and I get complemented on them ALL the time.

Ooo, love the fading rainbow roving. And the bag in your clearance... so cute! You have targhee too?!?! Ooo, looks like I have some shopping to do...

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monica said...

Everything is beautiful! I especially like the evergreen batt!

Kristen said...

I like the mulled wine handspun yarn.

Perry said...

What a well-stocked store... and there's something for everyone, from washed wool to art yarn!

Kathy said...

the handspun sampler skeins are just way too much fun.... purdy, too.

Kat said...

I love the Blind Tattooist roving. The pic drew me to it right away. I cracked up when I read the name. The Violets and Moonlight dyed targhee merino fleece is also AMAZING!! Then there is the PUT THE LIME IN THE COCONUT yarn, that is WOW! Gorgeous! And, I didn't see one caddy sax or project bag that I couldn't love and adore forever.

kloseknit said...

I have a soft spot for white super soft yarn! I love this listing: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34845857 !!
For the first snow skein. Very luxy!! And with that sparkley thread throughout, very nice and understated glam. Tres-chic!!

joanne said...

BEWARE THE BLIND TATOOIST Superwash Wool Roving 4 oz

Love the blues, fuschias and browns combined with the white. Also the name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

artsyfish65@yahoo.com

PenelopeRose said...

I am so loving the JUST FREAKY Spinning Batts 3.8 oz Cotswold/Rambouillette Firestar Angelina! Great colors and great shop!

Linda D said...

Elementary school. I am a sucker for red and yellow.

Handmade Sunshine said...

Wow! Great stuff, I love it all, but especially THE FROG PRINCE bats. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30975734Pretty, sparkly, batty...uhm I just want to hug it and squeeze it and of course, spin it.

dinahsaurus said...

I love the randomness of the "Messin' Around" batts! I'm also very fond of the Caddy Sax set in teal and beige. It reminds me of a couch my parents had.

Redundant Bombshell said...

Random Beauty handspun. Gorgeous. Gorgeous name. Nothing there not to love. RTed @millarca

Magan said...

Eeee! Love the sunset colorway! Also need one of those circular needle holders- they rock!

dixiemaiden said...

I like the "A wink and a smile" and the "Fading rainbow" rovings.

Becca said...

I love the colors! My favorite is Beware the Blind Tattooist. What fun names. :)

The handspun yarns are beautiful too.

Trina Brielle said...

I love the name of this roving, as well as the colors!

BEWARE THE BLIND TATOOIST:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33887229

~ Phyllis ~ said...

I love the Caddy Sax and Beth's sense of humor.

PJS said...

I love the tiger lilly, its gorgeous.

Quilting Pansy said...

Ooh, love this: VIOLETS AND MOONLIGHT Dyed Fine Targhee Merino Fleece 4.4 oz

elendir said...

I love the FADING RAINBOW Domestic Wool Top and the TIGER LILY Single Ply Handspun Yarn (and my Blue and Purple Caddy Sax Drawstring Bag, of course!)

(FB as well)

Turtle said...

bare trees and blue sky! what an appropriate named fluff, very winterish!

Misty said...

Love "that crazy road lizard" roving! I think it would come out gorgeous navajo plied. Although, I lean toward roving, those batts definitely call out to me. Loving the color combos. OH and gotta say "hum dinger" reminds me of being a kid and having all sorts of messy stains on my face after eating a rainbow snowcone. Great!

Maeghan said...

Wow, I have to pick one thing?! I just adore her bags, they are very cute and awesomely functional all at the same time.

stacey said...

I can't choose between Elementary School Diva or Shield Maiden

Max. H said...

ooo! I really like the Caddy Sax Drawstring Bags in this store! They would be perfect for toting around a project or two! My fav. is the Lime flowers - so cute!

Melanie said...

I love so many of your great colorways. But the one that really struck me was Knocken on Heavens gate BFL. I just love those colors.

Kim's Corner said...

The radioactive cocktail looks delicious :)

random Cindy said...

The bare trees and blue sky is lovely. Just right for our local weather.

bsue said...

i love it all. kept drooling with every page! i tend to love warm earth colors but even your cooler colors tugged at me. too difficult to choose just one thing to say i love the most. a few of the ones that really excited me were... Messin' Aound Again batts, Luxurious Leftovers batts, That Crazy Road Lizard roving, Japanese Red Maple BFL combed top and Autumn Splendor batts. My friend wooly daisy turned me on to your etsy shop. now that i know who you are i will tell my other fiber friends to look in on your gorgeous stuff.

Crystal C Rutherford said...

Love the Electric Frog roving!!

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knitterPat said...

Love the Hug And A Kiss. Such lovely intense colours!

Breien in Lansingerland said...

The Evergreen yarn is beautiful!

Jan L said...

I'm especially drawn to the This and That merino spinning batts. Oh, I just love spinning batts.

Kenlynn said...

Your Wink And A Smile roving is very pretty.

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

I think my favorite has got to be the THAT CRAZY ROAD LIZARD Superwash Wool Roving 4 oz, crazy mix of colors and just too cute a name!

Campbell said...

Fading Rainbow roving...no, this-n-That batt...maybe the Sunset fleece...or the Whatever handspun yarn...any of the Wooly Gems...I CAN'T DECIDE!!!!

Anna
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knittingdancer said...

I like the Dark Earth Rainbow single ply yarn.

AnneMarie said...

Lovely work throughout the shop, but I am partial to the Monkey Sax bag. Looks like a good size for projects bigger than socks!

ikkinlala said...

I love the CYPRESS Domestic Wool Top.

Nickname unavailable said...

Wow, beautiful shop! I love the Elderberry Fizz batt.

Carlin said...

I love the Japanese Red Maple roving.

Susan said...

My favorite colorways are Japanese Maple, Shield Maiden, Luxurious Leftovers, and Enchanted. Lovely!

Minou14 said...

I love so much of her stuff, particularly the lime caddy sack, the "Put the Lime in the Coconut" yarn and "The Frog Prince" batts. She uses such wonderful color combinations!

cthulhulovesme said...

I really love the Wood Violets superwash roving. I've really been digging green and purple together lately.

cthulhulovesme@rav

Jen said...

The Green Man top is just lovely!

Jen
wenchamok at gmail

theonlyevidence said...

I have to beware when I go to her shop...the Just Freaky, Elderberry Fizz, Autumn Splendor, and Frog Prince batts are some I've had my eye on.

theonlyevidence on Rav

Birdsong said...

I've got to say I love the Sunset merino targhee fleece... such colors remind me of the sky here this time of year. I am posting a link to FB right now.

Stephanie said...

I am in love with Beware of the 7yr old beauty consultant. The name is amusing and the colors are beautiful. I would love a bag, too. They are all so lovely.

nephnie at gmail

Anne said...

I love all the batts, but the ENCHANTED spinning batts are really pretty...

Christine said...

Oh the hugs and a kiss? Gorgeous. I LOVE her names for things too, very humorous!

Alaskan Nancy said...

I love the stitch markers called One Purple Shoe.

spinsandknits said...

Took me a long time to choose; everything cried out "take me home". But the LIME FLOWERS Caddy Sax Drawstring Bag Sock Project Bag or Purse Small really needs to come live with me. A girl never has enough project bags, and the colors of it are amazing. Just beautiful!

Twisted Knot Creations said...

I have been a fan of Beth's for some time now. I would have to say my favorite that she has in her shop now would be the Enchanted batting. This would look beautiful made into something for my granddaughter.

helenlam said...

The handdyed milk fiber in the green shades is lovely!

helenlam said...

The HUG AND A KISS 64s Merino Combed Top is so pretty!

morgaine24 said...

I love the electric frog roving so awesome vbarton24 at gmail dot com

rebelhousewife said...

AUNT PEARLS ASPARAGUS, PRUNE, AND CRANBERRY CASSEROLE...Eat It At Your Own Risk Spinning Batts 3.6 oz Merino Sparkle Firestar Because of the name, and the colors are nict too.

Alaskan Nancy said...

I love the "Bare Trees and Blue Skies" batts because I, too, use nature as an inspiration, and I love a little sparkle in a batt.