Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Counting Sheep Farm Giveaway!



Rachel from Counting Sheep Farm has an amazing new website! We're so excited for her and hope that this change brings much prosperity!

Above is a sneak preview of what could be in your Phat Fiber box this month- beautiful "Emerald City" carded batts!

I'll skip right to the part you're all wondering about- the giveaway! Rachel has sent in a book called "Maiden Shawl" by Jane Ann Jibson- more about the book att Arbor Yarns.
She also sent in enough My8KidsMom hand dyed laceweight ( in a gorgeous mottled gray!) to complete the shawl pattern that illustrates the book!

To be eligible for this wonderful giveaway, all you need do is visit Counting Sheep Farm, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for the winner later this week, so be sure and use a social networking tool to ping about Rachel's shop and the giveaway because we'll count that entry twice. Make sure you tell us where you twittered/facebook'd etc and to leave an identifying mark so we can track you down in case you win!

Thank you Rachel for sharing your wonderfully creative work and your new website with us!

102 comments:

KT said...

Ooh, that "Silky PJs" batt looks luscious! I also love the "Something Wicked This Way Comes" sock yarn (good for our literary theme this month!).

KT

RT'ed as KnitWithKT

Elisabeth said...

There's a listing for roving that says 70% Alpaca, 15% Cormo and 15% Silk. It also says "Extremely soft and a dream to spin!" and there's no problem whatsoever in convincing me about that. That's on top of my whishlist today.

Kathleen said...

I love The Bog! Looks like it would be a lot of fun to spin.

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

I really love the paisley hand dyed romney! The new site is cool!

Renee J said...

Tempest Handed dyed sock yarn, wandering shepherdess hand dyed sock yarn. Love them both!

Cozy Knitting said...

I really like her web site. I love Jacob sheep. I found some great sock yarns, but I really like The Bog Farm batt. I am into that teal-y color lately.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I like Silky PJs Batt gorgeous and I also love the Melon Hand Dyed Silk Yarn lots of pretties:)Hugs Darcy
darcysknottyknitterATGmaiLDoTCom

Jags said...

Your yarn is gorgeous! I've always wanted some that color

It was hard to pick a fave because you have great stuff, but today the Algae yarn won my heart hehe

skaro964 said...

I love the Forest Lane Hand Dyed Fingering Weight Yarn . I will Tweet at skaro964 and face book at ssheri karobonik. I just love this yarn, got to go buy it bofore someone else does.

Sylvia said...

Love the Moody Blues Hand Dyed Worsted Weight

knitting fool said...

Ooh - great prize.

I love the Subtle Hand Dyed Yarn

Justin said...

I love the hand dyed fiber in Forest. Beautiful! I might have to purchase...

Kat said...

I love this web site. The Wandering Shephardess colorway for yarn is amazing along with the Wildflowers yarn colorway. The Everglade hand dyed Fiber Merino and Tussah Silk is beautiful(done by 8kidsmom). Lots of fiber goodness! ;p

purple said...

So many lovely yarns to choose from.

I really like the Moody Blues colorway.

Donna said...

Visited The Counting Sheep Farm site. Found "Fright Hand Dyed Sock Yarn," which reminds me of a Van Gogh painting and Wild Flowers Hand Dyed Sock Yarn jumped out at me, too. I'm slightly obsessed with sock yarn at the moment.

jpbddb at yahoo dot com

Fright Hand Dyed Sock Yarn at http://stores.countingsheepfarm.com/-strse-29/Fright--Hand-Dyed/Detail.bok

Wild Flowers Hand Dyed Sock Yarn at http://stores.countingsheepfarm.com/-strse-40/Wild-Flowers-Hand-Dyed/Detail.bok

@TuttleDB

Donna Braamse on FB

potentialandexpectations said...

I loooove the colours in the Vanity Hand Painted Lace Yarn!

Also RT'd @potentialandexp

CJ said...

The Bog looks luscious! Anything with silk has my vote!

I re-tweeted your original tweet about the contest. Hooray for social networking.

Campbell said...

The Bog Farm, Silky PJ's or Envious batts...ALL are gorgeous!

Anna
www.annasplaceofholding.blogspot.com
anna.pamprdchef@gmail.com

Redundant Bombshell said...

Oooooh Tempest sock yarn for me, please!!!! Those blues, my god!!!! That deserves to be something mermaidy and fabulous. RTed @millarca!

SteeleSpun said...

I love the Tempest hand dyed sock yarn!

Amanda said...

I really like Something Wicked This Way Comes Hand Dyed Sock Yarn .

Elaine said...

I think the forest lane fingering is my favorite. Off to blog.

Elaine said...

I blogged about the contest at:

http://elaine-knitting.blogspot.com/2008/08/blogiversary-contest.html

Jersey said...

Oooh - the Moody Blues Hand Dyed is awesome

EJ said...

I think the Subtle Hand Dyed Yarn is my personal fav.

Carlin said...

The fire roving is so intense. Very different from what I'm normally drawn to but still incredibly awesome.

Carla said...

I love the tempest hand dyed sock yarn best.

tom said...

Love the Forest Lane sock yarn

Rachel O said...

Moody Blues is my fav. 'nuff said.

JuliaA said...

i love the algae hand dyed worsted. beautiful!

PJS said...

I absolutely love The Bog Farm Fresh Batt, it's really pretty.

cthulhulovesme said...

Those emerald batts up there are just my shade of green, but I also like the Iris hand-dyed merino fiber.

cthulhulovesme@Rav

Magan said...

Mmmm, I love the A Little Magic silk roving. EverGlade and Forest are very close runners-up!

Jenn Doll said...

LOve! The Moody Blues Hand Dyed Worsted is right up my alley!!

Anna B said...

ooo cormo/alpaca/silk.... swoon!

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Susan said...

Personally, I'd like to try my hand at some Icelandic sheep roving. :-) Or an omelette of happy Icelandic chicken eggs.

InJuneau said...

The Bog Farm Fresh batt and the Minty Farm Fresh batts are gorgeous!

Congrats to Rachel on the great new site too.

Carissa said...

I absolutely love the Paisley Hand Dyed Romney!!! Te Forest Lane Hand Dyed Fingering Weight Yarn also caught my eye!! Love the website!!

RT'ed as carissaodell

katerina said...

There are a few that are just beautiful - the Vanity hand painted, the subtle hand dyed and the sunrise sunset! They're really pretty - yummy!

韓國 said...

祝福你人氣不減ˊˇˋ........................................

Kristen said...

Love the Raspberry Handdyed yarn. Sweet!

cathy said...

The Bog Farm Fresh Batt is pretty awesome!

A Rose said...

The Merino in the FIRE colorway, really looks like it's on fire! A real attention getter. Love it. (and the How Blue Can You Make me yarn which now has the song looping in my head)

jennifer said...

the alpaca/cormo/silk roving looks absolutely divine!

desertgarden

Ga said...

I love the The Wandering Shepherdess at Dusk Hand Dyed Sock Yarn... love the name as well!

mamakin said...

I love Rachel's site and all the sheep! Fright had me had me at hello since it reminded me of Van Gogh's Starry Night which is a favorite of mine. It's as if she lifted the colors right off the painting, now that's talent! I also loved How Blue Can You Make Me hand dyed yarn-those are perfect shades of blues I love. And the Bog Farm Fresh Batt made me think of the ocean & I'm missing that. Of course I REALLY love the shawl and my8kidsmom's stunning lace yarn. Makes me want to put on my son's lucky socks & hope it rubs off on me lol.

mamakin said...

Plurked, twittered, facebooked and big time blogged stealing all your beautiful photos & some of your info Jessie-nobody does it better-gave you all the credit <3 and told them to get their feet running over here:-)

Aurora said...

Hi everyone, I'm a very novice spinner and what I would consider an advanced beginner when it comes to knit and crochet. The Melon Hand Dyed Silk Yarn made me swoon and the 100% Natural Colored Romney has such a great earthy quality! Needless to say I've now bookmarked the shop, my bank account looks very fearful, lol.

Kelli said...

That natural colored Romney drew me immediately, as did the Algae hand-dyed yarn.

spinsandknits said...

The first thing that caught my attention was the Jacob roving. Jacob the first fiber I ever spun and is still one of my very favorites.

Kim R. said...

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway - my favorite is the Moody Blues Hand Dyed Worsted Weight.
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Nightphoenix said...

I love the Algae hand dyed yarn. Like sunlight through the branches in a forest.
And what an amazing giveaway!

Lizbert on Ravelry

Ruhammie said...

I found a wonderful Algae hand dyed yarn that I would love to have...hhmmm.....

drMolly, the BeanQueen said...

Actually, I liked the information about the sheep breeds & the chickens, oops I was supposed to look at the fiber.
I really liked the Parrot Fish Hand Dyed Roving tho', too.
docM

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

This looked and sounded sooo yummy, I just had to get some: Cormo/Alpaca/Silk Combed Top

saskia said...

My heart is skipping a beat- the one that has the different fibers in it- that's white- there was another that was all dyed up, that was amazing to

Julie said...

Chickens, sheep, yarn - OMG CAN I BE YOU?! I love all your stuff, it's wondrous. Can I call the Jacob sheep as my favorite? Their wool might be coarser than some, but I love their badger faces!

Ok, ok, I'll stick to things that are for sale. Hahaha, how perfect, that "Farm Fresh Batt" named Envious wins! If not for the name, I'd have had a much harder time deciding - what fantastic products! Definitely gonna be back ...

Julie said...

Also, FB'ed about this one ...

http://www.facebook.com/#/Julie.Behrens.Cox?ref=nf

Becca said...

I love the colors in Everglade!

Turtle said...

silky pj's batt looks wonderful. love the creative names!

nowhereslow said...

omg. i love the cute animals!! :) and i really like the, "bog fresh farm batt". i love to spin from batts, and though i don't like to work with firestar much (it gets everywhere!), it is so beautiful and glittery in this batt. and i'm really loving bright greens and all things shiny during this dark season in alaska.

bethgraced said...

I loooove the Tempest Handdyed sock yarn! It looks super squishable!

I tweeted & retweeted here: http://twitter.com/bethgraced and posted it on my facebook, too. :)

Quilting Pansy said...

I'd love to spin up this: Alpaca/Cormo/Silk Roving

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Ohhh.... The Moody Blues sock yarn is beautiful!

LadeeBee said...

The Cormo/Alpaca/Silk Combed Top looks sumptuous. I don't know how to spin yet, but this year will by my year to learn.

hortihoney said...

I really dig the "Something Wicked This Way Comes" sock yarn, both the name and the colors!

LEISA said...

I love the silky pjs batt! So pretty!

Miasmum said...

I love this site...the store, the blog, all of it. The hand-dyed merino fire is calling to me...after so much cold and grey this winter it is the fiber equivalent of a hot august day. I wish my spinning skills were such to do it justice. But now I must return to the site and browse some more!

emsb said...

Love the Tempest hand dyed sock yarn!! Gorgeous!

knittingdancer said...

I love the Moody Blues in worsted weight yarn. That cream & gray yarn looks like it would make a beautiful shawl. Congrats to whoever wins it.

Susan K. said...

OOOOH Yummy! I just started spinning from batts and I love the Pink Lady Farm Fresh batt and the Silk Sampler Farm Fresh batts.

fiberfriend said...

The The Bog Farm Fresh Batt is calling my name big time!
I would love to have about a pound of it to roll around in...oh and ofcourse spin :)
Congradts on gorgeous website!
(I am fiberbuddy on twitter)

Kenlynn said...

I love your
DAY DREAMING 64s Merino Wool Combed Top 5 oz
Thank you for the give away.

Melanie said...

I love the look of the new web site. Very clean and easy to move around it. As for the fiber I also love the Silky PJ's what great colors

Beesybee said...

The Alpaca/cormo/silk roving wins my heart. Lovely website!!

Stephanie said...

I love Farm Fresh Batt Envious. It looks so pretty. I think I sat on the page for 5 minutes with my tongue hanging out.
nephnie

trh said...

Cormo/Alpaca/Silk Combed Top or the roving. Would love them! And the yarn - the prices are good, the colors are great! That website goes in the knitting favorites, for sure!

dixiemaiden said...

I like her silky trio farm fresh batts.

anne said...

Moody Blues....love it!

KPP said...

Wow, I never considered that chickens have earlobes and that they could be differentiated by color. You learn something new ever day. Go Icelandic Chickens!

ikkinlala said...

I love the Tempest Hand Dyed Sock Yarn.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Minou14 said...

I love the Melon yarn! It's so bright and cheerful.

brownbear said...

The tempest sock yarn is really pretty and moody looking.

DG said...

Loving the "Subtle" (not!) fingering and the "How Blue Can You Make Me?" worsted. Also posting to Facebook!

Knitmomma said...

I love the my8kidsmom dyed fiber, and the batt sampler, but my favorite is the Alpaca/Cormo/Silk Roving

Kathleen said...

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Snaps said...

I love the forest lane colorway. I'm on a shawl kick right now and I think the variegated yarn would look lovely with many stitch patterns.

Max. H said...

This is a beautiful shop! I really cannot stop looking at The Bog Farm Fresh Batt. With romney, silk & firestar - it would spin into an amazing chunky art yarn!

PenelopeRose said...

What a great giveaway! The Cormo/Alpaca/Silk Combed Top looks like it would be a dream to spin!

Raymie said...

I like all the pictures of the sheep and I like the colors in Fright Hand Dyed Sock Yarn...neat combo

Lisa K said...

the Tempest colorway is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

OOhhh, beautiful yarn!! I love the Forest Lane Hand Dyed Fingering Weight Yarn, great colorways in there!!!
JMF

HeatherD said...

I bookmarked her site to come back to after I get paid! Silky PJs looks just like a pair of silky PJs. The Alpaca,cormo, silk roving sounds like it would be awesome to spin and dye up. I love the colors in the Paisly Romney roving. I also fell in love with the Vanity lace weight yarn. WOW!!

BeckyS said...

The algae handdyed yarn and the everglade merino/tussah.. I'm loving it!

helenlam said...

The Fright Hand Dyed Sock Yarn is fun!

Robin said...

The Raspberry Hand Dyed Yarn in merino and alpaca is lush looking and I can imagine it wrapped around me.

bumblebee said...

the Iris fiber makes me want a spinning lesson!
(bumblebee on Ravelry, bumbl_be on Twitter)

bumblebee said...

also Tweeted!
(bumblebee on Ravelry, bumbl_be on Twitter)

heather said...

I am in love with the Iris handdyed roving. It looks like fun to spin who knows what you could come up with

jessecreations said...

I love the Forest Lane sock yarn!

Jess

jessicacook17@hotmail.com

Shibaguyz said...

The citrus roving! GIMMEGIMMEGIMMEGIMME!! LOL

Alaskan Nancy said...

I love The Wandering Shepherdess at Dusk: Unusual colorway!