Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lampyridae Sock Yarn Giveaway!



Ooooh pretty!! Lampyridae has dyed some sock yarn inspired by William Holman Hunt's depiction of "The Lady of Shalott" I also particularly love how in the painting she's all tangled up in yarn! This is truly some pretty yarn, Lampy! You'll see this and her beautiful stitch markers in this month's sampler box.

Lampyridae also has some beautiful lace-weight yarn in her shop right now- I am really tempted by the cornflower one! Lampyridae must also be the first shop I've seen with a MOVIE sock club where you get the movie and the sock yarn + extras.

We're giving away this beautiful sock yarn skein (400 yards superwash merino) to a lucky commenter. Just visit Lampyridae, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll chose from those comments later in the week to draw a winner. Get extra comments by twittering/facebooking/plurking/ravelating about this giveaway!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful yarn with us, Lampy!

100 comments:

missus.mint said...

Lovely colors! The tree frog and burgundy sock yarns are both so yummy, I cant choose :) TFS!

Caryn Lantz said...

Ooohhh....such pretty yarns! I love everything, but the batts based on Master Paintings are so lovely!

CindyD said...

love the Polish Pottery Inspired yarn. My favorite shade of blue.

Liz in Seattle said...

I really like the Superwash Merino Wool Fiber Roving Hand-painted 4 ounces Lampetis drummondi - greens and blues always get me :)

Patience Ann said...

*gasp*
The Lady of Shalott is my favorite poem ever. One of my favorite THINGS ever. I have been known to make kissy faces at the Tennyson portrait in the National Portrait Gallery. And the Hunt painting... *swoooooon* Art history majors ftw!!!
So yeah. This one IS my favorite. The sock weight AND the fingering weight. I want them both. Lots of them. Now. :DDD

Patience Ann said...

Eep, almost forgot. RTed @millarca!

RoamingKnitter said...

The Polish Pottery blue lace is simply gorgeous! Alpaca, cashmere and silk should feel heavenly.

Short Time Obsessions said...

I really do love all the colors in the Lady of Shalott but if I had to choose a different one it would be the tree frog with all those wonderful greens. I'm a sucker for the greens.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodnes! I love PUSHING DAISIES Inspired Sock Yarn - Olive Snook Bakes a Pie!!!! First of all, my 16yo daughter (who knits) and I NEVER missed this show! (How COULD they cancel it???) And Olive was my favorite, so I really think I NEED this yarn in tribute, such lovely pie making singing goodness. Liz
(eruuska on ravelry)

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

I find Fingering Weight 400 yards - 100 gr - merino two ply yarn Robin Nest to be absolutely stunning! Would love to see it knit up!

treehawk said...

Love the Tree frog! What a great vibrant green.

Kat said...

The Lady of Shalot yarn that is being given away is INCREDIBLE. So very springlike and happy. Love it!
Try this one out for size: Graphocephala atropunctata or Blue-green sharpshooter insect inspired fiber batt 2 ounces for spinning. First, the name is way to cool. SEcond, you have got to read the story behind this "boozer" and third, this is gorgeous fiber. ;p

Phyllis said...

They're all BEAUTIFUL! I especially love the Lepidoptera Lace Cornflower and the Tree Frog and... :-)

beautyredefined said...

Wow - those are pretty, but my favorite in her store is definitely the cornflower laceweight. Beautiful.

(beautyredefined on ravelry).

Maggie said...

Oh my gosh! Robin Nest went into my favorites IMMEDIATELY! It's beautiful!

Caryn in Sandy Hook said...

Love the varying shades in her burgundy sock yarn ohhhh so pretty!!!

Tamryne on Ravelry said...

The colors in Graphocephala atropunctata batt are really pretty!

Cathy said...

My favorite is the Lady of Shalott. I love that poem.

SusanG said...

Movie & Yarn what a great idea - I love CLUE too! Great stitchmarkers in the shop too. Thanks for the introduction.

griffgirls on Ravelry

knittingdancer said...

The Lady of Shalott is so colorful and springy looking. I love the turquoise butterfly stitch markers.

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

If I concentrate on the yarn, I would say the Judith Leyster inspired Fingering Weight yarn, which is a superwash merino. Or the Wine and Roses Lace weitght, a pretty irresistible alpaca/cashmere/silk blend.

saskia said...

the whine and rose is gordeous

Anonymous said...

Love the burgundy fingering weight yarn, such a nice rich color :) :)

notacat at rav

Stephanie said...

Wine and Roses Lace Wt Yarn. so pretty.

Amy said...

I love those Stitch Diva stitch markers...especially in blue.

DungeonKnitter said...

The Lady of Shalott Fiber Bat is incredibly beautiful! I just learned to spin and that's making me drool!

drMolly, the BeanQueen said...

These are some of the prettiest things I've seen, although "bugs" are not my favorite "guys" I have to agree that their colors are spectactular at times. The Lepidoptera Lace Cornflower Lace weight yarn really caught my eye.

Lisa said...

That Robin's Nest fingering weight would make a beautiful shawl - such pretty colors!

Annette said...

You are right about the painting - loved it! As for the yarns, so many beautiful colors. *sighs* If it is not the Lady of Shalot, then it is Robin nest. Simply beautiful!

LilChickadee said...

Gorgeous! I really like the The Lady of Shalott inspiration Master Painters Series Skein of Yarn. The colors are just so pretty. :)

Jennifer said...

Oh, my! The Robin's Nest merino has my name all over it! Lovely.

Rachel O said...

I love the deep Burgundy sock yarn

EJ said...

Judith Leyster inspired Fingering Weight yarn is my favorite

Jersey said...

I like the soft and pretty Judith Leyster color.

jessecreations said...

I love the Lady of Shalott and the Pushing Daisies batts!

Jess

Maria said...

Ohh My, this yarn is lovely... I will be adding this site as a favorite seller.

Sue said...

Judith Leyster inspired Fingering Weight yarn is so soft and sweet looking. I just love it!
Sue

InJuneau said...

Ooo, I love her stuff! The Morpho godarti and Tree Frog and Robin Nest yarns are all so beautiful!

Amie said...

I really like the Judith Leyster inspired yarn.

Alaskan Nancy said...

I like the Polish Pottery inspired yarn because of the inspirational object.

Sarah said...

I love the tree frog fingering, it's so vivid!

One Sheep said...

I love that we get to see the inspirations for the colorways along with the yarn or batts. I think this Fingering Weight 400 yards - 100 gr - merino two ply yarn Robin Nest is charming.

elendir said...

I just fell for Wine and Roses Lace Wt Yarn, Alpaca, Cashmere, and Silk blend

heather said...

I love her ideas for dying. I had to favorite the shop I know where my next paycheck is going. I love the Lady of Shalott batt but I also am crazy about the Pushing Daisies fiber that is cherry ala mode I have made pies, I wish it was as pretty as that.

Melanie said...

Love just about everything on your site, but I really love the stitch markers and the robins nest colorway.

Turtle said...

love the colors!! Have to admit to really loving that one shown above!

Ruhammie said...

The fingering weight Robin's Nest is really pretty!

Knitmomma said...

Morpho godarti inspired Lampyridae Lace weight yarn - Cashmere luxury is lovely!

Camille said...

Oh, the Tree Frog fingering weight yarn is gorgeous and would add some color to this loooong winter!

Lilysunshine said...

It was hard to decide which was my favourite. I love green, so I'll have to say Robin nest and the frog ones are very very pretty.

Kristen said...

Love the Superwash Merino Sock Yarn weight 400 yards (100 gr) deep Burgundy!

Sylvia said...

Judith Leyster inspired Fingering Weight yarn is gorgeous.

purple said...

I really love the deep Burgundy color.

knitting fool said...

I love the tones in the burgundy sock yarn

tom said...

I like the Superwash Merino Sock Yarn weight 400 yards (100 gr) deep Burgundy best.

Elaine said...

I love the Judith Leyster inspired Fingering Weight yarn

morgaine24 said...

I love the lady of shalot fiber batt gorgeous. vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Sara said...

nhsarab on ravelry said:

I just went looking around and while I'm not a blue and yellow fan - I found the Lepidoptera Lace Cornflower Lace weight yarn to be stunning.

Elaine said...

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Zombie Queen said...

I love the tree frog inspired yarn The colors pop!

Jags said...

My fave is your Lampetis drummondi roving! The colors are gorgeous together!

Dee Wilson said...

The lepidoptra cornflower blue and yellow yarn--some artists just have a way with color! It reminds me of blue skies and yellow field flowers, so gorgeous!

PenelopeRose said...

I want the "Movie and Yarn Combo, CLUE with 400 yards (100 gr) super soft 2-ply SOCK yarn and Stitch Markers". I mean I really really want this, super duper bad!

Carla said...

I love the burgundy sock yarn

Quilting Pansy said...

Love the Robin Nest yarn.

wenchamok said...

The Lepidoptera Lace Cornflower is so lovely!

Jen

wenchamok said...

The Lepidoptera Lace Cornflower is so lovely!

Jen

April Edwards said...

your photos are lovely, and actually the lady of shalot is my favorite colorway.

Heidi B said...

soooo sooo gorgeous!!!1 I love all the colors!!!

Not all about me said...

The first yummy I saw! Judith Leyster inspired Fingering Weight yarn

Fru-la-la! said...

I agree that there are absolutely too many gorgeous colors to pick from but if I had to choose..I'd go with the one you posted about, the lady of shalot.

Julie said...

Definitely the Lepidoptera Lace Cornflower yarn! Like butter and ... and ... blue yarn!

Little Miss S. said...

Actually the The Lady of Shalott is my favorite. It just sort of scream spring to me.

quinn said...

Oh my gosh, I really want that one, last movie&yarn combo!!!
What a fun idea :)

Heather said...

I love the colors in Robin Nest!

nowhereslow said...

i love the stitch markers!

Renee J said...

Lepidoptera Lace Cornflower... maybe it's my want of spring but I think I'm in love.

Aria said...

oo the Polish Pottery Blue Alpaca, Cashmere, Silk yarn looks gorgeous. I love knitting lace shawls though :) thanks,
knitmit on rav

Aria said...

also twittered about the contest :)
knitmit

TJJ said...

The cornflower lace is beautiful. It makes me think of summer.

skaro964 said...

I love the .Lepidoptera Lace Cornflower Lace weight yarn, 1312 yards Alpaca, Cashmere, and Silk, I will tweet also.

Sarah said...

I like the Lady of Shalott dyed batt. I'm trying to learn how to spin, and I love multicolor.
--atthebreakofnoon on Ravelry

Susan said...

Ooh, it's all so pretty! I love the blue of the Polish pottery-inspired laceweight.

Susie said...

Wow. It's difficult to pick just one! I think I like the Tree Frog fingering weight yarn the best but that's only because green is my favorite color. LOL!

Anonymous said...

I like the "Judith Leyster inspired Fingering Weight yarn 100 gr - 400 yards Superwash Merino two ply" yarn. Absolutely beautiful shades of pink in it! Thanks for the contest!
Vickyknits on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I also posted on Facebook!
Vickyknits

Jan L said...

Love the Graphocephala atropunctata. Recycled soda pop fiber? I need to research that.

Amy said...

I love the Stitch Markers! They're so cute. Much nicer than the paperclips I use now.

KayakChickee said...

I love it all, but was immediately attracted to the Tree Frog Inspired Fingering Weight Yarn, OMG, the color!!! Of course, I've been feeling lately like I could use some new stitch markers, small thing, I know, but these might be just the ones too.

Ginny said...

I think it would be impossible to find something I didn't like there!I think I especially like the Morpho godarti inspired yarn and the Cornflower lace yarn.

Cozy Knitting said...

Definitely Graphocephala atropunctata fbier batt and Judith Leyster fingering yarn.

Donna said...

I got one of the Movie/yarn combos. Hope I get the pretty fowl!

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=25593761

@TuttleDB

Donna Braamse FB

jpbddb at yahoo dot com

Lara said...

I love the Tree Frog inspired yarn.

-bookwormdjibouti on Rav

Connie said...

The Polish Pottery Inspired Beautiful Blue Lace is absolutely the most wonderful blue yarn I have ever seen. I will have to work this into my yarn budget!

greyowl (ravelry id)

ZaftigDelights ~ KnitzyBlonde said...

I love this Lady of Shallot: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39240410

I gotta admit however I was very tempted by the Clue movie and mystery yarn. What a fabulous idea!!

Sandie (KnitzyBlonde on ravelry)
zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

ZaftigDelights ~ KnitzyBlonde said...

I tweeted your giveaway! here is the link to my tweet.

http://twitter.com/ZaftigDelights/status/9376468047

Sandie (KnitzyBlonde on ravelry)
zaftig2k at yahoo dot com

Miranda said...

Polish Pottery is an absolutely diving shade of blue! Amazing.

cori said...

Just purchased some of the lace yarn in Luna Moth green, but that Cornflower blue was awfully tempting! But as as art historian i am attracted to all the colorways...

Natalie said...

I adore the Pre-Raphaelites, so the "Lady of Shalott" batt is my clear favorite.

Natalie said...

And I plurked about it :)