Monday, March 29, 2010

Fiber Fancy "Earthy" Giveaway!




Ahh I've been eager to feature this on the blog!! Diana from Fiber Fancy has sent in a biggie version of her "Earthy" roving for a giveaway! I really adore this fiber alpaca/wool/tencel blend!
It has a really glossy sheen to it, and a bit of 'density' (for lack of a better descriptive!) to it when spun. It's quite drapey as well, and you know I love drape ;) The colors of this particular braid are pretty much perfect- when spun it darkens up quite a bit and really does look "earthy".

Pssst!!! Diana is having some really awesome sales right now in her shop. I am eagerly awaiting my shipment of her Goddess SAL (spin along) to see what surprise she has cooked up for me! With this SAL we got to choose which Greek Goddess we wanted her to card up for us- I took one of those silly online quizzes and came up with Hera and Hestia - can you tell I'm excited!?

Please check out Fiber Fancy today and find something that you love. I'll pick a random commenter this week to give away this beautiful earthy braid to. You can gain extra entries by simply tweeting/facebooking/ravelating about this contest to your friends.

100 comments:

Chris said...

'Mellow Mentos' does *not* make me think of mentos, but the colors *are* gorgeous!

Kenlynn said...

The Roving in Grape Streak is so gorgeous.

Shibaguyz said...

Grape Streak - love the colors, love the name… gimme gimme gimme!

Kathleen said...

I want it all. May have to break into the piggy bank for her new Playing in the Kettle SAL!

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

8oz of Grape Streak colored, hand dyed superwash Playing in the Kettle. Now. Please?
(Or I could easily list 15 other items that make me drool. But most of all Grape Streak!)

jessecreations said...

I love the Spring Stroll roving, and Earthy!!!

Jess

Angie said...

Wow, that is so gorgeous, and so is everything in her shop! I would love to try Playing in the Kettle - Punta Wool Combed Top. It's so pretty and I've never tried spinning Punta before. I love trying new fibers :)

A. Hiscock said...

Where's the Party reminds me of Johnny-Jump-Ups and pansies! Spinning up some of the Spicy Brown Mustard would bring some light into this very dreary, rainy spring week, too. And I love Earthy... I wish I was solvent right now so I could buy some of it.

RTed, too! @owldaughter

Donna said...

I love the Wooden Roses roving and the Asphalt and Dirt roving.

@TuttleDB

FB

Urn said...

The merino/tussah silk in Jelly Bean is beautiful!

Cozy Knitting said...

I really like the carbonized bamboo with asphalt and dirt.

Nupur said...

I love the Punta Wool Combed Top, Roving in Spicy Brown Mustard- what rich wonderful colors! I love when yarn/fiber has culinary names :)

Chrystee - play at life fiber arts said...

OMG - The Spicy Brown Mustard Punta soooo yummy!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42776907

ashley0607 said...

I love looking at Fiber Fancy! She has the most beautiful dyed rovings and is such a temptress. LOL.

I am always smitten by her Playing in the Kettle listings. I am really liking the "Summer Fun" falkland wool combed top roving. VERY pretty.

Also I think there newest SAL is genius. I want to play in her kettle I am just practicing restraint for the time being... how long that will last, it is to early to tell. lol.

fuzzy-slipper said...

I'm new to this spinning world, but all I can say is that it is a good thing for my family's sake that we are on a tight budget. You have so many beautiful fibres to choose from that I would just buy, buy, buy. I had a hard time choosing just one, but the "Carbonized Bamboo Roving in Asphalt and Dirt" did jump out at me. Good luck with your store.

EVA SB said...

I love the Handspun Merino in My Sweetest Valentine.

It is much brighter than I would normally choose but the moment I saw it my mouth watered at the thought of summer berries that invaded my mind.

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/EVA_n_essence/status/11250547954

Rebecca said...

Simply gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the links... Can't wait til payday :)

Short Time Obsessions said...

OMG, where to start. There are so many that I like, how do I pick just one. Grape Streak is just gorgeous, but Jelly beans does remind me of being a kid plunging my hand into a bowl of jelly beans. That is one talented lady.

Johanna said...

I think this roving is amazing! Playing in the Kettle, Hand Dyed, 8 ounces, Merino Combed Top, Roving, in Lavender and Mint

beautyredefined said...

Wow. Gorgeous stuff. I want this:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41258130

Beautiful self-striping blues.

Spinnergirl said...

Love the peacock feather yarn, great colors!

Maven said...

Tho undyed, I love the natural colors of the mullberry silk! such sheen! I wonder what the hand is like and how it works up!

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

It is really not hard to find something I like at Fiber Fancy!! Right now, thinking of spring the Playing in the Kettle with Lavendar and Mint is awesome.

Lauren said...

The colors looks incredibily complex, yet soft at the same time. Just in time for Easter, the Jelly Beans roving is fabulous!

TinkerTots said...

You know, I'll just take ANY of her "playing in the kettle" braids. No. I'll take ALL of them, kthxbye!

Helen said...

What beautiful fibre. I've not been spinning for long and had no idea how gorgeous fibre could be. I can see I'll be busy looking at the shop for a while!

Carlin said...

I love the silky skies roving. It is soo beautiful!

Heidi B said...

I love the jelly beans and the tropic rainbow and oh! the colors are sooo awesome I want them all!!!

Tamryne on Ravelry said...

So not difficult to find things to love at Fiber Fancy! My two favorites at the moment are Life on Mars and Lavender and Mint. If only I wasn't saving up for a wheel. (and had the storage space!)

leah said...

Mayhem and Wooden Rose both look like they would spin up beautifully!

Liz in Seattle said...

I really love the Jelly Beans roving - so colorful!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43657300

burnt rain said...

mmmm so many good things! the mulberry silk in "silver in foxwood's weeds" is awesome (see: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38529226)

Kristen said...

Playing in the Kettle, Hand Dyed, 8 ounces, Punta Wool Combed Top, Roving in Spicy Brown Mustard really caught my eye today!

knitmomma said...

Playing in the Kettle, Hand Dyed, 8 ounces, Punta Wool Combed Top, Roving in 80's Ball Gowns

I'd love to try punta...sounds lovely, and I love to spin new fibers!

sam said...

I absolutely love the grape streak roving, may have to check back on it after I get my paycheck! Also, her hand dyed silks are really lovely.

Blumzieluxuryyarns said...

I love the "spicy brown mustard" roving. I just love that color!


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Tracie said...

There are all sorts of yummies over in the shop but the Carded and Hand Pulled Superwash and Carbonized Bamboo Roving in the Asphalt and Dirt colours is just gorgeous (along with being sa very fun name).

Magan said...

I am eyeing the Mulberry Silk Sliver in Trio of Toppings. I don't know how much longer I'll be able to resist...

I just got an order of "Earthy" in the mail the other day and it is so gorgeous!

sherry said...

I just love her 'color sense'!
AND, on her Esty site, you can even 'design'(pick the colors you want) your own top/roving...how cool is that?! Its called "Playing in the Kettle". Not too many folks are willing to put in that kind of time.
Thanks.

Her prices are reasonable, as well.

Susan said...

My favorites are Roasted Peppers, BBQ Pit, and Grape Streak! Those colors would spin up so nicely!

Andrea said...

The hand dyed fingering weight in Amethyst Aluminum is gorgeous!

Karen7 on Ravelry said...

The Sea and Its Weeds roving looks like the colors of the ocean in one of those exotic getaway beach ads for the Caribbean or Bali.

Zombie Queen said...

There are soooo many gorgeous colorways, I'm drooling over here! I think I'm going to go with Mayhem. Beautiful.

A Rose said...

Grape Streak Roving!

Rebecca said...

Call me crazy but I really like the bamboo roving Asphalt and Dirt. Actually I love them all.

Terri said...

So, I just made my purchase...it includes Rose Garden and a few more treats for Spring! Beautiful work!

helenlam said...

I like the Playing in the Kettle, Hand Dyed, 4 ounces, Punta Wool Combed Top, Roving in Sandstone

elendir said...

The difficult thing with FiberFancy is to choose between all the goodies :-) but the 3 ounces, Undyed and Hand Dyed Mulberry Silk Combed Top in Trio of Toppings really caught my eye

I'm waiting for my Goddess SAL batts and then I think I won't be able to resist the You play in the kettle SAL :-D

Campbell said...

I love that she has a variety of sizes of fibers-from an ounce and a half up to a full pound...her fiber colorways are beautiful, and the March sale is AWEsome!

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

Jags said...

So pretty! I love the soft muted colors in this one

My favorite thing in your shop today is the Grape streak roving, it is so bright and makes me think of grape soda :)

mugginskate said...

I'm a pretty huge fan of the Playing in the Kettle Hand Dyed Roving in Spinach and Feta. Absolutely beautiful!!

Thanks for having this giveaway!

Misskatydid on Ravelry said...

I LOVE her acting zebra colorway! Whats not to love about something so simply but so stunning!

Turtle said...

Earthy is my fav but playing in the kettle along with many others look so nice as well!

Quilting Pansy said...

Love this color:
Playing in the Kettle, Roving in Grape Streak
and this one:Roving in Sea and its Weeds ne

Zee said...

How sad is it to be spinning yarn, only to see something else you'd rather be spinning! What a great colorway... Earthy is right down my alley.

Now, if I could just get my hands on it, it would be pure bliss!

Zee
Twitter: innerzinc

InJuneau said...

Ooo, the Garden Planning roving makes me want to go digging in the dirt, even though we're still over a month away from safe planting.

Heather said...

Gosh, "Earthy" is just gorgeous!

On the other end of the spectrum, I love the vibrancy of Roasted Peppers.

Melrose said...

The Falkland in "Pushing Spring" is so sweet looking. I can definitely imagine spinning that up for my daughter :)

Lilm4105 said...

Love the Wooden Rose roving!
Emily
Serendipity
www.lilm4105.etsy.com

ikisti said...

OMG that is sooo pretty!
I also am in love with the Spicy Mustard roving. This shop is definitely going in the favorites for shopping with tax returns. ;)

Raymie said...

Love the Lavender and Mint roving. How pretty!!

Becca said...

I absolutely love the Sandstone Punta. Might have to come off my fiber diet long enough to order some of that! :)

brownbear said...

My favorite is the Playing in the Kettle merino roving in Mayhem.

Susan said...

Ooohhh, I found something pretty on page 4. Alpaca, silk and tencel in a color called Barbeque Pit! And it's a top roving......8 oz of beauty.

jennifer said...

Oooohhhh! I could roll around in that! I love Diana! I just got my You Play in the Kettle SAL and adore it!

desertgarden

One Sheep said...
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One Sheep said...

Every trip to this shop reminds me of the National Debt - because that's how much I'd like to spend on these beautiful fibers and yarns. Today I'm lovin' the Playing in the Kettle, Hand Dyed, 4 ounces, Punta Wool Combed Top, Roving in Rusted Plums and the Hand Dyed, 8 Ounces, Superwash Merino, Self Striping Sport Weight Yarn, Approx 550 Yards in Peacock Feather

nowhereslow said...

5 pages of beautiful fiber! i love the Falkland Wool Roving in Summer Fun!

Shelley Voight said...

Oh my goodness is that fiber yummy! On her site I loved the hand dyed BFL, she has beautiful colour selection.

Kat said...

I am loving all of the Playing in the Kettle rovings, but, my favorite is both the "Acting Zebra" and the "Garden Planning" rovings. Gorgeous!

potentialandexpectations said...

I cannot take the After the Rain yarn! I cannot TAKE it! Gorgeous.

potentialandexpectations said...

also, RT'd as @potentialandexp

Galia Lael said...

I love the Grape Streak kettle dyed superwash!

d.jackie said...

ooohhh, the blueish silk sliver called 'nightmare' is so lovely, beautiful colours, funny name

my preciousssss :)

saskia said...

grape streak roving, love it

Chrome64 said...

I love the Earthy roving! I got a sample size and it's so soft! Would love to have a full sized one!

Carissa said...

I absolutely love 'Earthy'!! Also, 'Acting Zebra' is awesome!!

Evelyn said...

I absolutely LOVE the Bamboo roving in Asphalt and Dirt!! It's gorgeous! The name fits it so well too!

Anett Kiefer said...

I really like Lavender and Mint and all the batts - lovely.

Stephanie said...

I love the Hand Dyed, Carded and Hand Pulled Superwash Roving 4 Ounces in Spring Flowers, The Whole Bouquet. I recently bought one in a different color and I can't wait to get a free bobbin so I can start spinning this. But I really want everything. Life on mars, grape streak, um, I could go on and on...

LeiLaniSue said...

I love just about anything Diana does!!! Her playing in the kettle SAL is a great idea and I will definitely be buying a large one! My favorites in the shop right now are Grape Streak and Afternoon Stroll!

Be Grim said...

I like the textured fiber batt in Turning Times. (as in, "time to turn the spinning wheel")!

woolendreams said...

I tried like 3 times the other day to post a comment and failed. :( What I wanted to say was it is beautiful and I can't wait to see your SAL fiber! I bet it will be absolutely gorgeous!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I love this Playing in the Kettle, Hand Dyed, 4 ounces, Punta Wool Combed Top, Roving in Sandstone. It's fabulous.

heather said...

I am loving the Superwash sport weight yarn in Peacock Feather.

Jessica said...

Ohh... I love the Play in the Kettle colorway! Lovely, all of them

JulieD said...

The 'Earthy' color is gorgeous! I also found the 'Afternoon Stroll' roving in the Etsy shop, just as tantalizing.

I just bought my first drop spindle this past weekend and am slowly learning the technique. What a great color to add to my beginning roving stash!

Lizbert said...

I like the punta roving in sandstone. The color's pretty and the fiber doesn't look too complicated to deal with.
Lizbert

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love the Hand Dyed Leicester Locks, Fiber, 1.5 Ounces in Teal Green so pretty:) Hugs Darcy
darcysknottyknitter@gmail.com

Mandii said...

The mulberry silk in Almost Sage is beautiful, and I love how she offers the Playing in the Kettle! I love the roving in Bag of Jellybeans! I have to resist the urge to spend my whole paycheck on her rovings!

NancyFancyPants said...

Beautiful stuff, I especially like the Sandstone top!

dixiemaiden said...

I like the "Pushing Spring" colorway.

Tas said...

That alpaca yarn in brick and denim would make some mighty fine gloves. I love the shine!

trh said...

I really love all of Fiber Fancy's rainbow rovings - from earthy to bright! I bought and spun two earthy rainbows and gave the resulting yarn to my sister who knit a lovely shawl to wear in the hospital while she had breast cancer removal surgery. Very special rovings . . .

cthulhulovesme said...

I'm liking the Spicy Brown Mustard Punta top. It looks like it'd be a lot of fun to spin.

cthulhulovesme @ Rav

Max. H said...

Beautiful braids in this shop! The handpainted color combos are so unique. My favorite is the Falkland in "summer fun"!

Sarah said...

It's too hard to pick between the hand spun and the roving... it's all so beautiful! I think the candy colorways are my favorite, very unique.

Melanie said...

Garden planning! Ijust love it.

Kim R. said...

Love the Hand Dyed, 4 Ounces, Superwash Merino, Self Striping Fingering Weight Yarn, Over 500 Yards in After the Rain, Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've posted to my blog at http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2010/04/you-cant-keep-spring-fenced-in.html