Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Rocky Horror Batt Giveaway and I've named the wheel


Recently spun "tumbleweed batt" Fly Agaric




Congrats Saskia! She named my new wheel "Meadow" and I think it fits her really well!

I had Jennifer at Desert Garden create some wonderful batts for the Phat shop recently. If you haven't had a chance to spin her "tumbleweed" batts, you really should! The resulting yarns always come out so textural and earthy. I just adore her batts.

We're doing something a little different today. You can find go window shopping at either the Phat Shop where several of the Desert Garden Batts are, or you can pop on over to Desert Garden and tell me what you like over there.

Mention the giveaway on twitter, facebook, plurk or ravelry and we'll give you an extra entry.
We'll draw for the winner later in the week, so let's get shopping!

58 comments:

Chris said...

"Antique roses" is a beautifully subtle yarn. I like the fact that you've spun it out of something with a little 'crunch'.

jessecreations said...

I love all of her creations! I've already bought two SALs b/c I have loved seeing the yarns the other spinners have made from previous SALs. I also love her spinning is my bag kit - I told hubby he's buying me that for my birthday!!

Jess

saskia said...

This is my fav blog to check into by the way- and yeah for me naming the wheel!

I like this orange one
Goddess Sock yarn Krishna dyed by danido 400 yards and tea sample

knittingdancer said...

I think the She thinks my tractor sexy John Deere green handspun yarn makes me think of spring. It is a mixture of snow and rain here in Alabama today. I am so looking forward to spring.

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

There are some really nice clubs and SALs in the shop, but the most tempting thing there is the SPINNING IS MY BAG Package. A great idea!!

Nightphoenix said...

Not only is the color great, but the name She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy is just awesome!

Lizbert on Ravelry

Angie said...

I think the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy batt is great!

oonagh said...

i love the concept of a "knights and dragons" spinalong....very different!!!

-oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

Rachel O said...

Oh man. I would love the KNITTING GIFT PACK Dryad Yarn and Walnut Needles.

A Rose said...

I have the knights and dragons in my favorites and I just bought a birds nest batt to try out (it has cotton in it!)

karinajean said...

I just love the name "she thinks my tractor is sexy." and the colors too!

Jags said...

OMG! Want want want!!!

I'm a huge Rocky horror fan and that batt would go perfectly with the little Sweeny todd batt that is hiding in the goth portion of my stash hehehe

I really would love to be in the Knights vs Dragons spin-a-long if I wasn't so broke, my hubby is a dragon fanatic and I would love to make yarn just for him

beautyredefined said...

ooOOoo - I really like the "She thinks my tractor's sexy" handspun. :)

(beautyredefined on ravelry)

Magan said...

Spinning Is My Bag! What a fabulous idea!!

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

Fly Agaric is my favorite! So much so that I bought 4 a few days ago along with a Bunnies SAL! That Murder Mystery SAL is looking so tempting too though!

Blumzieluxuryyarns said...

HAHA! She thinks my tractor's sexy. Awesome! lol

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Cozy Knitting said...

The Hippy Dippy Rainbow is really pretty. But the tractor beads on the She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy is too much. Where do you find beads like that? Too cute!

lilyunfolding said...

omg i cant not enter to win a rocky horror batt! as far as a DG wishlist, i love the all of her SAL's! every one of them sounds awesome. i really like the "spinning is my bag" and i def wouldnt say no to that beautiful beatrix potter batt.

as an aside, I never get the notifications and it wont let me sign up again, who do i talk to about getting on the list? i want a phat fiber box so badly! :)

Amy said...

I am in love with the idea of the Elements KAL.

CindyD said...

Tumbleweed is pretty

heather said...

I love the SAL idea in particular the knights vs dragons,

Susan said...

Wow... I've never really considered doing a batt-of-the-month club until I visited the Desert Garden shop. The tumbleweed batts look great!

Mandii said...

I love Desert Garden's Handspun Art Yarn Cult Classics Ode to Dr. Frank n Furter. Rocky Horror Picture Show is my favorite movie of all time and I can completely see how it was inspired by Dr. Frank n Furter!

Aria said...

how cool! i'd love to try my hand at spinning one of those batts. I like the colors in FLY AGARIC Beatrix Potter Inspired February Phat Fiber Tumbleweeds Batts. Thanks for the contest :)
knitmit on rav

Aria said...

i also tweeted about the contest!
knitmit on rav

Natalie said...

I want the Wayne's World batt :D

InJuneau said...

Yum, LOVE the Desert Garden stuff! I'm almost done with the 4 SALs I've gotten from her (2 Star Wars and 2 Star Trek) and am on the list for more (Bunnies!). I also have the Elements KAL on my Favorites list...

Kristen said...

I like the LIMESTONE Hand Spun Yarn SW Merino and Cashmere.

Heidi B said...

I love Robin's eggs nest tumbleweeds! just soo gorgeous!

PerennialGirl said...

I luv the FLY AGARIC Beatrix Potter Inspired February Phat Fiber Tumbleweeds Batts and of course the Rocky Horror batt!!

Turtle said...

how could you not love a batt named after the beloved classic of Rocky Horror! (we worship that movie in this household, hubby has proudly played each character, grin) But i have to also love the She thinks my tractors sexy!!

love the name meadow. That is what i wanted to name my daughter but hubby vetoed it!

Johanna said...

I love all of her clubs but my fav would have to be the Handspun Yarn 3 month club. I love to try others handspuns!

Quilting Pansy said...

I love Beatrix Potter:FLY AGARIC

Zombie Queen said...

I love the "Fly Agaric" batt and the "She Things my Tractor's Sexy" Yarn lol :)

wenchamok said...

The Fly Agaric batt is lovely!

Jen

Lilm4105 said...

Love the Tractors Sexy Handspun and the Knitter Gift Pack. Lovely stuff and fun names and inspirations.
Emily
Serendipity
www.lilm4105.etsy.com

vickyknits said...

The Limestone Handspun Cashmere and Merino yarn looks yummy. I wish I could spin like that!
--Vickyknits on Ravelry

vickyknits on Ravelry said...

This contest is also now my status on facebook! Contests are fun :)
Vickyknits

SpaceJunk said...

LMAO at the name of this one: "Cult Classics Rain Man Uh Oh Fart Batts"

Too Awesome.

knitmomma said...

So clever! I like FLY AGARIC Beatrix Potter Inspired February Phat Fiber Tumbleweeds Batt

eclecticitee said...

Oh, gosh, I love. the. Blueberry Pancake yarn! Gorgeous colours and I've been looking for the perfect bulky yarn for a project in my longer-than-life-expectancy queue.

And now on top of drooling over the yarn I want pancakes....

chana

One Sheep said...

Everywhere I go lately I've been seeing this red/black/grey/white color combo and remembering how much I love it. The Cult Classics Waynes World Batt 1oz by Desert Garden from teh Phat Shop is another great one.

Anonymous said...

The "Hippy Dippy Rainbow" batt looks interesting. I wonder what it's like to spin with all of those different things!
atthebreakofnoon at Rav

Anonymous said...

i also tweeted about the desert garden etsy shop and the contest!
atthebreakofnoon

Be Grim said...

I can tell that running "Hippy Dippy Rainbow" thru my fingers would be pure spinning bliss!

Shibaguyz said...

Great song… great name for yarn… gotta love it!

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Rachel Suntop said...

I like the Fly Agaric roving the best!

Kenlynn said...

The ROBIN'S NEST Tumbleweeds Art Batts are really neat.

EVA SB said...

Other than the gorgeous Fly Agaric featured here I like the TEA ROSE Handpainted yarn

EVA SB said...

Other than the gorgeous Fly Agaric featured here I like the TEA ROSE Handpainted yarn

Anett Kiefer said...

I am in love with Fly Agaric, beautiful colours.

Julie said...

Knights and Dragons SAL! I've been debating with myself even before this post whether to splurge and pick that one up ...

cthulhulovesme said...

The Fly Agaric batts are really calling out to me, colorwise.

-cthulhulovesme at Rav

dixiemaiden said...

I like the Robin's Nest tumbleweed art batts.

morgaine24 said...

i love the beatrix potter fiber from her store vbarton24 at gmail dot com

morgaine24 said...

twittered http://twitter.com/morgaine24/status/10014621121 vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Spinnergirl said...

Love to be in the Tumblewweds Batt Club!!!

rebelhousewife said...

great names. Knights and Dragons is my fav though.