Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blue Mtn Handcrafts Caddy Sax giveaway!



While you're gazing at this lovely Caddy Sax we have to giveaway, I'm going to tell you a little story about why you need one. This week I have been knitting away on a scarf I designed out of sock yarn for the May secret site. Yesterday, I put the knitting down to work on something else and came back to find my little boy happily unraveling it and twisting the yarn around his fingers. When he looked up to see my face contorted with horror, he said "Mom, remember, I'm a good boy." And, come to think of it, he is. You see he understands a very cardinal rule- Never open a woman's purse/bag. If she needs something out of it, simply pick the entire thing up and give it to her to look through. If I teach him nothing else, this simple yet extremely important rule has at least sunk in. I can only blame myself for letting such delicious yarn lay about to be played with. If it was inside of a bag he would have not touched it. Lesson learned? I hope!
Now, Beth of Blue Mountain Handcrafts has come up with a quite ingenious project bag- the Caddy Sax. Why do I say ingenious? Well, the way the bag is constructed, you can cinch it up, have your cake of yarn inside and pull the yarn from the top of the bag, keeping it nice and tangle free. Then, you have all your little pockets on the OUTSIDE so it's easy to reach and you don't have to open the bag again and go digging. The fact that they come in the cutest color combos is the cherry on top!

We're giving away this small caddy sax! Just visit Blue Mountain Handcrafts and find something you like! Write about that in the comments section below and you'll be automatically entered to win. Remember to get extra entries by using facebook/twitter/plurk/ravelry to social network, just let us know you did it!

84 comments:

A. Hiscock said...

Oh, I love the Mushroom mulberry top! Those browns are so rich.

I also adore the mini monkey sax; I keep telling myself that when the perfect fabric shows up I'll nab one for a purse. And I covet the beige & taupe caddy sax to corral my roving while I spin.

RTed! @owldaughter

elendir said...

It's difficult to find something I don't like... so I'll choose FROGGY WENT A COURTIN Superwash Wool Roving 4 oz because I love the name :-D

juna666 on Ravelry said...

Those bags are so great. I espacially like the Lime and chocolate one. I am a bag junkie and someday, I am going to have one of those.

theluckielizard said...

I love all the "secret" listings. It makes shopping her site so much more fun and all of her bags are just too cute with fun color combos!

knitforknot said...

Description
BEACH GLASS 1/2 oz birds nest of hand dyed silky soft bamboo combed top for spinning or blending.

This makes me want to learn to spin! :)

I'm also posting this on FB. :)

Kat said...

The hand spun is beautiful but I really like the project bags. The fluffy sheep are cute but I really like the PLUM AND SAND Caddy Sax Drawstring Bag Sock Project Bag. I also tweeted the wonders of Blue Mountain Handcrafts via @kattalyne

Amy said...

I love her straight needles cases...the black velvet one especially.

trh said...

I would so love to have a Caddy Sax! I like retro rose, vintage flowers, lime and blue and anything with the wine color.

jessecreations said...

What DON'T I love in her shop? I always buy my citric acid there just so I can take advantage of her amazing "extra listings." I also LOVE all of her Random Beauty batts!!!

Jess

Donna said...

I love the Wild Rose Mulberry Silk Top.

@TuttleDB

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oonagh said...

i love the handdyed silk top.....but the alien sun colorway handspun is gorgeous too!!!

-oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

kelley said...

It was really hard to just choose one! But I guess I love the plum & sand caddy sax the best!

RoamingKnitter said...

The Caddy Sax are great! I like the Vintage Lime Roses & Teal. The Pine Needle Roll Up needle case is another pick.

Kat said...

I keep buying fiber from this shop, but, haven't put the caddy sax on my must have list yet. If there weren't so may yummy fibers, I would own several of those saxz by now. LOL
As for fiber Experiment 9 looks fabulous and that Green Budgie is so nice! And, the Wine and Sage caddy is my favorite!

Magan said...

I loooooove the Asian Butterfly caddy sac. It's so pretty.

Melissa Antes said...

The fabric combinations in the bags are so cute! I'm such a sucker for any kind of vintage-styled fabric..

mugginskate said...

I love the Random Beauty 4 handspun yarn! It's so gorgeous!!

TinkerTots said...

I have visited this shop SO MANY times, drooling over the gorgeous project bags. If I weren't saving like crazy for a wheel I would have fallen down long ago.

I adore every single one of her bags, but the Pink Flamingo top is pretty tempting, too.

jennifer said...

I've been eyeballing the Vintage Flowers pattern for awhile

desertgarden

Cathy said...

The vintage gold caddy sax is lovely

fuzzy-slipper said...

Well, I do love these caddy's. I think they're brilliant. Apart from that the Mushroom hand dyed sure does catch my eye. Very nice work!

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

I could list a dozen items from the bags/needle cases section, a dozen from roving/top. I especially want to mention the Vintage Flowers and Moss bag and the Can't Get Enough BFL top.

Johanna said...

everything in the shop is amazing but my favorite listings are the ones you find as you look through her shop hidden in plain site at random! those you have to read for yourselves to see how cool they really are!

Anita said...

Do I have to pick just one? I love all of Beth's stuff!!

I'll go with the Girl Time pink batt, gorgeous!

PenelopeRose said...

Oh goodness, I really and I mean REALLY want the "Blending Hackle for making Roving or Combed Top"!

aimee said...

I just love those bags! I have been ogling them for a while now. And her batts are so much fun!

Red said...

I really like the ASIAN BUTTERFLY Caddy Sax! Very pretty!

Kristen said...

Love the Green Polkadot Caddy Sack!

Chris said...

I bought a skein of "Alien Sun" for a friend of mine and it was gorgeous! I'm seriously thinking of getting one for myself.

spyderkl said...

I like so much there, so Imma just close my eyes and pick one.

The Shadow bamboo top is incredible. Just gorgeous. And RTed. @spyderkl

A Rose said...

Grab bag of wool for needlefelting!

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

TRUFFLES Semi Smooth Luxury Spinning Batt 3.6 oz Cormo Silk Bamboo Sparkle looks exceptionally fun! Once again, kill me with the purples, not like that is new, I'm a sucker!

Blumzieluxuryyarns said...

I want Eric's fiber tools! If i ever have some extra money laying around I'm going to get a comb and hackle set!

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Anonymous said...

I love the vintage leaves notions bag. I am forever in search of my notions, I really could use a single place that is cute, to keep my goodies

MamaKnits2Much said...

OMGosh! I am in total lust for ANY of her hand-dyed mulberry silk tops. (swoon and sigh)

Connie said...

I collect sheep (ornaments, can't afford the real thing) - the Sheep notions bag is my favorite.

greyowl (rav id)

Kim R. said...

Love the BOTTOMLESS MTN LAKE Single Ply Handspun Wool Yarn, Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

saskia said...

2 Pitch Wool Hand Comb Set in Oak these are really cool!

saskia said...

facebooked it!

InJuneau said...

Oh goodness, I love just about anything in Beth's shop. I already own a herd of project bags from her in the range of sizes. I love the batts her kids design too. Right now, I love the MIDNIGHT N MOONLIGHT Smooth Spinning Batts 5 oz BFL Merino Glitz Bamboo and the SECRET RANDOM BEAUTY 2 Semi Chunky Spinning Batt 3.8 oz Merino BFL Bamboo Glitz.

Marie T said...

I'd have to go with the mauve/gold combination. These bags are a great idea - I love the outside pockets. It seems like my bits and pieces always end up tangling themselves into the yarn in my bags.

allison said...

I love the lime and chocolate sax. Such beautiful colors together.

Stephanie said...

Well, I was going to say the retro rose caddy sax, but I just bought it so I will go with SECRET RANDOM BEAUTY 1 fiber. Pretty.

Janet said...

Hot Stuff

http://www.etsy.com/listing/40710470/hot-stuff-single-ply-bfl-wool-yarn-32-oz

yep, that definitely caught my eye :)

Christine said...

LOVE the colors in EXPERIMENT, hand pulled roving!

Lilm4105 said...

I like the Pine Needles roll up case and the Fluffy Sheep Notions Bag!
Love the Special listings idea, fun!
Emily
Serendipity
www.lilm4105.etsy.com

Misskatydid on Ravelry said...

The kitten little buddy bag has stolen my heart! I love my lil furry friends and to have something so cute to hold my markers just makes it all that better!

Turtle said...

I have purchased from this company before, fast shipping and wonderful products! i have to say i am in love with the egg bag!! I have eyed that fabric somewhere on line and loved it at first glance!

Galia Lael said...

Love the Lime & Chocolate bag!

Carlin said...

I absolutely love the Fairy Wedding roving.

sherry said...

Tell ya, a girl can't have too many project bags!

I love Beth's sense of color and 'surprise' in her dyed rovings and batts.
Matter of fact, I did purchase a gorgeous batt from her that I have yet to spin up.....its almost a piece of artwork in and of itself!
Love the jumble batts...those look like fun to spin!
(another fun word verification: hootbra ! Is your's a 'hoot'?)

leah said...

I like the project bags and the variety of locks. Plus the special listings are pretty fun!

Kari said...

LOVE the Alien Sun handspun. The color inspires so many different projects for me! Fantastic!

phoenixfire said...

I want, I NEED the Caddy Sax bag. I love the one in Butterfly!

Cozy Knitting said...

I like all the "bird" named rovings-rose breasted cockatoo, budgie, etc. They are very pretty.

Abigail said...

I love how many samples there are - from bamboo to dyes to glitz. If I ever cave to the temptation to make my own rolags I'd go there for samples of pretty much everything.

heather said...

I love everything but the Sillygirl merino roving is so happy.

heather said...

I love everything but the Sillygirl merino roving is so happy.

Raymie said...

love the colors in the Hush Merino Combed Top! Also love the Random Beauty yarn.

Sara said...

My favorite:

GOLDEN MILKWEED Straight Circular and DPN Knitting Needle Roll Up Case

Zombie Queen said...

The wild rose mulberry top is gorgeous!

KellieBelle said...

OMG I want a Caddy Sax SOO BAD! I'm oogling the Vintage Flowers and Teal one now......

Amanda said...

I LOVE the colors in the GIRL TIME and MESMERIZED batts! So pretty!

Joseph said...

Love, love, love the Wild Rose mulberry! I started drooling as soon as I clicked on the page, all her fibers are so gorgeous!

CraftyAshley said...

I think Beth makes some darn cute bags and would love to get one one day!

Sarah Lewis (sadiekate on Ravelry) said...

i think the SUNFLOWERS Large Reversible Tote Bag Knitting and Crochet Projects Bag is great!

Spinnergirl said...

Virginia Bluebells Roving perfect for Spring Spinning!!

Spinnergirl said...

Virginia Bluebells Roving perfect for Spring Spinning!!

Anjali (BloreKnitter on Ravelry) said...

I love the needle roll up case. I need one badly!

nowhereslowhandmade.com said...

i love the Hand Dyed Mulberry Silk Top. all of the colors are so shiny and gorgeous.

Anett Kiefer said...

I like the bags and needle cases especially the Teal Garden one.

helenlam said...

I really like the TRUFFLES Semi Smooth Luxury Spinning Batt 3.6 oz Cormo Silk Bamboo Sparkle

Cristina said...

I love the Silk and Bamboo tops, particularly the bamboo Storm and Shadows. They are gorgeous!

Melanie said...

I'm in love with the Kid Mohair Locks - so silky! :)

Melanie on Ravelry

Phyllis said...

Green again! I like the Celtic Magic handspun yarn.

Tamryne on Ravelry said...

I love all the fiber tools! Blending hackle, hand combs, totally drool worthy.

EVA SB said...

I love the PLUM AND SAND Caddy Sax Drawstring Bag.
Also the Little Buddy Drawstring Notions Bag in KITTEN design and the Black Velvet needle case.


I tweeted
https://twitter.com/EVA_n_essence/status/13135661231

Jessie said...

I love the Wild Rose Mulberry Silk Top. The pictures as so shinny and it looks so squishy soft.

dixiemaiden said...

I would love some of her Firestar to play with!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The Ginger Caddy Sack drawstring bag is my favorite. Beautiful fabric.

Melissa B. said...

I like the LIME AND CHOCOLATE Caddy Sax.

Shirley said...

Are you taking international entries? I like the caddy sax and Random Beauty 7.

shetlandsheepdog said...

Awesome bags, very creative---love the fabrics, I hope I win one!

Allison von Berg said...

Beach glass bamboo ooooohhhhh love it!