Sunday, May 2, 2010

Desert Garden Farms Giveaway!




Jennifer of Desert Garden is one of the funnest online friends I have. She's witty, creative, and she churns out amazing fiber by the pounds! The perfect online friend trifecta! You may not know that Desert Garden has it's own Ravelry group. There always seems to be a swap going on and Jennifer keeps us all busy with new SAL and KAL ideas all the time.

Jennifer is keeping me busy this summer- I've joined up with her Lord of the Rings SAL and the Monty Python SAL- I've still got the felted bag kit here not even started! One of the best things about Desert Garden, is you can ask her to create custom batts and yarn just for you. Jen is your partner in crime when it comes to wacky fiber ideas!

We're going to kick this week of RIGHT! We're giving away 4 oz of delectable Desert Garden tumbleweed batts in "Fruit Batt" which is a luxurious blend of Ultrafine Merino, Nere Mere (LOVE to spin this stuff!) Alpaca and angelina. All you've gotta do is visit Desert Garden, check out all the funky handspuns and fiber she has listed and pick out your favorite. Come back here and post about it in the comments section below. Be sure and use twitter, facebook, ravelry and/or your blog for extra entries- help spread the Desert Garden Love!

84 comments:

Crystal said...

Love the Purple People Eater and just might have to get it!

anaamica said...

I love the tea rose handpainted merino yarn. I love the colors in this yarn.

Abigail said...

It's a toss up between the Zebra and the Babs Batt!

Galia Lael said...

I love all the Barbara Streisand inspired batts, but especially Hello Dolly!

ann I am said...

The tumbleweeds bat with oranges and golds and browns is just lovely

Melanie said...

The Monty Python SAL is so cool. That mug is awesome and the fiber pictured looks divine!

Melanie on Ravelry

Deb at Merciful Hearts Farm said...

The Blueberry Pancake yarn! I usually spin my own but this is one I'd buy.

Tera said...

I love the Monty Python colorway. I have only spun with alpaca, it would be a lot of fun to try other fibers.

Anett Kiefer said...

My favourite is the Monty Python colourway.

Stephanie said...

I'm loving the mimic octopus fiber. So purty.

Lizbert said...

I'm a sucker for the Brown Long Eared Bat fiber.

Lizbert

Donna said...

I may have to get the Spinning is My Bag Package. Sounds like fun!

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Kat said...

My favorite today is the Brown Long Eared Batt. I am in several of her KAL's and am surprised and extremely happy each time I open the box. Each new batt becomes my favorite.
Jennifer is amazing.

Mandii said...

I love Jen's work! I also joined in with the LOTR and Monty Python SAL. It's so hard picking a favorite from her things!

jessecreations said...

I love EVERYTHING Jennifer makes! I have a huge box of her fiber headed my way, so I almost feel guilty entering this contest (notice I said "almost"). I really love the "Hello Dolly" Streisand-inspired batts she just listed. They're quite literally singing to me, begging me to buy them. So far I've resisted the call of Babs, but we'll see how long that lasts ...

Jess

MissMoosey on Ravelry said...

I love the Papa Can You Hear Me Babs Batt! I love what comes of spinning white and black fleeces together.

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

I adore Jen's stuff! Been having a blast with her SALs! I think my favorite right now, other than SALs, would have to be HELLO DOLLY Babs Batts Series Barbara Streisand Inspired, too much fun!

fuzzy-slipper said...

LOVE Tumble Weeds. This batt has colours in it that I never would have put together and yet it looks so fabulous. Nice job.

Christina said...

Ooo! Love the Purple People Eater, having a fondness for both the monster, himself, and the wacky purple and yellow (and sparkly!) SO MUCH PRETTY FUZZY!!!

elendir said...

I really like I'D RATHER BE BLUE Babs Batts Barbara Streisand Inspired

Angie S. said...

I really love the Purple People Eater!

heather said...

Her shop makes me want to break out in song. I love the Hello Dolly. I also love a good surprise I think I would love to get Spinning is my Bag for a great gift.

lauraelih said...

OOohh, I like the "Mimic octopus" batt! Very pretty colors, and new breeds of wool for me to play with.

TinkerTots said...

I watch DesertGarden for the SALs! I wish I had the bravery to jump in for a couple like the Dragon Fight, or the Murder Mystery. They look so darned cool! And the thought behind them blows me away. Or the Monty Python one that's available right now! They all look so fun!

lazykate said...

I love pretty roses!!

Lil Bean said...

The Hello Dolly batt is lovely!

Red said...

I like the TEA ROSE Handpainted Bulky Merino Yarn - I love pinks and greens together!

Rachael said...

I LOVE Hello Dolly! gorgeous colors!

Johanna said...

i adore her handspun yarns but I love this MONTY PYTHON Sip and Spin A Long Package June Theme (so much that now its mine!)

Cozy Knitting said...

The Brown Eared Bat-which includes a wonderful closeup photo of a brown long eared bat on the side photos. A face only his mother could love.

Zombie Queen said...

I love thePLANET 51 Handspun Novelty Yarn! Those greens really pop!

Kristen said...

I like the LIMESTONE handspun.

A Rose said...

Oh gosh, I have so many green stamps from DesertGarden as proof of how good she is!

I'll say the I'd Rather Be Blue batts are my current fave in her shop.

(I'm in like, all her SALS and have another 4 oz of tumbleweeds to spin up yet!_

YUMMY STUFF and DON'T FORGET she gives out GREEN STAMPS!!!

sam said...

I love the Hello Dolly Batt, I am very tempted to buy it!! All her batts are really gorgeous though.

One Sheep said...

I love surprises, so this would be my choice: SPINNING IS MY BAG Custom Crafted Batts and Project Bag Package

Sally said...

I am obsessed with Jen's shop! I have zebras and tigers on their way to me, as well as the Murder Mystery SAL... there is very little that makes it to her shop and not my door. :) My favorite is the To Carry A Torch handspun yarn... I've admired it since the Olympics.

DangAndBlast! said...

The Monty Python package is so funny! Very tempting. For regular just-fiber, though, probably Papa Can You Hear Me.

InJuneau said...

OMG, I LOVE bats (and batts), so this giveaway one and the Brown Long Eared Bat batts are awesome! And I LOVE Jennifer's SALs too. Just finished my second Bunny, need to do the felted bag too, and am eagerly awaiting my Monty Python!

Jags said...

Her batts area always fun and it makes me smile every time I get one of her samples in my box!

I think my fave is definitely the Monty Python SAL, I want to join in so bad hehe

Turtle said...

purple people eater! yum! and love the name! lol

ZombieCat said...

I'm in LOVE with her Planet 51 Handspun! Her fibers and colors are always gorgeous!

mamakin said...

I'm loving the Monty Python Killer Rabbit mug,fiber SAL - the Spinning is my bag custom batts and and project package, and the Hello Dolly Babs Batt (the pink is awesome) and I'd actually like to have the entire shop!

I've plurked,tweeted, blogged, facebooked, and made a note on the Lampyridae thread wondering why she was hiding this from all of us! If shouting from my deck got me an extra ticket I'd have been doing that too :-)

Magan said...

"If Monet Had Worked In Crayola" art batt

Hilarious AND beautiful!

SJS said...

Oh wow, those Tumbleweed art batts are gorgeous! I've never bought a batt subscription before, but for these, I just might!

Sara said...

The Hello Dolly batts are lovely!

AMANDA said...

I love the LIMESTONE Hand Spun Yarn SW Merino and Cashmere - so pretty!

the girl who knows too much said...

Blueberry Pancakes, To carry a torch and Tea Rose are my favs.

Raymie said...

The Tea Rose Bulky Merino is awesome...great colors!

Jennifer said...

I love the Fresh Blueberries Tumbleweed carded batt since blueberries are my favorite summer fruit.

Sarah said...

I love the tea rose--so charming!

Misskatydid on Ravelry said...

Oh my goodness, i am laughing my behind off at the Monty Python sip and spin along.. I would love to do something with such a fun air behind it.

EVA SB said...

I love the PURPLE PEOPLE EATER - fun!!

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/EVA_n_essence/status/13347746604

leah said...

The Hello Dolly batts look fun! I've heard great things about Desert Garden!

Connie said...

Mmmmmm Limestone looks wonderful!

Mama Jude said...

I love so many things, but I particularly love the hand dyed merino bulkies--blue pancakes and tearose.

Stephanie said...

Look how many peeps lurrrrve your products, Jennifer! I want all of your squishalicious fiber, but right now "I'd Rather Be Blue" is calling my name.

Nupur said...

I love the TEA ROSE Handpainted Bulky Merino Yarn- very delicate shades!

livin4fishin said...

I like "Hello Dolly". Love the orangey, golds.

Blumzieluxuryyarns said...

I love the monty python sal. I wish i had the money to do it! SO fun!

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Linda said...

Blueberry pancakes!

Sticklingen said...

Bunble Bee Stripes! Yum!

oonagh said...

i like the "papa can you hear me" and the "mimi octopus" batts....so pretty!!

-oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

Heather said...

I have a LOTR SAL coming, but probably NEED a Monty Python one as well!

Joseph said...

I'm in the Mystery SAL (totally in love with what Jennifer sent--so soft and beautiful), but I keep checking out the Monty Python SAL as well. I also love the Brown Long Eared Batt and the Spinning is My Bag. So much to choose from! :)

Jen said...

Tea Rose and the Monty Python SAL are my favorites!

helenlam said...

I'm really liking the LIMESTONE Hand Spun Yarn SW Merino and Cashmere. yum!

mugginskate said...

I love the Planet 51 Handspun yarn.
Epic awesome!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The BROWN LONG EARED BAT Tumbleweeds Carded Batts is great! Bats are totally cool, so it's great to see someone honor them witha series of fibers.

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Snaps said...

Zebra stripes! I love it!

Megan said...

The I'D RATHER BE BLUE Babs Batts Barbara Streisand Inspired has an interesting color combo... I'd be interested to see how it spins up!

Spinnergirl said...

Pretty Roses, perfect for a Spring Spin.

Kari said...

Loving the Papa Can You Hear Me! The Tea Rose is also fantastic!

Stacy said...

I've got to go with Purple People Eater. C'mon.

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

It has to be the Brown Long Eared Bat Batt. Absolutely. Both for the way it looks, and for the cute little bat that inspired it. And the name!

trh said...

LOVE the Monty Python Spin along - what a terrific idea and how cute is that mug???

Christine said...

Love that Tea Rose!

Julie said...

MONTY PYTHON SIP AND SPIN ALONG! Yes the caps were required.

brownbear said...

I really like the hello dolly babs batt. Pretty colors.

dixiemaiden said...

I like the "Tea Rose" handpainted yarn.

knitmomma said...

BUMBLE BEE Stripes Series Tumbleweeds Carded Batts

beautiful!

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MarciaViola said...

I love the Planet 51 very much!