Monday, May 24, 2010

Susan's Kitchen double giveaway!



Last month, Susan's Kitchen contributed some amazing samples with a unique interpretation on "All Creatures Great and Small". Susan chose to use the 'literal' interpretation and draw inspiration from James Herriot's books.

Susan's Kitchen is another shop with a look that a lot of idiosyncratic listings- something I find quite appealing when buying hand dyes. Her shop has a beautiful warmth about it- even her cool colors seem to glow! I especially loved her April Phat Fiber samples though.

Today we've got 2 Susan's Kitchen large versions of her April samples for 2 winners! The Tristan drum carded batt is a beautiful blend of romney, honey tussah silk, camel down, angora and a sprinkling of angelina. The Sparkle Fluff pack is a gorgeously springy blend of longwools, mohair and plenty of shine!

Please visit Susan's Kitchen today. Find something you love, and write about it in the comments below. We'll be awarding second entries for those of you who use social networking to spread the word about Susan's shop. We'll be drawing the winners later in the week, so be sure and check back to see if you've won!

64 comments:

stringsofpurls said...

I love her Roadside Sock yarn! Very nice giveaway!

Angie S. said...

Poison Apple is my favorite for sure!

ashley0607 said...

okay were to start: I love her roving color ways: poison apple, envy, roadside, and Phuket Sunset. She does really great work!

Zee said...

Fall In and Envy are my absolute faves. Definitely must haves for me. :)

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Donna said...

I lovelovelove Rose Gold Drumcarded Batts! They look sooo soft!

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Lizbert said...

Blueberry squish sock yarn is fantastic. That is exactly how I imagine my socks would look if I walked over a bunch of blueberries.

Yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

I went to the shop and immediately added the Pansies BamAlWool combed top to my favorites. Some of the batt sets, like Tristan or Rose Gold, are very tempting. I could have mentioned several other items too!

Kathleen said...

I love her leftover batts!

Esther said...

I love the Fall In - BamAlWool fiber. It looks as soft as butter.

Tea, Thyme and Cozies said...

I love the Blueberry Squish and the Rose Gold!!! Wonderful colors! Have "hearted" her shop!! Now off to share on my facebook page!
Michelle

Roo said...

LOOOOOVE the sparkle fluff products, I am truly smitten with those - a treat for the discerning handspinner.

Will share this on Facebook too so others can peek.

loves2design said...

Poison Apple - Tussah Silk Handdyed Combed Top Spinning Fiber love look great

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jessecreations said...

My daughter was immediately drawn to Phuket Sunset. I got to spin a Tristan sample from April and it was gorgeous!

Jess

DangAndBlast! said...

I like how she has some things both spun and unspun, so you can see how it'll turn out. (I have a very bad imagination, so I can't visualise the finished product well!) For a specific thing, probably end of sunset or green streak.

elendir said...

I really like Red, Gold, Peach, Gray - Handdyed Mohair Locks

A Rose said...

Berry Patch Superwash looks like it would be interesting spun up.

Nupur said...

I love the Shaded Forest - Merino Wool Combed Top Spinning Fiber- very cool and unusual color combination.

Rachael said...

The Envy Corredale roving looks scrumptious!

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

Love the thought of the bamboo/alpaca/wool blend! But this time, Berry Patch - Panda Bamboo Wool Nylon Combed Top really caught my eye!

Stacy said...

Oooo Vintage Garden Corriedale! Pretty. :)

Turtle said...

poison apple and envy fingering, aqua and chartreuse markers, so many fiber batts catch my eye!! Very nice large selection of lovelies!

ZombieCat said...

I LOVE her Poison Apple wool blend top. Yay color!

Anna B said...

Aw, i like tristan. So pretty!


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Jennifer said...

Rose Gold batts for me. Wow that's a pretty one. This is a gorgeous shop and I'm so glad I visited. So many pretty things.

Kat said...

The Mermaid and Springtime Sparkle Fluff look devine! Must have them!

saskia said...

phuket sunset is so pretty

Stephanie said...

So much to look at and very hard to choose one thing, so I went to my favorites and noticed I had two listed from Susan's Kitchen-- the Tristan batts and Evening in Spring batts. Both are beautiful.

nephnie

heather said...

My son(who is 9) and I like the blueberry squish! Because it really does look like she squashed blueberries to get that colorway.I would spin any type of her fiber it all looks yummy.

lotsofhermies(ravelry)

Melrose said...

Just love the "poison apple" and "wine cellar" colorways!

Kristen said...

I like the Sparkling Green and Black - Handmade Stitch Markers for Knitting - Set of 8.

SJS said...

Blueberry Squish and Berry Patch seem like they'd spin up to lovely yarns!

InJuneau said...

I love the Envy and Blueberry Squish colorways.

InJuneau said...

It looks like my comment got lost in the ether. If it shows up twice, please delete the repeat.

Anyway, I love the Envy and Blueberry Squish colorways.

Red said...

The Phuket Sunset - Panda Sock Handdyed Yarn Fingering Weight yarn looks lovely! So pretty, it would make an adorable sweater for a little girl I think. =)

Anonymous said...

You cooked up some yummie goodness in "Springtime"!

butterflyears/Ravelry said...

Love Springtime!

Joseph said...

I love how cheerful the colors are in the Sunrise Sparkle Fluff!

sherry said...

Lately, I've been into 'random'-type things....therefore, I like her 'leftovers' Batts.
In April'l box, I did get some of her 'sparkle fluff', which was added during hand-carding to some other fibers. Love how it turned out!

fuzzy-slipper said...

Tristan! I LOVE the colours. Fabulous work.

PenelopeRose said...

So many beautiful items it was hard to choose just one. If I didn't already have more sock yarn than time I'd be all over the Roadside - Handdyed BFL Sock Lace Yarn Light Fingering Weight.

Misskatydid on Ravelry said...

Blueberry squish all the way!

Kari said...

Love the Blueberry Squish Tussah Silk! Such a pretty combination of colors!

Lilm4105 said...

I like the End of Sunset drumcarded batts. Lovely giveaway!
Emily S.
Serendipity
www.lilm4105.etsy.com

Enchantments by Rhianana said...

I really love the "Springtime" shimmery batt, the colors are so brilliant and refreshing!

Katie said...

Rose Gold looks like it'd be fun to spin!

Merinitta said...

Envy and Pansies are my two favorites.

Jamie Longstreth Fritz said...

Joining in with the legions who love Envy. I love it in BFL because I love spinning BFL.

Tera said...

I love all of the colorways! I especially love Fall In and Wine Cellar. They are soooo beautiful!

Anett Kiefer said...

I like the Tristan batt and Poison Apple. Her stitchmarkers are loveley.

Magan said...

Sparkle Fluff!! I love it in all its colorways! I love all her batts too- I'm currently eyeing Rose Gold.

Campbell said...

I love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45267357/springtime-21-oz-of-sparkle-fluff

...and I have the perfect seed bead mixture to go with the fibers called heather....may just have to break down and see if my imagination can make the blend work!

Anna
anna.pamprdchef@gmail.com

All For Love Of Yarn! said...

Evening in spring is gorgeous, love those purples, light and airy deep and rich, just beautiful!

iddysticks said...

I love the Bamboo wool nylon mix in 'passion'. What a great Etsy shop!

brownbear said...

I really like the roving in Phuket Sunset and the batts in Tristan and Rose Gold. Pretty.

sam said...

I love the Phunket sunset and poison apple colorways soo pretty! I am going to have to come back to her shop once I get my paycheck :)

Beesybee said...

I love any of the hand dyed locks to spin art yarn! Lovely colors

c-rok said...

I really love her Poppy Fields colorway.

jeanius said...

I love her Hush boy and Green Streak batts! She has an amazing eye for blending just the right amount, without it getting muddy :)

Garilynn said...

I like the Leftovers batts.

Alison said...

I love the "Envy" hand dyed top. I bet the colors would spin up beautifully! (Besides, I just can't resist the combination of green and blue.)

petitevache said...

i think i love just about everything in Susan's Kitchen, but if i had to pick a fav i'd say the "Poison Apple" BFL is it.

Jessie said...

I like the Reds and Golds!

Jan L said...

I think that the Pele - 2.0 oz of Sparkle Fluff is just beautiful. Would love to use it as an add-in on a batt of my own.

brownbear said...

It arrived today and it is even more beautiful in real life. Thank you so much!