Sunday, August 1, 2010

Gales Art BFL giveaway!



Earlier today, I was finishing up an experiment- just how many oz of fiber can I fit on one standard majacraft bobbin while still being able to spin? Answer: just under 8 oz worsted weight 2ply BFL from Gales Art. While I was spinning this fiber, I kept wishing everyone knew just how soft and awesome Gale's bfl is.. I know you're thinking wow, bfl. It's not like it's alpaca or silk or something super luxurious, but I gotta tell you, Gales Art BFL is some seriously soft stuff!

I love how I can just take off and spin it too- if you're a new spinner and have not yet tried bfl, you'll be amazed at how easy it is for you to spin- it's so fun!

Anyway, we're giving away 2 of these braids to a lucky commenter! Why only 2? Because Gale donated one of them for our Gulf Oil Spill Relief box. But, the other 2 are all for you! Just visit Gales Art, find something you love, write about it in the comments section below and we'll be drawing a name later in the week. Be sure and leave an identifying mark and remember we'll count those extra social network pings as entries too!

72 comments:

PJS said...

I would love to win those beautiful fiber bundles, but gale seems to have closed her shop for the moment. What a shame.

Though, I was cruising through ehr sold items and they are gorgeous.... particularly her tussah silk roving in 'Seaweed'

Oh well, maybe next time!

Chris said...

Browsing her past sales, I am just astounded by all the beautiful colors. If forced at needlepoint to chose a favorite, I'd have to vote for the opal colorway.

Diane said...

What a shame she's on vacation just now. Her products really are beautiful. I think I'd have to say my favorite of her past sales is the Grape Vine alpaca/silk roving here: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/28277126

Tweeted and facebooked, of course!

Quilting Pansy said...

From sold items:
Love the Wisteria, Deep Blue Sea, Cherry Blossom, Moldy pumpkin....and that was just the first page! :)

Katie said...

I think the Moldy Pumpkin roving is gorgeous!

ikisti said...

I love the Opal that is in the sold pile. I think the BLF is also a great spinning fiber. One of my favorites really.

Angie S. said...

In her sold items I see Moldy Pumpkin and LOVE it! I hope it's repeatable!

Lilm4105 said...

I still love the Crayon Box roving!
Emily S.
Serendipity
www.lilm4105.etsy.com

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Seaweed, please. Sunset Glow, please. Both are so pretty.

Red said...

The Seaweed roving is quite lovely. I love those rich jewel tones, they're some of my favorite colors.

Rachael said...

Love the roving - crayon box (blueface swirl)

twitter also

Zombie Queen said...

The Deep Blue Sea roving is gorgeous!

Anna B said...

i love rose glow!

Liz in Seattle said...

I love those semi-solids! Gale and I may need to have a little chat about supplying me with all of them in BFL - I sense a new thread line coming on...

Also twitted @dragonflylotusd

Liz
www.dragonflylotusdesigns

Anonymous said...

Khat from Ravelry...
I love all the multicolored fiber best, but my two favorite colors are moldy pumpkin and crayon box. Of course all of the ones I have gotten as samples are yummy to spin.

Knottiegirl said...

I really like the Seaweed color!

Knottiegirl said...

I twittered about Gales Art too!

busyHSmom said...

Oh dear! I always have such a hard time choosing just one thing at the lovely shops you send us to!!! Her rovings are beautiful. I especially like the cocktail and deep blue.

ZombieCat said...

I like whatever colorway it is that you've spun! Those colors are gorgeous, and your spinning is as well!

lauraelih said...

I like this store too much. If I'm just picking one...I like the Deep Blue Sea colorway.

vickie said...

I love the real olive roving awesome vbarton24 at gmail dot com

InJuneau said...

I love the BFL swirl roving in Opal.

butterflyears said...

I love the "Deep Blue Sea" roving. Always seem to be drawn to those water colors!

Galia Lael said...

I love the Deep Blue Sea rovings, and I think the semi-solids are beautifully dyed.

Yarn Envy said...
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Yarn Envy said...

It is hard to choose a favorite but if I have to I would have to say that the seaweed roving is just amazing. I WANT! Once I get good at spinning, (I am just a beginner) I will have to invest in some.

Dawn said...

Hard to choose - but Seaweed probably gets my vote, although loving the crayon box too!

xxx

Anne-Line said...

Loving the colors in the Deep Blue Sea roving !

Jan L said...

I also love BFL. Gail's Opal (blueface swirl)is just beautiful and I'd love to spin some of that up.

Heather P said...

her deep blue is is amazing. I would love to make a pair of fingerless gloves in that. going to have to keep an eye open for her to post more.

Tera said...

What beautiful colors...I really like the seaweed colorway. I am curious what the eggplant colorway would look like. I look forward to seeing more of her colorways.

TuttleDB said...

Loving the blueface swirl cocktail roving.

@TuttleDB

FB

Heather said...

I love the cocktail roving and her new semi solids look great what a great way to get a solid to go with your multi for socks

Heather said...

I love the cocktail roving and her new semi solids look great what a great way to get a solid to go with your multi for socks

elendir said...

I really like Velvet Elvis of what is right now in the shop and I just love Moldy Pumpkin!

Stephanie said...

I'm loving the opal roving.

nephnie

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

How much fun does Roving - Velvet Elvis ( blueface swirl) look? That is very tempting!

Julie said...

Ooo - that Opal bfl is calling my name! I also twittered (tweeted?) about it at southern_mystic.

Jessey said...

The Opal swirled roving is delicious!

ilina said...

Oh, Velvet Elvis is absolutely beautiful!
(same name on ravelry)

jessecreations said...

I love that Crayon Box BFL roving!

Jess

Linda said...

I love the opal sock yarn.

Annette said...

Love the moldy pumpkin or cherry blossom sock yarn - heaven!

ashley0607 said...

Gales Seaweed roving is gorgeous. : )

PenelopeRose said...

I absolutely love the moldy pumpkin sock yarn!! I want, I want, I want....

Jessie said...

I have bought (and I love) Gale's "No. 9" merino/silk and Macaw, among others. I also loved Tsunami and Cookie Monster. :)

knitmomma said...

I love the few things in her store - her semi solids are lovely! I also love Roving - Velvet Elvis ( blueface swirl)

Knitmomma (at) gmail (dot) com

Tia said...

I love the Crayon Box BFL Swirl. Actually...all those solids are also extremely gorgeous; may have to plan a knitting project as an excuse to use them.

One Sheep said...

Roving - Opal (blueface swirl)is stunning!

Kim R. said...

Love the sock yarn - opal (superwash/nylon):)
Thanks!

Turtle said...

lol, moldy pumpkin!

Melrose said...

LOVE the moldy pumpkin and cherry blossom sock yarns!

Heather said...

I have a bunch of Gale's fibers in my stash, but it's never enough!

I've been lusting after Moldy Pumpkin for a while now. I'm not sure what I'd like to do with it, but I want a LOT of it. One of these days I'm going to order some...

Jean Ashley said...

I love the seaweed roving and the cherry sock yarn...her products are lovely...

ikkinlala said...

I love the semisolid rovings. I'm not sure whether my favourite is Seaweed or Evergreen.

brownbear said...

I really like the bright silk hankies and the roving in cocktail.

Spindipity said...

Wow! I've been a fan of Gale's for awhile. I love the Wisteria and Crayon Box colorways. The Moldy Pumpkin sock yarn is really nice. The color combination is really pretty. I don't usually like "softer" colors, but Moldy Pumpkin is really pretty!

Kristin said...

I LOVE the opal sock yarn, as well as the BFL give away fiber!

Also Twittered @AboutToDye

Alison said...

Oh! Silk hankies in assorted colors! I've always wanted to try spinning those...

gabriellemarin said...

the silk hankies are beautiul

SJS said...

Ooh, how pretty! I would love to ply together Coffee and Sunset Gold. And I really like the idea of the random silk hankie pack; I've never tried spinning silk hankies.

Jaguarrior said...

I'm in love with your Cherry Blossom sock yarn and your Wisteria roving is pretty darn tempting too!

Kristen said...

The roving - sunflower (merino or blueface wool) really caught my eye!

theluckielizard said...

Oh I really like the Velvet Elvis. I seem to have a thing for blues, but Gale's shop has so many beautiful colors it is hard to choose just one.

Magan said...

Deep Blue Sea is one of my alltime favorite colorways. And she sells dyed silk hankies now- sweet!

TinkerTots said...

Opal is gorgeous, but I really love the idea of getting BFL or Merino and a matching Silk to spin as a pair!

SovereignCrux said...

Add me to the giveaway please! Love the brilliant hues of those braids. =)

Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

Tara said...

The Cherry Blossom sock yarn looks very pretty

Carlin said...

I love the crayon box roving. It would be so much fun to spin.

Jessica said...

I really like the real olive, green is my favorite color and this is really beautiful.

rxknitchic said...

I'd love to try and spin velvet elvis. looks divine

Snaps said...

Crayon Box!!!!