Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Farmgirl Chic Fall Gourds Giveaway!


So, I'm really feeling this crisp air in the morning! Just a couple of weeks ago, we were really suffering here with mid to upper 90 degree weather- boo! Now, I can see my breath when I walk outside at dawn! When the weather is nicer, I think folks are able to think better. For example, this morning while sipping my coffee, I realized how inexpensive a fiber addiction can really be. Why are you laughing? Really, think about it- let's say I can spin 4 oz of fiber in a weekend. If we take fiber from Farmgirlchic, and add up 4 oz of this beautiful fall gourds fiber, that comes out to $16- plus probably $3 shipping so let's say $19. That's under $20. I can't take my husband out to eat for under $20 and that lasts an hour at best. In fact, I can't go to a movie with someone for under $20 - well maybe if I carry a big giant mexican straw purse and smuggle drinks and popcorn in- but how can you feel good about that? In the case of this Fall Gourds Fiber, you'll need to spend a little time prepping it or at least planning how to spin it too. The fiber will encourage you to stay home and spin instead of going to the mall or wherever, to shop too. Also, you'll need to stay home and cook because you can spin a little while the pasta noodles are boiling. $20 for the weekend and you have yarn afterward to make into a gift- which will negate the $20 spent in the first place. I think I'll call in to Dave Ramsey and explain to him how if everyone would just get into fiber crafting, it would help get them out of debt.

While I do that, please visit FarmgirlChic, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll draw for this Fall Gourds Fiber winner on Friday, so be quick like and make sure you retweet/FB/ravelate etc to help Melissa out!

41 comments:

Southern Mystic said...

Mmmm, I like the Pumpkin Spice Recycled Shetland! Tweeting this too!

Nuri said...

Wow, everything in the shop is gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors on the Aster Purple locks. Of course, purple is my favorite color, so I'm biased. :)

Angie S. said...

I love your logic...I'm going to try this one on my husband; "Honey, I NEED more fiber. It'll SAVE us money! I mean, I'm practically being paid to spin it"

I heart Farmgirl Chic. My favorite item in the shop right now? Probably the African Kente Cloth batt. I am just loving those autumn colors right now!

lauraelih said...

I like the Farmer's Market mums batt. So squishable!

Yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

The Pumpkin Spice recycled yarn looks great, and I'd also quite like to get my hands on the Citrus Punch art batt.

ashley0607 said...

I love the Mum batts and the fall gourds!!!! Farmgirl chics fiber is always so lovely and amazing!

I have to say I love your theory on fiber, it makes TOTAL sense! : )

Diane said...

I love the Lady Slipper locks! What great colors.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/49351552/lady-slipper-orchidcotswold-and-mohair

Turtle said...

i love the fall gourds fiber but the pumpkin spice is lovely as well. I think i am just really in a fall mood now! Even had the crock pot out many times feeling squash soups!

Tara said...

Ah I love your reasoning, it makes me feel slightly better about my most recent purchase.

The fiber being given away is very pretty and definitly reminds me of fall, but I do like the Girly Girl roving, I would be very curious to see some spun up

Dawn said...

Hidden Treasure looks just gorgeous xx

PogKnits said...

I love you financial analysis! I'll have to use that argument with my husband when my next fluff order arrives!

vickie said...

I love the farmers market mums

Zombie Queen said...

I love the Burgundy Fall Mums batt. So pretty!

Alexander the Great said...

I love the Kente batt. Something about Africa always gets me. =)

Anna B said...

I love the peter peter pumpkin lol

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Rudy's Mom said...

Farmer's Market Mums. Yum.

Tas said...

Loving that Leap Frog!

alittleweirdo said...

The Girly Girl mohair and wool roving looks like fun!

elendir said...

I really like the Mums batt and, having tried it, I have to mention Vintage Safari as well.


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Tia said...

<3 Vintage Safari cloud!

Kat said...

This shop is already a huge favorite on mine. I am hooked on her locks. The colors used to dye with are so vibrant. Right now, I am waiting to purchase Ohhh KID MOHAIR...Natural Colored Taupe. That color is beautiful.

Melrose said...

I really like the Pansy colorway and would definitely like to get my hands on the white washed lambswool. . .Grow money tree, grow!!

Mary said...

I love her bATTS oVERDYED nATURAL bLACK MOHAIR BLUE PINK GREEN. So soft! I'd love to have the fall gourds giveaway for my beginning spinning efforts.

Stacy said...

Boom! Saw it right away: African Kente. Lovely!

Rachael said...

Love the cockscomb dyed locks!
Twitter too.

Jan L said...

I really like the colors in the PETER PETER PUMPKIN EATER SPINNING FELTING WOOL AND MOHAIR. What a cute name too!

Alison said...

I love the PETER PETER PUMPKIN EATER! And I want one of those spinning gift boxes for Xmas. (Boyfriend, Hint...Hint)

Carol said...

I find the fall gourds to be inspired.

Perrin said...

purple green batt looks lovely

Mel said...

Oh wow, I could easily blow my fibre budget for the next six months here! I love the African Kemte cloth batt, which is in some of my favourite colours, AND it has sparkles!

Laurel said...

The tomboy CORRIEDALE/BL Wool and MOHAIR rOVING is so pretty.

jc said...

My favorite is the overdyed natural black mohair batt, but I like the African Kente too.

Campbell said...

Queen Titania is fantastic looking-would love to felt me some of that...but truthfully, I
m not sure anything looks as yummy as the Fall Gourds-what a GREAT color combo!

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Magan said...

I love all the fiber fluff! Locks + glitz = awesome. But I think my favorite item in the shop is the AFRICAN KENTE CLOTH batts. Very autumn feeling.

Carlin said...

I like the farmers market Mums batt. Such good inspiration.

Kristen said...

I like the Ladyslipper Orchid locks.

One Sheep said...

I love that this CHARCOAL..BLACK GREY yearling mohair ROVING 2 OZ. SUPER YUMMY SOFT is gorgeous naturally.

Sherry said...

I love Burgundy Fall mums the colors reminds me of cotton candy.

TuttleDB said...

I think the LADY SLIPPER ORCHID...COTSWOLD AND MOHAIR LOCKS are just gorgeous!

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Tera said...

Hidden TREASURE...BATT...Spinning felting 1.60 oz....Corriedale Mohair Angelina is absolutely beautiful!

knitmomma said...

Oooh, some fun ones! I've been in a batty mood, so
http://www.etsy.com/listing/55879013/farmers-market-mums160-oz-batt-purple
is my favorite!

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