Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sparkle Shan Handspun Giveaway!

"Nobody sees a flower -- really -- it is so small it takes time -- we haven't time -- and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time." Georgia O'Keefe

When Shannon of SparkleShan sent this beautiful handspun in for a giveaway, I had this quote come to me after trying to place why this yarn seemed so familiar to me. And, to not only see a flower, but to capture its essence in art-yarn form takes a rare natural talent. See, me being not so talented, would have probably tried to spin this fiber super thin to convey the delicateness of a flower, but my yarn would probably only have become rigid and tense. Shannon saw through to the blossom's true form - soft, petal-like, organic, flowing and spun a thread plied uber-soft bulky yarn.

Who will receive this beautiful work of art? Who will then choose the perfect pattern for this yarn to "bloom" into it's intended form? Enter the giveaway by visiting Sparkleshan today, find something that speaks to you, write about it in the comments section below and we'll draw for a winner tomorrow! Please remember we will reward social networking about this as extra entries.

38 comments:

Germany Mom said...

I love the Degas handspun - I can totally imagine what I could make with that!

Alexander the Great said...

I'm usually not big on art yarns, but that Degas handspun totally speaks to me. I love that the baubles are much smaller than what I normally see.

HollyInfinite said...

I love that its a bulky yarn, always have. Out of all the stuff at SparkleShan I love the "by the Seashore". I lived near the ocean when I was a kid and I think all of the colors in by the Seashore really match what you see. The yellow for the sun and all the shades of blue and purple like remind me of the seashells along the beach and the colors they shimmer in the sun and of course the water.

skaro964 said...

I love the Lotus Handspun Yarn - 122 Yards

skaro964 said...

I will tweet about this

livin4fishin said...

Love the starry night handspun. The color instantly caught my eye!

Beesybee said...

I love Bollywood Dreams! I can see it on a colorful hat!

*Sarah said...

I loove waterlillies!

teril said...

the tulips handspun kept my attention- love the bright colors!

teril

One Sheep said...

I'm not entering because this yarn, though lovely, is just not "for me". I still wanted to complitment Shannon on her beautiful yarns.

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

It has to be the Lotus handspun yarn, right now that is the color combination that fascinates me the most. (The stitch markers are cute too.)

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

It has to be the Lotus handspun yarn, right now that is the color combination that fascinates me the most. (The stitch markers are cute too.)

Zombie Queen said...

The Lotus handspun looks absolutely luscious!

Fran Langum / Blue Gal said...

I have too many purple girls in my house not to crave the Petunia's Handspun. Lovely store!

TuttleDB said...

The LILAC LYNX Handspun Yarn is gorgeous!

@TuttleDB

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alittleweirdo said...

Lots of beautiful yarns! I especially like the Gorge Handspun :)

elendir said...

I really like the Nepeta handspun :-)

FB as well

craftypuppylover said...

I have always loved this yarn!!! But another favorite is Tub O'Spuds, the fiber was dyed/carded by bohoknitterchic, inspired by a photo that I took, and spun by Shannon, what an awesome collaboration :)

Mary said...

I love the starry night so so so so much!! (wiping off the drool!!)

Lael said...

The Spring Bride is very pretty - love the white with just a touch of sparkle and color!

chococat78 said...

Love the Starry Night Handspun and the Cat Stitchmarkers :)

Tara said...

I was going to say I liked the tub o'spuds yarn the best until i saw the buzz lightyear yarn. Just awesome!

jessecreations said...

I love everything!! Right now Nepeta speaks to me the loudest, but I love all of Shannon's yarns, she's so talented!

Jess

Kim said...

I love "Starry Night"!

suburban prep said...

I like the Nepeta Handspun Yarn. I have a tendency to be pulled by the blue and the green because I know that colors that I look good in.

Kimberly R. said...

Love the colors of Nepeta Handspun!
Thanks :)

Alison said...

I love the lotus handpsun. So shiny!

Heather P said...

Tulips Handspun Yarn has such lovely bright colors.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I love the colors in the Masquerade Handspun Yarn 63 Yards.

PixelatedMushroom said...

so lovely ^_^ just the colours I love

The Degas Handspun speaks to me - I love how it's curled up in a little swirl like a fluffy creature with tiny flowers in its fur ^_^

pixelatedmushroom at gmail dot com

Allison von Berg said...

Bollywood dreams...I love it! I love how the names fit so perfectly with the yarn.

vickie said...

I love the gorge handspun

Knittaroo said...

I like the Lotus handspun. It's so vibrant and full of exciting possibilities.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I love both sets of the butterfly stitch markers. I like the colors in the Petunia and Tulip handspun yarns.

mugginskate said...

Okay, so the Buzz Lightyear yarn is absolutely stunning! I love it!

Bronny said...

A friend showed me your yarns, and OMG I am in love with Buzz Lightyear!!!

Perrin said...

love the kitty stitch markers

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

I love this beautiful Sparkling Shan. Does she still create this kind of yarn?? Thanks for the help. Judy