Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Color Bug Yarns Spree sock yarn giveaway!


Jessie of Phat Fiber, Hilary of Hippie Penguin and Ann of Color Bug Yarns


Eee! So happy to be featuring Color Bug Yarns today! I was very fortunate to meet Ann of Color Bug Yarns a couple of weekends ago at the Wine and Wool festival in Jackson, MI. It turned out to be a lovely day, and not only is Ann an amazing dyer, she's a really beautiful person too!

At Marcus' insistence (yeah, he really had to twist my arm *wink*) I had to purchase a skein of this "Spree" colorway in the Piper sock base for myself! I think it will make a spectacular small stockinette shawl, or who knows, I may make socks, at any rate, you know I'll be breaking into this when it's cold and gray outside :)

We're giving away this gorgeous skein of piper sock yarn in the "Spree" colorway (featured on silk hankies for August's Bollywood box!!) today! Please visit Color Bug Yarns, find something you love, and c'mon back here and write it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for a winner later in the week, but before we do, please take a minute to facebook/twitter update about this beautiful dyer! We'll count that as an extra entry!

142 comments:

SeventhEcho said...

I can't decide between the Blue Marble and Dragonfly colorways. Both so beautiful!

Marianna said...

I like the Color Bug BFL Sock Yarn - Inchworm.

Judi A. said...

So many pretty colors. Stella Sock-A Beautiful Butterfly caught my eye. :-)


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ajdag said...

Piper sock - Dragonfly. The color is so Beatiful!!

Lauren said...

The Dragonfly is nice, but I love the one featured. Makes me think of those giant colorful lollipops. Perfect for when you need a pick me up when it's cold and dreary during the winter.

Elizabeth said...

The colors are awesome! I really like the beautiful butterfly!

TinkerTots said...

I love the book used for inspiration, and the yarn "A Beautiful Butterfly"

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I love the Piper Sock - Koi...although I tend to be drawn to greens and really like the Blue Marble...I just loved the Koi colorway...I have not seen those colors together before..

Harriet said...

Sonoma leaves me breathless...just the colors of the high desert at sunset.

Amanda L. Davis said...

I really like A Midsummer Night's Dream. It would make a really fun pair of socks. :)

lauraelih said...

Mmm, silk hankies. They look scrumptious in "Dragonfly"

Keith said...

Too much to choose from! I really like Piper sock - A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Anonymous said...

I'm currently spinning some Color Bug fiber! It's a fabulous Orange/green/teal combination, and I am loving it. The Piper sock yarn in the Muir woods is very lovely, but so many of their things are!
Thanks!
Blisskat on Ravelry
Blisskat@myself.com

JuleeQue said...

Wow! A Midsummer Night's Dream is amazing.

Celestya22 said...

I love the Silk and Merino in gorgeous semi-solid sky blues!

Celestya22 said...

Posted to FB as well. :)

Anonymous said...

Piper sock in Poppy. Absolutely gorgeous!

karmaperdiem said...

So many choices! I super adored Koi, and every other one!

affiknity said...

The first item I saw on that site was Inchworm and it won my heart: http://www.etsy.com/listing/55928803/color-bug-worsted-superwash-inchworm. The colors are absolutely brilliant.

cguard said...

The silk hankies are totally inspiring! I want to try one for my cozys I am knitting - but which one to pick... so many choices!

arianabauer said...

I absolutely love the BFL superwash, 4.3 oz - Koi roving. It is such a vivid combination of blue and orange. Those colors are very catchy and i bet its beautiful all spun up!

Jessica said...

Even though the yarn is just gorgeous, I am eyeing the learn to spin kit!

lorraine said...

i love piper sock maritime..the colors are gorgeous!

Deb at Merciful Hearts Farm said...

Love the dragonfly colorway but I'm also inspired by the silk hankies.

Jim said...

I have to say that I totally fell in love with "A Beautiful Butterfly". When it arrived to my home, my 3 yo daughter promptly claimed it for herself ... likely for socks but we may get more creative.

chevyrell said...

well, everything is amazing, but i'm drawn to the piper sock - muir wood!!!

Anonymous said...

Piper Sock - Maritime! Perfect name for this perfect combo. I usually don't like blue, but this blue in this combo is terrific.

Mi@ said...

The colourway "A Beautiful Butterfly" is gorgeous. But there are a few more colourways I like :)

Sally BC said...

Everything is lovely, but when I saw this skein of Silk and Merino - Silk and Merino - 2OAK - I feel in love. My color! Absolutely beautiful!

Rebecca said...

All the colorways are beautiful, but I esp. liked "a beautiful butterfly" and "poppy"

Maria said...

Wow! It was hard to decide! But I think my favorite is the Stella sock - Muir Woods.

So many pretty things!!

Loraine said...

I love the Stella sock - A Beautiful Butterfly it is soooooo pretty!

Jennifer said...

Piper sock - A Midsummer Night's Dream Oh my gosh! Three of my favorite colors in one yarn! Eee!

Kimberly R. said...

Love the Forever in Blue Jeans!!
Thanks :)

Caroline said...

Majorly oogling the Stella Sock!

Jenn Lopez said...

I am in love with the Muir Woods, Maritime and Koi colorways. I really need to have them all! :)

Liz said...

I love the Piper Sock in Koi! The colors are so stunning in every single yarn, though!

Karen said...

Oh, such hard choices. Right now, I think my fave is L superwash, 4.2 oz - A Midsummer Night's Dream. The colors make me think of that exactly!

Karen aka purplepenguin

Em said...

The Piper Sock in Maritime is amazing. Wow.

ohdessa said...

Oh my! Those colors are fantastic! My favorite is the Stella Sock in A Beautiful Butterfly.

Gynx said...

The SunKissed yarn is amazing! Those would make great socks!

magerber said...

I love the BFL twist in both A Beautiful Butterfly and Midsummer's Night Dream. MND reminds me of the color palette I used at my wedding.

I also am really draw to the BFL twist in Koi.

magerber on Ravelry

Dagny said...

I've always liked Koi.

Dagny said...

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mwquilt said...

I love the Muir Woods sock yarn...just the thing to remember walking in the outdoors, when it's too cold to go out and I am wearing my handknit socks inside

ikkinlala said...

I love the Piper Sock - Maritime.

SuBethJimBob said...

Lovely yarns! I'm rather partial to the Stella sock - Limonite, tho.

Michelle said...

Oooh! Silk and Marino in 2OAK. Lovely.

Jaxs said...

Such pretty colors, i really like the koi colorway, and the muir woods.

Betsy said...

I love the piper sock forever in blue jeans and the poppy! Too many choices, though, they all look fantastic!

cs said...

I like the blue marble!

cs said...

Tweeted!

Heather said...

I really like: Stella sock - A Beautiful Butterfly. The colors are soooooo rich! I would love to just stare at it all the time!

vickie said...

i love the bfl poppy

Kara said...

I love the chandelier batt, but I'm also really curious to see what spinning a silk hankie is like!

Faerie-Dancer said...

Stella Sock, A beautiful butterfly, it's so bright and cheerful!

Chris said...

"Inchworm" makes me want to knit amigurumi worms!

Kristin said...

Mmmmmm...like the BFL Poppy roving and the give-away yarn is AMAZING!

Skrewkat said...

I LOVE ColorBugYarn and they are not new to me. My second spinning experience was with their BFL roving in the Inchworm color and I have been covetting (in fact been on my etsy wishlist for quite some time now) their Piper sock - Maritime colorway. I have a thing for orange and blue together!

6catsknittingaround said...

I LOVE the Stella sock - A Beautiful Butterfly. I need to make a pair of bright colored socks from this.

Cheryl N said...

LOVE Muir Woods Sock!!!

Ms.Curdy said...

piper sock dragonfly.
but it was definitely tough to pick just one!

tvanwormer said...

I love all the colors, but the Sonoma is my favorite....right now.

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InJuneau said...

I love everything in Blue Marble, Dragonfly, Maritime, and A Midsummer Night's Dream!

knitteddreamscrocheteddesires said...

I love the Stella sock Limonite yarn. Can see wearing these to my Zumba class!

Marlitharn said...

The BFL sock yarn in Peacock Pheather is gorgeous!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

There were 2 that I really liked: Stella Sock - A Beautiful Butterfly
http://www.etsy.com/listing/71316154/stella-sock-a-beautiful-butterfly

and the silk and merino fingering weight in the light blue. I didn't see a name on it.

Brandy said...

I love the Muir Woods colorway and I think I love the Koi... it's not something I'd usually pick but I think the fiber would look fantastic spun up!

Paula said...

I'm nearing the end of spinning a braid of A Beautiful Butterfly. It's an amazing feat of dyeing.

jessecreations said...

I still swoon every time I see that Beautiful Butterfly colorway!!!!

Jessecreations

Andrea said...

A Beautiful Butterfly has to be my favorite.

lisasanuma said...

I absolutely LOVE the "A Beautiful Butterfly" yarn! So many pretty colors!

Sandra said...

I have had "A Beautiful Butterfly" in my favorites for a while but I'm totally digging "Stella sock - Blue Marble" too. The colors make me very happy. :)

sensistar said...

Re-tweeted! @sensistar

sensistar said...

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sensistar said...

Ann has such beautiful yarn and roving! But I really love the Amelia batt! and the Koi sock yarn I bought!

Donna said...

Oh Stella sock, a beautiful butterfly and A Midsummer's Night Dream are both beautiful. Cannot pick between the two! Heavenly!

Jaguarrior said...

I love everything! If I had to pick a favorite it would be the Koi BFL. the colors are so deep and pretty!

cirronimbus said...

I love ALL the colors -- can't choose a favorite. And I especially love that Piper is also the name of my crazy Border collie!

Kate said...

I want the silk hankies, particularly the one with yellow, green, blue and pink rectangles.

All Squared Away Quilting said...

What beautiful colors -- I especially like Inchworm, Poppy and Limonite (will have to Google limonite and find out exactly what it is)!

a5f08840-c2ec-11e0-a18a-000bcdcb471e said...

I love the Midsummers Night Dream and A Beautiful Butterfly.

in the dark said...

Muir woods BFL roving. Hmmm.

knitmit said...

I like the Chandelier Batt with pretty sunset colors :)
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knitmit said...

tweeted as well. knitmit on rav.

janel r said...

My fave has to be the POPPY colorway in any of the fibres for sentimental reasons Poppy is near and dear to my heart.

Cgcknits said...

I love the Stella sock- A beautiful Butterfly. It is a very happy yarn. I would love some socks in that colorway.

Kristen said...

I love the Stella sock - Blue Marble!

Rachael said...

I like the Baby Spice batt

Jenn said...

Stella sock~A beautiful butterfly needs to come home with me...and go into my 'the beekeepers quilt'

H Lynnea said...

As much as I love the hand-painted sock yarn (the Sun-Kissed colour is so vibrant) and the silk hankies, I really adore the pattern markers, because that's really clever and terribly useful to knitters, crocheters, needlepointers; anyone who has to follow a charted pattern.

Debra said...

I love the Stella in Lemonite

JoyceAnna said...

I like Color Bug BFL Sock Yarn - Peacock Pheather!

SusanM said...

I really love the BFL twist in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the BFL superwash in Koi really pops!

LindaY said...

Ooo...the Wensleydale 4.1 oz Poppy! Colors of flowers, grass and sky, cheery and bright. but Ginger Spice and Dragonfly are beautiful, too - striking blues! Hard to choose.

Nick said...

The BFL Twist in Mid Summer Night's Dream is beautiful and the silk hankies in Dragonfly are so tempting!

Gently Used Coat said...

I love the Color Bug BFL Sock Yarn in Inchworm. I'm such a sucker for greens.

Dovile said...

They've gotr a lot of beautiful colorways for Piper sock yarns, and my favorite is 'Maritime'.

Perrin said...

Sock Yarn! my favorite. The Piper Sock-Maritime is cool

Connie said...

love the colors in muir woods, piper sock. Very nice.

Barb said...

I love Inchworm, Gladiolus and Blue Marble....in Piper Sock...

But I also know and love Ann!

Jean Ashley said...

I've never tried spinning silk hankies, but Color Bug Yarns' Dragonfly ones are very tempting, as is the beautiful Stella Sock Blue Marble yarn...

I'm jashleyslc on ravelry, and I'm tweeting this too (also @jashleyslc).

Gwen said...

I really like the Muir Woods, but I also love the Inchworm and the Dragon fly. There are really great things to choose from.

Stacy said...

The "Stella sock - Muir Woods" colorway is stunning.

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Heather P said...

I want to wrap myself in Silk and Merino - 2OAK and live in it all winter. that looks amazing.

lorrie said...

Love the piper sock! lrybaczy@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I just love the inchworm colorway. Totally loving on the greens.

Diana North said...

Amelia batt and Poppy sock yarn!

sock2girl said...

I love this color so vibrant
I also love her jumbo lazy Kate

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ZombieCat said...

I really like the Amelia batt. Such pretty colors!

proddy said...

Oh, I love the Beautiful Butterfly BFL -it has all the colors of the rainbow! She also has fab sock yarn.

susanjd said...

so many beautiful things! but the BFL twist, 4.2 oz Muir Woods is particularly nice

Brenna said...

I aboslutely love the colours in the corriedale roving "beautiful butterfly". My goodness, I would love to ply that with a colourway I got from sweet georgia yarns... So beautiful!

Kat said...

A Beautiful Butterfly is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Geal said...

I love the Stella sock in the Blue Marble colorway

Stacy Joz said...

Love the Stella Sock Yarn - A Beautiful Butterfly, gorgeous colors.

Nancy Jane said...

Wow! The colors are awesome. My favorite however is the BFL in Gladioulus.

Mary said...

the inchworm is vivid!

EVA SB said...

I love the SunKissed Sock Yarn so cheerful and summery


And I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/EVA_n_essence/status/101886887635062784

moemoe said...

I love the stella sock yarn it is beautiful

Anonymous said...

I HAVE to have Stella - A Beautiful Butterfly. It's gorgeous!

I'm FelicityS on Ravelry

Jan L said...

Really love the Piper sock - A Midsummer Night's DreamFrom ColorBugYarns.

Close second is Blue Marble colorway - roving or sock.

Anonymous said...

I love the Inchworm colorway...so energetic!

Denise Rieth said...

Love this color...beach sand and surf!

Debra said...

LOVE Blue Marble, but with so many lovely choices it's so hard to have a favorite!

Liesef said...

A Beautiful Butterfly is gorgeous!

Nanishiori said...

I'm normally not a fan of orange, but every time I look in the shop I'm drawn to the "Koi" braid of fiber. The colors just compliment each other SO well!

Mrs Carr's Class Blog said...

Those Blue Marble and Midsummer Night's Dream sock yarns are so amazingly gorgeous!

Maria said...

I really like the Piper sock in Dragonfly!

MariaCrafts

Kimberly (Melanthe on Rav) said...

I fell in love with the Amelia batt :)

livin4fishin said...

Love the BFL sock= inchworm colorway. Awesome colors!!!

dancingspindles said...

I love the Limonite sock yarn

IamTheLizardQueen said...

Color Bug BFL Sock Yarn in Inchworm: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57483745/color-bug-bfl-sock-yarn-inchworm

I love green!

Michelle said...

I'm torn between Piper sock - Muir Woods and the Amelia batt. Beautiful colors.

Yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

Inchworm is a pretty irresistible colorway. I also currently find A Midsummer Night's Dream very beautiful. And as my color preferences change, going through some sort of cycle, there's always something that will attract my attention among the Color Bug yarns.

Anonymous said...

Even if I don't win, Dragonfly has my name on it.

jenbreithaupt said...

I just love their yarns, the Piper Sock in Poppy is my absolute favorite color!!!! Me please!!!!

Laura Lane said...

piper sock in dragonfly

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Christina Habberjam said...

I really quite like the Piper sock - A Midsummer Night's Dream(http://www.etsy.com/listing/45698823/piper-sock-a-midsummer-nights-dream) - the name's cute too!