Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dawning Dreams Steampunk Gear spindle giveaway

I had the pleasure of spending a day earlier this week with the lovely Dawn of Dawning Dreams! She and her beautiful kids came over, we spun yarn, ate pizza, spun some more and had just a lovely time! Dawn is an amazing fiber artist, master spinner, enthusiastic weaver, and all around excellent with doing anything with her hands. I feel so fortunate to be able to call her my friend! We're giving away this beautiful hand made gear spindle today! Please visit Dawning Dreams, find something you love (the batts are carded to perfection. I'm not just saying that because I love Dawn!) and write about it in the comments section below. We'll count those social networking pings as extra entries!

106 comments:

Antechinus said...

Love the superwash merino 'Regency Romance' colourway - very subtle pretty colours.

Chris said...

"Mermaid Treasure" is such a lovely cool colorway. We need that this week!

aery said...

Holy moly, dark portal just seriously shouts at me to spin it!

amchart said...

The spindles are LOVELY. And the Baby Fever colorway caught my eye. Rav amchart

Melissa said...
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Mara / moonsister said...

I LOVE the gear spindles. So Steampunk!

Melissa said...

Love the twist on the spindle designs! :) Loads of gorgeous colorways too - Catwoman is amazing, and Cinder Love would be a fantastic accent on a "manlier" project!

..oh, and re-tweeting!

Ayla Monic said...

Oh my goodness, the fall frenzy colourway us gorgeous, especially on that superwash Merino. Totally edible! It makes me think of pumpkin pie & the Cape Breton Highlands in September!

Mary Mac said...

Dawn, I would love to have Mina the bunny come live here on my farm, I know she would love it. Your steampunk spindles are fantastic love the turquoise one.

Debbie said...

Superwash Wool Roving, Orange Burst is gorgeous!

The Dread Pirate Duff said...

The Dark Portal roving and tiger stripe batt are stunning!

Mem Marmite said...

The spindles are just scrummy, but the thing that grabs me the hardest is the roving in Cinder Love :)

alyclaire said...

those spindles are amazing!!!

Marlitharn said...

I love the blue in Gotham City. It's perfect!

Clarissa said...

I like Dawn's spindles with the turquoise colored stones!

Lindr said...

I really like the colors in the 'Stormy Morning' Silk Noil fiber. I don't think I'm a good enough spinner to use it, but the colors are gorgeous. Not to mention ALL of her spindles (I hope I win, I hope I win). Love them all!

alittleweirdo said...

The lace drop spindle in flowers in the sun is adorable! Also love the superwash roving in Dark Portal!

Reivenna said...

Not usually a yellow person, but Mulberry Silk Sliver in Peel Away The Layers is very nice

Lynne in MI said...

Love the Superwash Wool Roving, Mermaid Treasure, 4 oz - the graduating in the color is really pretty.

k8 said...

I love the wool scrap Behemoth Bats with so many colors and textures!

Luthvarian said...

I didn't even make it past the first page before I found something I liked. The Mermaid Treasure and Bird Song roving both had me drooling.

Jennifer said...

I like the color combination in "Catwoman".

Jessica said...

Loving all the beautiful spindles, and the batt of super wash in "Gotham City"!

Allison said...

I love the Copper Coggler spindle.
Great fibers all, but especially the Cat Woman batt.

alienated_bookworm said...

Lace Drop Spindle in Copper Coggler - I've been looking for a lace weight spindle, and this one is gorgeous!

LMH said...

Love the top drop spindle with blue and white gemstones

neilsnana said...

I would love to have the top drop spindle with the red and yellow man made stone.

neilsnana said...

retweeted

JStockert (~Julia) said...

You know... it isn't easy to choose a favorite colorway as there are so many rich, vibrant coloways to choose from. Add the unique 'gear' spindles on top of that and I spend a long time drooling in Dawn's shop :) However I think my ultimate favorite would be 'Down by the Pond.' The colors are beautiful together and I'm betting that it would be a wonderful spin!

JStockert (~Julia) said...

Tweeted the Down by the Pond batt...

vloula said...

i love the "snaily" batt photos! all the spindles are lovely (: the colorway that caught my eye & made my favorites list is spring meadow daydreaming (:

JStockert (~Julia) said...

'Liked' the Down by the Pond batt on FB...

linnalark said...

I totally fell into love with the Superwash Wool and Bamboo Batt in "Neptune's Baby", the colours are just glowing

Amanda Larson said...

I adore the Top Drop Spindle with Turqouise Colored Stone, but all the fiber is gorgeous too!

knitterlydesigns said...

I really love her spindles, and as a beginner, it is nice that she lists what yarn weights each spindle is good for.

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Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I like the superwash merino wool roving in Emerald Forest.

Rebecca said...

I love that 70's will never die braid

KT said...

Dawn is one of my favorite Phatties evah - her fibers are wondrous, of course, but I really love those spindles, ever since seeing them at the Spin-in last fall. I really like the turquoise ones!

Anonymous said...

I think 70s will never dye is awesome!:)
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Hazelly said...

I love the Silver Lining bamboo rayon.

AlpacaFiberGirl said...

I love this one, Super nice...
Superwash Merino Wool Roving, 70s Will Never Dye, 4 oz

camphillpeaches said...

70's will never dye!!

Robin said...

Roving in Bird Song

cthulhulovesme said...

Dawn's spindles are all awesome, but I also like the merino roving in Emerald Forest.

Stirling said...

All the spindles! I love them to bits.

Heather said...

I have been adoring these spindles for awhile! I love the Lace Drop Spindle in Figured, 1 oz / 27 grams

Maggie D said...

I love the blue "Wool Scrap Behemoth Batt"!

Tia said...

Bamboo Rayon Roving in Silver Lining. Wow!

ZinniaKnits said...

I love the superwash Merino wool "remember me in your dreams" I love the colour way so pretty for summer! I love it<3

Annette sock2girl said...

What a pretty spindle also love Superwash Wool Roving, Cinder Love, 4 oz

Kathy said...

Love the wool and bamboo "jupiter moon" color.

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ekobor said...

The spindles make me so happy inside, but the Down By the Pond colourway on superwash just makes me drool.

skaro964 said...

I like Superwash Wool Batt in Daybreak, 3 oz and Baby Fever.

skaro964 said...

I tweeted

skaro964 said...

I facebooked.

Karen said...

I like the gemstone spindles a lot. I also like Alpaca Roving, natural "caramel", full size Phat Fiber 13 ounces a lot. I wish I won the lottery!

Karen aka purplepenguin

By_defination said...

The idea of spinner's salve sounds wonderful as well as her georgous bamboo and rayon braids. I really like "Silver Linning"

Carmen Nuland said...

I'm in seriously love with the Cinder Love roving!

stormarela said...

wow, I love "Orange Burst" and really would like one of those drop spindles... which one? how can I possibly decide ?

terri said...

i love all the drop spindles..they are all too lovely to pick one favorite

tslittle said...

Dark Portal is the most wonderful color!!!

Faerie-Dancer said...

The drop spindle with the pyrite stone! You can never have enough spindles.

Stacy Jozwiak said...

I love the superwash batt in dream on, that's fabulous!

Stacy Jozwiak said...

I facebooked this!

Stacy Jozwiak said...

I also Tweeted this!

Sam said...

The Bamboo Rayon Roving, Sing Me A Sea Shanty 4 oz is gorgeous.

Sandra said...

I love Dawn's Drop spindles. They are perfect for everyone, especially beginners because of the notches. I already bought four of them since January of this year! The one I now have my eye on is her Lace Drop Spindle in Flowers in the Sun. I haven't purchased one like it, yet! I recommend her shop and all her products to everyone. You won't be disappointed. :)

Sampras_5 said...

I'm a sucker for bunnies so its no surprise that I love the English Angora Fiber in Chocolate Tort, 1 oz :)

http://prisknits.blogspot.com/ said...

Oh My! So many lovely rovings, but Dark Portal...mmm...enough said!

Jak said...

Honestly, I love all the drop spindles. But if I had to choose I'd go with Lace Drop Spindle in Onyx

jtlhmmwabodf said...

I'm kind of having a hard time picking a favourite :) I think I like the turquoise spindle and Tiger Stripes batt the best.

Lycanthrophile said...

The Dark Portal is just gorgeous.

arayti said...

Love superwash wool swinging party!

PrettyPinkZebra said...

I really adore her Cinder Love colorway. Very pretty.

lorraine said...

Ultra Lavande Superwash Batt ♥

Heather J said...

Love so many things. WANT a spindle, Love the bird song roving, and seriously want a tin of Oklahoma's spinners salve.

susanjd said...

awesome spindles. the batt 'queen of gems' is luscious

Linda said...

The Cinder Love superwash wool roving would make great socks for my son.

rabidtriangle said...

I love the bottom whorl drop spindle. Really considering it.

Dee said...

Love the bamboo/Rayon Roving in Spring Meadow Daydreaming. That is the one that really caught my eye.

LaEmma said...

Her spindles are lovely and I would like to own one...and she got beautiful fibers.

InJuneau said...

Love, love, love all the spindles!

Silja Devine said...

I love all the gemstone gear spindles!

Mi@ said...

I like the Mulberry Silk Sliver in If Life Were A Dream, OOAK, 2.5 oz / 73 g.

Perrin said...

I've never met a spindle I didn't love and want to add to my collection. Gears rock

Janneke Vlasblom said...

ooooh! love the Cinder love roving!

suzanne marie said...

I love the Superwash Wool Batt, Down by the Pond!!!!!

Sylvia said...

Neptune's baby makes me think that it is time to take up spinning!

chastitycatt said...

All the steampunk spindle with stones are awesome, but I think my favorite is the wooden Gearhead model.

Ely said...

I would definitely go for a gear-spindle.. maybe the onyx or phyrite.

Jessica Jo said...

that hot pink parade silk noil is lovely.

1Geek2CraftAll said...

So much lovely. I think the Drink of me silk is fab.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The Superwash Wool Spinning Batt, 3 oz in "Gotham City" is a fabulous blue.

Gabriele said...

Love the Gotham City batt.

Colourful strange little girl said...

Serendipitous is pretty!

ne-knopka said...

i like Superwash Wool Batt in Daybreak

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Dovile said...

I like the Superwash Wool Roving, Bird Song.

sgbooth88 said...

WOW her spindles are so pretty, I love them

Amy said...

The Neptune's Baby colorway is very vibrant, love it!

Qwayla said...

I love the superwash merino in both the Dark Portal and Bird Song colorways.

petitevache said...

the very first thing that caught my eye is the superwash merino in the "mermaid treasure" colorway, that teal is just stunning.

Mana Nachoo said...

Oh I loooooove Mina the Angora bunny! She is just the cutest thing ever!

Sandra said...

Love the brilliant blues of the Mulberry Silk Sliver in Driink of Me, OOAK.
Absolutely gorgeous.

Itsallhistory said...

I love my drop spindle that I purchased from Dawn a couple of months ago and will be buying one for my sister for Christmas !