Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Shades of Light chunky weight yarn giveaway!

Today I woke up and it was so nice and cool outside, it got me all excited thinking about how wonderful it would be to start wearing hand knits. Hats especially. There really is nothing like wearing your hand knit hat out for the first time in Autumn. Everything seems right with the world.

We're giving away this gorgeous chunky weight yarn from Shades of Light today. I am thinking this skein would make an excellent knit hat, and the thickness of the yarn means you could have it done in less than a day.

Shades of Light is just bursting with beautiful yarnness. Angelika has organized her shop by yarn weight, and if you are looking for this lovely chunky yarn- look under the "London" category.

Please visit Shades of Light today, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. Before we draw for a winner, we'll be counting those social networking pings- twitter, facebook, ravelry, pinterest etc as extra entries!

94 comments:

Ely said...

I am drooling over all the red-orange-yellow tones, and I want them all, but the colour 62 in particular. Aran weight is really good for quick projects too, and we all need those for Christmas.

lesley58 said...

I love the colors espcially 68! And the mini skeins!! I love all the mini skein options!

Miss Smilla said...

oh my! yes that colour 62! It has to be my favourite as well :-)
handdyed yarn - wool/silk/bamboo - 100g - fingering weight - Colour 62

Ms.Curdy said...

handdyed sockyarn superwash - wool/nylon mixture - fingering weight - colour s 280
soo pretty!

Mrs. Grizzly said...

I knit hats for charity - Delaware Head Huggers. "We collect handmade hats for patients undergoing chemotherapy and for those recovering from brain surgery and burns. We are in need of all sizes, colors and styles of hats. If you knit, crochet or sew, please join us." One skein is perfect. And I can't imagine how soft the alpaca/silk blend must feel. The Sand colors are all soothing though sometimes zing is what one needs to help get through a difficult period. Beautiful colors all!!

Reivenna said...

The lace yarn in s270 is very pretty.

Chris said...

'Sand' is a great colorway in the London weight!

hueisei said...

I love the hand dyed sock yarn super wash.

hueisei said...

Tweeted - https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/248079789221621760

Jessica said...

Loving the Sannoro self striping yarn!

Lycanthrophile said...

Love the color 239

Elaine said...

I want some sassy socks out of the superwash color #71!

KnitCrochetSpin said...

I love the Aran weight, alpaca/silk mixture, handdyed, colour 18, the Aran weight, alpaca/silk mixture, handdyed, colour 65, And the handdyed Alpacayarn - 100g - sports/DK weight - colour 57, oh and of course the mini-skeins.

Dovile said...

The handdyed yarn - wool/silk mixture 50/50 - sports weight -colour 142 looks gorgeous!

Debbie said...

handdyed sockyarn superwash - wool/nylon mixture - fingering weight - colour 64 is my fav. Very pretty pinks!

Ricki Koppel said...

These yarns look wonderful...I want to touch them

Dee said...

I really like colors 60 and 63.

suzanne marie said...

I really likeSet of 5 miniskeins, each 7g/30m

jtlhmmwabodf said...

I love Shades of Light so much. It's hard to pick a favourite with all those options. I really like the wool/silk 254.

Lindr said...

I love the color combinations in Colour 71 - the splash of purple in the midst of those glorious yellows and oranges is beautiful!

Sheila said...

I love the Yarn, handdyed, 100% SW Bfl colour sannoro, selfstriping.

Pinned and tweeted too.

Anonymous said...

Unusual for me, but I like candy floss pink. The 5 mini skeins would be great to use for making the shawl Leftie.
hotknitter on rave

maerillem said...

I love how the blue in color 61 just glows. It popped out of my screen and just caught my eye right away. ^_^

Lisa V. said...

I can only imagine the softness and loveliness of the alpaca/silk blend, and I think Colour 65 is just beautiful.

Carmen Nuland said...

I love the colour 65 (blues, greens, purple)

Robin said...

The Set of 5 miniskeins,in autumn colors sparked my knitting mojo.

Rebekah Evelyn said...

I like the handdyed Alpacayarn - 100g - sports/DK weight - colour 17!

Jessica Jo said...

http://pinterest.com/pin/78461218479260988/ Pinned!

Jessica Jo said...

SW Merino in Color 71 looks amazing! Mostly orange but little pops of blue and pink, WOW! Stunning! Amazing! WWWWAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Rebecca said...

I love colour 68. I think the bfl if my favorite, but it's gorgeous on the merino as well.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I like the Colour 39D hand-dyed 100% Merino Superwash in fingering/sportsweight. The colors are green, violet, blue, and yellow.

neilsnana said...

I like colour 18 in the BFL

Karen said...

I like the handdyed sockyarn superwash - wool/nylon mixture - fingering weight - colour s 234 found in the semi-solids. It is a nice color, I can see it used with many others.

Karen aka purplepenguin

schwip said...

While everything is her shop is beautiful, I have to say that my very, pop-out-and-grab-you yarn is the one that you are giving away. I like that it is a light chunky also.

schwip said...

Tweeted

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schwip said...

pinned

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Alison said...

Yarn, handdyed, 100% SW Bfl colour 62
There is a scarf calling out to me with this one. Shades of Light says this bluefaced liecester wool is as soft as merino--I really want to try some out!

Alison said...

Yarn, handdyed, 100% SW Bfl colour 62
There is a scarf calling out to me with this one. ShadesofLight says this bluefaced leicester wool is as soft as merino--I really want to give this one a try!

Alison said...

Yarn, handdyed, 100% SW Bfl colour 62
There is a scarf calling out to me with this one. ShadesofLight says this bluefaced leicester wool is as soft as merino--I really want to give this one a try!

Alison said...

Yarn, handdyed, 100% SW Bfl colour 62
There is a scarf calling out to me with this one. ShadesofLight says this bluefaced leicester wool is as soft as merino--I really want to give this one a try!

Alison said...

Sorry! I didn't mean to post 4 times! I thought my comment was being rejected each time. Oops!

LaEmma said...

the wool/silk sport weight yarn no 73 (red, purple, yellow, green) is superb!

Marlitharn said...

The wool/silk sport weight in color 142 (light teal) looks so shiny and beautiful!

caroline wu said...

I think the giveaway colorway is already just perfect! Love the deeply saturated hues!

Chelsea @ Garden-Me.com said...

I like the oranges of color 37 http://www.etsy.com/listing/97140760/handdyed-sockyarn-superwash-woolnylon

Chelsea @ Garden-Me.com said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/580chels/status/248387872082759680

sandy said...

My marigolds are in full bloom and the golden fleece has all the same colors. Loving this yarn!

Becca said...

I love love love her stuff, it's so bright! this is pretty great http://www.etsy.com/listing/88892875/handdyed-sockyarn-superwash-woolnylon

Stacy Jozwiak said...

I love the orange #254, it's awesome. Especially in the wool/silk blend.

Jennifer said...

handdyed yarn - wool/silk mixture 50/50 - sports weight -colour 239

Such a pretty purple!

PaulaDawn said...

Oh lala.. that colour 61 is so lovely. All your yarn is so lovely.

Mary Mac said...

Going thru this Etsy shop is like going thru a candy shop. my favorite well....color 107

Sam said...

I really like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88260570/handdyed-100merino-superwash
It reminds me of Gryffindor. I kind of want to make a scarf from it.

LMH said...

Love the pink/peach color in handdyed sockyarn superwash - wool/nylon mixture - fingering weight - colour 55. Also love the yarn being given away. Oh, and mini skeins? I'm in.

susanjd said...

they are all so beautiful! especially colour 73 in
wool/silk mixture 50/50 -

Josiah said...

I like the purple wool/silk.

Nyddwraig said...

Oh Wow!! Your colours are just incredible. I absolutely adore colour #70.

andri. said...

I love the mini skeins... They are perfect for small projects!

sgbooth88 said...

I love the wonderful array of colors in this shop. What beautiful color combinations

Diana North said...

I love color 39d!

ne-knopka said...

i like handdyed Alpacayarn colour 17

Anna

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ne-knopka said...

pin-http://pinterest.com/pin/48765608436273090/

ne-knopka said...

tweet-https://twitter.com/AnnaKulu1/status/249043360302628864

Anna B said...

Ooo, I love this aqua wool/silk yarn!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/95482531/handdyed-yarn-woolsilk-mixture-5050

Katherine said...

Wow, those colors are all so rich! I really love color 68. Its so warm looking!
Material: 100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool superwash
100g/ ca 160m 3,5oz/ 175 yrds

BlueKittyMeow said...

The purple sportweight yarn (color 239) is incredible!
Pinned, tweeted, and plurked as well.
(bizarrely enough, my captcha number was 239 as well!)

Melanie said...

I love color 71 what a cool idea for color changes.

Kim Reid said...

I love the hand dyed yarn - wool/silk/bamboo - 100g - fingering weight - Colour Jorinde.
Thank you!

Kim Reid said...

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Heather said...

I really like the handdyed sockyarn superwash - wool/nylon mixture - fingering weight - colour 39c

Turtle said...

color 62 is gorgeous!

Beathag said...

I tried the Delhi wool/silk mixture 50/50 - sports weight -colour 164 and is beyond lovely

craftink on rav

principeta said...

Colors are amazing!!!!Love them all,wish to have them all =o).I will choose for now colour 65.Thank you for this amazing giveaway,hope to win.

Anonymous said...

Purple is usually not my favorite color, but the .handdyed yarn - wool/silk mixture 50/50 - sports weight -colour 239 just SHINES!

Elariel said...

handdyed 100%Merino superwash - fingering/sports weight - colour 25

It's just so rich and vibrant! Love!


Also shared on my facebook!

alyclaire said...

I love the colors 65, it looks especially beautiful on the merino cashmere sock yarn

bryony bell said...

ohhh so many mini skeins!!! i would just buy ALL the colours.

Kristen said...

I really like the handdyed sockyarn superwash - wool/nylon mixture - fingering weight - colour 55.

lorraine said...

london bfl color 65 ♥

Bethany said...

I love the hot pink merino yarn and the sea foam green wool/silk/bamboo yarn!

JStockert (~Julia) said...

I really love the color and sheen on the 'wool/silk mixture 50/50 - sports weight -colour 142' skein of yarn!

JStockert (~Julia) said...

Tweeted the 'wool/silk mixture 50/50 - sports weight -colour 142' skein of yarn

Kat said...

handdyed yarn - wool/silk/bamboo - 100g - fingering weight - Colour 61


I love this color! The colors you are dying these yarns are so vibrant.

Kat said...

handdyed yarn - wool/silk/bamboo - 100g - fingering weight - Colour 61


I love this color! The colors you are dying these yarns are so vibrant.

Kat said...

handdyed yarn - wool/silk/bamboo - 100g - fingering weight - Colour 61


I love this color! The colors you are dying these yarns are so vibrant.

Kat said...

handdyed yarn - wool/silk/bamboo - 100g - fingering weight - Colour 61


I love this color! The colors you are dying these yarns are so vibrant.

Kat said...

facebooked

Janneke Vlasblom said...

I really love the sets of 5 mini skeins! endless possibilities :)

Melrose said...

Colour 55 pink/orange on sport/sock is gorgeous!

Rachel said...

my fav color and i love this handdyed yarn - wool/silk mixture 50/50 - sports weight -colour 239

rachel david

Sheri said...

I only got to the first page before the wool/silk sport weight in violet grabbed me. Color 239. Must have.

Katherine said...

handdyed Alpacayarn - 100g - sports/DK weight - colour 17 is pretty.