Thursday, January 31, 2013

Violet Linx's Yarns and Fibers Aurora Fiber Giveaway!



 Violet Linx's Yarns and Fibers made a real splash in the December box with this gorgeous Aurora Borealis fiber! It's gorgeous jeweled tones ona black alpaca/silk base. So lovely!

I see there are similar braids in the Etsy shop this morning! It's so cold here in Phatfiberland, I can think of no better way to spend the day, than curled up with a blanket and spinning, or online fiber shopping! Violet Linx is a great place to do that! 

To enter to win this braid, please visit Violet Linx Yarn and Fiber today, find something you love, and write about it in the comment section below. Be sure and spread the word via other social networks for extra entries!

121 comments:

Alassel said...

I think I'd have to go for the baby alpaca and silk mix "Purple Sky" on the first page - it's gorgeous!!

Chris said...

"Pale Rainbow" is great! I love rainbow yarns....

Luthvarian said...

I'm a big fan of bright, shiny colors with black. My favorite is the Black Jewels - Black Opal "Purple Sky" color. In fact, it looks like how my hair is dyed right now.

skaro964 said...

I love Superfine baby alpaca / tussah silk combed top 100g (3.5 oz) - Black Jewels - Black Opal "Queen of colors" - Made to order

Clarissa said...

Superfine baby alpaca / tussah silk combed top 100g (3.5 oz) - Black Jewels - Black Opal "Queen of colors" is beautiful!

loris4563 said...

Love the pale rainbow. It's so pretty

Ely said...

I had never heard of muga silk, so I'd be very interested in trying some of it.

Sheila said...

Wow does she have some gorgeous spring colors! I love the unusual gradients, particularly the Wool capron sock yarn 92g (3.2oz) fingering weight handdyed handpainted gradient - Himalayan poppy.

Pinned and tweeted too.

JStockert (~Julia) said...

I seem to be gravitating toward bright colors the past few weeks and the Wool capron sock yarn 92g (3.2oz) fingering weight handdyed handpainted gradient - Himalayan poppy fit the bill quite nicely!

JStockert (~Julia) said...

Liked the 'Wool capron sock yarn 92g (3.2oz) fingering weight handdyed handpainted gradient - Himalayan poppy' on FB...

JStockert (~Julia) said...

Tweeted the 'Wool capron sock yarn 92g (3.2oz) fingering weight handdyed handpainted gradient - Himalayan poppy' on Twitter...

Reivenna said...

Bright Rainbow - Baby camel and tussah silk combed top roving. I love gradients like this; they always work into interesting projects

Cat Ellen said...

Black Opal 'Flame Queen' and 7 elements (special) - Fire are my favorites (today). *grin*

Naycha said...

It was a hard choice, but I had to go with the Paradise Island merino/mulberry silk blend yarn. It's so pretty and happy.

FB'd and Pinned.

Elaine said...

Paradise Island laceweight would make a gorgeous spring shawl!

melody said...

I love ALL the black alpaca with silk braids, but especially the GREEN ones! Gorgeous!

Mulberry Fibers said...

I've had my eye on "bright rainbow" for a while - I see it on baby camel/silk right now but I'd be happy with it on any base!

I also really like the capron sock yarn in "lilacs in sunshine" Sooo pretty.

Lisa D. said...

Fire opal is amazing.

Dee said...

I would have to be the Black Jewels-Flame Queen.

Kristen said...

I love all the baby alpaca lace weight but they are so pretty I can't choose just one color!

Lesley said...

The Queen of Colors is gorgeous!

Kara said...

I love all the long gradient colorways! I think my favorite is the purple "Yak optim merino and tussah silk combed top roving" in Spirit. I think it would make a gorgeous little shawl!

Kara said...

I tweeted! (User: @mamahobbit)

Kara said...

I pinned to Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/259519997249174573/

Josiah said...

I like the bright rainbow on baby camel/tussah silk-looks scrumptious!

Lycanthrophile said...

They are all absolutely gorgeous, but I'm drawn to Black Jewels - Black Opal "Queen of Colors" because it has everything I love in it.

Antechinus said...

Wow, what beautiful colours... I love them all but especially the cashmere, extrafine merino and tussah silk pink gradient: 'Love' indeed!

Rebekah A. M. said...

There all AMAZINGLY beautiful, but the Black Jewels braid is definitely my favorite :)

Lindr said...

The Black Jewels - Black Opal 'Forest Prince' is just stunning. It absolutely glows!

SusanB said...

It's funny, I'm not usually fond of mixing black with bright rainbow colors, but in my mind's eye I can see how those Black Jewels fibers will blend into a breathtaking dark shimmer of color. My favorite is the Black Opal "Sea Princess" colorway, on baby alpaca and silk! I can see it spun up into a deep, mysterious and subtle ocean, with the halo of the alpaca forming a dark mist over the bright waters…

Okay, now I'm getting too poetic.

Carmen Nuland said...

I love the softness of the colors in Llama and tussah silk - 7 elements - Water

Unknown said...

Oooh. The Old Plums handspun takes my breath away! This is why I knit -- to be able to work with fiber that looks like this!

Tara H. said...

Purple Sky has to be my fav!

Carlin said...

It is quite tempting to list the whole shop as my favorite. But if I had to pick just one right this moment I'd go with the Yak optim merino and tussah silk combed top roving - Spirit. So beautiful!

Dovile said...

Fire opal - extrafine merino/mulberry silk lace weight handdyed yarn looks gorgeous!

Jaguarrior said...

I love love the Paradise Island 100% Mulberry silk! I'm a sucker for anything that is so bright lime green! All your colors are great, especially the blends with black in them.

Kimberly said...

My favorite one is this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/118848228/superfine-baby-alpaca-tussah-silk-combed

I would LOVE to have some of this to spin up. Not only is the color gorgeous, but I'll bet that it would be a joy to spin!

carrie. said...

I'm loving the Black Jewels - Black Opal "Purple Sky" alpaca/silk top. Gorgeous colors, and it looks sooo soft!

1Geek2CraftAll said...

I am loving the Lilac in Sky braid.

Amber Zimbelman said...

laceweight fire opal!

Brandy said...

I LOVE the Bright Rainbow colorway! It would be so cool spun up and knitted into a scarf or shawl!!

Diane Donald said...

There's so much to love. I am really feeling the pink gradient merino wool, I pinned it too.

Hazelly said...

Love the Rosewood baby alpaca/tussah silk!

Ilona said...

The "Sea Princess" braid is just amazing!

Heather J said...

The Fire Opal lace weight is fantastic!

Jessica Jo said...

There are a bunch in the shop like that, witht he black base and the jewel tones. Lovely! Ooh, even a pastel version. But I can't spend money right now! Maybe I should just win some?

Kira said...

Hard to choose, but I'd pick the Black Jewels-Black Opal "Purple Sky." Love some of the oranges and greens too, though...

Anonymous said...

I purchased some of the black jewel sapphire for a friend but truly love the black jewel amethyst for myself, it is beautiful
Kankaren on ravelry

Knocked Up and Nursing said...

i LOVE the metal colorway!

Knocked Up and Nursing said...

tweeted:
https://twitter.com/knockedupnursin/status/297165621710438400

KnitCrochetSpin said...

There are several very pretty choices, but I really love the baby camel and tussah silk braid of fiber in the color way OOAK, I love the blues and how she left the original color of the top showing too! I also really loved some of the gradients, but the colors in the OOAK really caught my eye. I was a little surprised that the seller is in Russia, but I really like the types of fiber she sells. A lot of them I can't buy from my current favorite dyers, so that's a big plus. I also really loved what she did with some of the fiber! She has a good eye!

sarah in the woods said...

The giveaway braid is beautiful! I love so many of the colors in the shop, but I'm always a sucker for rainbow. So I'll have to say the bright rainbow is my favorite. It would be so fun to spin!

Susan aka paintermom said...

I love Bright Rainbow and Rosewood. Gorgeous!

susanjd said...

the colourways are fantastic. where to start. but Superfine baby alpaca/tussah silk combed top roving in - Black Jewels - Black Opal "Purple Sky" is wonderful

Rebecca said...

I broke my fave button in this shop. I think fire opal queen black jewelry roving is my total fave.

hearted on etsy

pinned

fb shared

susanjd said...

tweeted!
@suejaned

susanjd said...

pinned!
http://pinterest.com/pin/445082375643694752/

Karla said...

I love Shining batterfly - Handspun handpainted pure Merino 2 ply fingering weight yarn - 110g

karlatrx at gmail dot com

Lindsay said...

I love any jewel-toned fiber blended with black. My favorite was the baby alpaca/tussah silk black opal "purple sky" fiber. It is absolutely gorgeous!

mistydaze said...

I <3 Bright Rainbow - Superfine baby alpaca and tussah silk combed top roving. This is a fantastic rainbow and in such a yummy blend!

Dentaurus said...

The most lovely one: "Cashmere extrafine merino and tussah silk combed top roving 94g (3.3oz) handpainted fiber - 7 elements (special) - Love"

Luthvarian said...

Okay, I decided I liked it enough to pin it too. http://pinterest.com/pin/100979216617008276/

Stacie said...

I love a lot of those baby alpaca/silk colorways; I think my favorite is Black Opal "Flame Queen."

Silja Devine said...

I love anything Rainbow by Violet Linx! I would love to try the baby alpaca/tussah silk rainbow sometime!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

My favorite is the Superfine baby alpaca / tussah silk combed top 100g (3.5oz) - Mother of Pearl - Black Jewels - Made to order. The color are perfectly captured. They remind of abalone shells my mother used as candy dishes when I was a kid in the 19(mumbles a distant decade)s. Thanks for the giveaway.

Quixotism said...

I love the jewel tones on the black alpaca fiber, but the fire opal extra fine merino/mulberry silk lace weight yarn is very pretty.

http://pinterest.com/pin/263601384411721462/ Pinned it.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I like the 100% Royal baby Alpaca 2 ply lace weight hand dyed and hand painted yarn in the colorways " Violet Pansies and Magnificant Purple".

InJuneau said...

Of all the colors, I actually love the Aurora Borealis giveaway braid the best. The Aurora really can look like that, if you're lucky enough to catch a good show.

Karen said...

So hard to decide! I really like Superfine baby alpaca/tussah silk combed top roving 100g (3.5oz) fiber - Black Jewels - Black Opal "Purple Sky".

Karen aka purplepenfuin

Jennifer said...

This was my fav! "Superfine baby alpaca and tussah silk combed top roving 100g (3.5 oz) - Black Jewels - Topazes, Amethysts and Sapphires - Made to order"

Absolutely gorgeous!

Saus said...

Wow, I love the bright rainbow and the yellow gradient. So pretty!

Cats said...

Superfine baby alpaca and tussah silk combed top roving Black Jewels - Black Rainbow. YUM!! I've had several hanks of this fibre in my favourites since I started nosing through all the yummy stuff in the Phat Fiber Box thread on Ravelry! <3 Lurve the rainbows!!!

Perrin said...

I absolutely love the giveaway fiber. beautiful!

Paula/Knitstash said...

the black jewels fibers are really cool! thanks for showing a new etsy fiber shop!

Kitsune said...

Oh man, I love all of it so much! But the Black Opal "Queen of colors" is one of my favorites!

LesleyAnn said...

They're all so beautiful! The kid-mohair-and-tussah-silk-combed-top in Fire is one of my favorites.

Sharon-S said...

Black Opal - Queen of Colors has a gorgeous subtle glow of colors. In baby alpaca and silk it probably spins up with a lovely lustre.

SusanM said...

I'm torn between the Black Jewels-Black Opal "Forest Prince" which meets my need for greens, and the 21 Micron Merino-7 elements-"Spirit" which meets my Purple addiction.

Aleda said...

So hard to choose! But I think I'd have to go for the Rosewood, baby alpaca and tussah silk top.

BlueFrogJ said...

It would have to be the Capron Sock Yarn in Himalayan Poppy. It's the colors of my own website! I'd so make something with that.

Stacy Jozwiak said...

OMG, I am in love with the colors of Superfine baby alpaca/tussah silk combed top, Black Jewels - Black Opal "Queen of colors"...just Ah-may-zing!

Elariel said...

I love Violet Linx!

Cashmere extrafine merino and tussah silk combed top roving 94g (3.3oz) handpainted fiber - 7 elements (special) - Love

This one is my current fav (although I love the black jeweleries too). I'm normally really not a pink fan and would go for one of the delish rainbows, but this would make an awesome spin and a truly gorgeous gradient shawl!

ALSO shared on my facebook!

neilsnana said...

I love the sock yarn just as much as the beautiful fiber!

Gwynne Platz said...

I've had Bright Rainbow on my favs list for a while now :D

Becca said...

I love all of the Black Jewels fibers, but my favorite is the Aurora Borealis. It reminds me of home (Alaska)

Nola said...

So many scrumptious fibers to choose from! I really love the "Black Crown" alpaca/silk braid -- beautiful!

Lael said...

Love many of those Black Jewels rovings - but spring must be coming, as I was drawn to the "Air" colorway in the Angora/Silk blend.

sgbooth88 said...

OMG Mohair and silk in fire!
Cashmere, Merino, silk in love!
Yak Merino and Silk in Spirit!
Llama and Silk in Water!
Camel and Silk in earth!

Can i just have the whole store to go please? lol

Allena said...

I love the rainbow and the baby alpaca and tussah silk. such vibrant colors it's hard to choose!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/94538035/made-to-order-bright-rainbow-baby-camel?

Grace Holland said...

Lilac in the sky!! That would make awesome mittens!
FB shared

Mary Mac said...

Love the color on the superfine baby alpaca amethyst

Cityslingers said...

I love the black jewel series.

Shannin said...

That aurora borealis is just divine! I am absolutely loving the orange and green in siberian globeflower.

IAmACuttlefish said...

Love the purple snowy colorfall yarn!

alyclaire said...

the black jewel blue topaz is awesome looking

Debbie in KY said...

Beautiful! I love the Superfine baby alpaca and tussah silk combed top in "Sea princess". Lovely colors.

Debbie in KY said...

I pinned it, too!

Anna said...

AMAZING! Love this one (though it was VERY difficult to choose!): http://www.etsy.com/listing/98936829/superfine-baby-alpaca-tussah-silk-combed?

Anna
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Brittany said...

Morning after Christmas is so pretty, and I love her gradients!

A. Hiscock said...

Without hesitation, it's the superfine baby alpaca/tussah silk combed top 100g (3.5oz) - Mother of Pearl - Black Jewels. Spectacular!

Pinned: Owldaughter http://pinterest.com/pin/49750770855746288/

Chippema said...

Love Love Love both the Northern Lights and Aurora Borealis Alpaca/Silk ... but the entire Black Jewels collection is just gorgeous!

camphillpeaches said...

OMG Superfine baby alpaca / tussah silk combed top 100g (3.5 oz) - Black Jewels - Black Opal "Queen of colors" - Is beautiful!

Karen Frisa said...

So many beautiful colors it's hard to choose! Love the Bright Rainbow, Splurge, Magnificent Purple, Sunfire, ... Her Pale Rainbow handspun is really beautiful, too!

Leslie Gladney said...

Sorry, but I want the Aurora batt as seen here! I love her shop tho and would happily go home with any of her batts!

valerie said...

Oh my! I would love to try any of the gradients, but I think Metal is my favorite. :)

Heather said...

I really like Superfine baby alpaca and tussah silk combed top roving 95g (3.4 oz) - Black Jewels - Rubies, Sapphires and Amethysts

Mike Edwards said...

I love the baby alpaca silk mix in black jewels - emerald! So gorgeous! Shared on Facebook and pinned on Pinetrest.

bpappas said...

OMG!love Black Jewels - Chrisolite Just gorgeous

bpappas said...

Just pinned it to!

Anna B said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/116696730/yak-optim-merino-and-tussah-silk-combed?
I'm a sucker for purple!

Kate said...

I really like Morning After Christmas. Pinned here: https://pinterest.com/pin/123778689730703845/

Becca said...

I pinned it (had to learn how, lol!)

http://pinterest.com/pin/377387643744828852/

Rebekah Evelyn said...

OH, my! I LOVE the Himalayan poppy yarn!

katie metzroth said...

LOVE Spilled violet ink - Snowy Colorfall - Extra fine merino wool 100g (3.5oz) lace weight handdyed gradient yarn!

petitevache said...

i've had my eye on Violet Linx's shop for some time, if i had the money i'd snap up some of that cashmere/merino/silk top in "tenderness" right now!

GirlFaceCreations said...

I LOVE Wool capron sock yarn 94g (3.3oz) fingering weight handdyed handpainted gradient - Black rose. It's really pretty!

Gwynne Platz said...

I have had the (made to order) Bright Rainbow roving on my favs list forEVER.

Barbara Guidinger said...

Oh so lovely! Really love the Superfine baby alpaca and tussah silk combed top roving 100g (3.5oz) - Black Jewels - Black Opal "Northern Lights". Really like that addition of black.

Kate said...

Oh my word... the Bright Rainbow is sooo tempting right now! And I really like the black jewels colorway as well.

suzanne marie said...

I love the SW merino wool and nylon sock yarn 96g (3.4oz) fingering weight handdyed gradient - Lilac in sunshine

Three Arms said...

"Himalayan poppy" is great.