Friday, May 27, 2011

Fiber Festival Friday, winners and next giveaway!

ETA:  This giveaway is now closed, check out the latest give-away here in this post.

Let's start the day off right!  Through the random magic of little man and a bowl full of strips of paper, the winners of the first festival giveaway have been revealed.  I was pretty stoked because the winners actually chose opposite yarns, and I don't have to make an administrative decision that might make someone sad.

So, name number one is Michaela who said
"Wow, this is really beautiful yarn, and the colours are prefect for summer. Suddenly I've got lemons and peaches on my mind :) I love the yellow/golden yarn- I think it would be perfect for a shawl such as "Citron"."

And here's what is shipping to you:

And winner number two is GailGodin who said:
"the orange color is one of my favorites. I would make a shawl or something lovely to show off that gorgeous shimmer!"
Here's your care package waiting to go:

Contact is about to go out, and congrats to the winners!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)

On to new business.  While I was at the fiber festival, I ran into one of my favorite fiber artists with a new name.  The artist behind Sereknity Fiber Arts has re-branded because people were having a hard time finding her with her original name.  You can now find her at Mad Color Fiber Arts.  Definitely check her out, she's going to be running contests and giveaways for a while to celebrate the rename.

While I was there, I picked up two skeins of lace-weight blue silk and linen yarn perfect for a summer weight something.  The best part about a silk/linen blend is that it will work even for folks with hair-fiber allergies.  Here's what I couldn't walk away from:

So, one for me one for the blog!

But while I was thinking about it, the prize stack seemed a little light.  To sweeten things a little, I went into my stash and pulled 2 of the artist's standard colorways.  This week, our giveaway is one skein of variegated blues in lace-weight silk and linen, one skein of superwash sock weight in colorway black pearl, and one skein of sport weight greens.  See, aren't they pretty??

As last time, one winner for each color/weight of yarn.  To enter, just leave a comment telling me what your favorite weight yarn is and why as well as a little bit on how to contact you.

Next Friday (June 3) I will announce winners on this, and put up the next batch of giveaway goodies.
Happy knitting!!


  1. All 3 colors are beautiful. I would choose the sock weight in colorway black pearl. I just love the hint of the blues in the different shades of gray.

  2. all are pretty colors. If I had to choose just one it would be the lace weight since it reminds me of the lake on a day with blue skies
    nbkat on rav

  3. Lately, I've been really into fingering-weight yarn- it's so versatile! Socks, shawls, mitts...the choices are endless!

  4. Hmmm that's a good question. Right now I am really loving lace-weight yarn. I have one skein and just have to decide which shawl to knit. Too many patterns and only one Lace just seems so delicate but fascinating that it is sturdy enough for a shawl or wrap. I'm also Knitsensei on Ravelry.

  5. Wow! such choices! I love the green sports weight. It even has a bit of a shine to it. I adore sports weight because it gives you the ability to go lacey but also knits up quickly so instant gratification. Thanks for the giveaways.
    Girlieknitwit on rav.

  6. id have to say lace right into making shawls and i love the yardage on some of these hanks..thanks so much fot the giveaway!

  7. I like both sport weight and lace. Oh you can never choose with yarn! evrey single skein is just adorable with unlimited potential!

    sophia.komninou at

  8. I love worsted weight yarn, especially for shawls. Lace patterns are pretty, and I tend to try and knit them with worsted weight yarn in order to get a big, warm, and cozy shawl.
    Knitmish on Ravelry

  9. I like fingering weight's versatility. Socks, shawls, hats, stranded or not. So many options with just one skein.

    I've yet to try my hand with laceweight. Although, I do have a LOT of ideas in my queue.

  10. Hi, the yarns are so pretty..!
    I've not tried anything other then DK if I were to choose I'll go for the lace weight..

  11. I prefer Dk and worsted. DK is thin, but not too much. And worsted has lots of colors and is a fast knit.

  12. I much prefer DK or sport - or worsted - yet I am always drawn to fondle and drool over the laceweight - jsut something about how they take the colors I guess!

  13. In general my favourite yarn weight is fingering, because I love to knit intricate socks and mittens that would be too bulky in a heavier yarn. Of these yarns, though, my first choice would be the laceweight - it's a gorgeous colour and the non-wool fibre would stick to my fingers less than wool so it would be good for summer knitting.

  14. The LACE!! My mom's favorite color is BLUE and she's allergic to wool, and loves shawls!! It's PERFECT!!! :D

    alystyn on Ravelry