Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hanspun Candy Giveaway

Yesterday's spinning was dramatic. The colors were deep, dark, and bold. Today's colors are bold, but at the same time playful, just like candy. Royal blue, periwinkle, aqua, mint green, coral, peach, and apricot...
I could eat it.

I picked 2 Wensleydale SockPixie hand-dyed rovings in compatible tones, and spun my favorite light worsted weight singles.

Spinning the Wensleydale was a lot of fun. The yarn feels  denser to me than the merino, but also like it will have a beautiful drape. About 220 yards of handspun bliss! Wouldn't it look great as the yoke of a Cerise Baby Sweater?


While spinning this yarn, I sadly realized that I would never have the time to knit everything I spin, so I am going to send it as a gift to one of you.

Just leave a comment by Monday July 12 at noon East coast time. One of you will be randomely picked and will receive this skein as a gift.

Now back to working on my secret project...

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79 comments:

Jennifer B said...

Lovely colors. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer B

jg.crews said...

Dear Caroline: I would love the hand-spun yarn! I just bought your Cerise Baby Sweater pattern and finished it! It turned out so cute.

I really enjoy your blog.

Sincerely,

Gail Crews

Joycers said...

The colors are gorgeous! It looks more like a carnival happening in there.

Lori said...

I would so love to win this.

Spinning is something, that I dream of doing one day. I have a drop spindle ~ I'm not too patient, so you can probably guess that I have put the spindle away for now.

Hopefully, in the new future, I can get it back out and give it a go again.

Elin H. said...

Wow, I am the first to leave a comment..!
First, let me say that I really love the colors in your yarn, handspun often looks a bit more rustic (also nice), but yours looks so yummy and fresh!
Second, I would be very happy if I could spin lovely yarn like that!

Tracey said...

ooooohhh- Looks so yummy! Hope I win! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kathy said...

Beautiful! This would be great for a little boy Cerise. I've started the Cerise today and absolutely love seeing the multi color in the yoke. Can't wait to finish it!

Kathy said...

Beautiful. I can see this as the multi in the Cerise for a little boy! Started the pattern today and love seeing the multi color yarn in the yoke.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful yarn! I'd be thrilled to own and use it.
Penny

Jadekitty said...

I've been drooling over your beautiful hand spun stuff for months now :) I would love to knit something with it!

emerson-j said...

im just learning to knit this year so im quite amazed at ur crfaftiness!!

notablyindigo said...

Every time I read your blog, it makes my hands itch for new fiber. If only I had time to learn how to spin! Great stuff.

Heathwitch said...

This really is beautiful yarn -- I don't spin and haven't actively watched a Tour de Fleece until this year so all this is new to me and very exciting! It's fabulous watching the colours appear and the yarn being created -- brava! :-)

grammynan said...

Yes, and I have some Malabrigo that would match perfectly!! fingers crossed.

Lisa said...

Wow, what pretty colors. Thanks for a chance to win a skein.

quinn on rav said...

Wow - those colors are luscious! Thanks for having a giveaway :)

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

That is so beautiful, thanks for the giveaway. The sky and sunset colors work so well together.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness..who wouldn't want this bundle of beauty! I, too, bought the sweater pattern. It is adorable and I am hoping to knit it up soon. You create such lovely patterns and your spinning is gorgeous. It would be an honor to have something from your hands.
Thank you for the opportunity.
Ellen.

Silentgrl44 said...

Love the colors!! wish i could spin!

Betsie said...

That is beautiful! It would make a lovely winter hat for me, I think!

Lindsay said...

It's impossible not to smile after looking at that color combo and thinking of candy!

I wish too that I could knit faster to keep up with all the ideas I have in mind.

myraknits said...

What beautiful colors! I have never knit on hand spun and dyed yarn. I love reading you blog and am always amazed at how you have an eye for putting colors together! You truely are gifted! Thanks for sharing!

Reluctant Penguin said...

So much yarn, so little time (sigh)...

Chantelle said...

oH IT'S lovely.Very happy looking yarn

Colleen said...

Pick me! That is beautiful...I'd love to win it!

AnnepÄlandet said...

This is beautiful! I would really like to knit something of this yarn!

Kris said...

I started following your blog about a month ago - what beautiful colorways you create! This skein is soooo lovely!

Merrillwok said...

I just started knitting the cerise sweater today! It's lovely! I was at a Farmer's Market in Edmond, OK this morning, and a woman was spinning rovings from a local farmer into lace weight yarn for a shawl she is making. Now, I'm thinking about spinning my own! We have a lot of alpaca farms in our state...

Sharon B in SA said...

Lovely yarn! I just saw your entry for TDF Ravelry and thought I'd come over to see your blog!
Thank you for the chance to win this yarn- fun stuff!
:)
from:Twirlygig

Lisa said...

I love these beautiful singles--great job on the spinning!

Rose said...

How very kind and generous of you! I'd love to win the yarn.

Sandy W said...

Your colors are beautiful. It would be fun to knit a baby sweater with the yarn. Thanks.

Dag said...

thanks for the generous giveaway!
your yarn is gorgeous and so i keep my fingers crossed!
happy weekend to you!

passingdowncrazy said...

I just spotted this yarn as I browsed through ravelry. It's absolutely amazing!

One Sheep said...

The yarn is so lovely, I can't imagine you're not wanting to knit it up. Thank you for sharing.

Jennifer Sage said...

What gorgeous colours. I've just completed a knitting course in the Southern Highlands of NSW (Australia) run by Loani Prior (Wild Knitting) and I am so ready for colours like this. Would love the chance to knit it.

Anna said...

I would love to knit something beautiful in your fantastic candy yarn!

Nathalie said...

Hi!

Love your creations and the yarn is lovely =) I am actually knitting your magic slippers/socks as we speak for my little one rageing around inside me.

Have a great summer and thank you for your blog and a chance to win =)

//Nathalie

Anna said...

I would love to knit something beautiful in your fantastic candy yarn!

Anna said...

I would love to knit something beautiful in your fantastic candy yarn!

alfanhui14 said...

Lovely colors!! I wish i´m lucky :)

toni in florida said...

Oooh, oooh, oooh, me, me, me! Pick me! ;-)

All kidding aside, that yarn would totally help me get my knitting mojo back. I just know it!

And I recently purchased just the right pattern for it: the Cerise Baby Sweater? Maybe you've, um, heard of it? Just sayin'!

antcan said...

How beautiful the colors are! Just the colors I love to wear.

LizzieK8 said...

Oh how beautiful! Yummy, yummy colors!

Robin said...

Thanks for the chance to win. One of my goals is to learn to spin yarn.

Akhila's Handblog said...

LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY - You would hear me cheer from London UK if won.
Lovely spinning, I just have to learn...
Akhila

BlueWolf said...

What a kind and noble gesture. If I should be picked, I would knit something for a child that is in need of a hat/gloves/socks.... My way of paying it forward.

Anonymous said...

that yarn is beautiful! thank you for the chance to win :)
josie

momof2grls said...

this is beautiful yarn.. thanks for the chance to win it..
Patti

Lisa said...

That is gorgeous! I've been looking for color combos like this! I would love to be entered into your giveaway--thanks!

lizzy said...

What breath taking colors. I can't imagine parting with this. Thank you sharing.

Rumi said...

Absolutely gorgeous yarn! Oh the possibilities! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Emma said...

Wow, those colours really pop! What a generous giveaway, thanks for the chance to win

queenie said...

Gorgeous! I would be honored to take the time to design and knit something with this. . . . (or maybe even use one of your designs - which would certainly be fitting!) And as I don't spin, I don't share the problem you have of not having the time to knit everything you spin! (ah - No. I haven't started the Cerise baby sweater yet. . . . soon!)

Pandora said...

Beautiful! I love your yarn and patterns!

babyEE said...

Love the colors. Can't wait to knit with it!!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous colours! they would indeed make a great yoke for a cerise baby jacket.if i was so lucky as to win then i would just have to buy the pattern as i have a very special little person in mind. i love the way you are inspired by everything around you and magically convert it to dye then spin and yarn! em. x

Sharon V said...

I feel greedy posting a comment to get handspun since I have more than enough of my own, but I wanted to say how beautiful your handspun is. Good luck to the winner!

Pat Janke said...

I enjoy your blog, love your patterns and think you are extremely talented.

Judy S. said...

What pretty yarn, Caroline, and you're giving it away to some lucky soul! I'd love to see some handspun yarn up close.....

ikkinlala said...

What gorgeous yarn!

Diane said...

Reminds me of all the gemstone colors in an Ephod. Very pretty and special yarn.

ljeanne said...

What a lovely yarn for a baby sweater! I have a new grandson and would love to win this !!

jonathanmolvik said...

This yarn is beautiful! I have recently found your blog and really enjoy it. I want to purchase the Cerise Baby sweater pattern for the new baby I just found out we're haveing and I would love to win this to make it with!

Thank you for this giveway!

kimz said...

I can't wait to try the baby sweater and this yarn is beautiful!

knitwork said...

Wow, what lovely colors. And I totally agree, the yarn will be great for the yoke of Cerise.

Anonymous said...

How absolutely beautiful!! Before I even read your comment about it being the perfect yoke for a Cerise sweater, that exact thought flashed through my head! Would absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this giveaway. Thanks so much for your generous offer.

lalheg said...

Oh that's beautiful! Not sure if this giveaway is open to the UK, if so, please count me in

grammie-meme said...

I just love the colors............one could be so lucky to recieve it...Good luck everyone.....

Adi Fine said...

I just can't stop drooling over this picture...

Rebecca said...

It's been ages since I've had any of your yarn. I keep checking to see if you have any for sale on your site!

This is lovely....since i downloaded the Cerise pattern, it would be fitting to have this gorgeous yarn for its yoke.

Be well...
Rebecca

doula_char said...

That would be lovely! You are so generous!

itsJUSTme said...

Ahhh! Gorgeous yarn! I would love to win!
forevereading at gmail dot com

Eaden said...

I am 4 an my mom just started teaching me to knit...I like your colors. I would like to knit with your yarn.

Becky said...

Beautiful!

Becky said...

Beautiful! I'd love to win.

Anonymous said...

love your designs and enjoy your blog,
Kay@nauticablue2@yahoo.com

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Oh my! I am so jealous....what remarkable talent you have. I would love to knit with your yarn and wished you lived next door. My mother has a spinning wheel (never used) and I would love if you came over and gave me a lesson. I would back you Snickerdoodles and brew up some great coffee. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

sbknit said...

It looks scrumptious!
buckets19@hotmail.com