Monday, May 17, 2010

Handspun yarn giveaway



Okay, here goes with the SewMamaSew Giveaway. Above are the yarns I'm giving away, all made with a new spinner's ... er, exuberance!

Below - a closer look at each of them and a few details

But first how to enter: Just leave a comment here and say which yarns would be your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices, and tell me how to contact you. If you prefer, you can send your contact details to me at my email - johanna dot knox at gmail.com.

To have a 2nd entry, add that you'd like to hear if and when I get a little shop up and running selling odd bits and pieces. I promise that if this happens, it will just be a one-off email to let you know the details. I won't send you any more spam than that single email.

My daughter will draw the names of the winners randomly out of a hat.

For the moment I'll only post within New Zealand or to Australia.


1. Deeply Green
This is approximately 60 metres or slightly over - spun two ply, mainly from dyed Romney, with some other green things thrown in - like sparkly Angelina.



2. Stripy and Bouncy
Around 75 metres here - in one larger skein and one smaller one. This is white wool plied with blue and pink wool and the odd sparkle of Angelina. I can't remember what breed the white is - but it's extremely bouncy! Most of the thicks and thins were deliberate but I will confess that sometimes the bounce got away from me, and I got some slightly-thicker-than-intendeds. But I still like it.



3. Coloured Wool Overdyed
Two skeins - all up around 270 metres. This was coloured Romney, which I spun and then cold water dyed with some red and a little green. Each skein is about half red and half green. The red is nice, but the green is very faint over the brown of the wool. This photo makes it look a bit shiny, which it isn't really.



4. Purply Blue with Bits
Just 28 metres here, but I especially like this one. It's quite a dark dyed wool, spun with some extra shiny things thrown in.



Have fun with the giveaway! On the left, I've linked to some other NZers doing the Giveaway, and you can find more from all round the world at SewMamaSew.

52 comments:

aeonie said...

Beautiful work! Thank you for the opportunity to win.I love no 1, 2 and 4! you can contact me via my profile page.

aeonie said...

Oh - I forgot to mention I would love an email to say your shop was up and running!
aeonie - from Australia

Ruby Star said...

gorgeous yarns. 1st, deeply green, 2nd, purple blue with bits & 3rd is the red & green. really i'm not a fusy person and i'd be happy to win any of this gorgeous yarn. x

rubyandme1@gmail.com

Cally said...

These are gorgeous, Johanna! Love the green. Love the blue. Love the red. Hmmmm - love them all! Love the idea of a giveaway - am most disorganised at the moment - will they have it again next year? With more notice I could throw in a hand made book or two next time :) (Mostly that's what I do with them - give them away)

Johanna Knox said...

I can imagine they will have it next year. Maybe you and I could do a yarn/book swap sometime anyway??? She said hopefully???

emma said...

love the deeply green most of all then the coloured and overdyed and the blue is lovely too. Would love to hear from you when you open your shop, always looking for new wool sources around here!

Desiree said...

I love all of them. 1st would be purple bule with bits, 2, deeply green, 3rd-red & green.

Penelope said...

Oh please please please let me win! My favourite is the Stripey and Bouncy (for my daughter...well, probably. I may steal it for me), then the deeply green (I don't know what to make it into yet but I'd enjoy every stitch of something that gorgeous! Plus I'm obsessed with Wicked right now LOL), then the overdyed...

alissa22 at gmail dot com

Penelope said...

And please let me know when you open a shop!!! Slim pickings here in the WA goldfields LOL

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Not an entry since I'm in the USA, but I couldn't resist saying how really lovely your yarns are.

Kristin said...

First would be green....that is gorgeous. Second, purple with blue bits, and third would be overdyed (#3)

juste venteux said...

#1 purpley blue
#2 stripey
#3 green


So awesome! Crossing my fingers!
http://justeventeux.blogspot.com/

Rachael said...

Deeply green - LOVE that one! And the purple one is great too (but they all are, let's be honest!)
rpar003 @ gmail.com

CupCakeCutie said...

3, 4, 2 so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sharonnz said...

Still getting my head around the fact that you spin and don't knit;-) More than happy to knit up little bits and pieces of your stuff into hats and such for you if you like! Seriously. (Maybe in exchange for a spinning lesson once I get my wheel up and running.)

Love 1,2 & 4 and YES you can definitely had me to your email list.

Fran Langum / Blue Gal said...

Number 4 would work itself into a terrific mixed shawl in my hands! I look forward to hearing about your shop, too. Thanks much.

suburban prep said...

Oh I love all but I will say the Green and then the purple bits and then the bouncy. See I am having trouble they are all so great.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

Cally said...

absolutely Johanna - would love to make a book for you.

Ruth said...

Johanna! These are gorgeous!
1, 3 and 4.
This is totally inspiring me to get into action and create another open blog for creations to give away or sell. So please do let me know if you get a wee shop up and running yourself. Pity I can't post cake for now :)
x

Kelly said...

You know I don't knit but a fellow blogger lives not far from me and I'm sure she'd appreciate this. If I could knit my preferences would be 3,2,1 ;)

Kelly said...

and yes do send me an email when you set up shop - look forward to it!

Nikki said...

Weeeeeeeeee! Hand spun yaaaaarn!

1 is awesome. 3 and 2 are also rocking.

Go you! And thanks for giving away awesome stuff!

Rhiannon said...

The green is amazing....that is my first choice. Second, purple with blue bits, and third would be overdyed.

Madz said...

2, 1 and 3 are my choices although they're all really beautifuL! contact me on marinoharkersmith at gmail dot com.
AND yes I'd also love to here when you start your shop. is that going to be on the Felt website?

Bron said...

Hi Johanna! They're all gorgeous! They're all fantastic, but I especially love 4, 1, 3. & you know my email to send me the news when your shop opens... exciting - can't wait to see more! xx Bron

Shelly said...

The purple with blue bits... Definatley! Thank you!

Rachel said...

These are beautiful! I just love the green one - that's my favourite. Then #4, then #3 - but they're all lovely, and I'd love to know if you open a shop.
I'm glad to have found your blog.

Bev C said...

Hello, Gosh they are all so beautiful it is just too hard to choose. Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Cook Clean Craft said...

My preferences are 1, then 4, then 2. Such snuggly looking wool. My email is on my profile page.

sewfunky said...

stripy and bouncy

Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine!
http://tinyurl.com/34k4cgd

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I love handspun wool! There's just something very special about wool which has been handled and spun by hand.

1st: purply blue with bits
2nd: deeply green
3rd: the overdyed wool

debyeo at hotmail dot com

angelina said...

wonderful greens...

macca said...

Lovely yarn - have to say i love the green

Nicola said...

Lovely yarns, 4, 1 and 2 are my faves. More than happy to have more info about where to buy them, nicola@nicolakean.com

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Told you I would be back! Love,Love Love the job you have done of your spinning. I am learning too and am nowhere near as good as that! My choices would be 1. the overdyed wool just because there is so much and i could make lots out of it. 2. the lovely deeply green one and 3. the beautiful purply blue with bits just for me :-) You can email me at jenni@skea.com

Baa-Me Kniits said...

PS I would like to know when you have a shop up and running especially if you will be selling your lovely wool :-)

M said...

Wow. Handspun yarn giveaways?!
I love the deeply green one the best, and the overdyed and the purple blue with bits are my 2nd and 3rd favs.

michaelacking(at)gmail(dot)com

Mambutu said...

hey great yarns, i like the stripey and bouncy and the green one a lot - as for the third suprise me! I'm in Australia

Abbie said...

Your wool is stunning! I would LOVE the chance to use it!

1. Deeply Green
2. Purpley blue with bits
3. Coloured Wool Overdyed

Thanks!

handmadebyabbie (at) gmail.com

Abbie said...

Also, please let me know when you set up a shop. Would really love some of your beautiful NZ wool! I'm always looking for good quality wool!

Abbie (in Sydney)

handmadebyabbie (at) gmail.com

Nadescha said...

what beautiful wool!
i would love "stripey and bouncy", then "purply blue with bits", then "deeply green".
i would love to use the wool to make some hats and neck warmers!

please also check out my giveaway at www.cheekyapple.com :-)
mail(at)cheekyapple(dot)com

kiwi living in vienna* (but with parents and shipping address in NZ :-)

Nadescha said...

please do let me know when you open a shop! i am always on the look out for good places to buy lovely wool :-)
mail(at)cheekyapple(dot)com

brittany, steve, gabe and ezra said...

these are beautiful! i lovwe the deeply green and also the purple and blue with bits. the third one would be the striped one.

Seaside Siblings said...

Great giveaway! I like No2 best, then No.3 and No1. Would love to know when you open your shop too, always like to buy nz made.
seasidesiblings@gmail.com

Melody said...

I like #1 Deeply Green

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Nikki said...

Lovely Johanna!

Add me in for your draw too please?? Love the green, the purple, the red...

Also, yes, of course I'd love an email to know when you set youself up.

hopefully you still have my email?

going kiwi said...

Gorgeous! I would love #1 the 3 and 4. It would be a surprise gift for my sister who lives in NZ. Thanks for the giveaway

justagirl said...

These are so lovely..

My first choice would be the deeply green, then purply blue with bits and the stripy and bouncy... yay!

woolybooger said...

The deeply green yarn is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Johanna Knox said...

Thanks for the entries. It's very exciting being part of this, and great to find so many other blogs via these comments!

Cally, and Sharonnz if you're reading this, definitely keen to take you both up on your offers, but will email you ...

Kris said...

The yarns are all gorgeous, I couldn't choose.

I would love to hear when you get your store up and running, are you on Ravelry?

Anonymous said...

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