Sunday, August 8, 2010

Prize Winners!!

Sunday afternoon, August in Brooklyn. I want to take a nap!

But first I have some things to share. Like the promised and long overdue Tour de Fleece wrap up. You recall I wanted to spin 3 lbs of fiber. This was the pile before I started.

TDF 2010 Lofty Goals

And this the pile I ended up spinning.

TDF Final Haul 3

Not all of it, but I am very very pleased with the results so I am happy. Some stats for you: I spun 2.25 lbs of fiber, 2,670 yards of yarn. By my standards that's alot but there are spinners on Ravelry who spun 7 and 8 lbs of fiber. Whoa! I need to take a vacation next year and devote an entire week to spinning.

Winter Storage 2

The Hello Yarn pink/green/boggy brown yarn is destined to be a sweater. I have over 680 yards in that ginormous skein and I was very lucky to come into possession of one more bag of this highly coveted fiber! With another 4 oz to spin up I should have enough for a cute cropped cardigan and I think I have a pattern in mind!

You all know Zinnia is destined to be a sweater and yes, thanks to the kindness of blog reading friends, I now have the pattern! Zinnia has been doubly lucky for me, by the way, because on the last day of the Tour I submitted a photo to the Natural Yarn thread on Ravelry and won a prize! Woo Hoo, Yay! More fiber, coming right up!

TDF Final Zinnia 4

Time to spread some Handspun Love. As my thanks for your ongoing support and encouragement, loyal comments and far-flung friendship, I'm putting Istanbul Sunset up for a Prize Giveaway! Yup, that's what I'm sayin!

TDF Give Away

Simply leave a comment to this post no later than Sunday August 15 and I'll select a winner using Random Number Generator.

Some of you have never knit with handspun before and trust me, this will spoil you for more. And hey, maybe I will coax a few of you over to the dark side that is spinning. It's not the worst thing that could happen...heh heh. :)

So rock on with your comments and good luck everyone! Oh and you can get all the technical deets for the yarn here.

18 comments:

barefootrooster said...

swoon. so pretty. and man, your TdF accomplishments and lovely and impressive. (also, i secretly want to win that skein. awesome.)

Rose said...

I would love to win the handspun yarn! Thanks for offering!

mick said...

Dude, I'm proud of you: that is a LOT of yarn. Well done!

lori said...

what a fantastic giveaway! as soon as i saw that skein in the top picture, i was wanting it SERIOUSLY. :)

Lelah said...

Good golly, that pile is GORGEOUS! Wow. I'm a fan of handspun, I used to spin but haven't been able to in a while. So now I buy if from others... but some day I will be back!

Katie M. said...

Wow, that's a lot of spinning! It all looks amazing.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Novice drop-spindler, expert spindle-dropper. That's me. I'm so enamored of handspun, and truly want to get better. Until such time, a skein yours would provide such solace.

Jenny said...

Awesome job on the Tour! Your yarn looks wonderful. And...I certainly woulnd't complain if I won that lovely skein. Just sayin'

Chris said...

wow!! You are a spinning goddess. That is a really impressive and beautiful pile of yarn!

Raerean said...

That's an amazing pile of spinning. I'm a handspun virgin and that sunset yarn just looks yummy.

daniel said...

yowza your yarn is gorgeous! I've been fantasizing about knitting some of your handspun for so long already...

Cookie said...

Congratulations on all that great spinning and winning a prize!

I think you did a fabulous job of spinning during the Tour. I sort of wonder how people manage to spin 8 pounds in 20-something days without going insane or getting hurt. Just thinking about it makes my back ache.

xo

One Sheep said...

Congratulations on the prize, well done. It all looks blue-ribbonto me, especially that one that I'm really hoping to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

GinkgoKnits said...

It all looks beautiful. I want to learn to spin but I don't have the budget for it right now. If I won this, I might feel compelled to start learning pronto!

ikkinlala said...

I wish I could spin as well as you do!

Sarah B. said...

I would be so honored if the random number generator would pick me! Your spinning is beautiful! (and yes, I am trying to kiss a little random number generator a$$)

MissingRib2 said...

These skeins of spun yarn are gorgeous. I have not knitted/crocheted with yarn which has been spun and would love to.

Allison said...

Super pretty stuff. All of those HY pics finally convinced me that it's time to spin. Taking a class at Rhinebeck and petting as much handspun as I can get my hands on in the meantime!