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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

June 10th-16th Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED
A Handspun Giveway
Today's giveaway involves the most gorgeous handspun yarn I have ever seen! Snowberrylime has agreed to give away a "skeinlet" (yarn terms)(13m/14 yards, 23g/0.8oz) of this gorgeous Vegan Handspun Cream Cotton Yarn:

Here are some details on it:
This handspun cotton is nothing like commercial cotton yarn - instead it is extremely soft, quite fluffy and has a gorgeous natural vanilla tone. Handspun creamy cotton yarn, 13m/14 yards, 23g/0.8oz. More can be found at http://snowberrylime.etsy.com

Rules to Enter:

1. Head on over to Snowberrylime's shop--> http://snowberrylime.etsy.com/
2. Pick out your favorite item
3. Come on back here and leave a comment about what you chose! (There will be a "Post a Comment" or "X-Amount Thoughts" link at the end of the post)
If your comment doesn't match this criteria, you will not be entered into the contest.

The giveaway ends on Monday, June 16th at midnight PST.
The winner will be chosen with a Random Number Generator from mathgoodies.com
On Tuesday, June 17th I will post who won!
If I cannot get a hold of the winner within 3 days a new winner will be chosen.


Let's hear some more about Snowberrylime:

1. First things first, tell us a little more about yourself...

You don't beat around the bush, do you? :P Well, my name is Veronika von Allmen, I have a lovely boyfriend and no children (I am only young...). I have recently moved to Germany after having spent an exciting 4 years in the UK.
Originally I am sort of from Switzerland but have travelled all my life.

2. What is your regular job?

It is the reason I moved to Germany. I work for an international charity concerned with blindness prevention and disability in the developing world. It fits in neatly with my degree and I love my region which is SE Asia and the Pacific. :)

3. Do you Haiku?
White pearls in the sea,
captured in a pink ocean
of lustre and drape

Pink pearls, VEGAN soy silk handspun yarn

4. What inspires you?

Lots of things, for a start I love all things antique, this definitely defines a lot of my work. Victorian, Edwardian and so much more.... I'll take it all!Additionally I like the boudoir look, the 'creative librarian' style as well as colourful gypsy and ethnic clothes or jewelery. Often I also find some very special trinkets and work a yarn around them, giving them a theme. My interest in art, especially that of the early 1900s, also influences my work.

5. Can we see a picture of your workspace?

6. All of your yarn is stunning with such a great texture and look to it! What made you decide to start handspinning yarn?

Thanks! Texture and colour have always been two of my main interests. Well, when sewing I also love patterns, but that doesn't really apply to yarn. I have been a knitter for as long as I can remember and always loved the bulky, arty yarns - but there came a time when my appetite was too exotic for my wallet. Plus I adore all things antique and have always been partial to spinning wheels. Now I get to look old-fashioned in front of my wheel and create beautiful yarns in the process! Another factor was that I am admittedly a bit of a yarn snob, which means I adore natural fibers and I got really picky at some point. Making it yourself is just sometimes simpler than shopping around for the perfect yarn.

7. What is your favorite material to make yarn out of?

I absolutely love a 50/50 blend of soft Merino wool with Tussah silk. It has the cozy, warming qualities of soft wool combined with the lustre and drape of pure silk. As of lately I also adore soy silk, which is a by-product of the tofu making process. It is made from natural waste and completely biodegradable, which in our wasteful times is a great quality!

8. If you had a choice on what someone was to make out of your yarn, what would it be and which yarn would you want it made out of?

Make something creative and I am content. However there is actually one yarn I always had plans for but never put them into practice (There will be more of this yarn in the shop soon). For this bee yarn I always had the plan of making a beehive style hat (knitted or crochet) where my handspun yarn would alternate with a simple brown yarn, giving it a really stripey look. The art yarn would of course be allowed to dangle all over the simpler yarn and I would imagine this hat to be a true show stopper!

Thank you Veronika for being so generous as to give away some of your gorgeous yarn!

117 Entries:

Altrotiroaltroregalo said...

Lovely products :D
I love this: "Lady in red, handspun art yarn" (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11775652)

My contact is evabernini@yahoo.it or you can contact me through my blog, posting a comment on evabernini.blogspot.com

blueviolet said...

I really like that fun handspun hat. It's really cute and cheery. I appreciate very much that you have vegan products too. My daughter is vegan so I look for that type of thing now.
doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

Lava Jewelry said...

Love these yarns! I like the green vegan soy silk yarn, but for my favorite, I'm going to have to choose the Indian spice lace weight merino and silk yarn - yum!

I can be convoed at my Etsy shop: http://lavajewelry.etsy.com

mannequin said...

I love the Sparkle Love, Handspun Merino.
Hard choice! They are all beautiful.

BrineS said...

Pink Berry Truffle...oh-so-PRETTY! Love it! And...oh, the wonderful things I could make with it!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Patty said...

taffy6@metrocast.net
Thanks for having this contest. I really appreciate it.

Aubrey said...

I love the Indian Spice yarn!
byubabe14 at yahoo dot com

artmarcia said...

The yarns look gorgous! Chantilly, pure silk handspun yarn caught my eye. I love to work with beautiful textures like this.

gkstratos said...

I am in love with Lily Butterfly, handspun pure silk yarn. Makes me want to go create something.
gkstratos @yahoo.com

Suzanne said...

I am thrilled to finally find Vegan yarn. SO hard to choose from all the wonderful selections but I've picked the vegan handspun creamy cotton yarn. It looks so soft. My daughter in law is Vegan and will be thrilled that I have found yet another place for her to shop.

E. Shen said...

Mmmm...the Chantilly pure silk...luscious to work with!

mommysweeps said...

pink berry truffle

rosie said...

i love the plant dyed rainbow handspun yarn.

Bhav said...

I love the Sunrise, handspun vegan soy silk yarn..soft beautiful color.
Thanks for the giveaway!
bvbabybv at gmail.com

LisaW said...

I like the Green soy silk yarn. Beautiful!

JenO said...

I love the Lime dazzle, handspun Merino/silk yarn with beads. Beautiful stuff!

Genevieve P said...

One favorite? That's difficult... Can I pick two? I really like Hippie Love and Lavender Fields!

Nancy said...

What gorgeous yarns. My favorites were the green soy silk and the storm is brewing merino. Hope I win!

Made by Melissa said...

Gorgeous yarns! Its so hard to pick a favorite. The frog prince, hippie love and heavenly pearls are my top three!

You can contact me through Etsy - MadeByMelissa.

NateAndJakesMom said...

Oh my - that yarn is beautiful!! I had the hardest time (but it was so much fun) picking one - I would have to go with Lily Butterfly. I so hope I am having a girl this time around and hope to make something "girly" with it!

nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

Renee G said...

mAll of the yarn is gorgeous. I love the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Wool. This looks like it would be lovely to work with this.
rsgrandinetti @ yahoo. com

juicyknits said...

I love "Indian spice, handspun lace weight Merino and silk yarn". The colour is gorgeous and it looks so yummy that I'd just want to try and taste it.
You can contact me at: juicyknits[at]gmail[dot]com .
You've got some great yarns!

mverno said...

pink berry truffle

Rosebud Collection said...

I have to say, the heavenly pearls was something I thought beautiful..
Maybe the name helped..It is really beautiful..http:hattierosebud.blogspot.com/

sally said...

wow, what beautiful craftmanship. i loved it all, but especially liked the Candy, handspun Merino yarn

Mary512 said...

wow awesome giveaway. I like the Pink berry truffle, handspun silk and camel yarn. I guess this would be the time to take up knitting, if I won! Thanks!

Jody said...

I like the Sunrise vegan yarn-but it was so hard to pick one!

paula h said...

Handspun rainbow yarn, navajo plied is my favorite.

Bern said...

I love the Pink Pearls. I'vd never heard of soy silk yarn before.
bernbrac@verizon.net

danosor said...

They are all fantastic.I chose the sparkle love handspun Merino.

linett said...

I love the Lily Butterfly, the colors are amazing

Panjo Kids said...

Oh my, that is some lovely yarn! My favorite is Indiana Jones and the Temple of Wool.

Kathleen @ Katydid & Kid said...

I love the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Wool; the colors are beautiful together. I'd love to win the cotton, as I would knit a tiny summer bag with it, maybe one of those stretchy grocery-type ones.

CJW's folks said...

I heart the Green soy silk VEGAN handspun yarn!

Beki said...

This yarn makes me wish I was ab better knitter. (Luckily I have a sis who is da bomb!) My fave is Sunrise, handspun VEGAN soy silk yarn. Such a lovely warm peachy color!

Anonymous said...

The butterfly and the stone, handspun Merino and Mohair yarn http://luckyrosiescreations.etsy.com

Tes283 said...

Green soy silk VEGAN handspun yarn is the perfect yarn for me to make my dad a scarf that will not itch him.

windycindy said...

Gorgeous hand spun yarns. I especially like the "Soy Silk Vegan"
hand spun yarns. The colors are stunning! The "Long Raspberry and Purple Grape Wrist Warmers" are my favorite item. They would feel so good next to my skin. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

ikkinlala said...

Lovely yarn! My favourite is the plant dyed handspun 2 ply self striping.

(My e-mail address is in my Blogger profile.)

nor_lou said...

Blue princess, handspun art yarn, beautiful!!!

s said...

sparkle love

anyang said...

I really like Pink berry truffle, but Goldfish in the sky is gorgeous too, oh Heck they are all beautiful!

- Marybeth I. said...

Hippie love, handspun art yarn with flowers - love the little flowers on it!

wigget said...

Chantilly, pure silk handspun yarn

Cassie said...

This was SOOOO hard! They are all so incredibly beautiful I kept paging back and forth imagining what I could make! Finally, I choose PURPLE SEAMONSTER (partly for the name, my kids would love it!) mostly for the gorgeous colors!

Contact me: atenian@hotmail.com

sillelin said...

My favorite is the Heavenly Pearls, love the colors & the added faux pearls are beautiful. I crochet a lot (mostly afghans) and have made some gorgeous afghans. I would love to make one with this yarn. (bookmarking the site for later shopping)

Anonymous said...

I like "The grass is always greener"

edq143 at yahoo dot com

Sharon4B said...

Thanks so much for sponsoring this giveaway! My favorite yarn (at this particular split second) is the Sunrise Vegan soy silk. Gorgeous!

sharon4b@charter.net

barbarabaker said...

Although I love ALL OF IT...(I also lived near Heidlburg Germany back in 1990-1995), I'd have to say that my absolute favorite was the Sparkle love, handspun Merino yarn with coils.

Oh, the sweater I could crochet with this yarn...

lemonquasar said...

Everything is just so gorgeous, but I really love the Green soy silk VEGAN handspun yarn! Green is my favorite color, and this yarn is just so smooth and creamy looking. I enjoy its simplicity as a singles yarn also. Beautiful!!

I'm available through my blog or at lemonquasar[at]yahoo[dot]com.

jeske_posse said...

Green soy silk VEGAN handspun yarn and the Pink Pearl and Heavenly Pearls are so beautiful. They are all so beautiful. It is so neat that soy silk yarn can be made from the tofu making waste. Wonderful. I'd love to try your yarn!
jenni_aja at hotmail dot com

carolyn said...

The frog prince is such a lovely color. My favorite!

Eileen said...

Heavenly pearls, handspun art yarn

Beautiful yarn with pearls. This will make a really pretty scarf.

Kari said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12388514 is my favorite! She's amazing! Everything is so beautiful!!

matilda sue said...

I am smitten with the Queen of Acid punk - oh the things you could make with it!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10423865

ramsesal said...

love it, looks so soft. love those handspun hats, so really beautiful. Thank you!

brightgirl said...

lady in red. i love the bling added. i try to bead everything. the acid punk is fabulous also.

kathleenharris@earthlink.net

ramsesal said...

btw you can reach me at noey718_319@yahoo.com

melonkelli said...

The Indian spice, handspun lace weight Merino and silk yarn is beautiful!

Tonya said...

Everything is fabulous, but my favorite is the Indian spice, handspun lace weight Merino and silk yarn.

cstironkat said...

I like the Hippie Love, but all the yarns look so soft and pretty.

Susan Yates said...

sfyates@iwon.com
I love that creamy white cotton yarn, it is so beautiful. Reminds me of natural sheep yarn. I'd like to win that.

Sharon said...

Heavenly pearls, handspun art yarn..for sure...gorgeous. THANKS

jaime said...

They're all so pretty! I'm a new knitter, but my mind spins with what I could make with the Candy handspun Merino yarn.

kdkdkd said...

Heavenly pearls, handspun art yarn
Wow, is that beautiful! It is almost a work of art on its own.

kygirl said...

Golden girl, handspun art yarn, Merino and tussah silk

Katy Lin :) said...

Green soy silk VEGAN handspun yarn
by Snowberrylime

and

Riding the waves, handspun Merino yarn
by Snowberrylime

are my favorites!

http://honestandlasting.blogspot.com

Meredith said...

I like the Heavenly Pearls Merino wool handspun yarn! So decadent!

Datura Rose said...

I like the Heavenly pearls handspun art yarn.

resenn (at) gmail (dot) com

Anjanette said...

I love the plant dyed handspun 2ply yarn - it's so gorgeous!!!!!

Joseph said...

No Question.....

The Indian spice lace weight merino and silk yarn

Teresa said...

I love the "Purple sea monster II, handspun Merino and silk yarn"! It would make a beautiful baby blanket!

Teresa690[at]gmail.com

Judy said...

Ooohh, So beautiful!! I'll say the Pink Pearl Vegan....but I love them all!

maLinka said...

It was a very difficult choice. I just love them all but my favourite is "Lily butterfly, handspun pure silk yarn". The colors reminds me of pearls from the ocean. Really, really beautiful!

Marcia said...

A friend has offered to make me a scarf - I would love to have her make it from the "Lady in Red" yarn...won't it look wonderful!

ppriebe1 said...

The hippy love yarn brings back memories!!

pamela priebe
ppriebe1@yahoo.com

Christine Groce said...

pink berry truffle, among many others is one of my favs. Please count me in. Thanks!!

l.m. glam said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12042579

I loved this yarn. I am completely inspired by it's color and the tone-on-tone qualities. Good work!

www.lmglam.blogspot.com
glam.lindsee@gmail.com

happyathomehandmade said...

I absolutely LOVE the Lime dazzle, handspun Merino/silk yarn with beads. It's the colors, the way it's spun, everything! Beautiful yarn!
(happyathomehandmade.etsy.com)

Great giveaway, thanks!! :)

robynl said...

Candy, handspun Merino yarn is beautiful; I love the colors.
yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

kaylee8 said...

I love the heavenly pearls, handspun art yarn - so many craft uses!

Elena @ Tickled Pink Knits said...

My fave is the Plant Dyed Rainbow Yarn :)

Fun giveaway!

mbeekman said...

Indian Spice yarn! Love it!

Anonymous said...

"S" says she loves the "Carnival" hand knitted hat! It goes with everything! slb30@bellsouth.net

Charlie P said...

I can't choose between heavenly pearls, pink berry truffle and pink pearls...but I'll go with pink pearls becuse I'm intrigued by soy yarn. They are ALL beautiful though :)

Diana said...

I love green so the first thing that caught my eye was the lovely handspun merino and silk yarn called The grass is always greener on the other side. The colours are all gorgeous though. WoW!

Jean said...

I really like the VEGAN handspun creamy cotton yarn! Thanks!!

melanie said...

I don't know how I could possibly choose just one favorite but if I must I absolutely adore Indiana Jones and the Temple of Wool.

plaidtoaster at gmail

Anonymous said...

I love the Golden girl, handspun art yarn, and the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Wool. Wow!
outtavertigo/at/hotmail/dot/com

mich0825 said...

wow, Pink pearls, VEGAN soy silk handspun yarn, is gorgeous- I'd love a scarf made out of that!
mich0825@michmedia.com

pitaharmon said...

This stuff is so beautiful. I guess I choose Heavenly Pearls. I love all of it though. My daughter and I knit, and I'm tired of cheap yarn, this stuff is lovely.

kktwins said...

My favorite is the Heavenly pearls.

calgirl said...

I like Riding the waves, handspun Merino yarn. This would make a great top.

sachidewey said...

I love the Lime dazzle, handspun Merino/silk yarn with beads. So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Sparkle Love

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

sharon said...

Love green soy silk yarn

Sunshine Mama said...

I like the Hippie love, handspun art yarn with flowers.

kristie2 (at) comcast.net

Jinxy & Me said...

I love the Lily Butterfly - it's so cute!

jaydonco1 said...

The Green soy silk!

jaydonco1 (at) aol (dot) com

NesieBird said...

Heavenly Pearls is just heavenly.

masonsgranny59 said...

Boys toys - cars, handspun art yarn

Anonymous said...

I like the Heavenly Pearls.
Nanette
nanoart@yahoo.com

purango said...

I love the Heavenly Pearls handspun art yarn. It is beautiful.

Brooke said...

Pink berry truffle, handspun silk and camel yarn!!

Betty C said...

I think the Indian spice, handspun lace weight Merino and silk yarn is absolutely gorgeous. I can just imagine how soft and silky it feels.

willitara(at)gmail(dot)com

klp1965 said...

the pink pearls are gorgeous :)

bndraldy said...

I absolutely adore Indiana Jones and the Temple of Wool. The colors are so soothing and the beads add subtle beauty. On the other hand, the Lady in Red, handspun art yarn is incredibly beautiful. The colors are stunning and I love the bling!
I think I would buy the vibrant Lady in Red first.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Tammy said...

I really like this product Pink pearls, VEGAN soy silk handspun yarn - I wonder though, which of your handspun yarns are machine washable?

Anonymous said...

I looked at all the colors and really liked the Goldfish in the sky, handspun Merino and silk yarn with coils. They are the same colors I used for the Warm Fuzzy (large pompom) I made for my husband for our second anniversary (cotton.) It lives in our bed between our pillows. He loves it and what it stands for. Isn't he wonderful? Um, the answer, of course, is yes. -tobie. fletch654@cox.net

Angela said...

I LOVE the Crayons yarn...those colors are beautiful!

phyllisg said...

Goldfish in the sky, handspun Merino and silk yarn with coils is the one for me.

lilyk said...

I love the Vegan handspun creamy cotton yarn!

ky2here said...

The pink pearls are awesome. I"d love to get some of these for my friend who knits and crochets reguarly. She'd go nuts!

fancyfeet48 said...

love the plant dyed rainbow handspun yarn

Helen said...

I'm in love with the Rokoko, handspun Merino and silk yarn with freshwater pearls.

Starshine3 said...

I love the colors of the plant dyed handspun 2ply yarn, self-striping. My daughter has been wanting me to crochet her a "rainbow" blanket- this yarn would be perfect :)

Misc. Muse said...

The pink berry truffle is my absolute favorite- so beautiful. lynhead52@yahoo.com Linda