Saturday, January 28, 2012

We Have A Winner

Congratulations Liz Doolittle for winning our fiber give away!  Thank you to all who now follow us on Facebook and here on the blog!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tail Spun Mohair

Welcome to my new blog followers!  Thank you for joining me here and at Facebook!  As it stands right now those who have entered the give-away have a 1 in 10 chance of winning.  Not bad odds at all.  There is still time if you haven't entered and would like to do so, the contest ends on the 27th.

I go through phases where I enjoy one aspect of working with fiber more than I do others, sometimes I just want to wash fleeces, sometimes I want to only card, at times it is dyeing, sometimes I just want to learn how to spin (don't ask how that is coming).  Lately I have been more interested in working one type of yarn and knitting.  Thank goodness it comes when I have some custom orders to fill.

My new yarn passion is tail spun Mohair.  It is just delightful.  I spent my Christmas money on a few skeins of beautiful tail spun from a fiber friend Cintia.  She amazes me, does all her spinning on a spindle. The photo below is of the goodies that came in the mail last week.    

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

We're Having a Give Away!

Tell me what your favorite type of wool is and why, to be entered in the Bless Ewe Fiber and Yarn give away. You must be a follower of our blog and like our Facebook page to be eligible to win.

~Here's how to enter~

#1 - Become a follower of our blog...make sure you leave us a comment so we know that you did, along with your comment on what your favorite type of wool is and why.
(one entry).

#2 - Find us on Face Book and like us, leave us a comment there so we know that you did .
(one entry).

Please make sure you leave a comment for each entry. So if you like us on Facebook and follow our blog you will leave 2 separate comments. If you already follow us on Facebook or on our blog...just comment on that you currently follow. Also, it is important that we know who you are so if you leave an anonymous comment on the blog we won't have a way to notify you.

The prize, 8 ounces of raw (unwashed)white merino/dorset wool and a leather carding/combing pad to protect your legs while fluffing those fibers.

This is a photo of a sample of the merino/dorset wool.  On the left is the raw, on the right is a small bit I washed.  It washes nicely. 2-21/2 staple, some VM.

About the merino/dorset - I have been told Dorset wool spins very easily and is an excellent choice for beginners as well as advanced spinners. It usually classes as a medium fiber diameter wool, wears well even in socks, is a Down wool, and is generally considered one of the softest breeds in the Down classification of wool types. I imagine you all know about Merino wool.

The leather pad comes in natural or black.  Measures 9 x 15 inches.

If you are one of my fiber friends that has the dislike of washing and working raw fiber I am going to offer a second prize for the winner to choose from. A skein of our wool yarn (hand spun by the lovely and talented Looliemom, Adele) and a set of circular bamboo knitting needles to knit it up. 

 Also if our FB “likes” happens to reach 200 during the giveaway, I will draw a second winner to receive the prize the first winner does not want.

The give away ends on Saturday, January 28 at 12:00 noon CST. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on Sunday, December 29. The winner will be announced on both the blog and our Face book page.