Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wovember Giveaway!


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In celebration of Wovember and all things woolly and sheepish, I am having a Wovember Giveaway here.
To be in with a chance to win your very own Needle Felt Sheep Kit, just leave a comment on this post saying which sheep's wool you most like to work with. (If you haven't worked with sheep's wool before then maybe there is a wool you would like to try... there are so many out there - Shetland, Wicklow Cheviot, Galway...)
Poor sheepy fell over....

At the end of the month, I shall pull a name out of a hat and send the winner a Needle Felt Sheep Kit from my Etsy store. Yay sheep!!!

21 comments:

Corvi said...

I followed a link here from Wovember. These are lovely kits! Sadly, I am not familiar enough with different breeds to have a favorite wool, but I do love wool!

laughing.hat said...

I, too, followed from Wovember. I have some lovely soft wendsleydale (it's not just cheese, Gromit!) that I've been saving for something special and some lovely Leicester Longwool that will soon be a hat!

Antje said...

My favorite wool is 100% Finnsheep wool in natural colors of the sheep and in colors hand-dyed with plants and mushrooms from this shop www.riihivilla.com.

I like your blog very much!

Antje

willow said...

When spinning I have used mainly shetland fleece which I like very much.
As far as purchased knitting wool, I have a cardigan/jacket that I knitted from Aran weight Manx Loaghtan. Not a soft cosy wool but very good for an outer garment and I like the way it has faded to a softer brown. I am still wearing this regularly after almost ten years so it probably qualifies as my favourite!

KnittingBetsy said...

Wool! The more I read about and learn its wonderful properties, the more I adore it and value it. I am pretty sure that I have only ever knit with Merino wool (or Merino/alpaca, Merino/tencel blends). I would love to experience different breeds.
Happy Wovember! Let's do this again, with a social media storm so that everyone can join in! Let me know what I can do to help.
Wooly Wovember Hugs,
Betsy in Mill Creek, WA, USA

Gynx said...

Knitting from different breeds is something I've become more interested in lately. I love Merino of course, but there are so many I've yet to try!

BeverlyH said...

I have loved knitting with Blue Faced Leicester but would like to try some different wools in the future.

colleen said...

I very much enjoyed your post on Wovember - thanks you! - and very much took a fancy to the felted barbed wire. Just wonderful.

I've really enjoyed using Blacker's North Ronaldsay Aran in a blanket and have loved working with its slight waxiness and the thought of those hardy sheep away out there eating seaweed claiming a space in my blanket.

Muireann said...

As a Galway girl living in NYC having left on the bád bán, I'd love to try this with Galway wool. I'm here from Wovember, and I'm excited to have found a blog from home to follow! Thanks for the chance to win.

simplesavvy said...

Shetland Shetland Shetland! Oh sorry, I got a little excited there. I love Shetland, and it begun with some vintage "Shetland-type" yarn from Unger Britania. Now I have the real thing in my grubby yarn hands, and I soon intend to raise my own to be closer to the whole process. I came here via your WOVEMBER post and agree with you -- there is something intangible about working with wool that makes me feel closer to everything.

judithornot said...

So far Galway is my favorite, although I just ordered some Royal Mythral made by Stansborough in New Zealand, and am looking forward to working with it. I recently felted a hat with some Galway, and it was a joy to work with. I love the art you create!

Lara said...

Gosh, it is hard to pick one. I love blue faced leicester wool for the softness and slight amazing halo it gets with wear. I also love the wensleydale longwool for sheer softness.... Also am hebridean for the most gorgeous chocolate brown colour.
Having seen Colleen's comment though I will go searching for North Ronaldsey yarn!

Mary Burke said...

I was very taken with the Yarn Harlot's descriptions and pictures of working with a Jacob fleece. I think they would be recognizable because of the multiple horns, too.

Snag Breac said...

What a great collection of wools!
Lovely to hear what people find special about the wools they use, to imagine sheep on the beach too!
Thanks for all the lovely comments too!

Ivy Black said...

Welsh Mountain I think...one of my grandma's favourite and Swalsedale for felting. Love your blog and I too followed the link from Wovember.

Sara said...

I think the only wool I know by sheep name is Cormo. I've knit with that often.

Unkie Dave said...

I like to knit with some of that white wool, the fluffy kind that you get from sheep. That's my favourite. Ok. I've no idea about knitting, or wool, but maybe of I were to win a sheep kit I might just learn.

Gem the Princess said...

Having grown up in the town which boasts super wool factory Abraham Moons Ltd, wool has been a centre piece of my upbringing.
Preferring to keep my wool selections Yorkshire Born and Bred I am a huge fan of Wensleydale Longwool Aran Yarn. It is perfect for creating something that little bit special and has a luxurious sheen to any garment you make.

trixiebacon said...

Hello, I love Shetland wool, and am also knitting with Sirri wool from the Faroe Islands at present. The boingy quality of Shetland wool is very pleasing when knitting.

Best wishes.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Yay Sheep I'll say! I have only really worked with Merino as that is the most readily available in Australia for me. Your kits are adorable so count me in please :-)

spidersworkshop said...

I haven't had much experience with different breeds so not sure on a favourite.

I will say Jacob sheep, (with a bit of a story). Last year I was living in the UK helping to care for my Grandmother. After she died we went on a walk to Arlington Court where she used to visit and go on long walks. She loved to see the Jacob sheep and later I was gifted a fleece from the flock. For the rest of my time in the UK I spun and knitted beautiful scarves as gifts.

Your felted sheep is so cute!