August 02, 2010

Single skeins, what use? and a giveaway

I've been taking stock of fibre and yarn etc and wondering where I go from here. I've been spinning for almost a year now, it certainly doesn't seem that long since I first decided to have a go. As I'm sure all new spinners do I purchased 100g here, 100g there. All very well but apart from hats, socks what can you make with 100g? Not very much at all. As you can see from the picture I have many 100g skeins, this is just part of it. I've also knit quite a few up of course.

I've decided to be more organised in future. Apart from my favourite dyers where I know I will enjoy having 100g of fibre I'll only purchase 300g or more at a time. This would give me chance to knit larger items which would be better for me. After all a decent size shawl can take 300g, unless it is laceweight:)
So on to the giveaway, I've decided to let some skeins of handspun go. If you would like them, please comment on this post. I'll draw the winner on the anniversary of my first starting spinning, end of august. They will be chosen from my stash, I will decide colour and you will receive 2 skeins.

21 comments:

mandycharlie said...

Wow, really? Your giving some away.

I would love, love, love a skein of handspun.

Priestess~Harper said...

Oh, couldn't pass up the opportunity to win some of your hand spun! What fun. ;)

bee*in*the*balm said...

your yarns are so beautiful i would love to work with some!

Blue Witch said...

Stripes. That is the answer. Always buy co-ordinating colours in future and away you go... There are 3 co-ordinating sets there now.

I know where you can get about 8kg of 'organic speckled' ;)

Crobbles said...

It would be such a delight to knit with some of your hand-spun :-)

Lynn said...

Oooh Amber, I would love some of your handspun. Something made by an individual (especially you) always is filled with so much love and your beautiful spirit. Lynn

Fran Langum / Blue Gal said...

Your spinning is gorgeous! I'd love to knit some of it. Thanks for the opportunity.

Vicky said...

Like Blue Witch says, stripes could be the way to go, or patchwork, however I would love the chance to knit with your lovely handspun!

FairiesNest said...

Single skeins of yarn are perfect for dolls...clothes and hair. Please count me in! :)

Freyalyn said...

But there's no reason why you can't knit shawls and all sorts of things from different colours and skeins. And the other thing that makes things work together is if you ply lots of different things with one ply of the same fibre - it ties all sorts of colours together. But you're still learning what you want to do with it all (aren't we all?)
Hugs

ikkinlala said...

I'd love a chance to win some of your handspun - I like knitting smaller projects.

mel said...

ooooooh!! delicious! I would love to play with your very own handspun creations....

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Such beautiful handspun yarn, I'd be thrilled to receive some. Single skeins are perfect for me as I'm almost constantly knitting hats.

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

ohh i would love to crochet with your hand-spun~now i can i have become obsessed!

Annette said...

OOow, I am in!!

Fiona said...

Well...if I was lucky enough, I would use it to knit more hexagons for my daughter's quilt/throw (six's). On the other hand, I like Blue Witch's comment about stripes!

One Sheep said...

How generous you are, to share all this yumminess. Please enter me, and thanks so much for the giveaway. It will become the "Yarn of Honor" with a central place in a fair isle pattern if I win.

Ellie (Phoenix-Lily) said...

I would love to be entered to win some of you handspun yarn.

enthusiastic crochetoholic said...

You could make lacy neck warmers or small neckerchief type shawls with 100 grams or choose toning shades to make a shaded scarf or shawl.
So generous of you to have a giveaway. I am sure that people will love to share some of your spinning and dyeing.

Digital Misfit said...

Your yarns are gorgeous!
I have a bohemian style, so I think that it would be great to make a patchwork knit shawl. A 16" square knitted in the pattern of your choice makes a beautiful pillow cover front (just back with some cotton!). Knit & felted small bowls are also fabulous!

stormina_teacup said...

Wow - I'd love to be in with a chance of being picked out in your give away! you kind lady! What a gret idea - I think I'll do something similar when I eventually set up a blog. Another way to spread the knitting love!