4.11.2011

giveaway #58

The two Grand Prize Winners of the Luna's Shawl & Miss Babs giveaway AKA Buried Treasure Hunt are:

Maggie & Connie Brooks

Liz has been generous enough to offer a few more lucky participants a PDF copy of the Luna's Shawl as well!! Here are those:

Patricia Witherspoon, Laura D, & LuisaM

Congratulations! Please contact me at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com to collect your prizes.


Hi, knitters! I'm super excited to bring you another fantastic giveaway! A few months ago I ran across String Theory yarns. I'd seen their yarns before knit up into beautiful projects like: this one, that one, and this one. Everytime I recognized their name in a pattern or project, I thought to myself, "I really need to get a hold of these ladies." Well, I finally did and I invited them to be our lovely sponsor and guests this time around.

My favorite type of yarn is hand dyed sock yarn (in case you didn't know that about me already) and I have to admit that String Theory fingering weight yarns are some of the most marvelous sock yarns I've encountered. I can't even pick a few colors that are my favorite to show off, because I love them all! Check out their very popular Caper Sock line here! I'll wait while you wipe the drool off your keyboard! Their other yarn bases are just as lovely - check those out here. One thing I can say is that the ladies at String Theory know how to dye up magnificent grays. I'm a big fan of semi-solid, mulit-layered gray tones, and String Theory has several that I plan on knitting up in the near future.

String Theory is run by two fun ladies, Karen and Tanis. Here's a little bit about them in their own words:

"We are in our fifth year of business, when we started our venture we were both working as labor and delivery nurses in our local hospital. When the department was closed down; a casualty of the downturn in the economy and changes in health care, we suddenly had time to throw ourselves full speed ahead into String Theory. We started going to fiber fairs and selling wholesale, we are now doing this full time and loving every second.

When not in the shop, or tending dye pots, Tanis can often be found in her amazing flower garden, or shoveling snow to make a path to her greenhouse. Karen can be found growing food to squirrel away for winter or making magic potions in her kitchen. You can find us both pinching our selves about the turns our lives have taken."

Along with the fabulous yarn sponsorship, I also found a fantastic indie designer, Caryl Pierre, that has two terrific shawl patterns that are a wonderful match up for String Theory yarn. Meet the two shawls that are being featured today:

Surya
(photos courtesy of Caryl)




Ruffle My Feathers




Aren't the shawls gorgeous?! I love both of them for different reasons, but with equal delight! Surya has classic triangle shaping and beautiful lace stitch patterns that flow so well together, and Ruffle My Feathers has unique shaping and I could totally rock a modern and fun shawl like that.

The girls of String Theory have sent over two skeins of Caper Sock in Spruce Head for two lucky followers to have a chance to win, and Caryl our talented featured designer is throwing in a choice of either Surya or Ruffle My Feathers (PDF pattern format) for the two winners as well. Take a look at the stunning yarn skeins:






A little tidbit about the color inspiration, "Spruce Head is a color inspired by a point of land that Tanis spent some time sailing around. The natural beauty that is so abundant in our area, is the source of much inspiration for our yarn colors."

Thank you Karen, Tanis, and Caryl for being our lovely sponsors this giveaway! Come back and visit us anytime!!


I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:


1. Read over the rules if you have not done so already.

2. Leave a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 4/24/11. My hubby and daughter came up with this question for you this time around: If you were able to turn ANY material into yarn and knit with it, what would you want to have a chance to knit with?

Hubby says he would want me to knit him a carbon fiber scarf and Jasmine says she would want something knit outta ice!! I think that would defeat the purpose of a knitted item (which in my opinion is to keep you warm), but maybe it would be practical for hot summers, I guess.


I'll randomly pick the winners in 2 weeks and post the results along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

257 comments:

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Wendy said...

Hmm, yarn from any material? I would just love if yarn smelled like jasmine... I really hate the smell of wet wool during blocking.

Rachel said...

Wouldn't it be amazing if you actually could knit spiderwebs?
Strong, beautiful, and useful for catching stuff you accidentally drop.
If not that then I'd settle for knitting with flowers, like Wendy suggests, although you'd have to be quick to avoid the wilt factor.

Joanne said...

My dream material .... clouds. Soft fluffy clouds to make a soft fluffy yarn. Not sure about the moisture content ... but I'm sure they'd be soft ;)

missmuffetnz on Rav

justthreadtwiddling said...

Wow, the mind boggles. Carbon fiber sounds really interesting. But really anything that can be made into a string shape can be knitted.

lisa said...

My husband also said carbon fiber. I'm thinking Diamond yarn would be pretty awesome!

Olga said...

I would like to knit with yarn made of linen. Never saw one, but maybe they do exist.

Sarah said...

I'm imagining yarn made out of dandelion fluff :) Not practical or realistic but kind of magical all the same!

Amanda said...

Mithril?
How's that for geeky?

Bloups said...

I would love to knit grass... Beautiful green and so fresh for the summer !

PS : There is some linen yarn, you can find some on Ravelry.

yarrrnmatey said...

This may sound really strange, but my little girls hair (if she was like Rapunzel and had miles of it) It is the softest silkiest thing I've ever felt and such a pretty auburn color! I'm so creepy right now...

Clicky Needles said...

For me it would be thisledown. Such a beautiful plant so spikey at the same time. Thisledown is so soft I used to pull it out the the thisles and let it go when I was a child.

josiekitten said...

My dream material would be bougainvillea - to remind me of wonderful holidays in Greece!

Huset i midten said...

I'd really like something for summer wear - cool but as comfortable to knit with as wool. How about water? Not sticky sea water, but calm, dark, cool water like that of the small, deep lakes we have in Norway.

floderten said...

I think snake scales would be interesting! I wonder if i-cord would feel like a very small snake.

affiknity said...

I am sitting by the window sipping a cool lemonade and its blistering heat outside. That makes me want to knit with water or any cool liquid. Crazy, huh?

Avila said...

I'd like to knit with yarn made of feathers - a shawl from that would feel like you're about to fly away!

Amparo said...

what a difficult question!!!

I would like to knit with soft materials... a friend knitted a scarf with milk fiber and she said it's awesome...

Robin said...

Wow that is a hard question... but I think it would be rose petals. They are soft and smell great.

Galia Lael said...

My favorite weather moments are when you wake up and can't see the other side of the street because the fog is so thick. I want to knit myself a blanket or shawl made of fog to wrap myself when it's too hot and sweaty outside.

Carla said...

BEAUTIFUL
would love to be entered!

Rachel R. said...

I would love to knit with something that smells amazing - so I would say flowers - lilies, lavender, and roses!

magi said...

Rosemary sage thyme......

Kelly J. R. said...

I would love yarn made out of prairie grass. I love the little fuzzy kitten tail like tops and the color is so warm and rich.

dclulu on ravelry said...

This sounds sick but hopefully you'll know what I mean: the softness and squishiness of baby's skin.

Btw: I've knit with String Theory yarn before and loved it!

Rasa said...

Flowers...I love the pops of color that would be created.

crealfrench said...

Fabulous giveaway! What material? Hmmmm...I'd have to say rose petals. And yes, they would have to be red. Can you imagine how rich, smooth and luxurious that would be?

Laura said...

I think I would like to knit with fluffy, warm mashed potatoes. What could be better than comfort food to keep you warm inside and out.

Karen said...

Great giveaway question.
I'd like to try a metal based yarn as I've used stainless steel yarn before and loved the results, how about Copper or Brass?

Diana said...

My son's hair. It's a beautiful strawberry blond, soft, and it smells nice.

jessecreations said...

I'm drawn toward the idea of knitting with chocolate or vodka. I have no idea why. :)

Jess

Jersey Shore Deb said...

I love the calming scent of lavender, but the sprigs of it are rough, so maybe crushed up lavender leaves, softened with something warm and fluffy like alpaca?

Page said...

Fun question. I'd go for either strawberries or chocolate. Either way it would smell great and be edible in an emergency. :-)

Suzanne said...

If I could knit from any material, I think I would like to knit memories. I imagine different feelings to knit up as different colors and textures.

Thanks for showcasing these ladies today.

Emily said...

I also have to say I'd like to knit with clouds -- they look so cool and fluffy on a hot day.

Sophia said...

I would love to knit yarn made from my kitty. I wish I could shear him and spin it up! hahaha
(I don't think he'd go for that)

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

My choice of material for yarn would be the fiber stuff that comes out of dried milkweed pods. It's very soft and pure white...would be lovely I think!
But as for the giveaway yarn colour, it's simply gorgeous.
woolyknitsnbits at live dot ca

Tanis said...

Is it wrong to say wool? I just love knitting with wool, silk isn't bad either. But in a fairy tail, maybe candy, I'd love a candy cowl!

Leah said...

Hmm interesting question. I wonder what knitting with coffee would be like.

Lizbert said...

So you said anything...
I'd like to knit with that feeling right before a big thunderstorm. That sort of electric charge, heady, anticipation feeling.

Phyllis said...

That yarn color is incredible! I LOVE it.

I think I'd want to knit with newborn baby hair. :-) Of course, my newborn is sleeping in my lap as I write this, so that's why I say that. Your husband and daughter were much more creative.

susanmhj said...

Such great ideas here! how about something fresh and green for spring, blossoms, tender leaf buds, little green curly vines?
Love the color of the giveaway yarn, thanks again!

Carolee479 said...

Beautiful colorway!

I would like to knit with rain from a nice dark grey storm. It would probably be a very heavy, drapey yarn. I would make a thick cowl with it.

Kathleen said...

Hmmmm....good question! I think it would be cool to knit with yarn made out of pussy willows. There's something so soft and comforting about them.

JoAnna said...

Gorgeous colorway!

I adore wool so much it is difficult to think of another material I'd like to knit with - though I am quite impressed with the idea of ice. At a fiber festival, I saw a swatch made of human hair and it wigged me out.

Ok - I figured it out: Love. I'd like to make love into a soft material and knit with it so I could give shawls of love to my favorite people.

(Also, my word verification below is "linwoor"...that sounds like something I could knit with, right?)

Susan said...

I'd knit with gold and diamonds..sparkle and shine!

glitterglamgirl (at) gmail (dot) com

Debbie said...

I would love to knit with lavender. And I love this giveaway -- the yarn and patterns are great!

JoannaCos (Rav) said...

I know people have already knitted with dog hair and admittedly, it sounds odd to me (wet blocking something made out of dog hair? Stinky!) but after the loss of our first dog I kind of wish I'd have kept some of his lovely soft orange and white fur to spin. I don't know what I'd knit with it, maybe just a swatch, but it'd have made a nice keepsake.

aanderson said...

Forsythia - stem and flower for contrast of colors

twistedtexan said...

Wouldn't it be fun to knit with something like rose petals? :)

Gwenn said...

I'd love to knit a beautiful, glowing rainbow!

By the way, spider silk has been spun before..it's just hard to extract so it's not done a lot!

Sangeetha said...

Paper - would love to turn that into long unbroken yarn to knit with

sue v lowe said...

Wow! People have left such interesting comments and suggestions. I know that people have knit with string, have made beautiful jewelry knitting with wire, I think I even read about someone knitting with licorice but I guess I'm not really imaginative enough. Animal fibres just seem so perfect to knit with. My dream would be to knit a large project with something sinfully expensive and wonderfully soft like 100% cashmere or quiviut!

lori said...

static electricity! that could be a sizzling good time, but not deadly, because knitting should never be deadly.

Ginger said...

All I can think of is clouds, they look so soft and fluffy I think it would be cool to be able to knit them.

Denise Cole said...

If I could knit out of anything, it would be a warm cup of coffee.... how warm and comforting to be wrapped in all that wonder :)

Anonymous said...

What a fun question! I would love to knit with lilacs...they smell so pretty and beautiful colored.

Thanks for the chance at an awesome giveaway!

Tera Rowe

Kassia said...

What a great question! I'd like yarn made of lily of the valley and/or lilacs...I love the scent of those two, it's something I remember from my parents' house growing up.

Kamigaeru said...

I think it would be lovely to knit with eider down!

Gianna said...

I'd love to knit with lilacs. Or chocolate.

Stranded Things said...

I'm thinking that glass would make a beautiful knitted texture!

Lydia said...

it's a toss up between lavender which would smell amazing, and champagne which would be delicious.

Rachael said...

This is such an awesome question. My answer: sunshine. I want a shawl knitted out of sunshine.

Zilliah Bailey said...

I'd love to knit with sugar...it would look wonderful and also be delicious! Though there'd have to be some way to stop it from being sticky....hm.

asteride said...

Seabreeze and salty water.

Little Miss S. said...

Imagine to wear sunshine, rain and wind with you always. Or snow. I'd knit in snow...

Michelle said...

Something funky and edible like red ropes, spaghetti, or salt water taffy.

Adds warmth and can be eaten in case of emergency ;)

mommysewnuts said...

I think if I could knit with yarn made from any material, I would want to knit with clouds from a sunset. As hard as they try, and as good as they may be, no one has been able to captured the true, magical colors of a sunset.

Captain Sharmie said...

i'd want to knit with strawberry laces! one really long peice, and then you could eat your finished work after... way tastier than a candy necklace! though I think i'd need needles made of food, too.

Heather said...

Hmmmm. That's tough. I think it would be really neat to knit with fire or magma. I love all the shifting glowing colors, and it would definitely be warm.

Alicia said...

I think I would like to knit from clouds. Light and airy...I run warm so I actually look for cooler materials so I'm with your girl...sometimes ice would be perfect for me!

Orli said...

Chocolate. In an emergency, you no longer have to choose between knitting or going hungry--you knit it, and then eat it! :)

Kathy said...

I'd love to try clouds - soft, fluffy, light & airy. Wonder what size needle I would need? ;)

marlono said...

I'd want to knit something made out of flower petals, so that I'd be wrapped in sweet-smelling goodness all of the time.

Angie said...

I would want to knit something made out of marshmallows. It would be the softest yarn ever. A laceweight to make a shawl out of

Michelle said...

Beautiful yarns and patterns! And my birthday is the 23rd so this would make a great b/day present!

SnohoTina said...

My dream material would be jasmine flowers so the yarn would always smell so heavenly.

amchart said...

For sure chocolate! amchart

kristyh1981 said...

My sons hair! He has the silkiest hair I have ever felt in my life! Thankfully he is still young enough to let me pet his hair often :D

Rav ID kristyh1981

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I am like a lot of the other posters, I would love to knit with some big white fluffy clouds. They look at big balls of soft cotton to me.

rockbridge said...

angel hair spaghetti. i've actually wondered about what that would look like...

Megan said...

I think it would be fun to knit out of cotton candy. I don't particularly like eating it, but it would be quite the conversation piece. My favorite existing material to knit with is my favorite part of the caper sock: CASHMERE!
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

buttercupknits said...

If it wouldn't get all brown and dead and crumbly, I would knit with grass:)

lorraine said...

my dream material would have to be grass..thanks for the giveaway!!

Kate said...

I would knit with anything I could get my hands on!!

kristinfitzgerald on Ravelry

The Distracted Knitter said...

Cherry Blossoms. All the petals are being blown off in our wind storms, getting dirty all on the ground. I want to knit with them to save their beauty and delightful smell.

Marla said...

A cloud would make a lovely shawl or lap blanket, light and ethereal.

ChrisC said...

Oh, that yarn is GORGEOUS! And I've already made the Ruffle My Feathers Shawl a couple times. The pattern is SO well written and easy to follow, and it knits up really quickly too. I'd love to win this. Although I have to admit that I have no idea how to answer your question about what I'd like to knit with.

zimme345 said...

I would definitely knit with strawberries and blueberries. It would smell awesome, and the colors would be great!

mhchong said...

Interesting question.... Just for fun, how about string cheese? you could make a nice yummy scarf, then eat it when you're hungry. lol

Kayla said...

I think yarn from star shining would be realy fantastic!

sacha said...

I have thought of parachute silk- cut long strips and make something that would be light, but could be made with huge needles- might be fun? I also like the idea of water- shimmery and dense.

Emily said...

The silky part of milkweed. I remember as a girl thinking it was the softest thing I'd ever felt.

Brenda said...

Hmmm. I would like to knit out of flowers. Lavender to be specific!
Thx for another great contest - that yarn is scrumptious!!

melonkelli said...

I would have loved to have spun some yarn from the coat of my childhood dog. He had the best soft, fluffy undercoat. I'd like a hat or just something small out of that. He was a very special dog.

Sabrina said...

I'd love to knit a yarn made out of Lambs Ears...you know that sweet little plant with the silvery green leaves and super soft fuzz all over it?? Mmm! That would be so awesome!

Beth said...

I would love to knit with a yarn made from mangoes...for both their luscious scent and for the gorgeous color. Perhaps the color even more than the taste. :) (Now I need to go find some mango-colored yarn...)

Kerri said...

any material? i think i'm too addicted to wool, cashmere, and other animal fibers. I've knit with bias strips of fabric before, and that was pretty awesome. But if we're talking impossible materials, knitting sunlight would be quite an experience :)

Natalie Servant said...

I'd like to knit with wood (no, not tencel, wood). Lovely yarn!

ohdessa said...

I'd love a yarn made out of rhinestones. Straight up glitter. Haha. I am a little enthusiastic about shiny things.
odessa.who.rox@gmail.com

patsy said...

I would have to say gold because it reminds me of Rumplestiltsken and I loved that story.

Polarpurplebear said...

Bubble wrap!! Imagine the fun....

Erin said...

I like your daughter's idea. I have this random desire to knit from white birch bark. I loved it as a kid and I think it'd have an interesting texture.

florapie said...

Well, I would love to knit with yarn made from my cat's superdupersoft tummy fur, but she hates having her tummy combed, so it will never happen!

flossie said...

this is going to sound weird, but if I could remove the stickiness of it, then cotton candy would probably be fun to knit with.

Denise said...

I would love to be able to knit with sea glass - the kind that looks blue with a little green - like the color of an old coke bottle. I love that color and texture would be so awesome.

eylchak said...

Opals for their shimmering colours...

Heidi said...

I would love to knit my children's drawings. They use beautiful color, are endlessly creative, and surrounding myself with their art makes me feel loved.

Kate said...

I think I'd want to knit oak leaves. I love their spicy smell and the crinkly feel of them dry. But if you bend them they crumble to bits!

KAREN P said...

I would love to knit something out of cheese, because I love cheese, cheese, cheese!

basilicali on RAVELRY

Jade said...

If it could be anything, I think a rainbow be great - it would be light (literally) and all the colours of the rainbow! :)

Jodi said...

Interesting question! Honestly, I'd love to see a cotton flannel yarn.

evan said...

this is the weirdest question ever, and i've been thinking about it for about a half an hour. the only thing i can think of would be cherry blossom petals.

Skullgirdle said...

I thought about it for a minute and since this is fantasy and not reality I'd like to have yarn spun of cherry wood that actually shows the woodgrain. I guess you'd have to have a splinter shield but let's pretend for a minute that you could stain it cherry and see all that beauty. Yeah, I like that.

Michelle

Jessica Powers said...

I'd want to knit with lilacs blossoms, mmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

I may be boring, but the material I want to knit with is silk. I know this yarn exists, but it's too expensive for me to try now.

-Ravnejenta on Rav

BrittanyLaine said...

I'd love to knit with lotion- knit while you moisturize! Haha.

Lindr said...

There are already so many great fibers out there (including yours!) that it's hard to decide. My first thought was that I'd love to have yarn spun out of my Husky's fur - but dog yarn isn't too much of a stretch. So, I think it would be a hoot to somehow capture bubbles - bubble bath, champagne bubbles, jacuzzi bubbles - of course, transparency might be a problem!

fracksmom said...

Wow that is a hard question, I think scented water to keep me cool on hot summer days. Frack thinks I should do one out of his fur

The yarn looks beautiful, so do the patterns.

karen alho said...

I live near the ocean in the midst of orange groves. Right they are in deep bloom and the air smells like heaven must smell. If I could spin a yarn of that fragrance in the changing colors of our not-quite-semi-tropical ocean....

Michelle said...

HMM something super soft..like clouds but the color of the ocean in the Carribean would be lovely...

Debbie said...

I think I would like yarn from my dear kitty, his name was sponge! Debbie in Alaska

Marilyn said...

I'd like to try knitting with clouds. They look so soft and fluff and I think they'd feel lovely against my skin. :)

Martianit said...

Mmm... Considered cocoa beans, but maybe something fruity would work, such as mango fibre. Could be similar to linen?
Martianit

Anonymous said...

If we are going all magical and such, I would love to knit with laughter. Especially children's or babies laughter. It would make someone smile everytime they wrapped it around them.
Girlieknitwit

Judi A. said...

I think I would like to be able to knit something to wrap myself up in that is made out of sunshine/sun rays. Then,whenever the weather is dreary, I would still have sunshine to keep me cheery. :-)

Zowmom on Ravelry

Karen said...

I would love to knit with yarn made of apple blossoms or cherry blossoms. They are so delicate and beautiful and smell so good!

Angelbibity Designs said...

I'd love to knit a shawl out of Fairy Dust! Wouldn't it be great to fly!!

PurpleGoddess said...

I would love to knit with baby hugs. Can you tell I'm a mommy of two little ones?

Marianna said...

My answer sounds weird, but knitting with words would be cool.

LuisaM said...

Well, I'm afraid I don't have any clever idea about what to knit with...
To me it's amazing enough to knit with something that comes from all the beautiful animals that gives us such great fibers.

Debbe said...

How about pistachio ice cream: the color and the smoothness. It would be a thick and thin yarn a beautiful green along with the nut color themselves. Can you tell that I LOVE Pistachio ice cream?

20 Purls said...

I immediately thought of IVY. Not only because it's green my fav color; it also has very special meaning to me.

Christine Lima said...

Cotton Candy! It would be lofty and warm and sweet all at the same time ;)

Krista said...

I love trees and the woods, so I would love to knit with the smell of the woods - to be wrapped in that feel and smell.... I think a Ruffle my Feathers shawl in the smell of moss and pine. mmmmm.

Small and Moody said...

I would knit with down feathers or sandalwood. I love the way sandalwood smells!!!

Alice said...

Orange blossoms. Beautiful yarn and patterns. Wow!

LochKnitsMonster said...

I would like to knit with yarn made of flexible solar cells then I would knit myself a nice bag that I could use to carry and charge my laptop and ipod.

Frankly Beka said...
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Frankly Beka said...

I have been dying to try knitting with the tape from VHS cassettes. I'd love to make a hat or bag with some of my favorite old movies. Then I could take them with me everywhere.

claudey said...

I know people do this already, but I'd say my dog's fur! She's a Newfiw and sheds excessively, so it'd be nice to put all that hair to good use! Plus it'd be super-warm!

Katrina said...

I think it would be cool to knit with big rope - like have huge sized knitting needles and so much big thick boat-yard like rope to actually make something... (I guess that is how nets happened...)

bitsy8 said...

Palm leaves from Grand Cayman. It would have to have the warm, salty smell of the beaches.

Lisa A said...

A whisper of perfume!

Jaime P said...

Sock Caper is one of my all time favorites!

Emily said...

Yarngasm! Beautiful shawl patterns too! I really love Surya and may have to make one soon...
If I could knit with any material I would like to knit with words like poetry or stories or the emotion of love! If those choices are too ethereal then I'd go with something structural like wood or clay. I love the idea of knitting myself a home! Speaking of strange knitting materials, my roommate is saving her hair to crochet! I love her idea.

Maria said...

Very hard question this time round - natural, soft, long lengths, sounds like wool for me. sorry not original. I haven't tried silk and would love to

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Great giveaway! I read Caryl's blog, but don't have any of her patterns and String Theory is gorgeous yarn!!! So very soft! I bought some 2 years ago at Stitches East....Whoever wins will love it!

lynn893 said...

If I could knit out of any material, I would love to spin some Cumulus cloud into soft, fluffy yarn to knit hats & booties for little babies. How wonderful would that be for the wee ones?

Sarah said...

I am loving reading everyone's comments....

I think I'd want to knit with starlight. Just to catch a bit and mix it in with something more substantial like clouds. Soft and sparkly.

Karen said...

I know it has already been said, but my first thought was clouds too. So soft and fluffy.

Laura said...

WOW ......Thats all I can say. That is such beautiful yarn and seriously I wish I could afford to buy just 1 skein of this. (mumbles to self)

If I could knit something out of any material I would like to knit with cherry blossoms. I love the smell and the beauty. Boy would I Love to knit a blanket out of it. Thanks for the wonderful give away and sponsors.

Kathy said...

How about seawater and wildflowers? :) Great question!

Susan Ipavec said...

If I could turn anything into yarn and knit with it, it would be lavender...I love the smell of it! Soo relaxing!!

Kristen Harrison said...

I adore string theory caper sock! If I could use any material to knit from it would be something that retained a beautiful smell somehow... some natural ingredient with a floral or fruit scent... spiderwebs are an intriguing idea though!

knitterlydesigns said...

Their yarns are so lovely, and there are so many chioces. I love the patterns too.

knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

Michaela said...

Fun question! I think I'd love to knit with lemon peel! The smell of lemons is just so fresh and revitalizing, I'd love to have a shawl that smelled like that.

~Knitmish on Ravelry

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Fine Corinthian Leather! I've tried knitting leather, but when it's think and strong enough to knit with it's too stiff, when it's thin and supple enough, it has no strength. I'd love a leather sweater with intricate cables.

Rachelle said...

I'd have to go for a silk and cashmere blend, sheer luxury

Sewsable on Rav

Gaby said...

I would love to knit something to cuddle in spun from my daughters hair.
Gaby from Munich, Germany

Ingunn said...

Tricky one!
Buuut I'll go for - roses!

Love both the yarn and patterns!

Wooleyskein said...

Oh, i would love yarn made out of chocolate :P that would be soo cool!


Hisch on rav

billicummings said...

How about African Cat fur? I wouldn't wand any harm to come to the animals so they would have to be asleep when the fur is shorn. (lol) A lion sweater.....very majestic!

Billi Cummings
billicummings@gmail.com

E. Ryan said...

The first thing that came to mind was grass. I don't know why, but it popped into my head and now I can't think of anything else. Wouldn't a shawl made of fresh spring grass be lovely?

melosa said...

For the softness factor, I'd say clouds, but I also love the thought of pine needles for their intoxicating scent. If they weren't so brittle the longer ones are actually pretty soft.

Jenny (renewedmind on rav) said...

Wow! Beautiful yarn! Let's see, I would love to knit with yarn made from steam - you know, the warm cuddly kind that fills the bathroom after a shower.

patricia said...

I would love to knit with wisteria. Long flowing purple blossoms. It would smell wonderful too. I also thought about my daughters hair, silky shiny. Or a rainbow would make beautiful socks.
Thank you for the giveaway. All the yarn is gorgeous and I love the patterns. I've had the Ruffle My Feathers shawl in my queue for a while and now I have the other one queued too.
Patricia

Linda H. said...

I would love to harvest the fur from our two white Maine Coon cats - not very original, but their fur is gorgeous!

Catalina said...

Oh I'd love if we could turn flowers into yarn, can you imagine the beautiful colors? it would be incredibly soft and smell wonderful :)

DonnaC said...

I would like to knit something out of flowers. All the colors would stay as they were when they were just picked. I would wrap myself in a shawl of flowers.

Rachel D. said...

I would love to knit freshly cut grass in the summertime. I love the smell and the warmth it exudes.

El Jo said...

Eiderdown!

Sole said...

A variegated yarn made of clouds would be great! White, grey, some pink... And fluffy. I sooo want to knit with cloud yarn!!

Cheryl said...

Fir trees. In the summer, they have the most beautiful silvery colour, and the warm smell is unbelievable.

Nicole said...

If I could, I would knit with the ocean! It's my favorite thing in the whole world, and then I could hear the waves crashing against me while I'm wearing my new garment or accessory!

HermioneWeasley on rav

Enid said...

In honor of spring, I think grass would provide a beautiful texture, and would impart a fresh smell. I love carbon fiber, but would need some special tools to try to knit with it. :-)

Karen said...

I love the fresh alive smell of the peppermint plant I have by my front steps, I would love to have that sent wrapped around me all the time.

Joan said...

Pussywillows! Such a gorgeous grey, and SOoooo soft.

As a kid I used to just stroke them until the "fur" wore off.

Mica would be pretty cool too.

I'd be happy just to be able to knit with that beautiful String Theory yarn though. :)

Jen said...

I would knit something made out of grass, or vanilla beans. I love the smell of both!

purlverde said...

This is one awesome question. I think if I could knit with anything it would be golden colored pencil shavings, or even better, indian ink! Maybe in a tonal type of yarn. Those hanks of yarn are beautiful by the way, I would love to experience that!!! And the patterns, oooh oooh!! I'm PurlVerde on Ravelry!
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Christina said...

I would love to knit flower petals, all soft and beautiful, and scented just right.

pookie said...

chocolate. definitely chocolate!

Kae said...

I wish I could knit with the super soft hair from my granddog, Layla.

Teri said...

It's a lot harder than I thought it would be to come up with an answer for this. Flower petals seem like they would be wonderfully soft. I keep thinking it would be great to have my favorite poem or song knit into a shawl so that I could wrap the words around me.

Katrin said...

What a cool question. I would love to knit sunflowers in front of a deep blue sky. I love both colours with a passion and if I could arrange the petals with the sky it would be just gorgeous and it would make me smile.

SEBCJen said...

What a question! I think metal would be interesting to knit with.

Sherry said...

Tulip petals would be wonderful. They are silky, colorful and smell great.

Maryse said...

Flower petals! It would be radiant, soft and perfumed!

Sanchez said...

Wow, I love all the ideas that have already been said. Can you knit scents? If I could, it might have to be the smell of pine trees in the summer.

Christine said...

Oh I would definitely want to knit something out of sand. One of my favorite things to do when I go to the beach is just digging my feet in. The feel of the sand, the mis of warmth and coolness when you get deep enough.

Sara said...

Oh, for me it would have to be a soft beautiful wood - I think it would be fun!

Surya is a beautiful pattern...

Khalila said...

I would like to make yarn out of apples. Actually, it could only smell like apples and I would like it.

Jennifer said...

i would probably knit something out of this one body wash/scrub I have. It smells so good and it would leave your hands so soft if you made gloves out of it. not to mention it would have to be orange!

Kristin said...

Oh my, yes please!

I really like your hubby's answer of carbon fiber. For my answer, I think I'm going to say light, or perhaps prisms. Prisms would be pretty amazing knitted up.

Indulgence said...

This prize yarn is exactly the colorway I dream of.. Its like the colors of my world, water, earth, sky, trees. Its exceptional.

I like blends.. especially if the different fibers are plied in and obviously different.. so I would like my dream yarn made from laughter, music, and Stargazer lilies (they smell up the whole room when in a vase). If I can have a diamond made from my husbands ashes, why can't I have a yarn made from these?

Indulgence on ravelry

merrtamethyst said...

for some reason, the first thing that came to mind is honey - smooth and silken. but it should also be light as a feather, and reflect the weather - cool as a breeze in summer, warm as a log fire in winter!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Horse hair - because I love horses!
LynnIL

thewalshfam said...

I'd love to knit clouds! I know it's not the most original, but I'd love to think of how they'd feel next to the skin! Thanks for another great giveaway!

Cindy said...

I am pretty happy with wool, but agree with some of the more natural comments too like flower petals, grass, etc.

ikkinlala said...

I'd love to knit music - either as a concept or old sheet music.

sandygale said...

Anything??? I also have knit with bias strips of fabric, and am currently swatching for a project out of nylon twine.
But as far as something more ethereal, I would like the combination of lucious, wiggle your toes in, grass, with the inside of pussy willows for poufy softness.

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