9.12.2011

giveaway #69

The Grand Prize winner who won 2 skeins of Rocky Mountain Dyeworks Glacier Ice Lace and a PDF copy of the Summer in Provence e-book is:

lorraine

The two Runners Up who won a PDF copy of the e-book are:

Nanny Jean & Typstatting

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



This giveaway post is going to be short and sweet, but filled with lots of goodies! I'm taking off tonight to head over to Napa Valley, CA, for my best friend's wedding. It's been a busy last couple of weeks, but I never let my followers down! This giveaway is awesome!!

I have for you Stephen West's Daybreak shawl and some of the most beautiful yarn I've ever used, by indie yarn dyer Cathrin of Walk Collection.

I ran across Walk Collection while browsing Etsy earlier this year and when I saw Cathrin's beautiful hand dyed yarns I honestly squeeled! I don't use variegated colorways very often, but I fell quickly in love with her Purgatory color. I contacted her promptly and asked if she could dye up a matching semi-solid dark color to compliment the Purgatory skein and I knew that I wanted to use the yarn for my very own Daybreak shawl (which I had been itching to knit forEVA!). Here's my listed and purchased set on Etsy.

To top it all off, Stephen so willing obliged and donated some Daybreak shawl patterns for this giveaway. I told you it was gonna be awesome!


Check out my fabulous finished Daybreak shawl in Walk Collection Bluefaced Leicester sock yarn:

daybreakblog

daybreakblog1

daybreakblog2



This was my first time working with a BFL, if I'm not mistaken, and I thoroughly enjoyed the fiber. And, Cathrin's colorways are just magical! And, I don't have to tell you how much I love Stephen's designs... I have not run across one pattern from that man that I don't adore. So very well written, laid out, easy to follow, and not to mention beautiful and unique. What else could a knitter ask for?!

Here's the lovely Walk Collection gift set one Grand Prize Winner has a chance to win plus a PDF copy of the Daybreak shawl pattern of course:

GA69yarn


Two Runners Up will also receive their very own copy of the pattern as well!! Thanks Walk Collection and Stephen!


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, 9/25/11. I'm curious how many of you shop for yarn on Etsy?


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

227 comments:

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Sheila said...

What gorgeous yarn! I never have bought yarn off etsy, tho I occasionally admire yarn there. I've been on a budget the last few years and trying to knit out of my stash (which is embarrassingly large).

katherinelynn_04 said...

I have not PURCHASED any yarn on Etsy, but I have purchased silk mawata (which I have yet to use...). There is one particular skein a friend of mine found that will forever be my favorite name: 'discreet clown barf'. Perfection.

Kamigaeru said...

I have never bought yarn from Etsy. I think mostly I don't buy yarn online is because I can't touch it and see the colors for myself. But the pictures of the yarn you put up do look scrumptious!

Vanessa said...

I look/gawk/ drool over Etsy all the time, but have only bought a few skeins from Pigeonroof Studios.

Sarah said...

I shop for yarn on etsy all the time. I have a very, very long wish list of etsy yarn loves for whenever a little extra pocket money comes my way!

mommieof4munchkins said...

Add me to the list of Etsy yarn shoppers! Got me 3 skeins tonight to he completely honest. I am loving the colors you knit up on your daybreak. Looks awesome

grandmastatus said...

beautiful! and no, i don't buy off etsy. when i have extra cash i try to support my lys. i do gawk though.

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

I love touching and feeling the yarn I buy, so I have only shopped one single time on etsy for yarn! The colours must really intrigue me before I decide to give up my tactile experience :) I do love etsy though for items such as button, shawl pins or knitting needles! This is another fab giveaway! Thank you, and enjoy the wedding!

affiknity said...

I don't buy yarn from Etsy because my yarn budget is tight and I buy tried and tested stores (read Knit Picks, Elann). Also, shipping to India becomes a pain, thanks to the shipping rates and customs. So, I hardly buy yarn online.

Jessica Powers said...

Thanks for always turning me on to more pretty indie dyers - I love seeing what all the clever, creative fiber folks dream up! I'll be make a mosey through to the Walk site in a moment (it'll be a nice change from my higgeldy piggeldy search on Etsy last night!).

wildkitten said...

I have never bought yarn on etsy. I like to touch it before I buy it :)
wildkitten/dot/handcrafts/at/gmail/dot/com

Stranded Things said...

Beautiful yarn! Love the little knitting bag, too.

I have purchased yarn from Etsy, and been very happy, but it's definitely a luxury. I'm purposefully postponing spinning, though, because I have an inkling that I won't be able to stop myself then!

Avila said...

I haven't bought yarn on Etsy before but I might if there were enough good "reviews" of the yarn to feel like I wouldn't be gambling on the quality.

Sylvie said...

I shop for yarn on Etsy all the time, I just haven't actually bought any there yet.

Kristina said...

I keep forgetting there's yarn on Etsy. I really need to shop there. I love supporting small businesses like that. I, like Sheila, have been trying to knit out of my stash, which is also large. I do, however, have a couple specific projects I want to make that will require yarn purchases in the near future...

bourbongirl on ravelry

Jodi said...

What a beautiful shawl!

I used to shop for yarn on Etsy all the time, but I've changed my ways since I ran out of yarn storage space.

Christine Lima said...

I do yarn shop on etsy, but mostly for yarn I already know - people I may have met at local yarn markets or yarn I saw someone else working with. I have a hard time buying yarn I'm not already familiar with online.

Beth said...

I have not yet bought any yarn on etsy. I bought a lovely swift for winding yarn, but I haven't taken the plunge to yarn buying yet.

Jen said...

Lovely giveaway! I've never shopping for yarn on Etsy. I've never even thought of it!

Tara said...

I've shopped for yarn on Etsy only a couple of times because while I would love lots of it, most of it is sadly far out of my budget.

Taloferia said...

I have bought yarn on Etsy, from Orangeflower specifically, and I think it's a great way to support indie dyers!

Robin said...

It's been ages since I bought yarn from Etsy. Thanks for reminding me, off I go!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Great giveaway!
I have bought lots of yarn and fiber on Etsy. I also have my own shop where I sell hand dyed yarns too. Easy is really a great place to find so many things that I would not have ordinarily have access to.
Woolyknitsnbits at live dot ca

Little Miss S. said...

Great Daybreak. So lovely colours.
I have done some Etsy-yarn shopping, but my main problem is that when I want yarn I want it NOW. I'm really bad at waiting. Though, when I have done it, the yarn somehow come as a new surprice when I recieve it and I get happy about it one more time. Should do it more often, perhaps.

Rasa said...

I've only bought yarn via Etsy once...I have bought other items. All my experiences with Etsy have been very good and I don't know why I do not shop there more often...there are only sooo many dollars that can be spent:(

Rhian Drinkwater said...

I've bought yarn a few times on Etsy, but it's usually because that's where yarn I already know of is sold, rather than browsing for new yarns there.

Marguerite said...

I've never actually purchased yarn on stay, but I have spent some time browsing. I'm hesitant to buy yarn that I can't feel. :P this yarn looks absolutely lovely though, so perhaps I'll reconsider.

Suzanne said...

That is a wonderful giveaway! I have never bought yarn from etsy but I think it's out of fear that once I start, I'll never be able to stop! I have been hearing about the BFL yarn and I'm itching to try it. Thanks for the giveaway.

2o2n said...

Hi there!

I haven´t bought any yarn on etsy. I must admit, that I haven´t bought anything off etsy, yet. I like to know, how Yrn fells like, so if I did buy off the internet it would be a yarn I know or a yarn that someone has recommended.
Sandsu

Kassia said...

Lovely colors!! I have bought yarn on Etsy before...however, I have to admit I try to stay away. I tend to spend too much there!! :)

Ginger said...

I haven't bought any yarn on Etsy, but occasionally I will look at yarn on Etsy, usually when it is recommended/reviewed on a blog.

twistedtexan said...

I love your daybreak shawl, it's stunning! I have bought both roving and yarn from etsy. That place is dangerous for my bank account!

ravnejenta said...

I've only bought yarn from Etsy once. Usually, the postage combined with toll fees makes for very expensive yarn. But I do look.

Love Daybreak!

Rachael said...

I am one of those people who want to touch before I buy, so I only buy yarn from Etsy if I already know and trust the seller.

txtaurus on ravelry said...

Your daybreak is lovely! I haven't bought anything from Etsy...yet. There as been much drooling though :)

Kristin said...

I used to purchase all my knitting / crochet patterns on etsy, until found Ravelry!! I have not purchased yarn, but the I am looking now!

kristinfitzgerald on Ravelry

terip said...

Ong the colors you picked ate gorgeous! What a cool giveaway. I do occasionally buy yarn on etsy. Such great dyers out there. I just might have to but this set you had made. So nice.
Teri p

Liz said...

I often buy yarn on etsy through the Plucky Knitter (you should interview her!) and used to buy some through madelinetosh before lots of it went retail!
lizsto at gmail dot com

Emily said...

I have a need to touch yarn before I buy it, so I haven't bought anything from Etsy yet, but I'm trying to get over it because I do browse the Etsy yarns and often find myself coveting them. One of these days I will bite the bullet!

Jade said...

I love browsing Etsy for all the different colourways, but I haven't made any purchases yet, as I like touching the yarns before buying.

jacey said...

I haven't bought yarn on etsy...for no other reason than I'm really trying to watch my yarn spending...and I could spend hours and hours and hundreds and hundreds if I were to start buying on etsy!!!

Polarpurplebear said...

Great giveaway! I dont shop on etsy, but now I might go and take a look!!
Loupyloo on ravelry

YarnluvinLizzy said...

Wow, as someone that sells yarn on Etsy I am really interested in all these comments!

I think this kit is scrumptious!

skaro964 said...

I love the yarn and the pattern. I do buy yarn annd fluff on Etsy all the time. I am thinking of opening a shop on Etsy but after the Artfire flop I am a little timid.

Hishandmaid said...

I have never purchased yarn from etsy, though I want to sometime soon. I mostly get stitch markers and project bags.

Laura said...

Funny you ask since I just made a yarn purchase on etsy about an hour ago! I am not a big shopper in general, though, so don't typically buy a lot of yarn online (I have, at last count, 13 LYS within 30 minutes of me) but there is one dyer whose colorways just take my breath away so I finally put a project together and bought the yarn. To be cast on as soon as it arrives!

-aprilshowers

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I love Stephen West's patterns. He is such a great designer. I have never bought anything on Etsy.

Sabrina said...

I browse Etsy for yarn & daydream about buying some someday. But, I can't really afford to buy any :(

bean1082@gmail.com

Elaine said...

That purgatory colour is gorgeous! And Daybreak has been on my Ravelry queue for a while now...Love it!

Lizbert said...

I occasionally shop for yarn on etsy, but usually only from a recommendation from Ravelry-folk. I have a difficult time accurately judging colors from pictures, and so I have had time committing to buying online.

mhchong said...

Yes, I shop for yarn on Etsy all the time. Most of my beloved indie-dyers are on Etsy, and now it looks like I can add one more to my faves. I love Stephen West patterns and currently knitting Windschief. I've always wanted to knit the Daybreak, so this would be a lovely prize.

mhchong@aol.com

Catherine said...

have never purchased from Etsy. I get into enough trouble when I go to my LYS. It's fun to look, though.

meeshelle said...

WOW your Daybreak is gorgeous!!!!!! Really love those colours together!

I've bought yarn from Etsy, it can be addicting because there are so many talented dyers out there!!

thank you for this great giveaway :)

Bethany said...

Oh, what lovely yarn (as always!)! I purchase yarn from Etsy every once in a while, and it's almost always from Fearless Fibers. In fact, I'm finding it hard to resist right now!

Laura said...

I love all his patterns too! And that project bag is so super cute!

Angela said...

Oh I've been dying to make a Daybreak forever! I always look at the yarn on Etsy but have only purchased when I've seen (and touched) it in real life.

Lydia said...

i've bought yarn of etsy a few times, and from indy dyers at fiber shows. i love to spread the love when it comes to buying yarn.

Lizzi said...

I have never bought yarn on Etsy - i have bought online from other suppliers but only after seeing and feeling the yarn 'in the flesh' previously.

yarrrnmatey said...

I love etsy!! I have bought some yarn and jewelry and of course vintage goodies and buttons!

beccarowley said...

Love it! Gorgeous yarn, gorgeous pattern. What could be better. :)

knitterlydesigns said...

So pretty! Love Stephen West too!

knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

meppybn said...

Never have shopped Etsy for yarn - though often stalk Pigeonroof studio! What a fabulous giveaway - thanks to all involved. btw, have a wonderful time at the weddingL)

Rachel D. said...

i have yet to buy yarn on etsy, but i've has success with getting both spinning fiber and stitch markers.

syd said...

I spend hours gawking at the yarn on etsy, but I don't think I've every actually bought any. I'm too nervous that if I buy something that expensive that I haven't petted beforehand, I won't be happy with it. :-)

Stephanie said...

Great prize, Ve! I've already knit Daybreak and therefore I have the pdf, so please pass the pattern onto someone else if I happen to have my name drawn as a runner-up. The grand prize looks awesome though! I have not purchased yarn from Etsy, but certainly have browsed some gorgeous skeins! Have fun at the wedding!

KnittyRN said...

I have not purchased yarn on Etsy but I am really going to have to check out this site!! I love all of the beautiful yarns and patterns that you have posted!! What gorgeous colors this new yarn is!!

lorraine said...

yay! is all i can say! i love etsy..i mainly shop for ideas from etsy...im not a spinner but i love what some of these dyers are doing with fiber..simply gorgeous! if im feeling like i have knitters block i just search around and the lovely yarns/fibers seem to bring me back..

josiekitten said...

I have purchased some yarn on Etsy, but more often I have bought fibre.

Tanya said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I LOVE shopping for yarn and fiber on Etsy. There is so much creativity there and so far I've had great luck with receiving high quality stuff.

Megan said...

I buy MadelineTosh on etsy all the time, it is quite the addiction. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous pix!
I have bought yarn on Etsy once or twice. It's so tempting!

(Goodstuff on Rav)

Debbie S. said...

I haven't bought yarn on Etsy -- yet. I have no doubt it will happen soon, though. So many pretties!

Debbie said...

I have never purchased yarn on Etsy, mostly because I don't trust my monitor to show the true colors, but I have windowshopped an awful lot!

Kara said...

I love looking at the yarn on Etsy, but I haven't yet purchased any from there. I've bought some cool tools and notions from Etsy, but I tend to use recycled sweater yarn in my own knitting.

Pavla said...

I love your shawl Ve! Amazing colors.
I've looked at etsy and purchased a skein from Madeline Tosh, but it's hard to know what the colors and fibers are without actually seeing them.
Pavla

zed said...

I just bought some more lovely hand-dyed yarn on etsy from Fiber Art Originals. It's a wonderful way for independent dyers to set up shop.

evan said...

I haven't ever bought yarn on etsy, though I often envy yarn there.

masshag said...

Love the Daybreak shawl. I personally haven't bought yarn on etsy but have been the recipient of much fiber:)

sparky136 said...

I never buy yarn from Etsy but I have bought earrings. I love Stephen Wests' patterns.

Barbara said...

I love to buy yarn off Etsy. There are some gorgeous options out there. I dig browsing around looking at all the possibilties out there. Too much yarn and not enough time. That always seems to be the case.

Erin said...

I browse yarn on etsy all the time, and I'm sure I'll buy some soon enough...

Maegwin said...

I constantly shop for yarn, stitch markers, and just interesting stuff on Etsy. I love it! I'm glad to hear you liked working with BFL too. I've wanted to but haven't been able to find any when I've been in the market for new yarn. Enjoy Napa-it is gorgeous though maybe a bit hot this time of year.

Cheers-Nina aka Maegwin on Ravelry

Susan said...

Whenever I can I support indie dyers! I find the most unique colors that way.

melody said...

I make at least half of my yarn purchases from Etsy. There are many wonderfully talented indie dyers there that I would never have discovered otherwise. I've yet to be disappointed but I do always check out their ratings on Ravelry first. ;)

sacha said...

I have never shopped for yarn on Etsy before- I guess because I like to see the colors for reals- sometimes the computer does weird things to colorways:)

Katrina @ Pics, Pages & Purls said...

First off I love the yarn, as well Stephen West's designs! I haven't bought yarn on Etsy yet...but I do like looking at everything!

amchart said...

I shop for yarn everywhere! That includes Etsy. Mostly window shopping tho; have never made an Etsy yarn purchase. Just stitch markers and other non-knitting related items. Rav amchart

thewalshfam said...

I've never purchased anything on etsy. I know I'm missing out! I love the colors of the yarn you are giving away!
rnmama on rav

floderten said...

I don't shop for yarn on Etsy at all. Not because I don't want to, but because 1) the stuff I like is usually gone before I can get to it, and 2) even if I do actually get to it, I can't afford it. Oh well!

Holly said...

I've gazed longingly at yarn on Etsy, but never actually bought any.

Jen said...

I like looking at yarn on Etsy, but I haven't bought any yet!

Michelle said...

I love to look at yarn on Etsy, but I've only purchased yarn there twice. (Both were great experiences!)

Zilliah Bailey said...

I love getting yarn and fibre off etsy! There's always interesting colourways you can't find anywhere else...plus sellers are usually pretty accommodating if you have any special requests.

Penny for Your Thoughts said...

Window shopping on Etsy is one of my favorite stress relievers. Love your Daybreak,

Turtle said...

i do! what gorgeous yarns you always feature and talented designers. You just cant help but shop at etsy for other handcrafted handspun goods!

Zabbers said...

I buy fiber from etsy more often than yarn, but sometimes I'm shopping for fiber and a skein of yarn catches my eye that I just can't resist.

Andrea said...

I've only recently taken to buying yarn on Etsy but it tends to be from more established indie dyers that I can look up on Ravelry and find a plethora of projects and already worked in their yarn. I've bought some Plucky skeins and I'm eyeing some Destination Yarns.

GerryART said...

I've gone over The House Rules - seems reasonable to me.

I just discovered Stephen West the summer. Joined in his Mystery Shawl and am now working on Boneyard. Love his geometric designs.

This summer has been a season of discovery for me. I've found a couple of indy dyers and have now worked with their lovely yarns. Isn't the interweb wonderful???? and so easy, click, click.

I've not been a Follower for very long but enjoy going through some of your previous posts.

hugs

Marilyn said...

Beautiful shawl...I've eyed the pattern for awhile now. It looks like it would be a fun knit. I purchased some self-striking sock yarn from Etsy from a seller in the UK. But mostly I've used Etsy to purchase knitting accessories like project bags. Thank you for the chance to win!

Knittingmomma79 said...

Yes I have purchased yarn on Etsy. It was very nice yarn!!

Typstatting said...

Love the yarn and I also have never bought yarn on etsy!

Charlotte said...

I have never brought yarn from etsy. Because I live in New Zealand and the high shipping costs associated, most of my etsy shopping has been for friends who live overseas to whom I've sent gifts directly. I have brought yarn online form NZ suppliers though.

Connie said...

Beautiful yarn! And a lovely pattern! I've never shopped on Etsy. My yarn diet is so strict due to finances that I haven't had the chance, but I intend to the first chance I get.

Maria said...

Gorgeous yarn and pattern. Love to see your finished Daybreak. I don't purchase yarn from Etsy. Living in Australia postage is a big factor from anywhere in Northern Hemisphere, so I tend to stick to local suppliers

Juliaknit said...

Beautiful and I have Daybreak in my cart on Ravelry. I buy yarn and roving on Etsy.

Kristen said...

I have bought yarn on etsy. And I love "window shopping" there as well!

Jaime P said...

I've only looked at patterns on Etsy, never wool.

Rachel R. said...

I've never purchased yarn on Etsy - honestly, I don't even look. Between my LYS and all the gorgeous yarn online I've already found, I don't need another place to send my money!

rkray3 AT yahoo DOT com

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Nicole P. said...

I've bought several skeins of yarn off of etsy, and they've all been gorgeous! The ones I've dared to knit with have been just lovely (Etsy yarn tends to be my "too good for any pattern" yarn.). My favorite shops are youngeryarn and AlinaShea. They're yarns are just gorgeous!

Monica de Moss said...

I never even thought to shop for yarn on Etsy. I always check out my LYS first and pretty much make do with what I can get. Doh! Thanks for planting the seed - Now I'm going over there to search yarns. LOL

Denise said...

I just bought my first skein of yarn from Etsy, it was hand spun chunky/thin for a baby hat:-)

jamielw said...

I bought yarn from Skein yarns for a friends b-day. It was very special and well worth it!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've gotten a few things from etsy, and always been very pleased. There's a lot of talent out there, and etsy is a good place to start looking for it.

Sara said...

I shop on etsy - I've bought yarn and many other things from some very talented folk...

Love the pattern and yarn you are giving away...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Virginia said...

gorgeous yarn-have only purchased fiber from Etsy and have a very limited stash.

flora said...

oh yes, I love to browse and buy yarn from indie dyers on Etsy!

Marianna said...

I've never purchased yarn on etsy, though I have purchased some roving that I am spinning into yarn.

florapie said...

I love to look at yarn on etsy, and purchase as well when the stash doesn't cough up something appropriate. Walk yarns have been in my etsy faves for a while now!

Rachelle said...

I've bought yarn from Etsy once, normally I'll be buying fibre to turn into yarn myself.

Marlitharn said...

I drool over yarn on etsy all the time, and occasionally snag a skein, especially if it's insanely bright sock yarn (I have to wear a uniform to my job, and I just feel more like me if I have wild socks on underneath).

dclulu on ravelry said...

Wow, her colorways *are* gorgeous.

I don't typically shop for yarn on etsy, unless I'm directed there specifically by someone or another site.

Laura said...

I have looked at etsy yarns but I have Never bought from them myself. I do buy online but I tend to buy discounted discontinued brands because that is what I can afford. :) Beautiful Yarn.

LadyC said...

I have never bought yarn on etsy because I have been a tight yarn budget and the spare cash often goes elsewhere. I do love to peruse through all the stunning yarns though.

Anonymous said...

Etsy is one of my favorite places for browsing. I've bought a few things, including a couple of skeins of yarn and never been disappointed. Just as I'm sure I won't be disappointed if I'm lucky enough to win this giveaway! :-)

Eva said...

I have never bought yarn on Etsy, or anything else for that matter.
I browse there a lot, ogling various items, but have yet to take the plunge and buy something.

Scabbers said...

I love your shawl!!

I haven't bought off of Etsy yet but I do have yarns on my wishlist after coming across them on Ravelry.

I'm sure someday I'll shop on Etsy but I'm a little afraid that once I start I won't be able to stop!

Lindr said...

Wow! Is that yarn gorgeous! And everyone knows Stephen West's designs are stunning. Such a match. I shop for yarns on Etsy all the time (and buy more than I should!). I like the idea of supporting small businesses and using something unique. I have found the shop owners to be so helpful and responsive; overall just great people.

Christine said...

I have purchased MadTosh and drool over many others!

Meredith said...

Daybreak is the next thing I'm going to cast on! I have plans for one for me and one for my sister-in-law for Christmas.

I don't shop for yarn on etsy. I do not need any more places to shop for yarn, as my stash is exploding already. I have browsed, though, and there is some beautiful stuff on etsy!

Eliza A. said...

I love Stephen West's patterns! I window shop for yarn on Etsy quite a bit, but I've not actually ordered any. Now I'll go check out Walk...

Rae Lynne said...

I've never purchased yarn on Etsy, although I do have many favorited. Mostly because I don't have the money to spend a lot on yarn!

Very, very pretty colors - I love the gray in the advertisement to the right hand side.

CrookedKnitter said...

I don't too much because 1, my stash is overflowing; 2, I work at a yarn shop; 3, I'm a tactile person- I like to feel before I buy. That being said, I would probably purchase roving and fiber on Etsy because that's not as readily available to me the way yarn is.

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dgaulait said...

I have bought way too much yarn on Etsy and now I have another shop to add to my favs!

PenCraft said...

Yes, I shop for yarn on Etsy. I just finished a sweater of BFL and it is amazing. It's a gorgeous fiber, much softer than most and so lustrous.

Marianna said...

I have shopped for yarn on Etsy and have not been disappointed. Lately my yarn purchases have slowed and I have been buying local or directly from the dyers at fiber festivals when I do treat myself to new yarn.
Thanks for the great giveaway.

slmiller8 said...

I occasionally look at yarn on etsy but I have only actually purchased any 1 time; sometimes by the time I get to an "update", it's all sold out!

clix said...

Just so happens that I was looking at the Daybreak shawl on Ravelry today. I faved it and plan on making one real soon. I am excited about all of the color possibilities. I've never purchased yarn on etsy but that will have to change because your Daybreak is gorgeous!

cmflame said...

Seriously beautiful yarn! I've only purchased a couple skeins on Etsy. Like many others, I mostly like to see/touch yarn before I buy it. But I can be persuaded...

ChrisC said...

Gorgeous! I "window shop" for yarn on etsy, but I've never bought. Mostly because I really need to FEEL a yarn to spend as much $$$ on it as most etsy yarns cost. Also, I find that it's really difficult to know if the colors are true online. The only yarn I really buy online is yarn that I'm already familiar with (like Madelinetosh).

Christine said...

I love the yarns I have bought from Etsy,and the people on there are all a pleasure to deal with.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love. LOVE. LOVE Stephen West's designs! OMG! Love 'em! I have not purchases yarn on Etsy... yet. ;) It is about the touch/feel thing.

CarolynEll said...

I used to buy yarn from Etsy, but I haven't in awhile (mostly because of my recent yarn diet). But I do keep the Madelinetosh Etsy store in my RSS feed to keep up with their updates. :)

nina said...

Gorgeous shawl - what wonderful colours! I've never used BFL before so would love to give it a try. That project bag is very cute - love those grommets.

Kimberly B. said...

Beautiful yarn! So far, I've only bought one skein of yarn off Etsy, but I have numerous yarn vendors in my favorites and I'd love to indulge myself one of these days.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

ddp said...

I have bought yarn on etsy. I have bought lots of other things - jewelry and vintage items on etsy, too. Great way to shop !

ikkinlala said...

I haven't bought any yarn off Etsy yet, but there's definitely some I'd like to.

Nanny Jean said...

I liked the colors of the yarn and it made a beautiful Shawl. I am ready to put another shawl on the needles and I liked your choice. I love making shawls.

Lael said...

I have never purchased yarn on etsy - have purchased other things, though. But I hope others purchase on esty, as I hope to offer our yarns there soon!

Theresa said...

Lots of drooling over yarn on etsy but I haven't been able to buy any yet - the stash is too big!\

starrynight11

Emily said...

I head over to Etsy and drool on occasion, but I'm on a yarn diet for a while.

Debra said...

How fun to read what Etsy shoppers are buying! I've not bought anything there yet, but now I have lots of things to browse for. :)

Teri said...

Suck pretty yarn and a wonderful pattern. I've shopped for yarn a few times on Etsy, it's the only place to buy Plucky Yarn.

-terimr714@gmail.com

Sangeetha said...

i have looked but never bought on etsy. it is inspiring though

Judi A. said...

The yarns on your shawl are gorgeous! As are the ones for the giveaway. I look and look at the yarns on etsy, but am so unsure of exactly what to buy and where, that I just haven't done it yet. I find I like to feel a yarn before I buy it. I do not have knitting friends (other than those that buy only from the lys - I'm amazed at how un-computer savvy they are, even those that work in the stores!)to talk with about etsy-bought yarns, so still hesitate. I'll just have to take the plunge one of these days.

Alice said...

Beautiful. Yes, I buy quite a bit of yarn on Etsy. I love supporting people who have their own businesses and a lot of talent. Some of the dyers I purchased from when they on Etsy are now established enough to have their own Web site.

Krystal said...

I do not shop for yarn on Etsy very often. It is not that I don't want to, but it is a financial issue. I do love browsing through all the shops though.

Erin said...

Etsy is the bomb. I've bought yarn, fiber, buttons and all kinds of wonderful things on Etsy.

TopHat said...

I use etsy for yarn when I know the seller personally. I like to have an in-person relationship with what I'm buying. :)

New Mexico Midwives said...

I have not purchased yarn (or shopped for that matter) on Etsy.

Lisaknits said...

I shop on Etsy and I have bought some yarn from shops.

Mary Kay said...

You have inspired me to give the yarn on Etsy a closer look!

elflyn said...

I have bought from Etsy, and received some absolutely gorgeous yarn. I think it is a great way to support indie businesses.

Orli said...

I love buying yarn on Etsy...so many cute indie dyers with low prices and gorgeous colors.

LynnIL said...

Wow- a wonderful giveaway! I have admired this shawl for a long time. The yarn is beautiful!
Have lurked on etsy. I have not bought, as I have to finish some projects first. At least, that is what I tell myself.
Thanks for a chance!

dcknitsandbakes said...

Beautiful yarns!
I have bought yarn from Etsy, a beautiful pink and orange DK wool/bamboo superwash.

Anonymous said...

Love the giveaway - pick me please!
I have looked at yarn on Etsy, but have never bought.
Thanks for a chance!
Chels
chelseyb5@aol.com

asteride said...

I buy from etsy and love it. It's great to browse and find always nice objects for gifts. Sometimes the shipping is expensive, though. Love your yarn. Going to check it on Etsy.

zillalatte said...

I have bought yarn from Etsy. It was for a kal knit with pattern and yarn included. The pictures of the yarn you put up do look lovely!

CeltChick said...

I've never actually bought anything on Etsy; just "window shopped". Like lots of folks, I've been feeling a bit of a pinch in the purse, and trying to knit from stash as much a possible. What yarn I buy is almost all from sales. But I can still look!

charquilter said...

I have bought yarn from Etsy and the yarn was nice, but the color wasn't what I hoped for. I have thought of overdyeing with KoolAid, but haven't yet.

Will probably buy again. It's fun looking.

April Edwards said...

I mostly just windowshop on etsy. I like to be able to touch the yarn.

Emily said...

I keep browsing on Etsy, but so far haven't purchased any yarn. I'm very tempted by Walk Collection!

Naturenut51 said...

No, I have not shopped or bought any yarn on Etsy. I got burned too many times buying yarn off E-bay and the colors were not anywhere near what was shown. Got tired of trying to make things right with the sellers. I love to feel the fibers and see the colors in person!

Maryzona on Ravelry said...

I haven't bought yarn on Etsy - yet. I have bought stitch markers though. Knitting friends have bought lovely skeins from YarntopiaTreasures on Etsy and they were thrilled and went back for more!

I am currently on a yarn diet because I went absolutely nuts at Sock Summit!

Retrobaby said...

I LOVE buying yarn on Etsy. Yarnchef is my favorite seller there. :)

Pat Salvatini said...

Etsy can be one of the greatest time drains of all time. Got to love it, and the shawl!

Donner said...

I have never bought yarn on Etsy but I agree that I do spend a lot of time looking through Etsy. Your shawl turned out gorgeous! I have to admit..I am turning into a Westknits groupie..I mean I am a Westknits groupie. Love his patterns and have already made a few. Will be making more for sure.

Phyllis said...

I have never bought yarn (or anything) from Etsy. I wish I could say that I had! :-)

Jessica Snell said...

I have purchased yarn off of Etsy, but not anything hand-dyed. Instead, I bought some, I suppose you'd call it secondhand?, yarn that the shop owner was destashing.

I love Etsy though, so I'm guessing I'll buy some hand-dyed stuff off there someday!

purlverde said...

I window shop for yarn on Etsy, but I mostly make spinning fiber purchases. There are many beautiful yarns to behold on Etsy though and I love that you can find/support independent dyers (and all kinds of other craftspeople) all on one website!
I'm PurlVerde on Ravelry, see you around!

Jen said...

I've never bought anything from Etsy. I really like being able to see things in person, so if I find a yarn (like at a festival) and the seller also uses Etsy, I have looked them up on there.

Scotvalkyrie said...

I have a favorite yarn seller on Etsy ... She dyes these magnificent color ways! She actually custom dyed a color way for me based on one of my suggestions .. Although she did call the color "Vintage" when I described it is "Vampire Bloodbath" ....

Scotvalkyrie said...

My favorite yarn person on Etsy is this amazing dyer in NM ... She even created a colorwy based on my suggestion although she did call it "Vintage" when I described it as "Vampire Bloodbath" ....

Tish said...

I love this pattern and the yarns you used are fabulous! ^_^
I have bought a few skeins of yarn from etsy and loved the yarn I received!
Allforloveofyarn is the one I have ordered from and she has some gorgeous ones!

Anett said...

The yarn looks fantastic. I already bought some skeins from Etsy (and a lot of roving, too).

Captain Sharmie said...

i'd love a chance to win!

i shop for yarn that i covet on etsy, but i've yet to buy any. most of my online yarn shopping is confined to madelinetosh or ravelry destashes.

Dawn said...

I have purchased a lot of yarn on Etsy - probably much more than I should :-)

Sara said...

I have bought yarn on Etsy. Not often. But occasionally something really catches my eye and I have to have it...of course helping out the indie dyers of the world!
Sara in WI

survivor on Rav.

melonkelli said...

I have shopped for yarn on etsy, but have only made one purchase to date. I'm trying to work through the stash. But that doesn't mean I can dream, right?

melonkelli on rav

azangeliue53 said...

I love browsing Etsy and have made a purchase or two. I absolutely love hand-dyed sock yarn and have dyed some of my own. I also love knitting Stephen's patterns.

azangelique53 said...

I love browsing Etsy and have made a purchase or two. I absolutely love hand-dyed sock yarn and have dyed some of my own. I also love knitting Stephen's patterns.

k2ntrish said...

Like so many people, I like to look at and touch yarn before I purchase. However, I have bought yarn once off etsy due to strong recommendations and pictures of the knit-up yarn. The color choices for your daybreak are gorgeous.

LindaH said...

That is a lovely colourway. I've never bought from Etsy.

Jeri said...

I look at etsy sometimes but have never bought anything there. I sure would like to be a winner for your giveaway.

Iva said...

Such gorgeous yarn! I've never purchased yarn on Etsy because it is so enjoyable to visit a LYS to touch and feel all the luscious yarns. However, now that I'm no longer living near a LYS, Etsy may be what I turn to.

Enjoy your time in Napa Valley.

Pensamientos Marcianos said...

I have not purchased any yarn on etsy yet.
Can I say I love Stephen West's patterns? ^.^

Anu said...

Such lovely colours and such a generous giveaway!
I've never bought yarn from Etsy though I have drooled over it a lot many times!
Please count me in for the giveaway!
babyloveknit on ravelry

Spikey said...

I have bought yarn from etsy, but rarely. Usually buy stitch markers and other accessories from there, though.

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