5.20.2013

giveaway #111

The two winners of the Chicken Boots giveaway are:

Frankly Beka & delilahbowie

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


There are so many wonderful indie yarn companies out there, but today's sponsor, Toil & Trouble, is definitely worthy of being looked at. Ana, the owner and lady behind the beautiful yarn and patterns, is super talented. Her taste and way of making unpredictable colors blend so gorgeously together is truly magical. Just look at this skein of yarn, and this one. How about this for some yarn eye candy?! Seriously lovely! I also love Ana's tagline of "bookishly inspired". Listen to Ana tell you a little about how she dyes and names her yarn...






Links and such from the videos:

- Toil & Trouble on Etsy

- Toil & Trouble's blog

- Like T & T on Facebook

- Find Ana on Ravelry

- Ana's patterns on Rav

- Hecate colorway

- Starry Night

- Sun Also Rises

- Ana's Rav projects

- Breezy Cardi & Blank Canvas

- Laurel Leaf pattern & kit

- Rose Bush color

- Geeky Girls Knits

- Doctor Who Starry Socks kit


Toil & Trouble has sent over two stunning skeins of yarn for two of you to have a chance at winning. Each skein comes as a yarn + PDF pattern set. Watch the videos to hear more about the patterns, but here's the winning yarn for you to drool over in the meantime...


GA111yarn


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, 6/2/13. Hop over to Toil & Trouble's lovely Etsy Shop and come back to tell us which skein of pretty yarn is your favorite!


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

177 comments:

Sandie Russo said...

Another fab giveaway, Ve! The yarn from Toil & Trouble is stunning! I chose this one as my fav: https://www.etsy.com/listing/92963619/hand-dyed-yarn-worsted-superwash-single

I'd love to make a hat from it. :)

Thanks for doing what you do!

Sandie
Sandie at KnitzyBlonde dot com

Michelle said...

I love her colorway called "Lorelei"!

Jessica Powers said...

I always end up drooling over her Smoke Signals shade, in whatever base it's offered on any given day. Soft grey...sigh. And then her oranges and apricots!

Melody said...

I like Lorelei in Warm Purple and Dusty Orange.

Sheila said...

I want the self-striping sock yarn in the colorway Blue Dart in Turquoise Blue and Dark Blue Purple.

UmmRania said...

wow, amazing colors! I love the lace yarn in "smoke signals" its beautiful, I love grey silver colors.

Tia said...

Oh my gosh. The silk and SWM sock yarn in Typhoid Mary. Please!

Donna said...

My favorite is the DK Tweed Yarn - the soft gray and light aqua. Just stunning. So many beautiful yarns. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity.

Caitlin said...

Oh goodness. Ent is gorgeous, as is Nebula (although in completely different ways, of course). You're right about the unique way she puts color together - there are some combinations there I would never thought would work as well as they do!

Linda said...

I love the laceweight yarn in the yellow colorway. That would make a beautiful shawl. Thanks for the chance to win.

lmecoll on Ravelry

Katie said...

I don't see it in the etsy shop at the moment, but I really love the blue and pink one in the giveaway pics! I'll have to keep watching the shop for its return! Thanks for the chance!

evianlake said...

The tweed sock yarn in the Ent colorway is gorgeous - and the name is from one of my favorite stories! I'm ShadowAP on Rav btw.

Anonymous said...

I love the Self Striping Sock Yarn in Blue Dart. Thankyou:))
reiki on ravelry

Fabiknits said...

I am drooling over the fingering weight yarn in Amethyst... Just gorgeous!
Rav ID: fabiknits

Seanna Lea said...

I love Ana's yarn. I still have a pair of socks in progress in Maleficent, but if I was buying yarn today I would be picking up her laceweight in Apollo. Such a glorious yellow/orange!

Chelsea W said...

So pretty! I really like the Hand Dyed Sock Yarn - Ent in Pine Green and Cream. Thanks for the chance :-)

KnittingViolets said...

My favorite: Hand Dyed Tweed Sock Yarn - Superwash Merino / Nylon 438 Yards - Persephone in Pomegranate Purple and Warm Pink

Christine Lima said...

I ADORE the "Sun Also Rises" colorway!!!

Dee said...

I love the subtle Smoke Signals lace yarn. Would be gorgeous for a lace shawl.

October Rose said...

I really love the tweed sock yarn in "Ent." So pretty and such an interesting texture!

Bridget said...

Oh wow, what lovely yarn!

I think my favorite is "Rose Bush."

Teri said...

The sock yarn in light grey and turquiose caught my eye immediately. It's gorgeous!

Rav ID tmr714

Kristebee said...

Hey Ve! Another great find. I love the Lorelei color way. I think it would make a pretty summer flies shawl. :)

Kristebee

Jodanna said...

Ooh lovely giveaway! Love the fingering Hades skein! So pretty!

Marilyn a.k.a. Merry said...

I love the Nebula in Red Orange and Purple.
Wahoomerryf on Rav

Olivia said...

So many beautiful colors! I think pomegranate purple and warm pink is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

oforney on rav

Sabrina said...

They are ALL so pretty!! But, I think Typhoid Mary is really unique and lovely.

Sabrina said...

They are ALL so pretty!! But, I think Typhoid Mary is really unique and lovely.

Anonymous said...

I like the center one in the banner, but couldn't find it in the store, so I think the Tyhpoid Mary would be my choice. very different from what you normally see

Fracksmom

Elspeth H. said...

My favorites are Ent and Rorshach.

sparky136 said...

I love Maleficent.

Anonymous said...

Really Nice!
Silurian Collection: Geekery (Doctor Who) Sock yarn

StaceyKnitsIt

lemonade sandwich said...

Stormcloud caught me eye, but there were so many gorgeous colors!

beth jillette said...

Amaterusa in semi solid gold can that be right? Probably not but close
They have so many beautiful yarns
Thank you for the chance to win

Anonymous said...

Can't choose! But for the sake of the giveaway, I'll say kelpie.

Ravid: peruseratlarge

Drae said...

Pine Green and Cream in the tweed sock yarn - very unique.

amchart said...

It's all so pretty. Great shop. I like the Amethyst in Shades of Purple sock yarn.

lbhill said...

I like the Apollo colorway. Perhaps it's just that I need some sunny color in my day.

Melissa Martinez said...

Typhoid Mary, for SURE!

katherinelynn_04 said...

It's a tie between Persephone and Snapdragon. I didn't even make it past the first page before I had opened about 8 tabs! Definitely going to keep an eye on these dyers.

katherinelynn04 on rav

Luv2CUSmile said...

Oh what a nice interview! I love putting faces with names and designs! Love her inspirations as well as her back story from childhood on... After looking i love the new rosebush color she shows but i also love the "sun also rises" colorway (we must be kindred spirits) & i really love "typhoid mary"... those colors are so amazing together. I love the 50 silk/50 wool blend that she shows the typhoid mary on too! Gonna have to revisit that one! LOL
Oooh & the laurel leaf pattern is gorgeous... something i will have to gain more skills for maybe but i love it!

ikkinlala said...

I love the Smoke Signals sock yarn (http://www.etsy.com/listing/103065512/hand-dyed-sock-fingering-yarn-superwash?ref=shop_home_active).

Lindr said...

The first thing that caught my eye was the fingering weight in 'Rorschach'. Hmm, now what might that mean?!

Greg said...

My favorite is "Starry Night - Indigo Blue and Ivory Cream." I admit to be heavily influenced by the Doctor Who tie-in....

Sarah said...

It's all so lovely!
I want Blue Dart in Turquoise Blue and Dark Blue Purple

nina said...

Oh I love the blue that's part of the giveaway but on the Etsy shop I really like Kelpie and its subtle variations.

glongley said...

Love the yarn!! Would love to knit some beautiful sock with it.

evan said...

I can't decide! There aren't any I don't like!

Renee Anne said...

I may have fallen in love with Starry Night. I do love me some van Gogh...even more when it's connected to the Doctor :)

(renny1780 on rav)

a1dawen said...

Ooh, Persephone and Lorelei are my favorites.

Kelly J. R. said...

I love the Pine Green and Cream tweed sock yarn. So yummy! I am a sucker for soft, nature-y blends.

Vikki said...

Beautiful colors! I would love to make some mitts from it. Awesome!

SillyLittleLady said...

I hadn't heard of Toil & Trouble before, but now I'm a fan! I love the Tweed Sock Yarn Persephone in Pomegranate Purple and Warm Pink, it's so pretty!

TopHat said...

I'm really loving the fiery yellow and burnt orange. I love bright colors so much!

Elaine said...

This one's my favourite:
"Hand Dyed Lace Yarn - 875 Yards Superwash Falkland Merino and Bamboo - Marmalade Apricot Beige Ivory Peach Gold". Lovely!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I like the Hades in Ink Blue and Deep Orange colorway.

Amber Weinberg said...

So hard to choose! But the Pine Green and Cream would make me some LOVELY socks!!!!

Johnston4kids said...

Hecate--those purples, blues and turquoise, wow!

Katie said...

The 'smoke signals' sock yarn is so subtle and lovely.

LuisaM said...

Only one? Really?!
Wine.

Lucy said...

I love them all, but would love a hat in the Lorelei color way.

Kristen said...

I love so many: Ent (esp the tweed version), Persephone, Silurian, and Sun Also Rises!

Hind DP said...

I love the Yemaya colorway, it would make a beautiful shawl!

Lara said...

LOVE Ana's yarns (I know them personally); favorite of all colorways is Typhoid Mary. To die for, pun intended. xoxo

Lara said...
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meeshelle said...

Ooooh ahhhh so many nice colorways to dream about :) I love the Hand Dyed Tweed Sock Yarn in Pine Green and Cream yummy!!

Ginny said...

I LOVE Hecate and Starry Night.

Jill said...

How to choose?! Smoke Signals is so striking, I guess I'd have to go with that if I HAD to choose! :)

Victoria Williams said...

I love the colors Rose Bush and Typhoid Mary. I am also enthralled with the very different and unique names.

Anonymous said...

Smoke Signals color way is lovely and would make a great hat:)
rosebob on ravelry

Anonymous said...

I really drooled over the self-striping sock yarn in the colorway Blue Dart.
ilovemyipad on ravelry

Debbie said...

Hand Dyed Sock Fingering Yarn - Superwash Merino / Nylon 463 Yards - Starry Night - Indigo Blue and Ivory Cream is my fav!

gussek on Ravelry

Susan Brush said...

Awesome give away and it was hard to choose what I loved the most. But being from the great state of Alabama and a die hard Auburn fan, I love the Hades in Ink Blue and Deep Orange.

Brenda said...

So pretty! I love the Smoke Signals shade.

(Goodstuff on Rav)

Anonymous said...

All shades are beautiful, I did like Smoke Signals the best.
rav id: zelator

Shayla said...

What awesome colorways! My favorite is Kelpie. Beautiful.

Shaybear on Rav.

Orli said...

Hecate is my favorite--so many beautiful tones of blues and purple, I'd take it in any base!

Amber said...

I think, that as we're heading into winter, I'm drawn to the cheerful colours so Yemaya was my first choice until I got to the Apollo. Hard choice!

Desiree said...

Oh my, they have a lot of yarn that I love! My fav colorway has to be "Sun also rises" Thanks for the giveaway!

Desiree

Alice said...

It seems silly with all the lovely colors and color combinations, but I guess my favorite was the lace in Smoke Signals in Light Silver Gray. But, really, I love so many of the skeins it was very hard to pick.

Alicia said...

Ent! I love Ent!!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/99260766/hand-dyed-tweed-sock-yarn-superwash?ref=shop_home_active

historychica said...

Hecate and (surprisingly) Typhoid Mary are making me drool.

Geraldine said...

Yemaya is my fave...pretty, pretty, pretty!

sacha said...

The Sun Also Rises is a wonderful colorway!!

andri. said...

I think the pine green and cream is stunning!!:D

Rachelle said...

Hecate - Indigo Purple Blue and Turquoise is my favourite

Debbie Nelsen said...

I love all the colors but the one that jumped out at me is Hand Dyed Tweed Sock Yarn. yummy yarns! I would knit myself some socks.

Debbie Nelsen said...

oops the colorway Pine Green and Cream silly me

Laura said...

Both Hectate and Silurian are lovely! Everything is so pretty, though.

annali said...

I love Isa in Light Gray and Turquoise! So beautiful.

Lisa Viviano said...

Love your great giveaways. My favorite is the Blue Dart in purple and blue.

theli said...

My favourite is http://www.etsy.com/listing/95608031/limited-hand-dyed-lace-yarn-875-yards?ref=shop_home_active

melissa b. said...

I think my favorite is that sock yarn "Snapdragon in Fuscia and Yellow"....I am not a big pink yarn person but I do love their pinks.

Gwenn said...

Starry Night is the most awesome colorway ever! I just adore Van Gogh and Dr. Who. Rorschach is a close second.


iggystar said...

Rorschach! Graphic black and white is my favorite color combo and it looks gorgeous in the yarn. Plus it's inspired by Rorschach, my favorite Watchmen character (well, he's everyone's favorite, right?)

Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

I love any Self striping yarn so Blue Dart really called to me.
apple380 on ravelry

Anonymous said...

I liked them all, I must have spent a good half an hour oooing and ahhing, I did notice the shade Lorelei a lot:)
yknitt on ravelry

lollyknits.com said...

I love the snapdragon color! I'm not usually a big fan of pink or yellow, but she really did a perfect job of getting the yarn to exactly evoke snapdragons, and they're one of my favorite flowers :)

sgbooth88 said...

Right now I am very into greys and blue greys so I am drooling over Isa and Kelpie

Sara said...

Who can just pick one....but since I have to ... it will be sock yarn in The Sun Also Rises. I would have never thought to combine those colors

nhsarab on Ravelry

Aimee said...

The Persephone in pomegranate purple & warm pink really caught my eye but anything with pink in it usually does.

rockbridge said...

The light gray and turquoise - hands down my favorite! Beautiful, beautiful...

Laura K. said...

Boy, it was a tough choice, but I love the hand-dyed sock yarn in Indigo Purple Blue and Turquoise.

Amy J said...

All are so pretty...I think I may be partial to "smoke signals"...although "wine" came in a close second ;)

Rav id - txtaurus

foleydog said...

I love the Lorelei in Warm Purple and Dusty Orange. That would make something cute for next winter!

knitmish on Ravelry said...

Wow, that's some gorgeous yarn. As soon as I popped over to her Etsy shop, the skein of cashmere yarn in blue and orange caught my eye! And it's cashmere, too!! (http://www.etsy.com/listing/126464026/hand-dyed-sock-yarn-cashmere-merino?ref=shop_home_feat). A close second was the skein of tweed sock yarn in pine green and cream- what a wonderful combo!

soxanne said...

Hades in ink blue and deep orange .... mmmmmm socks!

Debbie said...

No question, start night is my favorite (but don't tell the other colorways, the are all beautiful!)

Ashley Parker said...

Wow, it's all so beautiful! I think my favorite is the Indigo Purple Turquoise, but really, it's all lovely!

Phyllis said...

I loved the "Hand Dyed Tweed Sock Yarn - Superwash Merino / Nylon 438 Yards - Ent - Pine Green and Cream"!

Sherry Glover said...

I really love this yarn:

Hand Dyed Lace Yarn - 875 Yards Superfine Merino and Silk - Apollo - Fiery Yellow and Burnt Orange

sherryglover1 on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

The Hades fingering skein is gorgeous
rav id: kintts

Anonymous said...

I like the Amethyst shade, I think it is a fingering weight yarn.
The yarns are all beautiful.
I am knittinglen on ravelry

Smaet said...

I've been an admirer of Toil & Trouble for about a year now. This is a tough call because there are so many I love, but I am mesmerized by the colors in the Typhoid Mary sock yarn.

welshcob said...

Oh wow another great giveaway of yummy yarn! I love Hecate and Snapdragon, I wish I could get my hands on them now!!
Fingers crossed...

Kati - knitsewcrochet said...

Typhoid Mary. Beautiful. Gorgeous! Right now imagining a lace loop in this colorway....

Maegwin said...

I really love the Persephone. Thanks for adding yet another yarn shop to my list of Etsy favs!

Eenae on Ravelry

Jenn Sanger said...

I am loving the Dark Blue and Turquoise fingering yarn!

Filipa Costa said...

Great giveaway!
I loved the Fingering Hand Dyed Yarn - Superwash Merino / Nylon on the Rorschach colourway. Lovely!

thespunmonkey said...

Madly in love with the Rose Bush yarn. Then again, I love everything that Ana dyes up! Yay!

Lizzi said...

Warm grapes does it for me.

Susan Ipavec said...

Snapdragon is my fave, but they are all so beautiful! Thanks for introducing this awesome yarn!!

phoenixfire said...

Each one I saw became my new favorite, but if I had to pick one, I would go with Starry Night.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Love the painted hills sock yarn, the colours are amazing. Thanks for doing this giveaway.
Joanneperrow on ravelry

Nidhi said...

Loved the Tweed Sock Yarn - Persephone in Pomegranate Purple and Warm Pink
Thanks for the giveaway:)
nidhikansal on rav.

Lois Bjelke said...

Typhoid Mary all the way - I would love to make that for my first pair of socks ever. And the fall yarn club is tempting.

Anonymous said...

The Tweed Sock Yarn in Persephone gets my vote! Great interview, I really enjoyed it.
brae-burn on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Typhoid Mary as it made me giggle.
Rav name is cableknitt

Amanda Vondrasek said...

The turquoise/blue/lime green is definitely my fav! BEAUTIFUL.

AmandaVondrasek on Rav

Laura McMahon said...

Smoke signals (light pigeon gray) would make some great patterned socks!

cathysunshine said...

This is my favourite http://www.etsy.com/listing/126745238/limited-sock-hand-dyed-yarn-superwash?ref=shop_home_active
I found your blog through Ravelry. Is it possible to give away yarn for free without expecting anything back? How lovely to find such a place!

Lisaknits said...

Kelpi !!!

brsmaryland said...

Kelpie...Ent...so many beauties!!

Rachel said...

I love the Ent and Persephone colorways!!

Deranged Pegasus said...

I love the Hand Dyed Sock Yarn - Cashmere Merino Nylon Blend - The Norns in Purple and Gray yarn. The colors are just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love the Hecate colorway and Starry Night. So hard to choose though. Wonderful give away.

Pam Stocks said...

A favorite is really hard to choose. My first choice would be Starry Night. Trying not to buy anymore sock yarn but if you win something g it doesn't count :).

schwip said...

I'm drooling over "Hand Dyed Sock Fingering Yarn - Superwash British Falkland Merino / Nylon - 465 yards - Hecate - Indigo Purple Blue and Turquoise".

Thank you for showing it knit up, It looks even more wonderful.

schwipknits@gmail.com
schwip on rav

Iva said...

Difficult to choose just one. Yemaya, Painted Hills, and Sun Also Rises are all stunning.

Zabbers said...

Ohh Apollo is my favorite. It really caught my eye.

Anonymous said...

Well, that's not easy.
But if I have to choose just one, I'd go with the icy runes sock yarn. Those colors are gorgeous!
(sunshine34 on Ravelry)

Isa said...

I liked the smoke signals colourway, the soft grey is really beautiful

Emily said...

Typhoid Mary is a great color.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Fingering weight Yemaya. It looks like it would look great as patterned socks!

Julie
windzgirl on Ravelry

Enid said...

Both skeins in the giveaway are beautiful, and droolworthy. I found it difficult to choose a favorite color, because I like them all. I love the high contrast of Hecate. And I bet Rorschach looks amazing knit up.

Hishandmaid said...

Amethyst in Shades of Purple

Hishandmaid on Ravelry

Lael said...

I like the tweed sock yarn in pine green and cream. And that blue in the giveaway is really nice, too.

Amy @ Beads and Brass said...

Fantastic give-away! I couldn't pick just one! I love the DK Shades of Aqua Blue Green and the Lace Smoke Signals in Light Silver Gray.

Kari1276 said...

I love love love the Tweed Persephone color!

ne-knopka said...

i like the Light Pigeon Gray

Anna

ksurty@aol.com

Oakbayknits said...

Love the DK in Isa. Such a lovely soft colour!

Nena said...

I normally go for anything colored like "Snapdragon" but "Hecate" is just so pretty, I'd choose it first!

Celeste F said...

I really like the Apollo colorway

Sylvie said...

My favorites are the Hecate and Rose Garden sock yarns.

KRHknitting said...

Love the Cashmere Merino Nylon Blend - Isa in Light Gray and Turquoise and love your blog!
KRHknitting on ravelry

Pam K said...

Beautiful yarns! I liked the shades of turquoise , that is Merino, Cashmere and Nylon. I could see a shawl in that:). They also have some fun patterns. Thanks for showing us this shop:). My ravid is pamk

Catherine said...

The DK in W/C/N in wine. Beautiful!

CeltChick said...

I nearly whistled when I saw "Hades" -- ink blue & deep orange, wouldn't think they get on well together, but wow! And I'd love it in socks.

Stephanie said...

Lots of pretty things. For now, I'll select The Norns. How can you go wrong with purple and gray?
(sjn821 on Rav)

Kathy Wallace said...

Hecate is GORGEOUS!

Nikki57 said...

I have loads of favorites, but Persephone is probably my most favorite knit up

Rilka Bishop said...

So many pretty colors:) my favorite is the tweed sock yarn in pine green and cream.

Lyndee Pitiak said...

All the yarns are beautiful, but I'm partial to Starry Night!

Anonymous said...

Love Blue Dart and Starry Night!
Rav name is pat mom

asteride said...

To me Amethyst is the best! Nice purple hues.
asteride on Rav

Rae Lynne said...

Starry Night is by far my favorite! :)

raelynne01 on Rav

Sherri said...

My first time enetering ....
Well, I love them all ... but ... my youngest ds said he loves the Doctor Who Starry Socks and Hades in Ink Blue and Deep Orange.

Marilyn said...

I love the Blue Dart in Turquoise Blue and Dark Blue Purple. Such fun colors. Thanks for the chance to win!

terrylynn2 said...

typhoid mary! most of my favorite colors in the same skein...what else could you ask for?

Smiling Home Cook said...

My favorite is Hecate. but i can't decided whether i prefer it in the lace or sock weight

Charly Derham said...

This one! http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/93181568/hand-dyed-yarn-merino-cashmere-nylon?ref=shop_home_active

Gorgeous, thank you for the competiion

Charly
booksandfeathers@yahoo.co.uk

Kate A. said...

It's hard to choose one, but I love "Hecate."

stephigordon said...

Gorgeous! I love The Sun Also Rises (a really neat turquoise and orange). I loved lots of other colors, too! Thank you! Stephanie (indigodogmt on Rav)

Carmen Nuland said...

I love the colors in the fingering weight Starry Night - Indigo Blue and Ivory Cream

melosa said...

I really like he ate or wine.

Jaime P said...

Typhoid Mary seemed to speak to me the most!

DonnaC said...
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