Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Wrath, Patience and Contest Time!

It's that time again ... time for a sin and a virtue! I am pleased to introduce the next set of the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Holy Virtues sock yarns. “Wrath” and “Patience” are now available in my shop.

I also mentioned last week that it feels like it's about time to have another contest. Well, that time has arrived! Here are the details:

Prizes: Three winners will each receive one skein of the yet-to-be-released FF Merino/Tencel Sock yarn. I'm still six to eight weeks away from introducing this new product to my shop, but three lucky winners will get a sneak preview! (Sneak preview photos of the three skeins that will go to the winners will be posted later this week.)

How to enter: To enter the contest, visit my shop and select a colorway or two that are your favorites. Enter a comment here (or send me an e-mail) naming which of the colorways are your all-time favorites. This information will be very helpful to me when it comes time to plan the new colorways for the new Merino/Tencel Sock Yarn.

Don't forget your e-mail address: When leaving a comment here, be sure to fill in the space for your e-mail address in the comments fields so that I know how to contact you if you are a winner. An e-mail address listed in that field will be visible only to me. (Side note: For those who entered their e-mail addresses in the text of the comments, I've deleted the comments from public view, but rest assured that your entries are in the pool!)

Note: Your e-mail address will never be used for any other purpose than this contest. It will not be shared, sold or added to any mailing list. (Of course, if you want your e-mail added to my mailing list, include a note to let me know and I will be happy to add you to the list.)

Deadline: Submissions will be accepted until midnight PST on Monday April 7th.

Winners: Three winners will be selected by the highly scientific name-in-a-hat method and will be announced on Tuesday April 8th.

Thank you all and have a wonderful day!

105 comments:

Rachael said...

ooh, my favorites are Hush, Speak Softly, Endless Night (I know it's only in cashmere, but it's still one of my favs!) and Mystery.

I can't wait to try your new line!

Zlist said...

I love so many of your colorways, but I narrowed it down to 4:
-Lust
-Sublime
-Brick House
-Spellbound
:-)

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Lynne E. said...

My favorites from the current shop are Brick House, Speak Softly, and Exotic Woods. My favorites from your "retired" colorways are Tranquility (stormy sky, lighter than Blue Rain), Wisteria (like the flowers), and Bountiful (autumn colors).

Laura said...

Let's see. Today my favorites are: Sublime, Spellbound, and Peace. Subject to change without notice. I believe Blogger will let you at my email address. :-)

Susan said...

There are so many lovely colorways--what I really like are the sort of tonal ones, like Brick House. I knit a Swallowtail shawl in it and the color changes are fantastic!

Renee said...

My favorites are Earthenware, Saltillo, Infatuation and Lust.

Cindy said...

My favs are Spellbound, Blue Rain, and Wildflowers. :)

lisa said...

My favorites are Sublime, Peace and Prosperity, at least today :)

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BeadKnitter said...

Oooo, a contest! I'm in.

My two current favorites are Lust and Earthenware.

DragonsChest said...

I can't pick just two!!! In no particular order: Spellbound, Butterscotch, Lust, Rubicund, Inner Sanctum.

I would love love LOVE to win some of your yummy yarn.

~Suzy

Marin (AntiM) said...

Midnight Passion is my all-time favourite (Lust is a lot like it... do you think that says something about me?), followed closely by Sloth, partly because it's such a rare thing to find a soft, bright blue like that.

DragonsChest said...

Ooo! Ooo! I want to add Saltillo to my list. Gosh, I'm pathetic, I'm a Fearless Fiber yarnwhore. LOL!

~Suzy

Adriana said...

The ones I have drooled over the most in the past are Midnight Passion and Deepest Forest.

Does the tencel/merino yarn have the same sproinginess as 100% merino?

Deb for Fearless Fibers said...

In answer to the question above about the springiness of the Merino/Tencel ...

No, it doesn't have the type of spring and memory of the pure merino. It is, however, doing very well in my wash and wear testing. You can also scroll back through the posts over the past month and see a few that have more details about this yarn.

trek said...

Gotta love Spellbound and Lust!

andi said...

My favorites were hard to narrow down, but I've decided on Sublime and Hendrix. A thid would be Brick House. I love your colors.

Meghann said...

So many colors to choose from!
Among my favorites....Imagine, Lust, and Sublime.

Kristen said...

Wow. They are all so beautiful!!!! I am loving Lime/Kiwi, Chastity, Glorious Green. They are all gorgeous!

knittingpanda said...

My favorites are Gentle Peach, Spellbound, Saltillo, Inner Sanctum, and Chastity.
I would love to be added to your mailing list as well.
I can't wait to try your new yarn when it comes out.
Ravelry ID: knittingpanda87

alligator said...

My all time favorite(s) of your colorways are
Green Thumb, Blue Rain, Smoke and Hendrix!

Chrispy said...

I too could only narrow it down to 3 colors. I had 5 but was able to get that down.

- Inner Sanctum
- Spellbound
- Peace

Marrakesh and Brick House were very close to being included.

Littknits said...

omg! Maybe you thought this would be an easy contest, but it was nearly impossible to narrow down my favorites to just two! I guess they would have to be: Wrath and Marrakesh (though Sublime, Speak Softly, and Patience were definitely in the running). And I've bookmarked your site so I can find you when I'm ready for some more sock yarn. I've got my email here, but I'm also littknits on ravelry.

Sarah said...

Hard to pick, but I think my favorites are Endless Night, Imagine, and Prosperity. I think.

KC said...

I love your colorways, it is hard to narrow it down.
I would love to see your new sock yarn(!) in Lime kiwi, Wildflower, and Feeling blue.

DebbieO said...

Deb, you know I love lots of your colorways. I think I would have to single out Spellbound, Glorious Green, and Brick House as some favorites

Dove Knits said...

Chastity and Patience are my favorites!

Linuxwitch said...

My favorite colorways are "Sublime" and "Marrakesh".

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Becky said...

My two favorites are Earthenware and Morocco.

Micki said...

Woo hoo! It's difficult to choose favorites, but here are the first ones that come to mind: Sublime, Lust, Brick House, Inner Sanctum, Deepest Forest.

Kenyetta said...

Too many to choose from-all are so nice!
1. Meadow
2. Chastity
3. Envy
4. Tickled pink

so hard!
I deleted because I thought I add to my email then I read the entire thing. Sorry

Jodi said...

What a great contest! My favorites are:
- auburn and amber
- lust

(brick house is a close third, though)

Anonymous said...

pansophy is my favorite colorway. it reminds me of the color of the atlantic on an early spring day. the whitecaps over a choppy gray sea. you could use oceans and seas for color names from arctic grays to aegean greens.

loving the seven deadly sins colors.
hilary

DONNA said...

Gentle peach and duck hunt (I think was a the name.) Also Thoroughbred is bred. All great stuff.

Simple Fancies said...

Only 1 or 2????
Let's see, favorites are Lust, brick house, earthenware, and sublime.

I can't promise that the favorites won't change. It all has to do with the mind set I'm in. Earthenware will continue to be a fave though

Claire said...

Hi Deb - my favourites are Lust and Imagine - I am a purple freak. Love lots of your colourways though, and am sure whichever colourways you dye the new yarn, I'll be drooling, and have a hard choice!

Elisa said...

I love your browns; I'm drooling just thinking about them with the shine of tencel. Sublime? Thoroughbred? Exotic Wood? Or one of the older colors - Venerable and Turning Leaves (two of my all time favorites.) And of course, Lust (love purples) and Brick House (gorgeous!) How can I possibly pick just 2??

Tracey Carsto said...

There are so many to chose from, but my favorite 3 are Lust, Imagine, and Wildflower. :)

That Girl said...

yay!! My favs are...
Spellbound
Imagine
Lust


I'm excited for the new yarnto come out!

edina said...

Love all your colors but Brick House and Wrath are at the top of my list. :)

Jennifer said...

I'm a huge fan of discipline, lust, and greed.

Sharon Rose said...

Thanks for such a fun contest!!! I Love intense, vibrant colors, so I'm most drawn to Spellbound and Lust. Must admit that Brick House catches my eye, too. :)

And I like Discipline and Imagine, too. You have great taste!

cthulhulovesme said...

I'm really fond of Deepest Forest, Marrakesh, and Envy. (Notice a color theme?)

-cthulhulovesme from Ravelry

katorog said...

Hi, Deb--

I really love the Smoke colorway, it is one of the best grays anywhere, ever. I also love Endless Night and Rubicund.

Okay, there is not one of your colors I don't like. :)

That merino-tencel looks awesome (saw the sneak peak at knitspot.)

Kathleen

gojenn said...

IMAGINE! (I just finished a Boteh Scarf & it's gorgeous!) DISCIPLINE! and SPELLBOUND

gojenn@yahoo.com

Amaranthe said...

My favorites are Discipline, Imagine, and Kindness. All so pretty!

Warbrarian Princess said...

I love Morocco and Limited Edition. I'm also quite taken with Exaltation. So many beautiful colorways!

bflesher@gmail.com

Monnie said...

Lust. Lust is definitely my favourite. It's so beautiful it gives me shivers.

But I love the delicate colours in Optimism, and the richness of Discipline, as well. ^_^

Susan said...

Wow, that was hard to choose, there are so many colors that I like but my favorite are these for....

-Sublime
-Earthenware
-Butterscotch Twist
-Clear Sailing

robling-t said...

Oo, don't even have to go by the shop to remember how much I love Marrakesh!

Eva said...

This is very difficult! I choose as favorites: Marrakesh and Saltillo.

Mette said...

My favorites are Lust, Spellbound and Glorious green! I lust after them all ;)

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Meg said...

My Favorites are "Kindness" and "Chastity". But I did send a skein of "Lust" to my friend Brenda when she returned from Italy and was heavily into a "plum phase" and she loved it! Thanks for doing such beautiful work!

anne said...

ENDLESS NIGHT (let's face it, it might as well be called the knitspot colorway)
exhaltation
sublime

pencraftco said...

You have so many lovely colors, it's hard to choose. But, what I like best, are the lovely mushroom and earth tones that few other dyers seem to do as well :) Like Speak Softly and Earthenware. I also love the blue shades like Sloth, but I'll keep my list simple.

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Karla said...

My two current favorites are Blue Rain and Storm... I love blue and gray, separate and together, and especially when named after sky-stuff. ^_^

donnac368 said...

Thoroughbred or Sublime jump right off the page at me. I'm picturing a yummy shawl made from one of those...

Anna said...

I really like the butterscotch and the sunny peach.

helenlam said...

Thanks for holding this contest! You have such pretty colorways, but if I'm forced to pick a few favorites, I like sublime, sunny peach, Auburn and Amber.

Personally, I'd love to see a blue/yellow colorway!

KnitNana said...

Imagine and Spellbound!
Ahhhh...
(but then I already have the wondrous Miracle!)
(((hugs)))

Share said...

Beautiful colors! But my absolute favorites are Verdue, Glorious Green and Spellbound.

CraftyAshley said...

Here is what I like:

-Earthenware
-Chastity
-Infatuation
-Kiwi

Erin said...

Mmm, Lust and Morocco are divine.

I love contests! Thanks!

mbm8 said...

My all time favorite is Lime Kiwi! I also love the Lust (the best purple I've seen in ages!!). The blues are all beautiful but hard to choose just one. I love the sins / virtues theme and your yarn looks beautiful. I'll keep my eye on it! Mary

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

I decided I'd pick one yarn colorway for myself. That would be Storm. Brick House is lovely too!

And a colorway for which I could make something for my husband. That sould be Sublime or Exotic Wood (I'm sorry I just couldn't choose between them!).

JackieCastsOn
Ravelry

sweetp said...

Discipline and Imagine are my favourites (hard to choose though).

Chelle said...

I was having trouble narrowing down to two, so glad to see I'm not the only one. :) My favorites are:
- Enticement
- Lime Kiwi
- Storm
- Lust

Still waiting on my tax refund, but at least a piece of it has your name on it. ;)

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

I'm all for Kindness - it's like sweet honey and warm! You are a whiz with colours!! I could stare at them all day.

michele k said...

Current fave is Marrakesh; have a pair of socks on the needles right now! Close second is the new Wrath; loving it! It's on my To Get list.

The Happy College Knitter said...

Oooo! I love patience, citrus, and discipline the best--they're all lovely though :)

Beth said...

Hush and Promise are my favorites :)

kBomb said...

Would I be playing it too safe if I said I love all of the colors you create?

Plus I'm horrible at making decisions!

But really, your color mixing is beautiful to look at, and I would be happy with a chance to knit something in any color you've got.

Diane said...

Wow, beautiful colors! My favorites are Kiwi Lime, Envy, Chastity, Meadow, Just Pink and Morocco.

Emily said...

Today my favorites are Lust, Smoke, and Spellbound! But I really love all of the colors!

Crystal said...

My favorites are Earthenware and Brick House!

trh said...

Wow! I love your colors. My favorite three are Spellbound (what an appropriate name for that color . . . .), morocco and limited edition. But I could certainly be happy knitting with so many of your colors and I'm positive that my sister would float away if she got a hank of Imagine (and she just might . . . Mother's day is coming up). I've bookmarked your etsy site so I can come back later . . . .

trh said...

Ok - didn't realize there were more than one Limited edition - this is the one I am in love with . . . .

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9384269

dawn said...

I think my favorites are lust and deepest forest.

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Elizabeth said...

My favorites are Spellbound, Verdure, Hendrix, and Discipline.

ikkinlala said...

My favourites are Deepest Forest and Sublime. I love dark, rich colours.

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Musclemom said...

I looove Citrus (I smell lemons when I see it) and Sloth, because it reminds me of flowers in Spring.

Lisa R. said...

I have to go with three that I have purchased. My all-time favorite is Spellbound. The colors are so rich, blues, greens and teals blending effortlessly together. But I also love Lust and Storm.

teabird said...

Your colorways are so beautiful... but my favorites are Infinity and Erubescent.


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Abby said...

Today my two favorites are Spellbound and Lust. Spellbound is very much my "usual" colors, blues and greens, and Lust is the sort of intense red-purples that I admire but don't often wear, thus making them excellent sock colors. I like both of these because they have a wider range of values than some of the others - their lights and darks are further apart, and that makes them seem more interesting. Today, at least. :)

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Dj said...

This is hard. Marakes, Lust, Brick House.

Heather said...

Wow, picking favourites is HARD! I LOVE Marrakesh, Peace, Sublime, Blue Rain, Thoroughbred, & Exotic Wood. And I'm pretty sure there used to be a Robin's Egg that I loved, and probably a few others. Yowza.

CN said...

I LOVE all of your colorways, but if I was to pull just one off of the shelf, it'd have to be the earthenware colorway. I LOVE it! My second favorite is the Lust. Very dramatic, suited just for me!

Katie O said...

Brickhouse, Sedona, Empathy & Spellbound are my favorites. But they are all gorgeous.

scribblearts said...

So hard to pick just two! But here they are: Marrakesh (at which I've been known to stare for long, long moments) and Deepest Forest.

allergicmom said...

I love your stormy night colourway.

Barbara said...

Infatuation patience and chastity. Oh my gosh I could really name them all. And like all good things to much is never enough!!

kasiaiscarly said...

Lust and Sublime are my favorites!!

Glyn said...

It is so hard to just pick a few! Here are some of my top colorways:

Chastity
Spellbound
Midnight Passion
Cantaloupe
Royalty/Raspberry
Discipline
Sunny Peach

I love your colorways!

kippi said...

Imagine and Sloth.

and all the other ones. :-)

kippi said...

Imagine and Sloth.

and all the other ones. :-)

Jocelyn said...

I loved Hudson (is it still around?) and I get all kinds of compliments on the color of my brick house socks. Marrakesh, too, is a great shade of green, and lately auburn and amber has caught my eye...

Josiane said...

Well, as you said one or two favorites, I'll have to go with Sublime and Inner Sanctum, but I could have mentioned many more!