Give-away .:. Spazzy Yarn

by flowers on January 11, 2010 · 31 comments

So remember way back when I was doing holiday give-aways and I promised one more for the crafty sort, but then I sort of never mentioned it again?

Well, I’m here to follow up on promises, even if they are a few weeks late, with the trust that you all understand how life has that funny way of catching up with you.

So without further or do I’d like to introduce you to Amber Owens of Spazzy Yarn. I first met Amber on Twitter (@Spazzyyarn) and bought some handspun yarn from her and loved, loved, LOVED it! It came quickly and in nice packaging and I’ve enjoyed getting to know her as we put together this giveaway. Here is a little bio in her own words:

I started working with wool after I became addicted to yarn. I was
simply dying my own yarn to use and it wasn’t enough. I wanted to feel
more connected to my projects, I wanted to know where my yarn came
from, that the animals were treated fairly and loved. My first wheel
was a Babe, which is a PVC wheel. I came home with a pound of organic
Corriedale wool from a farm down the road and fell in love.

Nothing pleases me more than preparing a fleece and taking the trip
from stinky wool to yarn to a finished project. I’ve recently started
teaching my oldest daughter how to spin and she loves it. There’s
something so grounding about it for me. I feel connected to the women
in my family tree in a way I don’t believe I could have found any
other way.

I am a work at home mom of two little girls, Katie who is five and
Macey who is four. Spinning yarn is not only a pleasurable hobby for
me but has become an amazing way to teach my children about life. They
love helping to package the yarn, and have learned the value of a
dollar, supply and demand and why hard work is so valuable. I strive
to make a yarn that is loved, something that will make an item that
can be passed down from generation to generation.

It’s hard not to give three cheers to that!

I find her prices to be very fair, especially considering this is handspun yarn made in the US. The yarn I’ve worked with was of very good quality, a pleasure to knit with and gorgeous hues.

Amber has been extremely generous in donating some squishy booty for one lucky Infinite Learners reader.

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500 yards of pretty, pretty sock yarn. It’s 50% Merino, 15% Bamboo and 5% Rayon.

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35 yards of Super Bulky thick & thin. 100% BFL

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Hand-dyed wool batting made from Millend, Punta, Merino, and Mohair.

Are you ready? All you have to do to win is visit Amber’s etsy shop and leave a comment here. If you tweet or share the give-away on facebook you will receive one more chance to win.

Good luck!

Congratulations to Juliann for winning this give-away! “I’ve been lusting after Amber’s yarn for a lonnng time. Someday it shall be mine! :)”
Thanks to everyone who got involved. Amber’s shop sold out really fast which is just awesome! Bookmark her and come back–it’s so worth it!

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Amber January 11, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Lovely yarn, and lovely shop! I especially like ‘Orange you glad I didn’t say Banana’. For some reason I adore orange yarn. Also, people named Amber. :)
.-= Amber´s last blog ..Wish I Were There =-.

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flowers January 11, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Right! I was drooling over the orange! Beautiful color :-)

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TheOrganicSister January 11, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Love the Blue Bell and Orange You Glad! I’ll definitely save her shop!
.-= TheOrganicSister´s last blog ..Snap-On Laptop Sleeves =-.

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TheOrganicSister January 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I tweeted too! (grr Twitter’s retweet button doesn’t let me link my RT!)

@organicsister
.-= TheOrganicSister´s last blog ..Snap-On Laptop Sleeves =-.

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Crystal January 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Oh, awesome! Love Spazzy fibery goodness. :D I’d love to win some. I’m going to go tweet this @starncrossbones on Twitter, too.
.-= Crystal´s last blog ..Craft or Bust 2010 Roster =-.

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miranda January 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm

OOOO, do I tempt the fates and try to win this one, too? YES! My first pair of socks must be made with that there yarn!

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Juliann aka The Sick Chick January 11, 2010 at 10:04 pm

I’ve been lusting after Amber’s yarn for a lonnng time. Someday it shall be mine! :)

(OH and I RT’d the contest)
.-= Juliann aka The Sick Chick´s last blog ..New Year, New Start =-.

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renee @ FIMBY January 11, 2010 at 10:09 pm

i love squishy booty!
.-= renee @ FIMBY´s last blog ..My grandmother was very =-.

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Beth January 11, 2010 at 11:00 pm

I love the Perfectly Pink bulky yarn she has in her shop right now. She has good color sense, very knittable colors!

Thank you for the chance to participate!
.-= Beth´s last blog ..Why I Bought Cheap Yarn =-.

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ikkinlala January 11, 2010 at 11:01 pm

I love the Blue Bell yarn.

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Kirsty Hall January 12, 2010 at 4:09 am

Wow, that’s pretty yarn, I love the first one.

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Devon January 12, 2010 at 7:02 am

Ooooo so pretty!! I’d love to win that! Thanks Hill!!

I have a question though – what’s the other 30% of the sock yarn? ;)
.-= Devon´s last blog ..NaBloPoMo =-.

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Elle January 12, 2010 at 9:36 am

I love Spazzy Yarns! Her yarn is amazing, and she is a fabulous human being.
I will tweet this on my Twitter, @effeandelle

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Theresa January 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

Lovely! I really like Blue Bell & Dinosaurs Should Be Purple!

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Jess January 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

Oh, I just love all of the yarns in Amber’s shop! It looks so bright and springy right now – so nice when everything outside is white and bleak.

-jess

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kloseknit January 12, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Where are the YARNS?? Your sold items look yummy tho.. jealous.

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sheri January 12, 2010 at 4:26 pm

I went to visit Ambers shop but it was sold out, That leaves me sad. But I have bought her yarns before and can tell you the yarn and the colors are Wonderful. This is a must go to store.
.-= sheri´s last blog ..1980s Creme Vintage Hair Bow (USD $5.00) =-.

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flowers January 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm

I just heard from Amber and she’s sold out! Good for her! She is planning on having new stock very soon so check back and in the meantime, bookmark her site, comment here and you can still be entered to win the booty.

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Valérie January 12, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I’ve just start knitting again after 25 years… This wool makes me drool! I so wish I win!!! Anyway, I’ve bookmarked her site and I’m looking forward more drooling over yummy yarn soon. lol!

Going to share this on FB just now!

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Mia January 12, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I checked out your etsy site, but didn’t see any yarns for sell :(
I love the pictures and descriptions here. I hope you get some new yarns up soon…..especially sock yarns :)

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Fracksmom January 12, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I am so getting into handspun yard. collecting it, haven’t been brave enough to actually use it!! But I just love to know new places to look, heart and just drool over.

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Mariposa January 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to win a giveaway as much as this one! :-) Lovely yarns in the sold section of the Etsy store – Harvest, Fallen Leaves, all those amazing batts – oh my!!!

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exhale. return to center. January 13, 2010 at 8:55 am

love, love, love that hand-dyed batting!!
.-= exhale. return to center.´s last blog ..a happy homecoming =-.

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LJ January 13, 2010 at 10:39 am

It’s gorgeous! I’m so glad you’ve highlighted her, because I’ve bookmarked her for the next time I need to buy some yarn!! Woo hoo!

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Sara January 13, 2010 at 11:11 am

Gorgeous yarn. My new year’s resolution is to learn to knit and I’ve joined a knitting group at work, so why not enter the contest? Thanks!

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Kat January 13, 2010 at 11:16 am

I got some of her yarn for Christmas and I love it!

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Jessica January 16, 2010 at 1:28 pm

I used to knit when I was young and I plan to re-learn this year so this is a great contest to enter. I’m glad you posted about her shop.

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Chris January 21, 2010 at 10:39 am

There was nothing to see at Esty (a good sign IMO ;) All three of the pictures you have on your site are so pretty. I can totally see the thick/thin blue/brown combo as the cutest babies hat ever.

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Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker January 21, 2010 at 4:43 pm

My SIL would LOVE this. I’m sure she could make some beautiful things out of it!

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Anna January 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Her shop must be fabulous as it is all sold out! Looks lovely, though.

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