Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ashford Kiwi Spinning Wheel GIVEAWAY!

This is the first giveaway on this blog I am insanely jealous that I can't enter for. It's a BRAND NEW Ashford Spinning Wheel from the amazing folks at Halcyon Yarn of Maine. (Halcyon Blake herself set us up with the wheel!) Halcyon Yarn is an independent yarn shop in Maine and offer everything you could dream of to scratch that fiber itch. They are going to give away an Ashford Kiwi Spinning Wheel on the blog this week and here's how you enter. You go to their website and peruse a while and then report back here on what you would create if nothing was stopping you. For example: If I had my druthers I would buy some Cascade Magnum 100% wool in red and make a new hat tonight. I love that about those super bulky wools, you can whip up a piece of clothing in less time than it takes to finish a Lord of the Rings movie. And I would get a traditional spinning wheel, whatever is out there that can handle thicker and thinner yarn weights...I'd have to do some research, but hey, this is just me thinking out loud. I dream of a snowy afternoon spent by the woodstove spinning roving from the flock carded in the farmhouse. It's bound to happen here, just not this week. I can assure you that one of you lucky folks will end up with a brand new spinning wheel Monday night.

You get the idea. Check out the yarns, supplies, carders, drop spindles, roving and more and then report back here with what you'd make from your dream stash from this charming store. You can enter with a new comment and facebook share every day if you like, which means each of you can enter to be the random winner 14 times! I'll pick a number with an online random generator Monday Night. As always, you can double your chances by sharing a link to this contest on Facebook, just report back here with the comment SHARED!

Good luck Antlers! Visit Halcyon yarn here and start looking around!

P.S. Canada is welcomed to enter too, but you have to help pay the shipping!

483 Comments:

Blogger Lee said...

YIKES!!! The color selections of NZ wool are amazing. I would love to get each of the really bright colors to spin together to make my stepdaughter this really great hat to take out west when she graduates this spring!!! After just learning to drop spin, I would love to have a wheel!!!

January 31, 2012 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Red Row Farm said...

i want it so bad! my sheep's wool is too short to be machine spun, so this would be a dream.

January 31, 2012 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Red Row, I know! But you gotta enter by picking something you want to work on from the shop!

January 31, 2012 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger bee*in*the*balm said...

A whole thick and squishy sweater in Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky! treevt80 at yahoo

January 31, 2012 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

A hooded, zipped cardigen with Bartlettyarn Maine Wool. Mmmmhmmm.

January 31, 2012 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger DogsMom said...

There is a brilliant orange (019) and I was just on the phone with a friend who says her collie needs some leggings since she has arthritis. so, I would make collie dog leggings.

January 31, 2012 at 1:31 PM  
OpenID gileadgoats said...

Oh My! Such an amazing giveaway!

I love Halcyon so so much, and could spend many thousands of hours and dollars at their shop. Of late I've been coveting the book charkas and 5 row English combs. Though I would never turn down any of their fiber for spinning either, or yarn for weaving, or tools or or or...

January 31, 2012 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger City Sister said...

I would get enough Malabrigo Merino Worsted to make a sweater...My car broke down by Halcyon right after Christmas...It was a great way to spend the time waiting for the tow truck.

January 31, 2012 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger DogsMom said...

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January 31, 2012 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Desert Willow said...

Well well I learned something new, they carry the Jaggerspun Zephyr mini cones so I will be placing an order when I’m finished “perusing”. I think I would get several cones of Harrisville Maine line 3/8 in snow and then everything available in Earthhues natural dyes. I would create every color imaginable and weave rainbows! Then I would need to get the Schacht Ladybug Bulky Plyer Flyer Package to go with my lady bug wheel so I could whip up beautiful thick yarns from my own wool to quickly create my favorite warm fuzzy hats for all and sundry!

January 31, 2012 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

SWEEET! Yes, I too dream of yarns like the Cascade baby alpaca chunky. Lately I can barely have something on the needles without my kids saying "is that for me, is that for me". So now I've several hats in progress!

January 31, 2012 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger QuilterMary said...

WOW! I would definitely go from some spinning fiber but then I spotted felting fiber. And I could always use some sock yarn - love the Zauberball Crazy.

January 31, 2012 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I would love to try spinning some brown cashmere!

January 31, 2012 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger amajeff99 said...

I would get a castle wheel to get my hand moistened with lanolin again. I traded some spinning lessons for some wood working lessons many many years ago. I have a bag of wool that I would like to turn into a scarf. I would also need a set of ashford hand carders to straighten out my wool. the shop seems to have it all.

January 31, 2012 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Aila said...

I am a complete an utter sucker for the specialty breed wools, I would love to get hold of the Brown Jacob and the Blue Face Leicester that they have and see how fun it is to spin with. I also had fun drooling over the drum carders that Halcyon stocks, some day I will have one! I've been toying with the idea of making a purse/small clutch from hand-spun yarn, maybe knitting the wool then lining the bag with a woven fabric for structural rigidity. As you can tell, I haven't quite figured out the particulars yet.

January 31, 2012 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Sprite said...

I would get 1.5 pounds of the merino silk top in the green colorway called Virgo, to make an epic sweater! Spinning it with a new Kiwi would be such an upgrade from my duct-taped, rickety, one-bobbin antique saxony

January 31, 2012 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

So many options! Today I want the woven bath sheet kit and a floor loom to go with it!

January 31, 2012 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Siew said...

Seriously? I have so many things in my ravelry queue I wouldn't know where to start. If money was no object I'd make the Playful Stripes Cardigan for my daughter in the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. Since it calls for so many colours its hard to justify spending all that money on a few stripes but its a fabulous sweater and I know she'd love it.

January 31, 2012 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger itchy feet said...

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January 31, 2012 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I'd get some of the lime green casco bay worsted yarn and make blankets for my couch, car, traveling and maybe even the dogs :)

January 31, 2012 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

I'd love to have some Maine Coast Hand-Dyed Perendale Blend in Rocky Coast and Spruce Forest, lots and lots, and the skill to make it into complicated cabled sweater. Or a huge pile of grey Shetland Top to make the chunky Aran blanket I've always wanted. Or just all of it! Fingers crossed!

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

January 31, 2012 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

There's so much there that I want to do! Halycon is my go-to source for lots of my fiber needs.

Dream projects right now...

Harrisville Highland to weave a tartan shawl on my loom. And of course there is not enough Cottolin in the world to satisfy my weaving desires.

For knitting, it would have to be the the Atlantic 3-ply in dark green to make a sweater coat.

As for spinning, it would have to be some of the lovely Fine White Merino Top to blend with my homegrown angora. I think it would be divine. Since I only have drop spindles at the moment, of course the icing on the cake would be the Ashford Kiwi spinning wheel. I've wanted a wheel for ages, and really need one to be able to spin up enough for weaving projects now. I'm ready to take my weaving from bunny all the way to shawl!

January 31, 2012 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I'd get shetland and merino fiber in natural colors and white so I can dye them. I want that wheel!

January 31, 2012 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

I think I'd learn to spin (a dream of mine) with some of their Wonderful Wool natural fiber.

January 31, 2012 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Ngo Family Farm said...

Oh, this would be a dream come true!! They really do have everything there! I would get the Bartlett wool yarn from Maine in raspberry and knit my baby a complete winter set--hat, mittens, scarf, leg warmers and a sweater :) I'd also love to try one of their rug making kits. Ooh, and I would get some corriedale wool to try my hand at spinning. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful wheel.
-Jaime

January 31, 2012 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Meagan said...

Sweet! I would love the Icelandic lopi or the Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky Paints. Must get those needles back out!!

January 31, 2012 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger barnowl1702 said...

What a great site! I would love to make my daughter several pairs of cozy socks with Heritage Paint Sock Yarn mixed with Heritage Sock Yarn in a solid color.

January 31, 2012 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Rachael said...

I absolutely LOVE that they have a Kingfisher perched on some yarn as their main picture!! They are my most favorite birds! Someone recently gave me a Halcyon catalog and I couldn't believe all the fun and amazing things that was in it. I would have to get some of their "Wonderful Wools", dye them brilliant colors, spin them into art yarns (as that is my newest passion), and then...knit them into fun hats, or weave them into amazingly textured scarves. It's hard to say. OR I would knit the Neck Down Swing Coat with their Noro Taiyo yarn #011 like I saw in their volume X11 catalog. That sweater is fabulous and SO colorful! I could keep going....

January 31, 2012 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger katiegirl said...

I'd get some Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky (love that stuff) in colorway 586 and knit a hat and some mittens!

January 31, 2012 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Rachael said...

SHARED!

January 31, 2012 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

WOW!! I ADORE their beaded bag kits! I would make one for every woman in my family. The deep purple is so beautiful.

January 31, 2012 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Fresh Eggs Farm said...

WOW!!! I love my KIWI!!! What an amazing giveaway!!

January 31, 2012 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Stacy Davis said...

The NZ fiber is GORGEOUS! I'd have to get that stunning red and some black...I have someone waiting for boot toppers in black and red stripes :)

January 31, 2012 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Stacy Davis said...

shared!

January 31, 2012 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger kbrow said...

I love spinning Corriedale, and a couple of pounds of Corriedale top would help me toward my dream of spinning a sweater quantity of yarn! I think I'd go for the natural white top, because I've been experimenting with dyeing, and so I'd want to dye it; maybe an onion skin golden orange. There's a hooded sweater pattern in Knitty called Sporto, pretty much designed with handspun in mind that I'd be real tempted to knit.

I spin on a Louet, but I'm always open to expanding to other wheels. I just taught my sister to spin on a wheel so if I won this wheel, she and I might work out a deal whereby we'd share it.

January 31, 2012 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Claire the Shepherdess said...

Wow....you don't mention, so I need to ask....is this a US-only giveaway, or do the neighbours to the north count?!

January 31, 2012 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Firefly Mom said...

OK, picking just one thing is hard, but here goes. I would love to make a hat out of the Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky in the med. green.

January 31, 2012 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Justine said...

I would love to have a castle style wheel because they are just beautiful who am I kidding I would take any wheel but if I had a choice it would be a castle style... i would love to try spinning some angora fiber because I have been wanting an angora rabbit for a long time now and with the spun fiber I would try and make the softest romper for my new baby! ( this is assuming I knew how to knit rompers ) :-) maybe some booties or mittens would be a more attainable goal

January 31, 2012 at 3:23 PM  
OpenID shearedbliss said...

I have lots of yarn for knitting and fiber for spinning, but not much in the way of weaving supplies yet. I would love to play with the floor loom that I was given but haven't used yet and I really want to try weaving rag rugs out of old bluejeans. I would get some Cotton Carpet Warp in color 113 (bright red!) because I think that would make some stunning rugs. Heck, I would get every color of the carpet warp to play around with!

January 31, 2012 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

This giveaway made me dizzy! All i've done since getting home on sunday is troll the internet looking for carders and spinning wheels!

I would get the Louët drum carder with the built in clamp. I would clean (already started) the wool I brought back from the workshop and then card it all so I could spin it on my spindle.

Off to share and I'll be back tomorrow.

January 31, 2012 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

I honestly would get the wheel, I've always wanted to learn to spin. I am an advid knitter and would love to make my own yarn, maybe even get a few angoras (hint hint to my husband for my birthday).

January 31, 2012 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Sue Steeves said...

I am yearning for some of the Alpaca Prima in a natural hue to make a hat and shrug with....soft and warm!

January 31, 2012 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Shared on Facebook!

January 31, 2012 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Shared on facebook!

I could raise a pair of Angora rabbits in my condo, right? I have a decent yard space in the back and they could live in the basement in winter, it could happen....

January 31, 2012 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger Cam said...

Oh how I love Halcyon yarn, a friend found one of their "yarn shop's in a box" at a yard sale, I have been drooling ever since.


My dream projects:
would include a Ashford Drum Carder so I could felt to my heart's content, making slippers, mittens and hats.
Next would be 1 pound mini cones of red, yellow, white, and black JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18 - this beauty would be used for weaving, card weaving of belts and trim for my felted hats and mittens.

January 31, 2012 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Cam said...

Shared on Facebook :)

January 31, 2012 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger The Village Queen said...

Malabrigo Merino Worsted are pretty yummy. Ive always wanted to learn the sheep to yarn steps in the process so in fantasy land, Id fly to Maine, stay in a wonderful B&B right on the ocean and take classes for 6 months to learn to use the spinning wheel I won!

January 31, 2012 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Yart said...

I absolutely adore the Noro Silk Garden... The colors are beautiful!

January 31, 2012 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger karental said...

I saved that site to my favorites. Amazing! I loved the looms, even though I'm not a weaver. How amazingly cool it is that there are yarns developed specifically for weaving. I would buy the patterns for the Christmas stockings and some Casco Bay Worsted in the right colors (I love that there is a discount for larger purchases!) and knit away all year. OK, since we're dreaming, I'd also buy the kit for the blue Christmas stocking with the lighthouse on it...and the one with the Cardinal.

Jenna, you know the coolest people!

January 31, 2012 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Green Zebra Market Garden said...

I'd love to learn more about felting so I would love some fiber for felting! However, spinning sounds fun too.

January 31, 2012 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I would make a cardigan with wooden buttons in the Berroco Soufle.

January 31, 2012 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Drummond Farms Alpacas and Woolens said...

I just want to say that I just love my Ashford Kiwi and it is a dream to spin on...just thought I would give feedback on the wheel!

January 31, 2012 at 4:54 PM  
OpenID barntalkblog said...

;u;

There are sparkles in my eyes! My dream! A spinning wheel! Everything!

-Autumn

January 31, 2012 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Special K said...

Black alpaca fitted pullover. Black is my signature color because it requires no thought and always looks good with jeans.

January 31, 2012 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Melodie said...

So much to choose from! I guess I would say my first pick would be that black alpaca and silk blend for spinning.I would like to make some yarn from that.

January 31, 2012 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Also... shared on FB. And get the catalogs, also another plug for Halcyon. The sample cards are amazing and the catalogs are one of my favorite things to peruse.

January 31, 2012 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger DebrafromMD said...

What an incredible giveaway! I've always wanted to learn how to spin yarn. I would make the Baltic Sea Stole in a garnet colored Jagger-Spun Zephyr Wool-Silk blend. This lace pattern looks like something I can handle. Thanks for turning me on to their website.

January 31, 2012 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Donna Lovesthe Farm said...

I would get the crochet rug kit in brick color! I could spend a lot of time and money at their site, beautiful stuff! I would love to have a spinning wheel so that I could justify buying some sheeps!

January 31, 2012 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger karental said...

Oh, and I happily shared it on Facebook.

January 31, 2012 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Sign me up! Awesome giveaway! I'd get the Victoria Boucle in Halcyon Yarn color: 124
to make something for my daughter! :)

SarahRose_914 AT yahoo DOT com

January 31, 2012 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Sign me up! Awesome giveaway! I'd get the Victoria Boucle in Halcyon Yarn color: 124
to make something for my daughter! :)

SarahRose_914 AT yahoo DOT com

January 31, 2012 at 5:41 PM  
OpenID kateohkatie said...

Coolest. Giveaway. EVER. I was lucky enough to borrow a Kiwi for a couple weeks last summer, and absolutely fell in love. Alas, it'll be a while until I can actually afford to buy my own.

In this dream scenario (as long as we're dreaming big!), I think I would buy a BUNCH of undyed wool and then I'd card it together and spin it and knit a gorgeous colorwork gradient sweater and it would be the most beautiful thing ever.

::sigh:: :-)

January 31, 2012 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger CDS said...

Oh Jenna, I'm so excited about this giveaway. I've been saving for a spinning wheel for quite some time. I've been doing research and have tried a few at my local guild. If I could have anything I'd get a double treadle spinning wheel, a lazy kate, a niddy noddy, and lots of roving. What a great shop Halcyon Yarn is!

January 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM  
OpenID kateohkatie said...

Shared on Facebook, too! I think this is the link:
https://www.facebook.com/ajax/sharer/?s=99&appid=2309869772&p%5B0%5D=36100701&p%5B1%5D=263734270363417

January 31, 2012 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Melanie J. said...

Man! If we're dreaming, then I'd get a spinning wheel...bought myself a pile of roving a while back and quickly realized my patience at drop spindling is low...wouldn't mind some Peace Fleece for knitting too...been itching for that itchy yarn again. Thanks for the opportunity!

January 31, 2012 at 6:00 PM  
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January 31, 2012 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I would love an assortment of Cascade 220 superwash yarns to make mittens and hats! What a cool store!

January 31, 2012 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Darlene said...

I'd get some Noro Kureyon in 2 different colors and make this scarf
http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/2007/04/noro-scarf.html

and I'd get some Heritage Paint Sock Yarn and knit some colorful socks.

Darlene

January 31, 2012 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger RLFaller said...

A nice supply of bamboo fiber in a rich brown. I need a hat, scarf, and mitten combination for when I move to Montana. Other than that... everything? Is that an option?

January 31, 2012 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger ND Life said...

What I would love from that stores is to try some of the weaving supplies in addition to spinning. I would make the bicolored dishtowels. My aunt bought some fleece for me knowing that I wanted to learn spinning but at this point do not have a wheel. What a great giveaway.

Leslie in ND

January 31, 2012 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger DarcC said...

Oh.My.Goodness! Such lovely things! I yearn to learn to create a sweater so light and warm that I want to wear it every day from November to April.

January 31, 2012 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger nicole.sky said...

I'd take the Stuffed Mittens- 2 Ways, 2 Pairs class in March.

January 31, 2012 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger delpasored said...

I would love to make a scarf using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, maybe in an elegant grey. This is really making me think about getting out my loom and making a rug, and one of their kids kits would be perfect for my grandaughter.

January 31, 2012 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Barb T. said...

Heck, I can't spin but want to learn so bad, so I would take a drop spindle to learn how.
I'd also take some of the Swan's Island yarn, more Peace Fleece--just finished knitting some Warmest Mittens with PF. I am on a hat, mittens, scarf, cowl kick!!
Well, could I have one of everything, please!
I love to knit, and I live in Maine not horribly far from Bath, so a visit is in order.
Thanks for the possibility of winning, Jenna and Halcyon Yarns (love your name!).

January 31, 2012 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

Socks and/or a shawl in the Heritage Paint Sock Yarn, color 007 (the pink and orange colorway). Gorgeous stuff! Great giveaway...thanks for the chance to win this!

January 31, 2012 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

I also just posted the giveaway on my facebook page.

January 31, 2012 at 6:36 PM  
OpenID ruralaspirations said...

Oh wow, Jenna!!

So, I would get the Halcyon Rug Yarn because I have been wanting to start crocheting rugs and this stuff is not only durable but comes in gorgeous colours!

and oh WOW do I want that spinning wheel!!!

January 31, 2012 at 6:41 PM  
OpenID ruralaspirations said...

Shared the link to this contest on my FB page!

January 31, 2012 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Bo said...

I think I would do A nice chunky cowl in the cascade baby alpaca - in purple!

Great giveaway by the way!

January 31, 2012 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I would love to knit a blanket out of Cascade baby Alpaca wool yarn. What a cool site.

January 31, 2012 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I love alpaca, but I would definitely check out some of the more exotic fibers! I need a wheel to handle bigger bobbins! Is there anything I don't love over at Halcyon? Yeah, I didn't think so! Please sign me up!!
Courtney

January 31, 2012 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I would make the most luxurious snuggly cardigan out of Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Topaz colorway...too bad I'm on a "yarn diet"!

January 31, 2012 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger TeresaR said...

A friend gave me a Halcyon catalog last year and I've been drooling on it ever since. If I had the skills and time, I would love to get their Atlantic 3-Ply yarn in Dark Grey to knit a K9 costume for our future farm dog (ours died a year ago) to go with the Tardis costume I'd knit for myself with the Alpaca Prima in 013/1654 and 001/100. It would be the best geek Halloween every! I'd be the envy of all my friends!

Thanks for the giveaway (and the chance for me to share my geeky dreams)! =)

January 31, 2012 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger tricia said...

One of the lavender wool to crochet a hat for my daughter - or perhaps the lovely earthy Maine Coast Hand-Dyed Perendale Blend!

January 31, 2012 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger wendy said...

oh my - what a fun tour - i would learn to knit - and would make a scarf for my older daughter who is in school in new york.

January 31, 2012 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Kristyn said...

Wow-what a generous and and exciting giveaway! this is on my bucket list! I would definitely need some lessons and then the Ashford NZ Wool Fibers look amazing! What vibrant colors. Definitely a hat and maybe a shawl and then on to share with my students who would love to knit and weave with their creations. Also need to get the drop spindles and plain fiber for them to experiment dyeing and spinning! I know what to put on my school wish lists now!!!!!!

January 31, 2012 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

WOW - that is an amazing giveaway and generous of them!

I would make some cabled socks out of the Swans Island Fingering!

January 31, 2012 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger TeresaR said...

Does sharing on Twitter count because that's where I shared it. :) (@INwriter)

January 31, 2012 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger downeast becka said...

being from maine, i would go for the maine coast blends...they are gorgeous!

January 31, 2012 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

SHARED on FB!

January 31, 2012 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Jerusaleme said...

Sweetest giveaway! I would choose to get 5 founds of peace fleece! I want to felt a rug from those colors, or felt myself a coat...

January 31, 2012 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Karen L. said...

Oh my, oh my, who wouldn't love to win this beautiful spinning wheel. Went to the website and fell in love with the Maine Coast hand Dyed Perendale Blend that I would buy in either the Rusty Autumn color or the Berries color. Then I would crochet a lovely shawl!!! Oh yeah, it would be darn lovely!!! So sorry you cannot enter this giveaway Jenna but if by some dumb luck I should win this beauty, I will send you my little castle wheel for your farm. No I am not and cannot bribe you but I certainly would not need two wheels and who else but you would make great use of it?!?!

January 31, 2012 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger hayes8705 said...

I would love to knit something warm and snuggly out of their beautiful alpaca wool...

January 31, 2012 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I would make a little blanket out of the Casco Bay worsted, color 209, for my new baby to be born any day now :-)

January 31, 2012 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Heritage Farm said...

Well I would basically like at least one of everything in the place! But if I really had to choose....I would have to say Brown Sheep Bulky, at least a few different colors because I would knit up a blanket. I love Brown Sheep Wool - it is a dream to work with and the colors are rich deep and true!
and by the way........ pick me! pick me! pick me!

January 31, 2012 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I'd love to try spinning some alpaca! :)

January 31, 2012 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

My mom and I love Halcyon (and we're in Maine too!). I'd really love to win this wheel, my mom is a spinner and I really want to learn. We both love the merino silk top, such beautiful colors that could mix into a pretty, pretty yarn. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway. Good luck to everyone who entered!

January 31, 2012 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger mimi63 said...

don't know if this is still open but yeah, I'm in. thanks for the chance to win

January 31, 2012 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger small farm girl said...

I would buy a drum carder. That way I wouldnt have to ship my wool out.

January 31, 2012 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

A shrug in Alpaca, so warm and cozy. The colors are sparkling. I would love to have a wheel. My great grandmother was from Wales so it would be coming full circle.

Christy
Lil Bit Brit

January 31, 2012 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger CarolG. said...

I would just love to have some of the black alpaca and silk top to spin into yarn to make arm warmers (basically pretty sleeves you put on with a dress or a pretty top for the layered look) or a decadently soft hat.

January 31, 2012 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger kathie said...

Gosh I want want want! I would love to do a rug class,the small one with the sheep would be a good start. I also would love to learn to weave.I have looked at the various looms and wonder do you start small? Someday I would love to knit a Irish Fisherman type sweater in a blue gray color(have the trad. cream one).

January 31, 2012 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Sewing Machine Girl said...

I am now having to break my promise to you only to read your posts as art! I would make an Alice Starmore Fair Isle sweater and hold my breath whilst cutting the steeks. Great giveaway! Nice shop!

January 31, 2012 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Sewing Machine Girl said...

SHARED!

January 31, 2012 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger kathie said...

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January 31, 2012 at 8:29 PM  
OpenID chickadeeworkshop said...

Ohhh, I'd love some Casco Bay Sport in a soft color for a baby blanket. I'm currently stocking a "hope chest" for some future grandchild. Sure would love to win that spinning wheel, so I could give spinning a try without a big investment in equipment. It looks like a great wheel for a newbie. Thanks for the chance to win!

January 31, 2012 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger kathie said...

Thank you Jenna and Halcyon!
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January 31, 2012 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Mist said...

I've always wanted to take up weaving, so I think my dream project would currently be to use one of Halcyon Yarn's Kennebec rug kits to weave myself a rug.

I'd feel pretty damn accomplished after that feat. :)

January 31, 2012 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Indigo Hound Five Pitch Combs! To comb all the fiber that I'm going to spin! What a generous giveaway!

January 31, 2012 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Auntie Felecia said...

Holy. Schnizzle. I’ve just started knitting and I’ve done a little weaving, so I’m obsessed with the thought of spinning (and getting my own sheep). Love all the juicy colors Halcyon offers. Once I get the hang of this knitting thing I’m going to have to knit a sweater of the Casco Bay Worsted for my dachshund, Fred (named after the awesome Winifred Burkle). While I don’t usually hold with dressing my dogs, I also don’t hold with waiting around forever and a day for Fred to decide that she’s warm enough to do her biz. Just say’n. LOVE the blog, Jenna! You give me hope that one day, I too can shuck it all. Cheers.

January 31, 2012 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Paulette said...

What an amazing shop! I would enjoy knitting from the Shell Lace Scarf pattern, using the light blue Urban Silk.

January 31, 2012 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger Auntie Felecia said...

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January 31, 2012 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger runviolarun said...

I'd grab some of the Lamb's Pride Worsted and make a hat. Really, make ANOTHER hat, because I'm making one with some right now that goes to a friend for their birthday and I love it so much I need one of my own.

January 31, 2012 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I would love to get as many bright happy colors of Cascade Superwash as I could a knit a huge fun striped afghan to cuddle under before the cold weather is gone!

January 31, 2012 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger ysmeine said...

I prefer the natural colors, like the black welsh top, the brown select jacob, or the natural brown bluefaced leicester. Perhaps a natural color-worked scarf.

January 31, 2012 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger runviolarun said...

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January 31, 2012 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger greenmtngirl said...

Oh, gosh. With free access to Halcyon? I would get a plying spindle and some Maine roving, and maybe a wheel—and spin enough yarn for a sweater.

January 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger greenmtngirl said...

Oh, and shared!

January 31, 2012 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Barri said...

Wow, I'd love to make a throw with the 80/20 alpaca/silk roving!

January 31, 2012 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger TransFarmer said...

I would love to make some of their christmas stockings

January 31, 2012 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

This evening I would get some Debbie Bliss cashmerino baby in colours 56 and 31, enough to make my brand new baby daughter a lovely layette in the lilac and pink.

Thanks for hosting the give away, Jenna!

January 31, 2012 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

SHARED!

January 31, 2012 at 10:24 PM  
OpenID Tami said...

Finally! Somwhere that I can buy a flyer for the antique wheel I found a year ago! As soon as I get some measurements, that's what I'll be ordering! Thanks Jenna so much for sharing this great store with us!! tamitng@aol.com

January 31, 2012 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Oh golly, that beauty would be a DREAM to own! Thanks for the contest, Jenna!

January 31, 2012 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Any one of their beautiful spinning wheels and the alpaca silk top looks ethereal! :)

January 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger SolDucky said...

Love the Casco Bay Worsted. It would make a lovely blanket for my daughters, especially the lovely pinks and greens.
soluckyducky at gmail dot com

January 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Hound Doggy said...

Would love me some alpaca....um....black.

January 31, 2012 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Hound Doggy said...

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January 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Mmmm, so many choices!! I would knit a warm cardigan with some Bartlettyarns Maine Wool.

January 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger Deadpenguin said...

I would get the Harrisville 15" Easy Weaver Loom. I really want to get this for my daughters and me.

January 31, 2012 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Robin Johnston said...

I'm going for the Bobbin Lacemaking kit and a nice big pile of Euro linen thread, along with some belgian bobbins. Tried my hand at bobbin lace making once, and loved it, but never got the supplies. Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win that lovely spinning wheel and spin some of my own threads for crochet and lacemaking.

Sure wish I could travel to your mountain music workshop this weekend with my hammered dulcimer and my strong alto voice.....

January 31, 2012 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

I would love some of the 2nd Time cotton to make a hat for my best friend's new grandbaby.

January 31, 2012 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Sooz said...

There was a chunky baby alpaca yarn in lime green that would make an awesome pair of fingerless mitts! So many colors to choose from!

January 31, 2012 at 11:35 PM  
Blogger SuzieQ said...

I have just learned how to knit sox, and the New Zealand Corriedale wool is just crying to be spun and made into the warmest, most colorful sox. The colors are just fabulous. The sox after washing would then become felted and make the softest foot coverings for this winter to wear. Jenna keep the good times rolling.

February 1, 2012 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger SuzieQ said...

I have just learned how to knit sox, and the New Zealand Corriedale wool is just crying to be spun and made into the warmest, most colorful sox. The colors are just fabulous. The sox after washing would then become felted and make the softest foot coverings for this winter to wear. Jenna keep the good times rolling.

February 1, 2012 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger SuzieQ said...

I have just learned how to knit sox, and the New Zealand Corriedale wool is just crying to be spun and made into the warmest, most colorful sox. The colors are just fabulous. The sox after washing would then become felted and make the softest foot coverings for this winter to wear. Jenna keep the good times rolling.

February 1, 2012 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

I think I would like to try angora, because that may be the only fiber I'd ever have a snowball's chance of actually producing for myself (not that I have the rabbits) and I'd like to try it. Plus, it's pretty. And I would like a scarf/hat combination thingy that would keep the cold from squeezing in between my hat and my scarf- I guess you'd describe it as more of a scarf with a hood. Good luck to everyone who tries for this- what a great and generous giveaway!

February 1, 2012 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger Nic said...

I have always wanted to make something with Noro wool!

February 1, 2012 at 1:06 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

I recently joined the local spinners and weavers guild - I would love to be able to purchase the knitter's loom to whip up some placemats to share at our next meeting, surprising all the weavers with my new skills!

February 1, 2012 at 3:14 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

Shared again!

With a new baby in the house, middle of the night internet use is sometimes the only way it happens. :)

February 1, 2012 at 3:21 AM  
Blogger tracytracy said...

Wow! This is an awesome giveaway.
I went to Halcyon's website & I really like the needle felted bird kits. Too cool!

February 1, 2012 at 5:24 AM  
Blogger Bo said...

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February 1, 2012 at 6:04 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

I'd love to learn to spin with their natural Wonderful Wool!

February 1, 2012 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger Wonder KY said...

Jenna, I would make a red scarf and appear like a bright male cardinal in the winter dull.

February 1, 2012 at 6:52 AM  
OpenID jennbenn said...

Wow! I would love to spin some cashmere and alpaca. Did you see the Ashford Wild Carder? I want it :-)!!
Jenn

February 1, 2012 at 7:11 AM  
OpenID jennbenn said...

Shared :-)

February 1, 2012 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Dawna Stafford said...

I would get the softest pinks, purples, and whites to make things for our baby girl coming soon!

February 1, 2012 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Dawna Stafford said...

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February 1, 2012 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Barbara Dykes said...

Bartlett Bulky Yarn and some new extra large needles. I would make a throw rug for the bath and kitchen. Colors are too many to choose from so one of each. A patch rug.

Thanks for the contest

February 1, 2012 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger Lourdes said...

I would buy some Peace Fleece in Galooboy Blue for a sweater. Thank you for the chance to win. I have always wanted to start spinning my own yarn.

February 1, 2012 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger QuilterMary said...

Today I want to do some needle felting. Just looking at all the products is inspiring.

February 1, 2012 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger bee*in*the*balm said...

I'd love to try needle felting, the backyard bird kits are very cute! treevt80 at yahoo

February 1, 2012 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger cmbenson said...

If I had ANY option at all I would spin my own sweater, get some of that lovely Harrisville wool in a nice dark blue and spin out a wee worsted and knit it up. Otherwise, if I felt like something a little more soft and snuggly possibly without quite so much gratification, I'd get some Eco Alpaca in that lovely fire engine red and get cracking.

February 1, 2012 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Lily 1757 said...

I love the Bulky Noro Kogaraski in the purple color 10. I would quickly knit up a yummy scarf for my younger sister, Amelia, who loves purple.

February 1, 2012 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Lily 1757 said...

I love the Bulky Noro Kogaraski in the purple color 10. I would quickly knit up a yummy scarf for my younger sister, Amelia, who loves purple.

February 1, 2012 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Morgen said...

shared on facebook! This is wonderful!

February 1, 2012 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger jugtownjane said...

Wow, just... wow. I'm in the middle of my first Lopi colorwork sweater, so I'm a bit occupied, but I'd like to try my hand at dyeing my own, so the Earthues Kits look amazing - the Botanical Natural Dyes kit especially! Then again, I haven't seen a single thing on this site that I wouldn't LOVE to have - most importantly that wheeeeeeellllll!

February 1, 2012 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger jugtownjane said...

Wow, just... wow. I'm in the middle of my first Lopi colorwork sweater, so I'm a bit occupied, but I'd like to try my hand at dyeing my own, so the Earthues Kits look amazing - the Botanical Natural Dyes kit especially! Then again, I haven't seen a single thing on this site that I wouldn't LOVE to have - most importantly that wheeeeeeellllll!

February 1, 2012 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Morgen said...

i would love a wrap from the katia park ave for a wedding I am going to this spring. and a drum carder

February 1, 2012 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger amajeff99 said...

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February 1, 2012 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger DebrafromMD said...

Back again. I would love to knit a pair of BFF socks from the book Knit Sock Love in Lavender Step Easy yarn. Picking out these combinations is so much fun!

February 1, 2012 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

If nothing was stopping me, I would buy the Camel Down and Tussah Silk Top blended fiber, spin it, then make a mobius scarf from it!

February 1, 2012 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger jim said...

mama likes the scarf they profiled on the show-the fellow on the loom looks like thats what he's making

February 1, 2012 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger sissyjane said...

I would knit a sweater out of the Noro Silk Garden. I love that yarn!...and I really, really want a spinning wheel.

February 1, 2012 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger sissyjane said...

Shared as well...

February 1, 2012 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Kara said...

I would buy the rug hooking kit with the 3 sheep. I've never rug hooked before that looks like a great gateway project!

February 1, 2012 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Tory said...

What a fantastic giveaway - thanks so much to you and Halcyon! :)
I would pick up one of the felted ball or felted soap kits. That would be such a great cold, rainy day project to do with my little kiddos!

February 1, 2012 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Jany said...

Hi Jenna,
Thank you for the giveaway
I'd like to participate, please, Can you count me in?

I'd love to try a purse with Soft Finish Linen Warps 8/2 thru 8/5 or with K1C2 2nd Time Cotton in black or crude

In your opinion why kind of yarn is better for crocheting a purse?

Thank you

p.d. It's a pain, my internet conncetion blocked Facebook webpage

February 1, 2012 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger spinnersaw said...

I think I would get the marino & silk top,spin it fine and ply it. Then try dying it with the one step country classic dye # 19. I would purchase 2 Addi turbo circular 16" number 2 needles and then knit my sweet husband a pair of over the knee socks that he could wear with his short pants when he does his re-enactment of the 17th century.

February 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM  
OpenID jessieimproved said...

I'm a long time knitter but new to spinning so this would be a great compact wheel for me to learn on. I've got my eye on some black alpaca-silk blend over at Halcyon - I'm a sucker for super soft and shiny!

February 1, 2012 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

The Baby Ull fingering would make some great colorwork mittens!

February 1, 2012 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

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February 1, 2012 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Mamabuzz said...

I was very excited by their felted bird kit. I think I'll get busy and create those bird ornaments I have been dreaming up.

February 1, 2012 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger laJulie said...

I have visions of making Knitty's Lizard Ridge afghan in Noro Silk Garden. I'd use multiple colorways. The variegation would be absolutely lovely and the silk blend, though not necessarily practical, would be absolutely glorious to snuggle up in on a chilly night. :-) That said, on a more practical note I'm completely enamored with the Step Easy sock yarn in color 136. It's only a matter of time before I'm wearing it! :-)

February 1, 2012 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Donna Lovesthe Farm said...

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February 1, 2012 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger DivaHick said...

I think I'd get the bamboo fiber so I could spin and crochet or knit something for my mom who's horribly allergic to wool...

February 1, 2012 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger DivaHick said...

shared!

February 1, 2012 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger TGRandini said...

I'm a sock knitter, so I'd get something from the Zauberball Crazy collection - one of the greys, greens, or oranges.

February 1, 2012 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger TGRandini said...

I'm a sock knitter, so I'd get something from the Zauberball Crazy collection - one of the greys, greens, or oranges.

February 1, 2012 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Donna Lovesthe Farm said...

I really like how they offer fleece by breed of sheep. I would like to try the different ones out, to help me decide which breed of sheep I should buy. I would start with the domestic fleece and Shetland white. There is a good market for meat where I live, but I want to have sheep with good fleece as well.

February 1, 2012 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Mud Mama said...

I want bushels of their rug yarn - both for knitting with and weaving. I'm planting a dye garden this summer so I'll do my own dying. I would LOVE to win a wheel, all my spare money this year is going towards the floor loom I'm buying (installments)

February 1, 2012 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger S.e. Hardy said...

Oh, wow.
I think I would knit my husband a sweater out of Swans Island Worsted - in grey. Sweaters are always too short or too wide on him

February 1, 2012 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Mud Mama said...

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February 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

I would love to have some of the Ashford AZ wool to spin up on my new spinning wheel. I would knit it up into a shawl. Now, I also saw they carry Swan Island fingering weight and that is mighty tempting. Again, I would it up into a shawl.

February 1, 2012 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Nate said...

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February 1, 2012 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Desert Willow said...

I'm torn between the gnome and the sheep felting kits!!!! The whole place is like a candy store...for wool and yarn junkies :)

February 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger tricia said...

If I lived closer, I'd absolutely take one of their nunofelting classes. I love our nunofelted scarf!

February 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger USMCmom said...

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February 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger USMCmom said...

I would probably choose some Debbie Bliss cashmerino yarn to start making baby clothes for future grandchildren (our son and daughter are both engaged). I love Halceyon! I stop by the shop whenever we are in Bath. I recently purchased some Noro Kureyon to make a pair of mittens.

February 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger tricia said...

And shared via Facebook. My comment: drool, drool - I love wool!

February 1, 2012 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Angry Chicken Knits said...

I would get some natural merino fibers and teach my kids how to dye them using koolaid and berries we picked from the woods like my grandmother taught me. I would also buy a new spinning wheel, because i am using my grandmothers which is over 50 years old.

February 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger USMCmom said...

I would probably choose some Debbie Bliss cashmerino yarn to start making baby clothes for future grandchildren (our son and daughter are both engaged). I love Halceyon! I stop by the shop whenever we are in Bath. I recently purchased some Noro Kureyon to make a pair of mittens.

February 1, 2012 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Glyndalyn said...

I would make a sweater in a cable pattern from Swans Island Worsted in natural indigo. I would use the single pointed ebony needle.

February 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Melodie said...

I would like some of that brushed mohair.I would make a scarf or cowl with some of that I think.

February 1, 2012 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

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February 1, 2012 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger DogsMom said...

Would love to spin some of the alpaca with some Newf or Saint B hair and make super cozy mittens

February 1, 2012 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

I would like to try a pound of each of the various wools offered for spinning. =)

February 1, 2012 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger DogsMom said...

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February 1, 2012 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Shared!!!

February 1, 2012 at 10:59 AM  
OpenID lyanavoteyphotography said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I'd love to have the Maine Coast Hand-Dyed Perendale Blend yarns to make a felted shoulder wrap.

February 1, 2012 at 11:03 AM  

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