Tuesday, February 01, 2011

February Hand Dyed Roving Contest - Sign Up For The Blog

The prize for this contest is a 4 ounce hand painted roving from OPYF.  There will be 3 winners chosen at the end of the month.  In order to enter, you must sign up as a subscriber to the blog and post a positive comment on the February Blog Contest page.  You can just say hi or you can write a little story about what you are currently working on.  Winners will be chosen during the first week of March 2011.


This is just an example.  This roving was all purchased by a single customer last year.



Good Luck!
Regards,
Karen
OPYF

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bought a skein of Madelintosh. I made a great cowl called Sev(en) Circle. It was seven circles knitted all together. Beautiful and fun to knit!

One Planet said...

I love that you left the first comment. Are you already subscribed to the blog? Also, if I do not have a name I will be unable to enter you in the contest.

What Madelinetosh yarn did you use for the pattern? Can you put a photo of the finished cowl on the One Planet Knitters Ravelry page? YOu will see the post for the February contest there.

Diana said...

I admire your helping the poor farmer who lost his barn...thanks for letting us know about it! I made a donation this evening.

One Planet said...

Diana,
We live in a small world. We need to help our neighbor rebuild his barn. I did add to the prizes being given out for the raffle today. A three month membership in the fabulous Fiber of the Month Club from OPYF.

loueybe said...

Love your fiber and colors best i have seen in a while.

loueybe said...

Love your site. What is Madelintosh like, I love the colors.

dacg said...

I have been following your Blog for quite awhile...I first found you on Ebay....I love your yarns, they are beautiful..

Darla (Rav: dacg)

One Planet said...

louyebe, the Madelinetosh yarns are wonderful. The pictures can not do the vibrancy of the yarn any justice. I can't wait to cast on for the OPYF KAL for the Cream and Sugar Cowl next week.

Hi Darla,
Thank you for contributing to the blog. I love all the k=new yarns coming in, but my hands always itch to have knitting needles in hand as I look around the shelves of my office!

Clare said...

Love your site. Lovely yarn and even more lovely fleece!

One Planet said...

Hi Clare! Thank you for signing up for the blog. It's where the rest of my twitter, ravelry and facebook posts come from. I need to get to the dye pots again next week for you. How did you like that last roving?
Karen

Andrea said...

LOVE the blog! I am a long-time fan of OPYF. :-) I crochet, spin, needle felt and wet felt. I also weave a bit (only small stuff) and am giving knitting a try...again. I haven't been too successful yet, but I'm hopeful! My blog is: thefiberforum.com. Thanks!

One Planet said...

Hi Andrea,
I know a lot of people are reading the blog, but are not "following it. Since I try to post just about every day, this seemed like a good idea for the contest.


I know what yo mean about changing "sports". I tried knitting as a kid and didn't like it. I crocheted and did needlepoint. Now I knit, spin, rigid heddle weave, crochet, dye, clean and prep fleeces. Soon I'll have a floor loom- lessons in April. It's a sickness.

Good luck with your blog and keep us posted with your progress. You can always share photos and questions here, on the ravelry page or the facebook page. Remember we have a knitting teacher on board. Maty Glendinning.

Karen

Seraphimgirl said...

So glad that I found you via Twitter this morning...I really love your blog.

I'm currently working on my first mohair pullover - a lovely pattern from Creative Knitting's January issue. The pattern's called "Ethereal Eyelet Pullover." Very easy and I hope it'll be a beauty when it's done!

One Planet said...

Welcome Seraphimgirl! Thank you for your post. So far only 5 new people have opted to follow the blog this month.

Everyone, can you please send the word out about the blog and contest? For every person you refer that follows and comments I will give you an extra entry. Make sure that your friends say who referred them so I can give you credit.

Regards,
Karen
OYPF

Clare said...

Karen, love the color of the Fleece, can't wait what magic comes from those dye pots! Clare

One Planet said...

Clare,
You know what comes out of those dye pots. LOL! I need to pick colors for the Fiber Club for this month. I haven't decided yet on the fiber or colors. I might do batts so I can blend some things together.

Anonymous said...

Just signed up for the blog! I love contests.
Joan Seely

One Planet said...

Hi Joan,
Welcome to the blog and the contest. What are you working on now?

Karen

loueybe said...

I have told many people ........

One Planet said...

loueybe,
Bring'em in!

One Planet said...

To Anonymous,
Remember, if you don't sign up to follow the blog, you will not be entered in the contest.
Regards,
Karen
OPYF

Linda said...

Love your blog!

Linda said...

Hope I win!

One Planet said...

Hi Linda,
Thank you and I hope you win too, but remember, the names are pulled by a random number generator!

Karen

Carla said...

I have always loved your website and the name you have. Makes our big world seem more like one community that just loves "string" and what makes "string". Thanks for sharing your kindness!

One Planet said...

Hi Carla!
Thank you for your kind comments. This business sure does shrink the world. The string just pulls it all in tighter.

Karen

desertbarb said...

Do you still need $$ for the farmer? Wonderful of you to do that. Knitters have kind hearts.

Can people who are already signed up for the blog still participate in the contest or is it just for new "members"?

Am currently making mittens for a charity called AfghansforAfghans which makes wool clothing for children in Afghanistan.

Want to make some Ysobel Teague stuff for myself with Madeline Tosh. It's so gorgeous.

One Planet said...

Hi Barb,
No one is excluded as long as they make a positive post. Welcome to the contest!

About the Juniper Moon Farm barn raising, you will need to contact them as the raffle has ended. I am sure that they will not refuse any "extra" contributions.

Karen

Krista said...

Hello,
I found your blog through the Pete's Greens donors, via Juniper Moon Farm, via Ravelry..... yes, it is a small world, and a world of kind and generous spinners and knitters! I am working on about 5 projects right now, including fair isle mittens, and a sweater for Knit for Tibet.
Krista

One Planet said...

Hi Krista!
Thank you for following the Blog. I'm working on the Fiber of the Month club fibers this week. Still deciding what to dye next!


I think you have more projects going than me right now.

Karen

sock2girl said...

I finished my baby projects for my great nephew my niece was very happy with them...now I'm working on spinning for a shawl. I'm mixing three colors together two multi color fibers and one chocolate brown. The two multi color fibers are similar in colors and blend nicely together, and I will ply with the chocolate brown. I missed my spinning. I love the colors you were posting for the give away.. Thanks for the opportunity.

sock2girl said...

I'm spinning for a shawl. So far I've spun together two different variegated colors to one large bobbin and will ply it together with some chocolate brown Cordell. I have to say I'm addicted to fiber, yarn, spinning and knitting. I love your fiber. Thank you for opportunity to post for giveaway.

Amanda said...

Hi there,
I received my box of Artesano yarns from One Planet Yarn and Fiber a few weeks ago. Your service was fast, courteous and your packaging was so nice (with tissue paper and ribbons). I loved opening my box, even though i knew exactly what was inside:) Your small touches are so sweet. Thanks so much! I am working on a Tina Barret design for a baby cozy blanket (with a little sheep head in the middle). so nice working with this Artesano yarn. Thanks for stocking!

One Planet said...

sock2girl,
What is the difference between a grandnephew and a greatnephew? My nephew and niece are expecting their first in a month or two. What does that make me? Besides ecstatic?

Karen

One Planet said...

Hi Amanda,
Thank you for your kind words. I love packing the orders. It's like wrapping a present for each and every one of you.

Karen

One Planet said...

The random number generator has chosen 3 winners!

Seraphimgirl
loueybe
Joan Seely

Please send me an email with your shipping information at info@oneplanetyarnandfiber.com

Vanessa said...

What beautiful yarn. I love green - it is my favorite color! Right now I am working on a baby blanket by Brooklyntweed -

sock2girl said...

I'm currenty spinning 32 oz's of fiber for my friend st work and then I will have my own 32 oz's to spin. Were knitting a shrug each. It's a lot of fiber to spin but it is fun.

ewe so pretty said...

so love Marrakesh's colors especially 'earth' and kidazzle's 'pewter'- but all are spectacular:)

Jannie said...

Love this contest!! Good luck everyone.

Jannie said...

Love this contest!!

One Planet said...

Thank you to all the newbies that posted. I am keeping track for the March contest of everyone that is posting to the blog on any page. 3 skeins of hand painted yarn on on the block here!

Anonymous said...

Moving style. I would like to write that way.

One Planet said...

Thank you! I noticed all my typo's re-reading this page!

KARIN said...

Yeah spring! Thanks for the contest.

One Planet said...

Karin,
You are most welcome. I love to share!
Regards,
Karen

jogz2jaz said...

I'm an old fan (make that long-term fan!) but a blog lurker. From your description, I think I will be ordering some Madelintosh, it sounds yummy! What is its best use?

One Planet said...

@jogz2jaz
You can use Madelinetosh yarns for any project from socks to sweaters! Pick a yarn and then look at the patterns available from Madelinetosh. Also, Ravelry is a great spot to find patterns that were done using their yarns. I;m thinking of making a shawl with tosh light.
Karen

Anonymous said...

Hi - I am definitely delighted to discover this. Good job!