Did I tell you… (and a contest!)

…about my friend Joan’s awesome fiber company? I haven’t? Geez, I really need to blog more.

Photo totally stolen from the Etsy listing – I can’t find the one I took!

You can see by the above photo why it is called The Cupcake Fiber Company. Each box of lovely fluffy goodness contains six 1oz batts that are packaged in such a way to resemble a box of cupcakes. How awesome is that?! Awesome. I know.

Joan sent me a box of this lovely fiber (oh dear, a very long time ago) before the shop even opened and I was blown away by the packaging and the idea behind it.  (I guess this is a good spot to put in my disclaimer: I didn’t purchase this box, it was sent to me for review – I purchased four other ones, though!) If you want two skeins of three-ply sock yarn, you spin three one ounce batts onto three bobbins and then ply them together. If you want one big skein, you spin two one ounce batts onto three bobbins and ply them together (which is what I did). All the measuring is done for you – so awesome. I’d like to mention that Joan’s preparation is flawless, no lumps or bumps to ruin your spinning. Those little balls of fluff are heavenly!

I spun my three bobbins with 2oz on each (usually I’d insert a photo here with a bobbin of singles but I cannot find one for the life of me – I know I took one but it’s disappeared) and once that was finished, I commenced the plying:

Cupcake Fiber Company

I was finally able to use my fancy 3-way Will Taylor kate the way it was intended! I usually ply from a center pull ball so I use the uprights to keep the ball of singles from getting all tangled.  After plying, I had a lovely bobbin of 3-ply:

Cupcake Fiber Company

After a bath and a thwack I had beautiful yarn:

Cupcake Pics

Beautiful yarn that I am going to give to one lucky winner! If you’d like to win this 375ish yard skein of sport-ish weight handspun, go over to The Cupcake Fiber Company and favorite an item in their shop on Etsy, then come back here and tell me which item you favorited and you’ll be entered! Tell your friends and have them mention you and you’ll get another entry! If you decide that you just have to have some Cupcake Fiber of your very own, Joan has a 12% off discount code: TOUR12 for you to enter during checkout!

Contest will close tonight, Wednesday at 11pm EASTERN!  Winner will be chosen and posted Friday! Good luck!

ETA: Comments are now closed – thanks for playing! Winner will be posted on Friday, good luck!

 



Winners!

How cute is she!? ;o)

Okay, right to the point here, I did my usual spreadsheet/number generator thingy and the winners are:

Prize #1: Knitful! (thanks for tweeting!)

Prize #2: Dianne Nichols! (it pays to send people!)

Prize #3: Katie O.! (plurking!)

Prize #4: Emily! (plain old comment!)

Prize #5: Ms.Lindz! (another comment!)

Prize #6: Pennie! (a fellow plurker!)

Prize #7: zzwhitejd! (another tweet!)

Whew! There you have it! (is anyone else shocked that Margene didn’t win? or Carole? I know I sure am!) If you are a winner, please contact me via the ‘contact me’ link up there ^^ as soon as possible – hope everyone has a great weekend! I’ll be back Monday with some knitting updates!

 

 



Thank you!

Thank you for all the wonderful comments yesterday, they made my Seventh Blogiversary very special! We broke the blog record – I had never had over 300 comments on one post before!

Also, many thanks to my generous friends for donating prizes – if you don’t win (and even if you do), please try to visit their shops or purchase their books if you can, they really are wonderful!

Winners will be posted on Friday! There were about 600+ entries and I need some time to sort through them all!



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