Sunday, January 24, 2010

~*Sunshine Yarns & A Giveaway*~












Sunshine Yarn's and a giveaway
I love Dani's Colorways and I'm excited to work with her to bring you this giveaway.

This is what Dani had to say:

I started playing with dyes for fun while working as a water resources scientist.
I enjoyed my job, but felt too contained by the 9 to 5 work style.
Maybe it was the scientist in me, or the need to play with yarn, but I was soon hooked!
I had gotten into knitting pretty seriously that past year and had a blog, Knitting Sunshine.
I started showing pictures of my hand dyed yarn on the blog, and other girls started asking to buy it. That is when things clicked and I opened up a small etsy store.
I decided on "Sunshine Yarns" as a name, because Sunshine has always been a nickname of mine.
I also feel most at home when in the outdoors -- my husband and I are avid hikers, bikers, skiers, swimmers, and triathletes.
Here in Colorado, we are able to enjoy the seasons, the natural world around us, while doing something we love.
Our love for the outdoors and traveling, gives me all the inspiration I need to dye yarn!

Over the past 4 years, Sunshine Yarns has changed allot since those small etsy store days.
We launched our own website in January 2008, and with the help of Ravelry and our Sunshine Yarnies group, have grown by leaps and bounds.
I say we, because my husband Scott has been working with Sunshine Yarns now full time since the Fall of 2008.
I love the fact that we now have a successful and happy business in a place that we love... we try to never take anything for granted!

The prize:
We are giving away to 1 lucky winner,Pale Dawn Classic Super wash Sock Yarn
Approx.370 yds of 100% Merino Wool.


How To Enter:

1. Visit Dani's shop Sunshine Yarns and come back and leave a comment telling me which colorway is your favorite.

2. Blog about the giveaway and leave a comment with a link to your post.
If you don't have a blog but are on ravelry leave a comment about what you like from her shop with your ravelry name.

3.You get an entry for every person who leaves a comment saying they came from your blog post about the giveaway.

Deadline: February 7TH at Midnight

50 comments:

Julie said...

I love all the colourways but the Pale Dawn you show is my favourite. Thanks for letting me know about the site Darcy!

vivian said...

I like PATCHWORK - CLASSIC.

suburban prep said...

They are all beautiful. I would have to say that the Pale Dawn or the Patchwork oare my favorite colorways.
Stunning.

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Bubblesknits said...

I think I like the Team Sunshine colorway that's up in her shop right now. Very pretty. :-)

ennadoolf said...

Forest Mist is my favourite. No wait - Team Sunshine. Oh maybe Pale Dawn. LOL Okay its Forest Mist - I love them all!
:)
Anne
ennadoolf |at| gmail |dot| com

Esther said...

I'm torn between Team Sunshine and Tonks. They are both gorgeous.

And may I just add that the chocolate plum is yummy.

I'm eshchory on Ravelry

Robynn's Ravings said...

Pretty yarn. I won't enter because the gorgeous stuff would go to waste on me. But hi friend! Nice to see you again.

Sarah said...

I have to say that I'm finding the Weasley roving to be very attractive.

skaro964 said...

I like the CHOCOLATE PLUM - SUNSILK, I have not seen a color quite like it before.

I will also tweet this.

thecraftytortoise said...

I am a sucker for green. I LOVE Prickly Pear! Definitely my favorite!

Elaine said...

I love the FOREST MIST colorway, but all are lovely.

The first sweater I knit using fingering weight yarn included a lovely pinkish color by Sunshine yarns. I had been given it as a gift and used it as the accent color in a Hanne Falkenberg Mermaid sweater. It is absolutely gorgeous yarn. I would so love to win this!

Off to blog and hopefully some of my few groupies will come over and tell you that I sent them!

Elaine said...

OK - all blogged about right here:
http://elaine-knitting.blogspot.com/2009/10/300-post-contest.html

I really hope everyone reads it and tells you I sent them. I'd love to win this one ... a lot!

Rachel O said...

My birthday is February 9th so this has my name on it!

My favorite colorway is TONKS - TWIST, but I'd be thrilled winning this one too.

I found out about the contest from Elaine who sent me over.

Kristen said...

I love the Gillyweed colorway. Sold out!

ikkinlala said...

I think my favourite is the Prickly Pear.

(I'm NicoleS on Ravelry.)

Nalamienea said...

oo oo! I like the Hedwig Classic! Love the Harry Potter reference, but the colour's great too!

Jersey said...

All of the yarns are beautiful. I like patchwork best.

I saw your contest on Elaine's blog.

EJ said...

I love the subtlety of all of the yarns, especially Forest Mist.

I saw the contest on Elaine's blog elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

And thanks for the giveaway.

Turtle said...

kauri tree calls to me. love their colors, very vibrant and earthy! off to see their ravelry group!

hope your weekend went well darcy!

Turtle said...

duh, i need more caffeine (sit down and my brain stops!)

i the maillady brought a small package today but it wasn't from you! oh well, that means i still have fun mail to expect! smile

DebsCrafts said...

I love Team Sunshine Classic!

DebsCrafts said...

I blogged about it here.

http://debsblogcontests.blogspot.com/2010/01/win-this-gorgeous-pale-dawn-sock-yarn.html

knitting fool said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! I would love to try Sunshine Yarns. What a great story.

My favorite colorway is actually one of the sold out ones - chocolate plum. Just gorgeous!

And I found out about the contest from Elaine's blog - my main enabler.

purple said...

The forest mist or the pale dawn are my favorite. They looks to soft and yummy!

I'm purple on Rav and I'm an Elaine groupie as she said. I found out about it on her blog.

Terri said...

My favorite is the Buttered Toast. Thanks!

Terri said...

I forgot to say that I saw the contest on Deb's Blog Contests at http://debsblogcontests.blogspot.com/

Carla said...

I love the forest mist.

And I saw the contest on Elaine's blog (elaine-knitting.blogspot.com)

carmela said...

Pretty yarns! I love the Sangria colorway in the Sunsilk.

carmela dot andbillsmythe at gmail dot com

and I'm carmelasmythe on Ravelry :)

knittingdancer said...

I love the Conversation Hearts colorway in worsted weight.

I saw about your contest on Deb's Blog Contests.

Robin said...

Rosalie worsted called to me.- Hedwig twisted is a close second.

tom said...

What a great story - congrats for following your passion! The pale dawn colorway is gorgeous. I also love the forest mist.

I found out about the contest from Elaine.

Debbie said...

They are all so pretty but I think my fav is Pale Dawn. Also my Ravelry ID is gussek. Thanks for the contest. Debbie

Sylvia said...

I love pale dawn - so soft and lovely. Thanks for the generous giveaway. I'd love to try Sunshine yarns.

I found out about the contest on elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

Daisymum said...

There were so many color ways that I liked, my favorite was theForks Merino Sport. I love the color green. I also enjoyed the colors in the roving. I'm gonna have to get some of that roving for my new spinning project for this year.

katerina said...

The conversation Hearts really does remind me of those little valentine hearts - and is really pretty too! That and the esme island - love the colors! yummy!
Came over from Darcy's knotty knitting!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Wow, they are all so beautiful, aren't they!
Really really hard to choose a fav. I don't think there is one that I don't like - I guess Bella and
Esme Island would be my favs.

forevereading at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

They are all so beautiful I can't choose a favorite. I want them all.
The Pale Dawn is so pretty. I can see this worked up.
Please enter me.
RJB
loki304[at]tds[dot]net

tanya904 said...

Thanks so much for the great giveaway All of the colourways are really pretty My fave is the Patchwork sock yarn
tanyainjville@yahoo.com

tanya904 said...

Blogged about the giveaway
http://starryeyedsurprise24.blogspot.com/2010/01/yarn-giveaway-at-darcys-knotty-knitter.html

Joshlin said...

I love the color Esme Island.
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Joshlin said...

I found out about this giveaway from Tanya904.
savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

This was a hard decision, I liked them all! I think the hedwig is my favorite though or maybe snow day or esme island. All beautiful though!

andrea said...

LA PUSH BEACH! What a beautiful color combination. Could be worn with jeans or khackis. Both favorites of mine. To add to stash or not to add. That's the question and you already know the answer!!

Deborah said...

My favorite is Vanilla Latte. asthenight at gmail dot com

Little Miss S. said...

The Chocolatge Plum is my favorite - maybe because it makes me hungry for sweets? But all are really lovely colors...

Retsbar2Go said...

I just love the Chocolate Plum Classic!


retsbar2go AT gmail DOT com

morgaine24 said...

I love the new moon forks and edward colorways of roving. nom nom nom. I would actually love to have all the new moon ones. gorgeous!!!!!!!! vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

blogged http://vickiescontestblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunshine-yarns-via-darcys-knotty.html vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Mia J. said...

My favorite color is First Kiss Twist.

weeblet said...

I think Alice is gorgeous! But it was hard to pick just one :)