Sheila Rovelstad Designs
Sheila's Knits with Sticks website showcases her gorgeous semi-solid dyed yarns like these...
Not only does Sheila create fabulous colorful sock yarns, she also makes stitch markers! These dangling stitch markers are made with semi-precious stones and crystals.
Sheila is generously donating a skein of her yarn and matching stitch marker for today's contest.
"Do you wanna know the details? Huh? Do ya? Do ya?"
The contest is simple, comment with your best fiber festival story, or if you've never been, share your expectations for this years fiber-frenzy. Contest happens until 5 pm eastern time on Wednesday. Winner announced Thursday.
Don't get caught with your head in a bucket - comment now!
The Sanguine Gryphon
Gryphon's website offers handpainted and handspun yarn, handpainted and natural fibers and many of the tools that compliment them including patterns and spinning wheels. We cant wait to see all of the fibers she sends for sheep and wool...
Here is a sample of her handpainted wares:
(On a side note, I think I am going to have to stop browsing all of the artists' websites...cause now I am reaching a dangerous level of handpainted fiber coveting...as of right now, I am still holding out for sheep and wool.)
Along with having absolutely beautiful fibers, Neighborhood Fiber offers the added draw of naming their colorways after various geographical areas of my adopted hometown - Washington DC. Just reading the names makes me nostalgic for college...and look how beautiful they are:
Kate at Dragonfly Fiber Designs
Kate says: I live in a suburb of Washington, DC with a husband, two children, and a dog, and two cats (who think they are my children) and as much yarn, fiber, and fabric (let's not mention the beads) as I can fit into a fairly small but cosy house. My master plan is to break into the yarn business so I can spend all of my time playing with yarn and fiber. Kate's blog is here.
Some of Kate's fibers and yarns for sale on her Etsy:
I have seriously been debating going back and buying this blue/green/brown roving all day, the colors speak to me, BUT I am trying to hold out to see what she has at sheep and wool. Somebody please go and buy it out from under me? (And FYI, I don't know Kate...haven't even met her yet, I swear.)
Khris at Chewy Spaghetti.
Khris says Chewy Spaghetti yarns are hand painted in the high desert of California. She takes inspiration from everything around her- and gives it her own twist. You can read about her dying, knitting, and more on her blog. You can also find her on etsy (go to etsy to join her blue plate special sock club).
Look at some of Kris's gorgeous yarns: