Thursday, August 2, 2012

An Announcement & A GIVEAWAY!!!


I am thrilled to finally be able to announce the opening of my Etsy shop, Turquoise Owl Fibers! After four years of dreaming, praying and preparing, I opened my online shop June 26, 2012. This has been a dream come true for me and I am so very excited. Finding my way around Etsy has been an adventure and quite the learning curve. I still have much to learn, but I don't feel quite as lost now as when I first got on Etsy. 

Here is a link to send you straight to my shop if you want to take a look at it: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TurquoiseOwlFibers?ref=si_shop

In celebration of my shop opening I am having a giveaway that will run the whole month of August.

 So what are we giving away? Well, first I have a skein of my handspun Merino in a lovely variegated blue color. The exact yardage escapes me right now, but it is close to 200yards. I'll look it up and let you know, when I find where I jotted it down! 
I am also including 2 ounces of Merino roving in this giveaway. This is the same fiber that I spun the yarn out of, just dyed in a different colorway. 
Here is another look at the yarn. I spun it as a single on my top whorl drop spindle, then plied it from a center pull ball. It is a 2-ply yarn, spun worsted.

The roving is a small, specially dyed lot. I am sure I will be dyeing more up in larger batches. I really like the way the colors came out and I wouldn't mind spinning some myself.
It is dyed in oranges, red, and pink, with splashes of white. If I am going to dye this up in bigger amounts it will need a name. So I thought I would get some help from all of you. 

To enter the giveaway please leave a comment on THIS post telling me what you would name this roving. The winner will be drawn at random and will NOT be based on your suggestions, BUT I will be looking at all the names you suggest and I will have a special surprise for the person whose suggestion I like best! 
****If suggesting names isn't your cup of tea, just visit my shop and let me know in your comment which colorway you like best :) ****

Giveaway will end on August 31, 2012 and the winner will be drawn shortly thereafter.
Put your thinking caps on and lets get creative. Please keep suggestions clean and above board. 
Have fun!

****This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering!****

43 comments:

  1. I think this roving reminds me of juicy watermelon on a hot day - may I suggest 'watermelon fresh' as a name?

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  2. Fruit Cocktail, Sangria, Jello Salad. It's lovely! Rav amchart theharts at windstream dot net

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  3. Southwestern Sunset. It reminds me of a picture of a sunset I took in Texas. :)

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  4. Tangerine fireball. Bleeding lemon. Cinnamon redhot. Burning summer. Wowpopper. Summer glare. Stylin' retro.
    Wow. This stuff is just vibrant!
    ~Anne P.

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  5. Candy Corn and Cinnamon

    sowernknitter, on Ravelry

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  6. Looks like parrot tulips to me! Beautiful! Congrats on your shop!

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  7. Knitmish on RavelryAugust 3, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    The first thing I thought about when I saw the roving: "Tequila Sunrise". Perhaps this means I need a drink after a 12-hour shift? ;) Or how about "Orchard"? Or "Fruit Punch"? The colour is definitely summery and fruity, in my opinion- and very beautiful to boot! COngratulations on opening your shop!

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  8. The roving makes me think of Strawberry with cream. I loved your chestnut colour.

    yvhiha on Raveley

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  9. Sunshine days
    Good luck on your new venture, great site!

    rosebob on ravelry

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  10. Tequila Sunset. It's a beautiful colour and congratulations on opening your etsy store. ;-)

    linnalark on Ravelry

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  11. Punkin97 on RavelryAugust 3, 2012 at 6:49 AM

    I think it looks like strawberry shortcake!

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  12. NerdyGirlPatterns on ravelryAugust 3, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    It reminds me of my grandmothers strawberry oatmeal!

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  13. JessicaBaldwin on ravelryAugust 3, 2012 at 6:53 AM

    Cream of Strawberry!

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  14. It reminds me of the pictures of a Serengeti sunrise so that is what I would call it.

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  15. I think it looks like Strawberry Peach Pie. Mmmmmm, yummy.

    greyowl (ravelry id)

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  16. It reminds me of Popsicles!
    gussek on Ravelry

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  17. I think it looks like 'Candy Corn'.

    schwipknits@gmail.com
    schwip on ravelry

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  18. Lollipop
    It is scrumptious looking!

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  19. It reminds me of a strawberry cream :)

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  20. It reminds me of a "Rose Garden" I saw in DC.
    lotsofhermies on Ravelry

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  21. Red Sky in the Morning ( sailors take warning)

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  22. It reminds me of Fawkes the Phoenix in Harry Potter. I'd name it Phoenix.

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  23. calypso is what I think of when I see this yarn.

    reiki on ravelry

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  24. i would call this yarn '4th of July', as it reminds me of fireworks!

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  25. How about Tangerine Dream or Rainbow Sherbert?

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  26. Well it has the same color as my Koi fish. Her name is Sweet Peaches.

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  27. Summer in the country -perfect name for me =o).This is amazing giveaway,love the colors,hope to win.Thanks for the chance,have a lovely day.

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  28. Those colors make my mouth water! Crisp apples, rhubarb, butternut squash, falling leaves, bringing in the harvest, and a brilliant hearth fire with a mug of cider comes to mind. Harvest Home?

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  29. Your roving is beautiful! It makes me think of summer rose

    Jarofmayo @ ravelry =)

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  30. I would name it fruit salad!
    Good luck with your new shop!!!

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  31. I would name it Nasturtium since I currently have Nastrutiums blooming that are all the colors of that roving (well, except the white).

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  32. Hot Slush.
    Your colors are lovely. Good luck with your shop.
    spauley on ETSY

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  33. This reminds me of a myriad of things; flowers, fruit, a vivid painting, gorgeous sunsets, fire...hmm. Maybe Clouds of flame? Fiery cloud?

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  34. This beatiful fiber reminds me of a fire cracker. What a great name "fire crakcer".....I am the proud owner of chestnut and rhubarb jsut purchased from your new store on etsy. LOVE THEM!!!!
    Karen's Stitch Nitch on ETSY

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  35. I like the Lagoon colorway best.

    My Ravelry name: Crafty-Princess

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  36. I like the name STARBURST for this, because it reminds me of the starburst package! :)

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Frilliewoolies

    msportraiture@yahoo.com

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  37. im in love with tuscan sunset..that yellow is gorgeous! :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  38. Summer heat. or Flame Tanager (bird) *cnuland on Rav

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