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Luna Grey Fiber Arts (+ Giveaway!!!)

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I keep a running mental list at all times of skills I’ve not yet mastered but fully intend to one day do. Highest on this list are the textile arts. In high school, I took a “Life Skills” class. Everyone did, actually, as it was required. Along with learning how to balance a checkbook and perform CPR on a dummy (“Annie, are you o-kay?”), we learned how to sew a sweatshirt. Later in college, while taking a costume design class, I added a bit more to my sewing tool belt, and made a satin sleeveless dress (slipperyest fabric of all time!). But that’s about it.

Either last winter or the year before, I signed up for a knitting class at the local technical college. I was so lost, though, in my attempts at casting on, that when the instructor had completed helping the other 12 students out and finally made her way back around to me, class was nearing completion. I threw up my needles in frustration and haven’t attempted to cast on since. The thing is, I really, really, REALLY want to know how to knit. And sew. And crochet. And quilt. And all of the domestic textile arts. It’ll happen, I’m sure. I think I just need to a one-on-one mentor.

In the meantime, there are others much further along the textile arts arch then myself. Jackie Vleck is one such person. Owner of Luna Grey Fiber Arts, a one-woman hand dyed yarn company based in sunny, western Colorado, Jackie knows her way around a skein of yarn, and then some. She started the company in 2012 after years of teaching knitting classes at her local yarn shop. Jackie wanted to create a place for knitters/crocheters to find one-of-a-kind, high quality, natural fiber art yarns, and Luna Grey Fiber Arts was born.

When it comes to knitting, Jackie is full of wit and wisdom on the topic. Here are some of her bits of insight, both when it comes to knitting and where running Luna Grey Fiber Arts is concerned:

*Knitting with hand dyed yarn is so fun! It allows knitters/crocheters to express their creativity through their yarn choice. No two skeins of hand dyed yarn are exactly alike. So, the end project will truly be one of a kind.

*Many knitters will attest that the craft is necessary for their sanity! It allows for a creative outlet as well as something to do with their hands (nothing better for staving off those late night munchies). Most importantly for me, after a particularly stressful day, a few minutes with some soft wool and two knitting needles and my troubles seem to melt away.

*I have recently added undyed/bare yarn to my shop. I wanted to make it easy for my customers to find their inner fiber artist by trying their hand and dyeing yarn at home.

*As an at-home mother of two young boys (pictured above!), I love the flexibility that my shop allows me. I can drop the boys off at school in the morning. Volunteer in the classroom for a bit. Then work in my studio until the end of the school day.

*Our shop is a family business in every sense of the word. My husband, Brian (shown in the last image with Jackie and her boys), designed and built my studio space using mostly reclaimed materials – vintage school house cubbies for yarn storage, an unused Home Economics class stove for heating dye pots and work tables made from oak pallets. The boys love helping to name the colorways. While most of their suggestions are wonderfully fitting, not all of their ideas find their way into the shop (such as Toad and Baby Poo).

*I welcome custom orders and truly enjoy working together with my customers to design exactly what they have in mind. Some of my favorite colorways come from customer collaborations.

 

In addition to lovely skeins of yarn for purchase, Jackie has also recently added knitting project kits to her shop. These kits include a pattern and the yarn needed to complete the project. I can’t think of a more wonderful gift for the knitters in your lives! Here’s a bit of information on the two kits:

*The White Dwarf Shawl Kit (second from the last photo above) was designed by accomplished pattern designer, Amy Miller. It takes just one skein of Orion yarn to complete.

*The Flambeau Cowl was designed by Sara Gresbach and takes just two skeins of Orion yarn.

 

Jackie, in addition to being a lovely small measure sponsor, has offered to generously give away a skein of her gorgeous yarn. The giveaway includes one skein of Titan Thick & Thin Merino Wool Yarn in the Sanctuary colorway. Titan is one of Jackie’s most popular yarns as it is super duper soft and knits up quickly. One skein will make a gorgeous cowl or cozy hat.

To be entered in the giveaway, simply leave a comment below listing what you’d most like to be able to knit. For me, it’s scarves. I adore them and could never have enough. In your comment, be sure to leave a means of contacting you should you be the winner, via either a link back to your blog or website, or by leaving your email in the contact form (this is visible only to me). I’ll run the giveaway for one week, concluding November 27th, 2013, midnight EST. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents open (sorry, international buddies!).

Even if you don’t win, you still do, as Jackie is additionally offering a discount to small measure readers. To receive 15% off your entire order, use coupon code: SmallMeasure at checkout. The discount offer is good through 11/30/13.

Happy knitting friends! And here’s to my resolve to one day be clicking needles with the best of ’em!

187 Responses to Luna Grey Fiber Arts (+ Giveaway!!!)

  • Melissa says:

    i’m all about the cowls right now! i can’t knit enough of them. :)

  • Rebekah says:

    It took me awhile to learn how to knit – I learned crochet first because it’s easier, but the simple act of casting on for knitting just left me befuddled. I made a knitter friend sit down one day and show me very, very slowly how to cast on and how to do the basic knit and purl stitches and I was off and running. So far I have only knit basic stuff like socks, scarves, and simple hats but I would love to be able to knit a full sweater – those Fair Isle sweaters I am particularly in love with. My dogs need their own knit dog sweaters!

    Thanks for posting that discount! That is some gorgeous yarn!

  • Alyssa says:

    I love knitting! I would be excited to make something for myself (most of my knitting is for my kiddos and gifts). I think a cowl would be a fun project!

  • caitlin says:

    ah, I’d knit a little pair of mitts i think. this yarn looks divine!

  • Kat K. says:

    I am a knitter and this skein is begging to be a scarf! My favorite things to knit are socks.

  • Robyn says:

    Hats are my latest project…. Cute fun and knit up quickly!

  • Jessica says:

    I would love to be able to knit a sweater! I just don’t have the time or patience- but hopefully one day I will!

  • Kristin says:

    I dream of mastering the chunky, shawl-collared grandpa cardigan.

  • Joan says:

    After knitting http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flambeau-2 in the small loop, craving the longer version, too. Sara’s design and Jackie’s fiber are a great match! Can’t wait to start another cowl, the sooner the better. Winter is quickly approaching. Color work is addicting, in a good way. :)

  • Tracy says:

    I am most proud of the socks that I have knit. Lately I have been knitting cowls.

  • aubree says:

    Next time I am in Asheville, I would be happy to sit down with you and have a knit session! I *love* to knit, it’s my passion. I learned as a little girl, and have been knitting up a storm since. I am currently knitting my son some gloves, as this is the year he has decided mittens are too young for him. I think that’s my favorite thing to knit–something for someone special who loves it and wears it to bits. :-)

  • Eliza Twist says:

    I’ve got simple crochet down, and I recently decided that I’d learn to knit along side my boy. I’ve got my eyes on a couple fun gadgets from nova naturals, just to get us playing with yarn, and then it’s on to the finger knitting. A fun wintertime activity I think….

  • Well, as a novice knitter I’m still pretty much focused on pebble vests, in three card is and the like. I am about to cast on a honey cowl, which will be an adventure. But really….mittens and hats are why I wanted to learn to knit! So this winter :). Thanks for the chance!

  • Eliza Twist says:

    Oops! Forgot to say what I’d like to knit most. I think that would be cowls. And baby hats. And blankets. Oh dear, I sense a problem in my future….

  • Melanie J. says:

    I haven’t done a sweater yet, so that’s top of the list … treating myself to the yarn to do it after the holidays. Also, I’m skeered of cables, but pretty sure they’re not as hard as they look. Thanks for the opportunity, Ashley!

  • Lisa C says:

    I’ve been knitting a lot of sweaters top-down lately (no sewing pieces together!) and it is so relaxing!

  • Stefanie says:

    I think a scarf would be a good jumping off point, but I’d really like to make a blanket for my goddaughter. :)

  • Jen Brown says:

    What would I like to knit most, or what would I like to knit most with this yarn? With this yarn, probably a hat for one of my little ones. I LOVE hand-dyed yarn!

    A, I should invite myself to come to Asheville for a getaway and trade yummy things for knitting lessons. :)

  • Shelley says:

    I would make a shawl. never made one yet so that is what I would do!

  • Danielle says:

    Ashley, I too have taken AB Tech’s beginning knitting with little success! :-) My favorite continuing education course is still your backyard chickens class…that’s how I ended up with a beautiful coop & 5 hens in East Asheville!
    Sorry, I got sidetracked there. I would love to be able to knit a hat for my infant daughter. Since I’m going to be on maternity leave through the holidays, maybe I could get my sister to give me a little one on one knitting class!

  • Octavia says:

    I have been dying to try to make some socks.

  • Sarah M says:

    You are speaking my love language–YARN! I just finished up my son’s Christmas sweater, and I’m about 80% done with my daughter’s Christmas sweater-dress. I try to make them each an item for their “something to wear” gift, and this year I’m lucking out early. I’ve even taught two of my friends to knit this year, too! wohoo!
    Sarah M

  • sally p. says:

    I’m addicted to knitting socks and hoodies! So most likely, I’d make more socks.

  • Anke says:

    I’ve been knitting for a looong time now (about 30 years) but I’ve never knit a really lacy scarf for myself. Sometimes it is fun to knit something quick and easy, but then again it is also fun to knit something more challenging. It would be awesome if I could do it with some of Luna’s yarn. :-)

  • Kelli says:

    I can knit many simple things but what I’d really love to knit is a sweater for myself that fits all my curves JUST RIGHT. And thank you for introducing me to another awesome yarn producer!

  • Sara Larsen says:

    This yarn is beautiful! I learned to knit about 40 years ago when my husband was in medical school in N.C. and had to study all the time. I took classes at a local community college for $1 a semester. The instructor was quite gifted and taught us how to do anything needle wise that we wanted to learn. Today, I live in TN, but have a son, daughter-in-law and 3 gandchildren in the Ashville area. In fact, it was thru her that I found this website. Thanks!

  • Lee says:

    beautiful yarns, there’s nothing I love more than soft squishy yarn!!! :-)

  • Laura G. says:

    I would love to knit a scarf as a Christmas gift for my mom with this yarn.

  • Brooke says:

    I’d be happy to be on the receiving end of such gorgeous string!

    Ashley, a good friend, Kathleen Lawton-Trask (http://knitlikeyoumeanit.com) taught me to knit (can you say, “Patience. Job.” As in the biblical Job?) Since she now lives across the pond, I have to rely on way-too-frequent emails, and sites such as ravelry.com, knitfreedom.com, and youtube. While being taught one-on-one is certainly preferable, watching a video (and the luxury of being able to stop, rewind, and watch again (and again, and again)) is invaluable to this visual learner. Liat Gat (knitfreedom.com) even has lessons (for purchase) with embedded videos.

    I’m with you on scarves. I’ve done a couple of hats (very basic, but very well received) and scarves, and a cowl. I’m working on choosing a pattern for a Christmas cowl as we speak! I’ve also (undaunted spirit here) tried two-at-a-time-toe-up socks. TWICE! And I have every intention of trying them once more…once the cowl is done.

    You can do this. And it is totally addictive, relaxing, and plain old fun!

  • Melissa says:

    I’d love to knit a cardigan sweater for my husband, the kind with elbow patches. :)

  • Jenn says:

    I *just* learned how to knit! You can do it Ashley – I am still a one trick pony for now – just managing one kind of hat made with super chunky yarn. I am really looking forward to learning how to knit a scarf or baby blanket. For now, I want to knit everyone I know a hat because I’m so pumped about finally learning how!!

  • shanaruth says:

    Hats and scarves and baby sweaters and….

  • Eliza says:

    My Mum started knitting when she was 8 and then taught me when I was 12. I enjoy knitting as it is now at a stage (18 years later!) where I can relax while my fingers keep busy. I would like to successfully knit a shirt or sweater for myself, but so far have only succeeded at small gifts (think tea cozy, scarf, baby booties etc.) and stuffed animals.

  • Diane says:

    I would LOVE to learn to knit!!! It’s definitely on my list of things to accomplish this winter. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Angela says:

    If I won this yarn, I’d treat myself to a cozy hat, or maybe a cowl. My needles have been full of baby hats, soakers, and leggings for over a year!

  • Kat says:

    Super pretty yarn! I think a cold busting cowl would be gorgeous with that yarn.

  • Carolyn says:

    Socks! Yes, definitely socks. Great giveaway, thank you!!

  • krystal says:

    I’m working on a hat now. Just had to rip it apart and will cast on when I can stand to look at it again! Working on 5 needles is haaaard!

  • kirsten says:

    Ohpleaseohplease!
    I am a very decent knitter, but I have always been intimidated by seamed sweaters. And I really want to understand pattern design better!

    Also, we are both ashevillians and I am always happy to teach folks how to knit!

  • Penelope says:

    I’d knit a beautiful cowl and share it with my mother, who lives just three miles away. We are often borrowing clothing and accessories from each other. :)

  • Andrea Ginsberg says:

    I’d love to knit a sweater.

  • rebecca says:

    Lovely! I can knit scarves but that’s it – would love to learn to knit socks! rebecca.fields.2011@gmail.com

  • Nicole says:

    Whoa, these are some beautiful colors! And what a great idea to have undyed handspun for sale! I don’t think I’ll ever get into spinning but could see really enjoying dying. That skein of purple yarn that is chunky and thin – gorgeous! I’d love to knit my little stuff a new winter hat. The last few I knit her have been lost and winter’s knocking on our door. :) Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

  • Maylene says:

    I love the colors of the yarn and the knits. Your website is beautiful! If I were to win I would most likely make myself a cowl, being knitting hats for the holidays. My e-mail is mayleneo@hotmail.com just in case I win :)

  • Erin Barr says:

    My ambitions currently outweigh my (lack of) expertise at this moment as well. But I too have always aspired to master the textiles of our lives. I have some sewing experience and am halfway through knitting my first scarf. But my end-all, be-all dream knitting project would be to create my very own perfectly fitted off-white cable knit sweater with a boat neck. See, I had that sweater once upon a time, a thrift store treasure. And then it got washed…and shrunk to the size of doll clothes. (I can’t remember who is to blame; roommate, boyfriend, myself? Memory blocking the sadness at that discovery!) I have never met a better sweater since and so have thus come to the conclusion it must be made to order. Now I just have to finish that scarf and gets to gettin’…
    scarlett11595@yahooc.om

  • kim says:

    I am currently knitting a little gnome cap for a friend’s baby and would love to knit a few more. Also, am gearing up to try a baby surprise jacket!

  • Jen says:

    I took a knitting class at Purl’s last winter. Once a week for a month will teach you the basics and there were only 4 people in my class. Definitely a nice easy way to learn, plus they have a Basics, Level 2 class the next month. The teacher works at Purl’s every Sunday afternoon and invites all her attendees to stop in for questions/help. It was great, highly recommend! Now that it’s dark early and my baby might actually need something warm, I plan to get back to knitting the scarf I started when I was pregnant. :)

  • Kate says:

    Love

  • Brigette Mastel says:

    I love knitting fisherman sweaters and am forever looking for the perfect pattern!

  • Eryn says:

    I really want to learn how to knit fair isle patterns!

  • T. says:

    I’d love to knit hats for my boys.

  • ashley says:

    oh I just picked up the knitting habit and am in love! I’m into hat knitting right now but hope to graduate to an amazing knitted hoodie at some point.

  • Sara says:

    I have used this yarn to make a few cowls already–it is lovely!

  • Maggie says:

    scarves and cowls are my favorite things to knit. not a lot of time to finished product and so versatile. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Nikki says:

    I love to knit hats and cowls! Working on a hat right now for my sweet boy:)

  • Lena says:

    I think something quick and comfy for myself- a cowl or a fingerless gloves….but I am also debating knitting heirloom Xmas stockings for my littles…oh love me some yarn, all the possibilities!

  • Linda says:

    I have the yarn for a sweater, but don’t quite have the nerve yet to knit something that needs to fit.

  • Kara says:

    I would love to learn how to knit socks! I just don’t have the patience for them at this moment in life.

  • Monica says:

    Sweaters!

  • Sharon says:

    Not only would I love to learn how to knit, but to be able to knit shawls! Knit anything with such beautiful yarn!

  • Lora says:

    I am addicted to knitting! In fact, just settling in to work on a sweater vest for my son’s doll. My favorite thing to knit changes year to year. I went through a phase of cardigans for kids, then mittens, and now I’m on to socks. The giveaway here looks perfect for two lovely knit earwarmer headbands. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Janice says:

    Hats and big chunky scarves are what I’ve been dying to knit this season! These are lovely!

  • erin says:

    i’m in the mist of a holiday knitting frenzy. tonight, i’m finishing a twirly skirt for one of my nieces, next week, a shawl for my mother in law, sometime between now and christmas, a sweater for my husband. it would be great to find time to knit a new hat for myself- short and sweet, loved daily, and most useful;)

  • Am says:

    I mostly stick to scarves and baby items, but I’d love to learn how to knit socks and stockings!

  • Karen says:

    Everything, right now lace and color work. Beautiful yarn

  • Meghan says:

    My favorites thing to knit is baby clothes. I can’t get enough of them! That yarn would make an awesome cowl, though, and I’m in desperate need of one!

  • Rachael says:

    I love knitting! I can knit pretty much whatever I put my mind to, but lately I wish I had more time to knit for my two daughters.

  • Sara P. says:

    I’d love to be able to knit a sweater. I’ve mastered the basic squares and rectangles and have even knitted a few pairs of mittens but a sweater is a whole ‘nother level of skill. I’m thinking an oversized cardigan with a thick, fluffy collar, pockets, and knobbly buttons.

  • Alicia says:

    Socks

  • Barbara Bretherick says:

    While I’d also love to knit, I’m more of a needlepoint person. My sister-in-law, however, knits her way through the short, dark, winter days in NW PA and–at the present–is recovering from a breast cancer diagnosis and surgery. I’d love to share a skein of this lovely, unique yarn with her! It sounds like a special gift from an especially-gifted crafter!

  • Teruska says:

    I have been making baby blankets. Maybe a scarf.

  • Kathy says:

    My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 8 years old. Now at the age of 54 I can pass it along to the youngsters in my family! This Christmas I’m trying felted slippers for gifts. I can imagine a beautiful cowl from the Luna yarn. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Janet says:

    Scarves for me too :)

  • Candice says:

    Definitely scarves! I dabbled with knitting years ago and would love to pick it back up again. I have thought many times about taking a class only to talk myself out of it…winning would spur me on! After clicking the link to her Etsy site and becoming smitten with all her yarns…I may just have to order that Flambeau Cowl kit with the Small Measure discount.

  • rachellake says:

    I love to knit sweaters, but they take me so long to finish. I would love to turn into the kind of knitter than can speedily finish things!

  • Michelle Meyer says:

    I have knitting with Jackie’s awesome fiber and her beautiful colors. I love to knit cowls, they are so versitle. My teenage daughters also love to wear the creations I make, which makes me proud!!

  • Gina Foresta says:

    I want to knit hats. Would love to win!

  • Evelyn says:

    I’m an avid knitter who is trying to be more & more committed to knitting with hand-dyed yarns. Luna Grey Fiber yarns look amazing and I would love to knit piles & piles of hats & cowls in these beauties!

  • Mindy says:

    I’m just learning to knit and casting on can be quite difficult. With such a beautiful skein of yarn I’d make a lovely scarf.

  • Hikergurl says:

    These colors are amazing!! I have also attempted knitting, I have a scarf half completed from the Winter of 2011. Then our puppy came into our life. He is 1 1/2 now, so it is time to get the needles back out. :o) It would be great to start back up with a pair of wristlets with this beautiful yarn.

  • Emilie Ritchie says:

    It would be hats for me. I can’t seem to keep mine. My girls continually steal them :)

  • jessica says:

    Beautiful yarn! I would love to make a beautiful sweater for myself that actually fits!

  • Sarah says:

    I love knitting baby items – they are so quick and cutesie! This yarn is beauteous!

  • Such beautiful yarn! I am such a novice, but I would love to knit a blanket or some mittens for my husband!

  • Tricia says:

    My girl Fiona would love some yarn in her stocking! She is a knitting nut! Triciaadurham@yahoo.com

  • Mary Ann says:

    I love to knit and with simple instructions, can cast on! I have tried hats, scarves, face cloths, shawls. I’m going to try a cowl next, but I would really love to learn how to knit socks!

    I am a quilter, and if you want, I will be happy to give you lessons thru email! It is not hard to do and collecting fabric is a blast.

  • Angi D. says:

    One of my favorite things to knit is socks, but I would love to knit more sweaters.

  • felicia nutter says:

    Oh like you, I’d like to be able to knit ANYTHING at all. Don’t let my little stash fool you, I’m just an aspirational knitter at this point, slowly acquiring lovely yarns at farmers’ markets and the like. I’d like to start with a hat, scarf and vest (pebble pattern) for my son, 2.5 yrs and growing like a weed!

  • Christina Murrey says:

    I knit, but barely. Would love to knit more scarves but in non-traditional ways. Your work is lovely!

  • Spring says:

    Lovely giveaway! I am a knitter, but I tend to stick to simple patterns and stitches. I’d love to be able to knit delicate lace shawls.

  • Jenessa says:

    My mom taught me how to crochet when I was little. These days I mostly crochet scarves but right at the moment I am working on a baby blanket for some dear friends who are expecting. http://www.flickr.com/photos/12676172@N07/10889612336/. My next project I want to do is a shawl, but I haven’t picked out a pattern yet.
    I haven’t ever tried knitting, but the basics of crochet are pretty easy to pick up. I would recommend trying it out. If I lived in your area I would be happy to give you a lesson, but alas I am on the other side of the country.

  • KJ says:

    Hats!

  • Lisa says:

    I’m looking for just the right cowl pattern. I have the shape I want in my head, but I’m not a confident enough knitter to go patternless and wing it.

  • Molly says:

    I always need to knit hats for my family, but also want to knit up a sweater for myself soon.

  • kat says:

    Legwarmers – Ha! Totally 80’s, but useful during cold winter months :)

  • ann says:

    I’d love to learn to knit a thick, cozy, cowl!

  • Tina A says:

    I would love to knit a cowl. I would love to *learn* how to knit socks and mittens.

  • Karen says:

    What beautiful yarn and patterns! I love to knit shawls, but also knit a lot of socks and baby gifts.
    Thanks!

  • Kira says:

    I’d like to be able to knit all the knitting projects I’ve started that remain unfinished! Ahhh!

  • Paris says:

    I’d actually love to weave with some of these beautiful yarns. I recently got a rigid heddle loom and love trying out different yarns.

  • Amber Leonard says:

    Hats are what I dream of knitting however, like you Ashley I have tried and my attempts ended with frustration. Both my grandmother and Aunt knit on a regular basis. Perhaps its time for another lesson.

  • Dana says:

    I would make a warm cozy cowl!!!! I love knitting!

  • Hannah says:

    I’m a beginning knitter and would love the chance to work wih this beautiful yarn. I think I would go for a hat.

  • Leigh says:

    Hats would be fun. I’m still trying to finish a scarf I started 2 years ago! So, I’d like to finish it and move forward. :-)

  • Christelle says:

    I’m in the middle of knitting a mobile for my pregnant friend. I’m knitting lots of balls (about 3 inches diameter). It’s looking cute- but I’m ready to move on to a project on my backburner- a sweater for myself!!!!

  • Ellen S. says:

    I made a hat for my neice last winter and she’s outgrown it. Time to make another and this yarn would be fun to use!

  • Meg says:

    beautiful yarn – I’m in – hat projects are happening around here

  • Elizabeth says:

    Lovely yarn! I’m excited to know that she is based here in Colorado.

  • Felecia says:

    Oh, wow. Fantastic yarn! I picked-up knitting about a year ago for the express purpose of making sweaters. I haven’t got there yet, but soon!

  • Karie says:

    I would love to knit scarves!

  • Nerissa says:

    I love to knit hats. The styles change all the time and they are so quick. Plus no sewing required.

  • melissa says:

    I enjoy knitting sweaters, hats, mitts and socks. Some day, I want to knit myself a coat.

  • Heidi says:

    I love to knit scarves and hats. I am in need of a hat for myself. I seem to knit for everyone else.

  • Kari says:

    Beautiful! Just learning how to knit in the past month and I love it! Would love to try out this chunkier yarn. Maybe a hat? Or something for baby? So many choices!

  • Roxy says:

    I have just been learning to knit and it is quickly becoming an addiction! I have wanted to try Luna Grey for so long. What a great giveaway1

  • Ann says:

    I have only been knitting for about 1.5 years, and am addicted, so I know I will continue to learn a lot. I aspire to be able to knit beautiful, Scandinavian mittens. The color patterns are so beautiful! I think it’s many years down the road, but ‘baby steps!’

  • Kim says:

    Beautiful yarns! I’ve been knitting a lot of cowls and fingerless mitts lately, but one day I would like to attempt a sweater.

    Ashley-have you tried Knittinghelp.com? I taught myself how to knit using her simple videos, and if you get lost, you can always pause and rewind. One on one instruction in the comfort of your own home!

  • Julie says:

    cozy, hand knitted wool socks sound about right!

  • Jean says:

    That yarn is incredible!! I knit the easy stuff right now.. I would love to someday be able to knit one of those elaborate Irish Aran sweaters.

  • Tonya says:

    I love knitting sweaters to keep my family dressed through the year.

  • Michelle says:

    Socks and sweaters are my dream…right now its just scarves and wash clothes. I am a beginner!

  • Stephanie says:

    I would love to be able to knit cloaks with beautiful cabling.

  • Patty says:

    I just started knitting again after many years away, raising my kids! Now that I have more time, I would love to knit everyone a scarf.

  • Dana says:

    My grandmother taught me a little bit of knitting. I had the same knit tube dress for my Barbie for many years. These skeins are so beautiful. I wonder if Barbie would appreciate a new dress! LOL

  • Melia says:

    I would love to knit sweaters and socks, right now I can only do scarves. I am facinated by domestic textile arts too! I love sewing and am slowly teaching myself how to do other things.

  • Susan says:

    I know its not open to UK but I just wanted to say knitting is one of my favourite things to do. Ashley, if you lived nearby, I would be more than happy to give you one to one tuition for free! Maybe if you and your family come over to this side of the pond, I can teach you.

  • Trina-Lea says:

    Luna Grey Fibers have been on my radar for some time now…I love the luscious yarns and rich colors.
    Having mastered the art of knitting basic hats, scarves and cowls, I would love to stretch my repertoire to include shawls, sweaters, socks, gloves and then there is lace work, cables, color work…the list is endless…! As you can probably surmise I too have been bitten by the knitting bug!

  • Ted S says:

    A sweater. What lovely colors of yarn.

  • Lindsey S. says:

    Mittens.

  • dona says:

    I’ve knit a lot of things, but I really want to knit a sweater that fits me well! These yarns are just gorgeous.

  • noel miller says:

    beautiful yarn! I’ve got my eye on some fair isle sweater patterns that I’d love to knit!

  • Joyce says:

    I have tried knitting before but was never able to stay with it long enough to get very good. Crocheting is my forte, but I am in the process of taking knitting back up. I have a scarf on the needles right now. That’s about all I can handle right now. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  • faro says:

    how lovely. i just took up my knitting needles again for winter and would love some fresh inspiration

  • kate-v says:

    I would make a pair of fingerless gloves.

  • Chris Shugrue says:

    Would love to be able to knit socks. and scarves. and mittens. Some time I will re-learn (did the basics when I was a child but have forgotten everything). Tried recently but have to get into that mindset of darn it, I’m going to get this and stick with it until I do!

  • Missy says:

    Oh, Luna Grey yarn is just wonderful!

  • cyndi says:

    I LOVE scarves, so much, that I always look for new ones, even though I don’t need more, so warm and cozy

  • molile says:

    I love knitting throws and hats and scarves, These are truly beautiful yarns, thanks for sharing

  • susan says:

    I wish I had a long enough attention span–and enough skill to knit myself a sweater. A beautiful Nordic sweater.

  • susan says:

    I wish I had a long enough attention span–and enough skill to knit myself a sweater. A beautiful Nordic sweater.

  • Mim says:

    I would love to be able to knit scarves and hats!

  • Dawn says:

    I have learned to knit so many times in my life but one thing or another intervenes, I forget, and have to start all over again. I would love to make it stick and thought I would when I had my two boys but now, as mama of two toddlers, I find I am so often too tired to think straight and relearn something. But, I am very motivated to do so for my boys as I’d love to make them hats and socks and sweaters and just anything they could use. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Chelsea W says:

    I’d love knit more socks and cowls! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

  • Oh! I knit a lot and dream of making an empire waist thigh-length sweater coat for when we move to Montana. Thanks for offering.

  • Trish says:

    First, I need to learn to knit (I can crochet, but barely) and then I would love to make mittens!! I love this yarn and the color is amazing!!

  • Krissy says:

    I would love to knit a hat or some gloves. This would be such a fun win!

  • Patricia says:

    What would I make, why my dear friend, I’d knit my little Ellie a simple vest, or hat and mittens, or a pair of mittens for myself, or – well the list can go on for pages and pages…

    I’d also like to begin a “granny square” afghan using incredible colors and make it so big it can wrap around me in the evenings (and I’m a big gramma to have it wrap around) and keep me snuggy as I save on heating oil.

    I’d also like to knit 2-needle mittens for the food pantry – as they pick up their bags, they can pick up a pair of mittens.

    Bless you for sponsoring this giveaway!

  • Mary Grace says:

    I adore knitting. Right now, I’ve got a sweet five year-old hoping I cast on a sweater for him soon!

  • Lauren E. says:

    I’ve lately been knitting socks and pet sweaters

  • kb says:

    I would love to learn how to knit socks. I’ve made sweaters, countless hats and blankets, but have been too intimidated to learn how to turn a heel.

  • Angela says:

    Love Luna Grey Fiber Arts! The colorways are amazing! I would love to make a cowl with the Sanctuary. I am hoping to add knitting socks and my first sweater to the list of things I knit!

  • Marsha Lynne says:

    Boot toppers ….Look like sock tops

  • Kim says:

    Right now I’m having the most fun knitting all manner of cozies for my brand new grandson. I’m ready now to start a new hat and sweater in a little larger size.

  • Mandy says:

    Knitting is new to me. I’ve crocheted for a while, and just recently took up knitting. I’ve seen a pattern for a Grecian style wrap that would look divine in some of her soft blue tones. Thank you for showcasing this artist! Going to be checking out her shop. :)

  • Christy says:

    I’m expanding my knitting skills to hats. Her yarns are absolutely lovely!

  • Rachel says:

    I have so many hats to knit for Christmas. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • m says:

    would love to knit sweaters!

  • KittenWithAWhiplash says:

    My faovrite thing to knit is sweaters, but I’ve done hats, scarves, blankets, placemats, hot pads, and even a couple dresses for Mom. Even though the second one – she asked me to tink (un-knit) it back to a sweater. This yarn is screaming scarf to me. Thanks to both you and Jackie for the giveaway.

  • Tiffany says:

    I would love to finish knitting a pair of socks. I have been trying to for a few years and have finished one sock, but not a pair yet!

  • Cat says:

    What gorgeous yarn and a great giveaway. For me knitting is such therapy and I will never stop knitting socks.

  • Jessica says:

    I’ve been seriously lusting after socks lately. I can barely stand to put on my ho-hum commercial socks now that I know of some of the sock patterns that exist. You can bet I’ll be making a pair as soon as my holiday knitting is finished.

  • Lisa says:

    I’d love to knit a scarf. I’ve tried to learn a couple of times and haven’t kept up with it. I do love other textile arts though, so am thinking if I keep it up and practice, practice, practice, then I can do it.

  • Catie says:

    Oh! I would so love to win. Ever since having kids, I can’t get enough of shawls…I love to make, and wear them!

  • Carol says:

    As a new knitter I love making scarves and cowls! My goal this winter is fingerless gloves and a hat! I don’t have a basket of yarns yet and would love to get one started.

  • Caron says:

    I would love that beautiful yarn!!!! Thanks!

  • Sarah says:

    Honestly, don’t waste your time and money on a class. Get a $5 book and just tough your way through. Figure it out through trial and error. Then use some really cheap yarn to knit a small scarf, then throw it away because it will be terrible. Then start knitting for real.

  • Morgan Hincks says:

    I want to knit Diaper covers for baby and leg Warner’s of all shapes, sizes, colors and textures!

  • Christine says:

    I seem to always be knitting items for gifts — I’d love to knit a pair of gloves for myself.

  • Jennifer says:

    Something that fit perfectly….I’m working on it!

  • KC says:

    Wow! That is some really beautiful yarn. I would love to try knitting socks. I have yet to try because I am intimidated by using all those double pointed needles!

  • Rosie says:

    Sounds great! I need a knitting project.

  • Amber says:

    Ooh…that’s lovely!

  • Dena says:

    spectacular colors!! irish knit sweaters are what I enjoy making…

  • Jess says:

    I would like to be able to knit something other than a rectangle (a.k.a. scarf) such as a hat or even socks. Now that I’m living where we have real winters (yay Vermont!) it would come in handy. Oh this yarn is so gorgeous and vibrant, thanks for sharing the colors with us!

  • Tara says:

    I love love love fingerless gloves and can’t have enough as I go about farm chores, keyboard typing, knitting and quilting. Would love to try out this beautiful yarn that would be new to me!

  • Isabel says:

    I’m a fairly new knitter and want to learn cables – White Dwarf is in my queue :)

  • I would most like to be able to knit a sweater, or more specifically, a sweater for my husband. I can knit scarves, hats, and cowls all day, but a sweater…that’s a really big project. I bought the yarn to make myself a February sweater, so we will see how that goes. I also wish that I was great at knitting socks. Socks are fun. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Yasmin

  • Roxy says:

    Cowls galore! Can’t knit enough with 6 little necks to cover :-)

  • Joan says:

    I don’t knit but my daughter loves to and I’d love to suprise her with some yarn. I know she’d put it to good use. Not sure what she’s yearning to knit next but she’s working on a sweater for her fur baby at the moment.

  • Anne Ryan says:

    I would love to win any yarn that you make. I have really enjoyed trying the different yarns and will send some pics when my distracted self takes the pictures. Thank you for a really lovely, lovely product.

  • Jessica says:

    With a baby due in a week, I’m all about the baby sweaters…

  • Marina says:

    Oh! How I love her yarn!

  • Heidi says:

    I would love to knit a sweet simple cowl with her beautiful yarn.
    Thank you!

  • Amanda says:

    Agreed! I’m all about the scarves this time of year. Jackie makes such wonderful colorways—I asked her to custom dye me a skein of titan for my partner last year, and I made him a beautiful scarf. I could not be happier with her business :)

  • CindyK says:

    Ooh! I would knit a gorgeous shawl with this!