Happy 2nd Blogiversary Photo.Knit.Dog!

Yes, I am late on my Blogiversary post. I’m not really happy about it, but what can you do? Life catches up with you sometimes and the blog was placed on the back burner for the past few days. That being said, I’m very excited to say that Photo.Knit.Dog is two years old! Woohoo! It has been an amazing experience sharing my life with you all and I’m so happy to have made friends through here and to read your own blogs as well. I definitely wouldn’t be able to keep writing if it wasn’t for everyone who comes here, reads, and leaves comments. You all are the best! 😀

So what would be a Blogiversary post without a Giveaway? I’m not sure as I love Giveaways and I love sharing my yarn goodies with you readers! I think I may have a problem with this as I always tend to go overboard on the amount of goodies, LOL. But I’m sure that doesn’t bother any of you one bit, no? 😉

For this Blogiversary Giveaway there will be ten winners of ten gorgeous yarns! Don’t believe me? Take a look:


On the big pile we have:

The Plucky Knitter 100% Merino Fingering in Indiscreet
Plucky Classics LBD

Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch (just one skein… the other is mine!)
Wollmeise 100%

Gaia’s Colours Thalassa Seasilk Lace in Korrigan
Gaia's Lace

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum
Socks That Rock

Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top
Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock

Mackintosh Yarns Celtic Sock in Papaya
Mackintosh Sock

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
Madelinetosh Merino Light

Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Baltic (again, just one skein)
Madelinetosh Tosh Worsted

Sknitches Syncopation in Planetarium
Fingering Weight - Syncopation

Sereknity Yarn Perfect Sock in Macintosh
Sereknitty Yarn and Fiber

How do you enter to win? Well, as much as I adore all the yarns I have (and I have a ton!) I’m always on the lookout for new indie dyers that I may not have heard of before. With that in mind, leave me a comment by Thursday, November 18th, 11:59pm EDT with the name of an indie dyer that you love and I will use a random number generator to pick 10 winners from the bunch! Make sure to also put in your top 3 wanted skeins from the Giveaway in order of preference. Just like that your name will be entered in the contest. It’s that easy!

Oh and this contest is open to any and everyone who wants to join (no matter where in the world you live). The skein might take a while to get to you if you’re far away from NYC (yes, I will probably use cheap-o shipping) but I’ll ship out to those of you outside of North America, so comment away!

In addition, if you want more chances to win, blog it, Facebook it or Tweet it and come back here and tell me you did so with a link to your post, tweet, etc. An extra chance for each one of those (leave a separate comment for each if you do it on different places) and your odds are looking pretty good, I’d say!

Good luck to everyone! 😀


89 responses to “Happy 2nd Blogiversary Photo.Knit.Dog!

  1. Heather 11.15.2010 at 2:28 pm

    Creatively Dyed Yarn has gorgeous hand dyed yarn: http://creativelydyed.net/

    Great giveaway, so hard to choose!
    2. Mad. Tosh in Thyme
    3. Sknitches

  2. julie 11.15.2010 at 2:32 pm

    Congratulations on 2 big years. One of my favorite blogs! Just discovered Wool Candy, colors are gorgeous.
    Love all the yarn, but my top 3 are…
    1. WM Fliederbusch
    2. MT Baltic
    3. Plucky Knitter Indiscreet:)
    Thanks Lina, look forward to lots more posts from you.

  3. Kelly In Texas 11.15.2010 at 2:39 pm

    Happy Blogiverary, Lina! LOVE the yarn p*rn as usual. 🙂

    I don’t have much yet, but I love my Hermosa Fibers yarns and we all know what a sweetie Brig is!

    My faves:
    1) Plucky Indiscreet
    2) Dragonfly Rocky Top
    3) STR Pond Scum

    You rock!

  4. Gerry 11.15.2010 at 2:41 pm

    does a wonderful brights yarn dye!

    Congrats on 24+ months of blogging ! ! !
    Looking forward to many, many more exciting, interesting posts from you.

    1. Sereknity Yarn Perfect Sock in Macintosh
    2. Sknitches Syncopation in Planetarium
    3. Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch

    I love your view of the cityscape ! ! ! ! !


  5. Gerry 11.15.2010 at 2:50 pm

    I FB’d about your Giveaway
    but really now certain if this url will get your there??????????????

  6. Nanajudy 11.15.2010 at 2:56 pm

    My favorite is Saffrondyeworks.com … Dee is the very best!

    Congratulations and here are my faves:
    1. Plucky Knitter Indiscreet
    2. Dragonfly in Rocky Top
    3. Gaia in Korrigan

  7. Jackie 11.15.2010 at 3:12 pm

    Happy 2nd!

    I’d love a chance to win:
    Dragon Fly

    Other indie Dyers? Miss Babs, Sanguine Gryphon

  8. Casey H. 11.15.2010 at 3:25 pm

    Happy 2nd!

    I’d suggest Becoming Art, but you probably have tried her stuff. LOL. Mountain Colors have some lovely stuff too.

    The Plucky Knitter
    Dragonfly Djinni
    Gaia’s Colours

  9. Sokike 11.15.2010 at 3:26 pm

    It’s first time I happen to read your blog so it probably would not be fair if I’d win, but I certainly like the Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top like mad! (Sknitches Syncopation in Planetarium and Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch look adorable, too.)
    But now I’m bouncing on my armchair from excitement to wander through the two years of your blog. 🙂

  10. paula 11.15.2010 at 3:27 pm


    I’m really liking Hedgehog Fibres on Etsy these days. Lovely colors.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love any of them, but in order…

    Madeline Tosh – Thyme
    Dragonfly – Rocky Top

  11. Tasha 11.15.2010 at 3:33 pm

    My new find:

    She’s local to me & is a doll, pretty dyeing, pretty handspun, pretty fiber.

    For the yarns, as much as I love that WM, I have 2 purples AND I used a similar purple, so more seems like overkill. I hope someone who loves it wins it!
    1. Gaia’s Colours Sea Silk
    2. Plucky Knitter
    3. Mad Tosh Merino light
    Because I don’t have any of those!

    Thanks for introducing me to new yarns (you know, because I might run out at any moment). I’m going to check out the Gaia’s right now – that’s gorgeous!

  12. anne 11.15.2010 at 3:58 pm

    I love madelinetosh but my heart belongs to vesper yarns (www.knitterlythings.com…Julia is one talented lady!!

  13. Mandy 11.15.2010 at 4:00 pm

    Favorite dyers:

    Wollmeise – yes, I’m hooked now too

    Dyeabolical – Rachel is local to me and I adore her yarn. I soon hope to adore her fiber when I get a wheel in the future.

  14. Joan 11.15.2010 at 4:41 pm

    Absolutely love Hedgehog Fibres, Old Maiden Aunt and Tony and Dee over at Posh Yarn UK.

    My “would love if I won” in order are:

    Thalassa seasilk

    Congratulations on your blogiversary, and thank you for hosting a giveaway!

  15. Rachelle 11.15.2010 at 4:44 pm

    My favourite indie dyer is Morag of http://www.vintagepurls.co.nz; she does the most divine dye jobs and is wonderful to deal with. The only problem is a tendancy to sell out shortly after a new lot of yarn goes up.
    My 3 yarn choices would be (in order): Wollemeise, Dragonfly fibres Djinni in Rocky Top, Gaias Colours Thalassa Seasilk Lace in Korrigan

  16. Andrea 11.15.2010 at 4:45 pm

    Congrats on your blogiversary! I would say to check out Anzula who does great hand dyed yarns.


  17. Cynthia 11.15.2010 at 4:50 pm

    Woot, a Blogiversary giveaway! Happy 2nd Lina.

    My favorite indie dyer is Orange flower, here is her etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/orangeflower

    I love giveaway yarn too:
    1. Wollmeise in Fliederbusch
    2. Plucky Knitter in Indiscreet
    3. Madelinetosh TML in Thyme

  18. Vonda Ogden 11.15.2010 at 4:58 pm

    Have you heard of Skein? She has an etsy store skeinyarns.etsy.com. She is in Australia so it takes a bit to get to you but she has great colors and the yarn is so soft.

    1. plucky
    2. djinni
    3. tml thyme

    Love your blog! You photography skills are amazing!

  19. Kristi 11.15.2010 at 5:06 pm

    Happy Anniversary, Lina! I can’t believe it’s been 2 years already, wow, time flies!

    My latest indie dyer find is BlackSheep DyeWorks: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackSheepDyeworks?section_id=6273749

    Now to choose ~
    1. Sknitches Syncopation in Planetarium
    2. The Plucky Knitter 100% Merino Fingering in Indiscreet
    3. Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top

    All the bloggie best to ya, Kristi

  20. Jennifer 11.15.2010 at 5:35 pm

    You have such great giveaways! Let’s see:
    1) Wollmeise (never seen it in person)
    2) MadTosh DK in baltic
    (but then if I do win I’d really take any of them 🙂 )

    Oh and here are a few (possibly) new ones for you: Sweet georgia, Tanis fiber arts, yarn love, and String theory.

  21. Glenna 11.15.2010 at 5:59 pm

    Congratulations on two years!!! I love all your indie dyers listed..,and so many of those posted in comments before me. My recent find, that I am now out to acquire more of, is Hedgehog Fibers…yummy…that and String Theory!

  22. jennmoles 11.15.2010 at 6:50 pm

    Congrats! I love Knitwitch, but I don’t know what contstitutes “indi.” And if I win, you pick. OI love anything solid or semi solid…

  23. celeritas2 11.15.2010 at 7:26 pm

    My favourite dyer is Vintage Purls http://www.vintagepurls.co.nz

    Your giveaway is amazing, here is my list:

    Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum
    Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch

  24. Sally (warpedntwisted) 11.15.2010 at 7:37 pm

    Congrats on two years of beautiful photography and sharing yourself with us all. I am really liking OrangeFlower on etsy and Hedgehog Fibers, also on etsy. I’m intrigued by SweetGeorgia but have yet to try any.

    Love your giveaways!
    1. WM Fliederbusch
    2. MadTosh TML Thyme
    3. MadTosh DK Baltic

    Here’s to many more years of shared memories!

  25. Lilie 11.15.2010 at 7:48 pm

    Happy 2nd Anniversary!!

    KnittyK8 is a new stripey dyer here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/pacgirl44. I have fiber from FatCatKnits but the yarn looks lovely: http://www.etsy.com/shop/FatCatKnits

    My choices are:

    Dragonfly Fibers
    Sknitches Syncopation in Planetarium

  26. Lilie 11.15.2010 at 7:50 pm

    I twitter about the contest here: http://twitter.com/AP4C My profile is private though.

  27. Lilie 11.15.2010 at 7:52 pm

    I posted on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/lilie.wells Again my profile is private and only friends can see my posts.

  28. Beverly 11.15.2010 at 8:36 pm

    Congrats on 2 years! That’s great….I’m so glad I found your blog. I just love your photos! And your knits! And your dogs!

    Have you ever tried Knit Witch yarns before? Just go to http://www.knitwitch.com I’ve designed with her yarns and really like them.

    My order of preference is:

    1. Wollmeise
    2. Sea Silk
    3. Sereknity

  29. beautyredefined 11.15.2010 at 8:40 pm

    Happy Blog-a-versary!

    My favorite indie dyer is Dyelectable Yarns. Her store’s a little empty right now, since all of her updates get snapped up like that!

    If I were to win, I think these are my top 3:
    1) Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top
    2) Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch
    3) Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum

    But that’s a tough choice to make – they’d all be quite happy in my stash. 😉

  30. Orna 11.15.2010 at 9:22 pm

    I want to second Skein, http://www.etsy.com/shop/SkeinYarns, and of course the absolutely delicious (yarn!!) Tanis Fiber Arts, http://www.tanisfiberarts.com/, whose Purple Label has the same fiber content as Bugga. One fiber artist that doesn’t appear to be mentioned above is UrbanGypz, http://www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanGypZ, whose colors always make me feel happy.

    As for the yarn giveaway, just seeing your beautiful photography is reason enough to take part. If I absolutely have to list a yarn choice, then it would be Sknitches Syncopation in Planetarium. I’ve never knitted with SeaSilk, so that would be another choice.

  31. Orna 11.15.2010 at 9:31 pm

    I absolutely must include Sunshine Yarns, http://www.sunshineyarns.com/. Dani’s updates sell out in seconds. If you think that buying Wollmeise is tough, then you haven’t tried getting Sunshine Yarns.

    I don’t see my previous reply, but hopefully it will show up. 🙂

  32. Beth 11.15.2010 at 9:33 pm

    Congrats on your blogiversary!

    One of my favorite indie dyers is Two Windows Dye who is a Kansas dyer. She used to sell at a local KC LYS but it closed earlier this year so it’s hard to get.

    My order of preference is
    1. Plucky knitter
    2. Sknitches Syncopation
    3. Wollmeise

  33. Myong 11.15.2010 at 9:56 pm

    My favorite indie dyer is The Plucky Knitter. I also love the Sanguine Gryphon (especially love the Bugga).

    Here are my top 3 choices if I do win:
    1. Wollmeise in Fliederbusch (I have never tried)
    2. The Plucky Knitter in Indiscreet
    3. Madelinetosh TML in Thyme
    … and b/c my top 3 seem to be on everyone else’s list too, here is a 4th: Mackintosh in Papaya

    Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats on 2 years!

  34. Thao 11.15.2010 at 10:06 pm

    Right now, I am loving orangeflower. Her colors are lovely.

    I’d love to win:
    1. Wollmeise
    2. Plucky knitter
    3. Djinni

    Thanks and happy 2nd year to you!

  35. Denise 11.15.2010 at 10:07 pm


    My favorite indie shop is: Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio

    My top three picks (so hard to choose just 3!):
    1. Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    2. Sknitches Syncopation in Planetarium
    3. Gaia’s Colours Thalassa Seasilk Lace in Korrigan


  36. Heather 11.15.2010 at 10:46 pm

    I can’t contribute any indie yarns because I haven’t bought any. I do want to say Congratulations! on 2 years. I have really enjoyed your blog especially the beautiful pictures. I have to say your yarn selection shows your artistic talent. I can’t wait to see what you will do this year.

  37. Candace 11.16.2010 at 12:14 am

    My favourite indie dyer has to be Tanis from Tanis Fiber Arts. I love her yarn bases and colours.

    Here are my top 3:
    1) Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch
    2) Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top
    3) Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum

  38. mirepoixmagique 11.16.2010 at 1:39 am

    Salut ma chère!!

    I thought I’d tell you about London-Wul, who is run by a woman back home (her name is “Wul”frat, how cool is that!!) that I know that not only dyes her own yarns in her back yard, which happens to be behind her wool shop in the middle of nowhere, but she also spins her yarns and has her own sheep! She has a cute little hut that you can go to from her shop where I’ve seen her dying with plants from around her sheep farm. Another thing I thought you’d like is that she has a mascot!! When you go into her shop, she has a HUGE, snuggly, black Newfoundland who hangs around and greets knitters when they come in! She’s in the ‘Économusée’ route in Atlantic Canada.

    Here is her blog: http://www.thewoolworks.blogspot.com/#blog-title
    Her ETSY shop:(I linked the hand dyed sock yarn section for you, xoxo) http://www.etsy.com/shop/LondonWul?section_id=5801938
    Her Website: http://www.thewoolworks.com

    I really like the yarns in you anniversary giveaway too! Here are my favourite for the contest:
    1. Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch
    2. Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    3. Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top

  39. deborah 11.16.2010 at 1:58 am

    i love madelinetosh, three irish girls, sugarbubbie, becoming art… i’m sure you’ve heard of more dyers than i have & apologize for not bringing anything new… but i love your blog, and it would be just stellar to win something from this delectable assortment of yarn. what a treat – we’re scrimping right now so these seem especially luscious!

    i’d love to win:

    -blue moon fiber arts
    -mackintosh in papaya

    …or any of them, except the thyme, b/c i already have that!

    just so beautiful… wishing you well! thanks for the chance to win.

  40. knittaroo 11.16.2010 at 7:53 am

    I have to second Wool Candy, that is some aptly named yarn. Absolutely delicious and soft and beautifully dyed.
    Congrats on your bloggy anniversary! That’s a lot of lovely yarn… I think my top 3 would be

    1) Wollmeise Fliederbusch (perfect color!)
    2) Gaia’s Colours Thalassa Seasilk Lace in Korrigan (it looks divinely silky)
    3) Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top (beautifully deep and rich colors)

  41. Claireej 11.16.2010 at 10:12 am


    Best new Indie Dyer around. Superb soft smooshy yarns which knit up beautifully and wash like a dream.
    Every one of the yarns in your giveaway looks lovely but Planetarium or the Wollmeise, oh yum!

  42. Ana 11.16.2010 at 10:20 am

    One of my favorite indie dyers is J. Knits. Her colors are pretty cool.

    I also like Fiber Optics Yarns. She’s on Etsy!

    My favorites are:
    MadTosh Merino Light

  43. mongoose1 11.16.2010 at 10:49 am

    Happy Blogversary!!

    Hmm, favorite indie dyer other than Miss Babs and Madelinetosh is Hedgehog Fibers!
    Her colors are gorgeous. This is the linky to her etsy store ~~> http://www.etsy.com/shop/hedgehogfibres

  44. StephCat 11.16.2010 at 11:14 am

    I love Fiberphile. I’ve used Sun Valley in one of my patterns, it was lovely. Capistrano Fiberarts does some really pretty colorways. Stricktly Smitten (sp?) has some lovely colorways but I’ve not tried them yet…on my list.

    of your gorgeous yarns:
    1.Tosh Thyme
    2. Tosh Baltic (I’m a sucker for blue)
    3.Gaia’s Colours Thalassa Seasilk Lace in Korrigan

  45. Rebecca 11.16.2010 at 11:19 am

    Hi – Love your blog and happy blog-iversary! I guess my favorite indie dyer would be sanguine gryphon – just gorgeous colorways…
    thanks for the contest…love all the yarns but if I had to pick I’s take…
    1. wollmeise – always heard about it but never seen any in person!
    2. seasilk lace
    3. dragonfly fibers
    Best wishes for a great celebration…
    cheers! Becky

  46. Kitten With A Whiplash 11.16.2010 at 1:34 pm

    Happy Anniversary and thanks for another super-ultra-deluxe-mega-generous giveaway! I’ll nominate Pagewood Farm (http://apps.pagewoodfarm.com/Blog/). They’ve been very successful and growing quickly, but I think they still qualify as indie!

    My choices would be

    1 Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top
    2 Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    3 Gaia’s Colours Thalassa Seasilk Lace in Korrigan

  47. Dawn 11.16.2010 at 2:12 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway! I love them all but the first one is my favorite. The royale blue is a great color!

    As far as your questions goes, I purchased some stunning yarn from Kitchensink Dyeworks out of Alabama at the Renagade Craft Fair. It’s so pretty I’m afraid to use it!

  48. fridica 11.16.2010 at 2:13 pm

    Unfortunately the creators of my favourite indie-dyed yarn so far don’t seem to have an online presence 😦 I got the two skeins at KnitNation in London, and the name on the label was Monnow, and the colourway was called Sea Foam (so magical!).

    My choices would be:
    1. Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    2. Mackintosh Yarns Celtic Sock in Papaya
    3. Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum

  49. fridica 11.16.2010 at 2:20 pm

    I just blogged about it too, here’s the link: http://fridica.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/redirecting/
    As stated before, my choices:
    1. Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    2. Mackintosh Yarns Celtic Sock in Papaya
    3. Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum

  50. Julie 11.16.2010 at 3:07 pm

    what an awesome giveaway!! Congrats on your blogoversary. My favourite indie dyer is Kim, who is indigodragonfly. Her colourways are gorgeous, and the names are so witty- there’s a lot to love about her yarns. They also knit up buttery soft.
    My top 3 choices of would be:
    Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch
    Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    The Plucky Knitter 100% Merino Fingering in Indiscreet

    Indigodragonfly link:

  51. Ivy 11.16.2010 at 3:48 pm

    I haven’t made the leap to indie but I’ve been eyeing off hedgehogfibres for ages and will probably succumb soon!

    1. Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Baltic
    2. Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top
    3. Sereknity Yarn Perfect Sock in Macintosh

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  52. Amy V 11.16.2010 at 4:04 pm

    I love Miss Babs Sock yarns and Yowza worsted!

    1. Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Baltic
    2. Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    3. The Plucky Knitter 100% Merino Fingering in Indiscreet

  53. lori 11.16.2010 at 4:12 pm

    my favorite indie dyer is represented — madtosh! i’m knitting 2 sweaters with her yarn right now (one of which is baltic, though a different base than you’re offering). if’n i were to win, i’d love any of these (or any other, i’m so easy!):

    1) madtosh tml, in thyme
    2) that wollmeise, so purple!
    3) blue moon pond scum, love it

    off to tweet you, brb. thanks for the giveaway!

  54. lori 11.16.2010 at 4:13 pm

    tweeted! LDH_NY
    @ldh_ny LDH_NY
    Happy 2nd Blogiversary Photo.Knit.Dog!: http://t.co/JC3qwpp

  55. lori 11.16.2010 at 4:14 pm

    and facebooked, too:
    Happy 2nd Blogiversary Photo.Knit.Dog! « Photo.Knit.Dog on photoknitdog.wordpress.com. · LikeUnlike · Comment

  56. noddingviolets 11.16.2010 at 4:53 pm

    Hi there. My favourite yarn dyer is babylonglegs at folksy. She does a fantastic semi-precious yarn which is so soft. I would happily love any of the yarns in your giveaway.

  57. Leah 11.16.2010 at 5:20 pm

    I’m a fan of Sweet Paprika: http://www.sweetpaprikadesigns.com/

    1. Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Baltic
    2. Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top
    3. Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch

    What a generous give-away! Happy blogiversary 🙂

  58. Maria 11.16.2010 at 5:58 pm

    I’ve never bought hand painted yarn, so my recommendation is only based on the pretty pictures: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GrantCreekYarns

    Happy blogoversary!

    1) Dragonfly – Rocky Top
    2) Madelinetosh – thyme
    3) Wollmeise – Fliederbusch

  59. stingingneedle 11.16.2010 at 6:21 pm

    i love indie dyers as well! my favorites are http://www.ripplescrafts.com/ and http://theyarnyard.co.uk/

    as for my choices:
    1) the lovely wollmeise in purple
    2) that gorgeous tosh in baltic
    3) and the seasilk lace

    thanks 😀

  60. Brittany 11.16.2010 at 8:37 pm

    Happy Blogiversary and what a nice giveaway! I recently tried squoosh for the first time and it’s really nice. I love madelinetosh too.

    My favorites from your giveaway are:
    madtosh tml

  61. Tina 11.16.2010 at 11:36 pm

    Congratulations! I’m new to your blog, but I love it. Thank you for offering a fabulous giveaway!

    My top picks:
    1. Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch (just one skein… the other is mine!)
    2.Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum
    3. Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top

  62. Hannah 11.17.2010 at 1:52 am

    My favourite indie dyer is also a good friend of mine, though she doesn’t have an online presence yet, but Dandelion Knits is her brand!
    My top picks are:
    1. BMFA in Pond Scum
    2. Madelinetosh Merino Light in Thyme
    3. Dragonfly Fibers in Rocky Top


  63. Martianit 11.17.2010 at 2:47 am

    My recommendation is Abstract cat (http://www.folksy.com/shops/AbstractCat) from Scotland – just saw some new colours that I NEED to have.

    My top choices:
    * Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    * Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Baltic
    * Plucky Knitter Indiscreet

  64. lazykaty 11.17.2010 at 4:47 am

    dragonfly, hands down. Lovely colours!

    and happy anniversary, btw. was redirected here from Fridica’s blog and will certainly be back!

  65. Birgitte 11.17.2010 at 7:54 am

    Wow, this is generous! Happy blogiversary!
    I think you already mentioned my favourites, but other indie dyers that I like are Posh Yarn and Fyberspates.

    My top choices:
    1. Mackintosh Yarns Celtic Sock in Papaya
    2. The Plucky Knitter 100% Merino Fingering in Indiscreet
    3. Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum

  66. mooncalf 11.17.2010 at 7:55 am

    Congratulations on your blogiversary!

    I feel I should mention my local indie dyers http://www.oxfordkitchenyarns.com/

    And my top three..

    Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum
    Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    Gaia’s Colours Thalassa Seasilk Lace in Korrigan

    A very tough choice!

  67. knittaroo 11.17.2010 at 8:57 am

    I love all the indie dyers everyone is linking, so many great yarns!
    I blogged about your contest here.
    (Top 3 as above – Wollmeise, Gaia’s Colours and Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock)

  68. One Sheep 11.17.2010 at 1:21 pm

    I think I should hire you as my personal yarn shopper – you have excellent taste! Congrats on the anniversary!

    I’m going to bite the bullet and list my choices as the Sknitches Syncopation in Planetarium, the Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme and the Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top. I’m not sure they’d be in the same order, or even the same yarns, in ten minutes. They’re all lovely.

  69. heather 11.17.2010 at 4:04 pm

    What an amazing giveaway! I have to say I’m loving Hedgehog Fibers and Posh Yarn lately … mostly just drooling on my keyboard 🙂

    My choices:
    … But all of them are lovely!

  70. knitnonthefloor 11.17.2010 at 7:22 pm

    I love Zen Garden Serenity Sock!
    As for the top three above…I love them all, but
    1) The Plucky Knitter
    2) Mad Tosh DK
    Great blog, thanks for sharing!

  71. Ewenique 11.18.2010 at 1:13 am


    Happy 2nd year in blogland, what a way to celebrate! Well, my favourite indie dyers (that haven’t been mentioned above) are:
    Twisted Limone on Etsy:- http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwistedLimoneDesigns
    21st Century yarns:- http://www.21stcenturyyarns.com/Scripts/default.asp

    Both these dyers produce vivid, intense colours; luv it!

    My top three picks are:
    1. Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch
    2. The Plucky Knitter 100% Merino Fingering in Indiscreet
    3. Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top

    This is a very generous giveaway – thanks!

  72. Incoknito 11.18.2010 at 6:14 am

    Love wollmeise!
    My top 3 are:
    Rocky Top

  73. Gaby 11.18.2010 at 8:03 am

    Happy 2nd. Blog-versary :))
    Newest Indi-dyers: Orange Flower and Hermosa yarns

    My top three:

    1.Wollmeise Fliedersbusch
    2. MT in Baltic
    3. Plucky Knitter in Indiscret

  74. Brooke 11.18.2010 at 8:41 am

    Congrats on your blogiversary! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile and I love it! 🙂

    Dancing Dog Dyeworks is one of my favorites and its not just because I’m friends with the dyer ;). Michelle just launched the website and everything this month and she has a lot of fun experimenting with colors and her yarn is fun and vibrant. She’s at http://www.dancingdogdyeworks.com.

    As for my choice, Wollmeise, Plucky, and Dragonfly.

  75. Oiyi 11.18.2010 at 9:10 am

    Congrats on 2 years of blogging! My fave indie dyers are Okayknits (http://www.etsy.com/shop/okayknits) and Pigeonroof Studios (http://www.etsy.com/shop/pigeonroofstudios).

    My top 3 fave:
    1. Wollmeise
    2. The Plucky Knitter
    3. Dragonfly Fibers

  76. Carolyn 11.18.2010 at 4:07 pm

    Wollmeise, Wollmeise, Wollmeise !!!

    Incidently, I love your photographs and your blog.

    My top choices are the Wollmeise, STR in Pond Scum (love that color/name) and the Madelinetosh in Baltic.

    Thanks !

  77. ikkinlala 11.19.2010 at 12:04 am

    Happy blogiversary! I don’t really have a favourite dyer, but right now I’m knitting a Wullenstudio yarn that I think is gorgeous.

    I love Thyme, Indiscreet, or Rocky Top.

  78. shortly24 11.19.2010 at 12:57 am

    Happy Blogiversary! Two years is a lot of blogging 🙂

    From reading my blog my fave dyers are probably no surprise to you but are probably still not someone you’ve tried. So, first up the wonderful Vintage Purls, for sock and lace weight yarn (updates are Monday afternoon NZ time), and Knitsch. Brilliant new colours were released this week too!

    And my faves?

    Ohhh the colour of the Wollmeise, It’s PURPLE! So it’s #1.
    Then the Plucky Knitter – not something I’ve tried or stashed yet 🙂
    And final fave is the Dragonfly Fibres. Something about the lovely colour combo I think 🙂

    Congrats again, it’s a pleasure reading about what you get up to on the side of the world 🙂

  79. Alexandra 11.19.2010 at 5:19 am

    Congratulations and happy birthday to your beautiful blog! 🙂

    What a wonderful list of dyers, I’ll be looking at all the links everyone has posted! I really love My Name is Yarn http://www.etsy.com/shop/mynameisyarn, Laughing Yaffle http://www.laughingyaffle.com and Flamboyance Yarns http://www.flamboyanceyarns.co.uk/

    My favorite three from your giveaway are Wollmeise, Syncopation and Tosh Merino Light 🙂

  80. Monika 11.19.2010 at 2:12 pm

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! I’m a day late, but I wanted to congratulate you anyway! 🙂

  81. Claireej 11.19.2010 at 6:40 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe that I am one of the ten…thank you so much!!!
    What a lovely giveaway.
    Thank you.
    Claire xx

  82. atangledyarn 11.20.2010 at 1:52 pm

    what beautiful yarn! all of them are gorgeous! congrats on 2 years of blogging:)

  83. Cheryl 11.22.2010 at 4:34 pm

    I just stumbled across your blog recently and I have to say WoW! I love your photos and commentary. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 Congratulations on your anniversary! One of my favourite dyers is Sweet Georgia Yarns. She has some gorgeous colours, and beautiful yarns. I knit a sweater for my daugter in her Tough Love sock yarn, and it wears well (very tough) and just gets softer with each wash. It’s awesome.

  84. Kelly 11.22.2010 at 8:05 pm

    Holy cats! This is the most generous giveaway ever!! Happy Blogversary, I wish you many more!

    1. Wollimese
    2. plucky
    3. blue moon pond scum


  85. Kelly 11.22.2010 at 8:20 pm

    I totally forgot to post an indie dyer…. whoops! Hermosa Fiber company is my new fav. Gorgeous yarns!

  86. Maya 11.27.2010 at 4:11 pm

    Congratulations : ) I really like the Plucky Knitter yarns: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sjdimond4437

    I love the vibrant colours and the base yarn is pretty good tooo!

  87. Claireej 12.18.2010 at 7:30 am

    I so love the skein you sent me.
    Never before have I won anything from a blog giveaway.
    Thank you so so much.

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