Saturday, October 17, 2009

100 pure wool Review and Giveaway!

I have a review and giveaway for any yarn lovers out there! 100 pure wool is an awesome company and an awesome yarn! Okay, I may be a bit biased as I'd never worked with wool before but I truly did love this yarn. The colors are great, very vibrant, and it works up beautifully. I had also never worked with hand dyed yarn before and had heard some horror stories but while it does pool a bit, I personally loved how it looked :) It also probably depends on your pattern and what you're making.


I was given two worsted weight skeins for review. One was called Tropical and the other Poison. The Tropical (second picture) was red and two shades of orange, and the Poison was bright pink and purple. I myself made 2 things. I made a pillow for my grandfather (I make one every year at Christmas for him) out of the Tropical colorway and hat from the Poison colorway that was meant for myself but it ended up for my sister :)

Here is a short article on the company sent to me by Sandra who has been corresponding with me :

In Uruguay wool spinning is a frequent employment for many
of our rural women. It is a wonderful job, that requires a
lot of love and wisdom, and without doubt, anybody who has
tried a spinning wheel knows the pleasant effect it has in
the one who uses it...

Women who work in the field with wool have the blessing to
upbring their children without leaving their homes, make an
income to their family and transmitting a traditional
artisan knowledge of our country. Many children help in this
work, thus making a family work of this wonderful task, and
letting us enjoy this great work that is world wide
recognized as excellent.
My parents came from Europe, from a rural area from
Galicia. I remember when I was a child hearing stories about
that life, and I also had experience of that life with
animals breeded on my parents house at that time. I learned to love that animals, take care of them, and give them a
special place in my life.
Do you know how sheep are treated in Uruguay by our farm
workers? In our country animal harm is forbidden by law.
Sanitary welfare in the field are part of State regulations
that are strictly followed. Sheep live freely and eat
natural pastures, they are not kept in small places of
receive artificial alimentation, they live in the open with
fresh air and sun all day and are protected from the cold
during the night. Result is that your wool is one of the best
of the world and imported by Northamerican, European and
Asian markets.
That's why when you try our merino, at the very moment of
holding the thread in your fingers, remember all of this
chain of people working behind for this superb and beautiful
natural product, and also the healthy, free and respected
animals.
In this world of disposable materials and artificial
products, we are proud to bet for nature and love for
traditions. We hope to give you something more than wool to
weave.

Isn't that wonderful? I love getting things from companies like this!
Wouldn't you like to have 3 skeins of this yarn for yourself? All you have to do is leave a comment here with one of the yarns you might choose. Click HERE to go to the 100 pure wool site to look around! THIS CONTEST ENDS SATURDAY 10/31/2009 Winner will be chosen at random.
That is your 1st mandatory entry. After that there are several ways you can enter to win! You can do any or all of these.
1. Subscribe to this blog (I post about once a week)
2. Tweet about this contest. ( can be done once a day) You can use this if you'd like: Wool Yarn giveaway ends 10-31 http://bit.ly/1Domoj
3. Blog about this contest (be sure to leave the link! and you get 5 extra entries!)
4. Tell me your current knitting/crocheting or other craft project.

The giveaway will be 3 skeins of your choice, plus a discount of 5% during 6 months in buys for every one that have participated and mention this blog when making the order.
Open Internationally
PLEASE add your Email Address please so I can contact you when you win.

I was not monetarily paid for this review, I was given three skeins for review.

134 comments:

Missy said...

I hope that I can win it. My son loves working with yarn.

Cat said...

I really love Aurora; the color is lovely! Oooh, and Aqua, and Colibri II, and Fiorella...

I can't choose just one!

Cat said...

And currently I'm working on a Wisp scarf for a friend's mother in Kidsilk Spray. The yarn is to die.

Rebecca said...

I love the heavently with blue (I don't know if that 't' is a typo or not, so I'll just leave it in there!) merino wool.

-Rebecca
rnredner at gmail dot com

Rebecca said...

I currently have several projects in the works. The one I am concentrating on the most at the moment is an i-cord rug made out of countless little scraps of yarn!

-Rebecca
rnredner at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This Merino wool - GROVE is just beautiful.

wearehappy@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I've had to take a break but will be starting the mittens soon!

wearehappy@comcast.net

princess210 said...

I like the Merino Wool - CORINA. Thanks for having such a great giveaway!
pink_princess_210(at)yahoo(dot)com

princess210 said...

I am following your blog. pink_princess_210(at)yahoo(dot)com

wendy said...

Merino Wool - YATZIL is one of the yarns I might choose.

madamerkf at aol dot com

wendy said...

I am currently crocheting a crazy quilt for my boyfriend!

madamerkf at aol dot com

kate said...

My goodness- they are all too pretty to choose! What a great contest!

kate said...

I've subscribed to the blog!

kate said...

Right now I'm knitting a pair of plain vanilla socks. For me- because I deserve toasty feet! Hurray!

cstironkat said...

I like the Merino Wool - WIND. This is so pretty.

cstironkat said...

My current craft project is making a fall wreath. I collected the leaves and now I want to preserve them with wax. Then I will add them to the wreath.

ikkinlala said...

One that I might choose is the Fingering Weight Merino Wool - GREEN DARK.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

knittingdancer said...

I really like Olivido and Magic Nights in the worsted weight Merino. I like Itzen in the superwash Merino.

knittingdancer said...

I have just finished knitting a Grandma's Favorite baby blanket in pink. I am working on the 2nd mini shawl for my church. I am also knitting squares for the Pine Ridge Reservation afghans group on Raverly.

Katrina said...

The merinos are amazing. I would love to knit up a beatiful cardigan from this wool.

Madeline said...

I love the Etskuni Merino Wool! It's so pretty!!

tanya904 said...

I like the Merino wool - TROPICAL
Thanks
tanyainjville@yahoo.com

tanya904 said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/starryeyed24/status/4995274526

tanyainjville@yahoo.com

tanya904 said...

My current crochet project is a Ripple afghan for my bedroom Thanks
tanyainjville@yahoo.com

tanya904 said...

Entry #1
I blogged about the giveaway here
http://starryeyedsurprise24.blogspot.com/2009/10/win-3-skeins-of-wool-yarn.html

tanyainjville@yahoo.com

tanya904 said...

Entry #2
I blogged about the giveaway here
http://starryeyedsurprise24.blogspot.com/2009/10/win-3-skeins-of-wool-yarn.html

tanyainjville@yahoo.com

tanya904 said...

Entry #3
I blogged about the giveaway here
http://starryeyedsurprise24.blogspot.com/2009/10/win-3-skeins-of-wool-yarn.html

tanyainjville@yahoo.com

tanya904 said...

Entry #4
I blogged about the giveaway here
http://starryeyedsurprise24.blogspot.com/2009/10/win-3-skeins-of-wool-yarn.html

tanyainjville@yahoo.com

tanya904 said...

Entry #5
I blogged about the giveaway here
http://starryeyedsurprise24.blogspot.com/2009/10/win-3-skeins-of-wool-yarn.html

tanyainjville@yahoo.com

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The Thunder colorway of 3ply is my choice.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've blogged about the giveaway at

http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/10/off-to-moms.html

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

My current project is a sweater I'm making from my own design. It's in a super bulky yarn and I'm currently working with over twenty strands on the intarsia designs. Very complicated.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've blogged about the giveaway at

http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/10/off-to-moms.html

#2

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've blogged about the giveaway at

http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/10/off-to-moms.html

#3

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've blogged about the giveaway at

http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/10/off-to-moms.html

#4

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've blogged about the giveaway at

http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/10/off-to-moms.html

#5

One Sheep said...

I love the boucle Merino in SMOKE. such a lovely texture, and a classic colorway.

One Sheep said...

My current knitting project is a horror - I'm making 2 large cushions for a friend. Unfortunately she wants them in the christmas color with metallic type acrylic yarns. The feel of it is driving me crazy, so progess is verrrrry slow. I need to get back to lovely, soft, luxurious, splendorous, soothing, gloriously colored wool! Hint Hint.

Mommab@sbcglobal.net said...

I love the Aurora! I am currently working on a pair of "Garden Trellis Mitts" loveing this pattern. I would love to add you to my blog list!!! Done! and Tweet about this!!! Huggs Wish me luck! Mommabear7@sbcglobal.net

One Sheep said...

I've posted to my blog: http://www.planetpurl.com/community/blogs/onesheepshort/ 1st entry

One Sheep said...

I've posted to my blog: http://www.planetpurl.com/community/blogs/onesheepshort/ 2nd entry

One Sheep said...

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One Sheep said...

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One Sheep said...

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janice said...

Mmmmm, MARMARAJA looks luscious!But so do all of the rest!

janice said...

Just finished a prayer shawl and I am now in the middle of a christening gown and spiderman afghan. I know - a bit eclectic!

Jane said...

Wow, the chocolate is beautiful! Thanks for the contest! I'm following, too!

VanNatta Family said...

Great post and you're so lucky!! My email is svannatta@gmail.com and my blog is: http://fiberability.blogspot.com/
It is a new blog but I plan on updating it somewhat regularly, lol!
Thanks for the contest!! BTW, I don't tweet...I just love this one:
Merino wool - CANDY. I love the fact that you can have one ply worsted :) Thanks again!!

Creative Mom said...

I love the Merino Arles. That is beautiful yarn. It's really hard to choose just one favorite though because I like them all and I have a weakness for wool.

Creative Mom said...

My current projects are a knitted striped scarf for my son and a sweater for both of my sons. I usually have too many projects going and not enough time to get them done.

Creative Mom said...

I subscribed.

my7kids said...

Wow, I love the Chestnut colorway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nikki
jesus_iscomin @ yahoo.com
& on twitter

my7kids said...

Wow, I love the Santino too (how did I MISS the purple one?)

Nikki
jesus_iscomin at yahoo . com

my7kids said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/jesus_iscomin/status/5009577697

Nikki

my7kids said...

I have 6 projects on needles, but one of them is some ugly Dr. Seuss sox in redheart 70/30 superwash wool/nylon
PIC

Nikki

Desiree said...

Oh how beautiful!! I can hardly choose which I'd pick! I have very sensitive skin and always have to use merino when working with wools. These are beautiful!

I would pick Green Dark or Katja or Jatzi (sw) or Suprise or Chestnut.... LOL!!

-Des
RuffleBuns AT hotmail DOT com
http://hamncheezr.etsy.com

Desiree said...

Currently I am knitting my father a pair of socks for Christmas, and my godson a cadet-style brimmed hat (also for Christmas).

Eventually (as in January LoL) I will knit myself another pair of socks!
-Des
RuffleBuns AT hotmail DOT com
http://hamncheezr.etsy.com

Desiree said...

I follow you!

-Des
RuffleBuns AT hotmail DOT com

Desiree said...

And I tweeted about this!

-Des
RuffleBuns AT hotmail DOT com

cnuland said...

I really like Merino Wool - KIERI.

cnuland said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/cmouse01/status/5010072257

cnuland said...

http://cmouseshome.blogspot.com/2009/10/100-pure-wool-giveaway.html

cnuland said...

I have several current projects going - prayer shawl, doily, afghan, sweater and I'm learning to knit. There just aren't enough hours in the day :)

Claire said...

Merino wool - FIORELLA is beautiful.

thefatesarevicious at yahoo dot com

Julee aka Jewls said...

My Favorite yarn is: Merino wool - BLUE WARRIOR. I just love that color. I read the description too and it just sounds amazing.
Thanks

Julee

Julee aka Jewls said...

I'm a follower now. Woot, Woot!!

Julee aka Jewls said...

My current crochet projects are crochet ear flap hats (pictures on my blog). I'm also making my christmas presents this year.

Julee aka Jewls said...

Blogged about it here:
http://qualitycrochet4fun.blogspot.com/2009/10/3-skein-give-away.html

Julee aka Jewls said...

Ok, I tweeted about it BUT, not so sure I should post my twitter name (it's got the a-word in it and I don't want to offend anyone).

Julee

Cher said...

I love the single ply worsted weight in Arara colorway. It's really lovely.

Cher said...

I subscribe to your blog

Cher said...

I am surrently working on a hat and scarf set for a neighbor in alpaca. I'm still on the fence if I like it or not. LOL

Sara said...

I love the website! I think I'd like the Jontzi Superwash. Great giveaway!

rottnluck at gmail dot com

Sara said...

I'm a follower!

rottnluck at gmail dot com

Sara said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/rottnluck/status/5018530823

rottnluck at gmail dot com

Sara said...

I am finishing up a pair of tunisian crochet arm warmers. My next project will be a tunisian crochet afghan with the autobots logo, bumblebee colors.

rottnluck at gmail dot com

Angelina said...

well, I am now following you!! :o) always love finding new friends in my computer!! hehe

I tweeted about the contest, www.twitter.com/cinderella73077

my blog is http://cinderella73077.blogspot.com/

and which one I'd choose?!?! it's so hard..I LOVE the color combinations there... I'll definitely have to save the site!!
here are my faves...

Merino Wool - ADRIANA
Merino Fingering Weight

Merino wool - PURPURA

Merino wool - PURPLE & GRAY
440yards

Merino Wool - SALINAS
218 yards

my daughter and I have been felting all sorts of things... purses, lunch bags, knitting needle vases.. we've only been felting for about a month... and we're addicted!! but we're working down our xmas list!!

the main projects we are each working on (I say MAIN, b/c we do have quite a few going at once right now) but my 9 year old daughter is making herself and her best friend matching fingerless gloves... and I am making my husband and kids all sweaters!!
(I wonder if I'll ever start working on the 2nd sock for my husband... I've got 1 done so far, and just can't get myself to start the second one. LOL)

THANK YOU for having this giveaway... it's wonderful!!

Elaine said...

I think I would choose the pacifico.

elweyu AT hotmail Dot com

Elaine said...

I am knitting a Hanne Falkenberg-like sweater.

elweyu AT hotmail Dot com

Elaine said...

I just blogged about your contest here:

http://elaine-knitting.blogspot.com/2008/09/blogiversary-contest.html


elweyu AT hotmail Dot com

debd94 said...

I love the blue warrior colorway in 3 ply worsted weight merino.

I'm currently working on a vest for myself, the garter ridge vest from Nashua Handknits. I'm trying to finish it fast so that I can start a pillow for my sister for Christmas.

Jersey said...

I love the BEAUTIFUL colorway. It's a fingering weight.

Thanks for the giveaway!

jerseyjessie AT gmail

Jersey said...

I'm doing charity knitting right now. Mostly things for preemies.

Jersey said...

oops - forgot my e-mail (so I can win :-) )


I'm doing charity knitting right now. Mostly things for preemies.


jerseyjessie AT gmail

Bethany Foisy said...

Definitely loving the Merino wool in Matilda (also happens to be one of my favourite kids movies!)

email is bc.foisy@hotmail.com

fingers crossed!

Leslie said...

Interesting review, great colours, thanks.

Going to stalk, er, follow you now...

Bethany Foisy said...

Also... right now I'm working on the *cutest* pair of slippers I've ever seen!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/french-press-felted-slippers

Mine are going to be teal! ^^

catfish said...

My first grandchild is anticipated to arrive mid April. In between baby stuff I have been knitting comfort/prayer afghans for people in my area (NE PA) diagnosed with cancer (I am a 2 year breast cancer survivor and appreciated the one I received). Any and all yarn is welcome.

Bethany Foisy said...

Also tweeted you:

https://twitter.com/MellyRhode

Eva said...

I would love to win the color Poison yarn.Thank you.
eva09@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

lovely colors, lovely yarn, please let me win for once...

Alia said...

The selection is kind of slim for colors at the moment; I would choose Mesto from the colors available.

The price seems reasonable, but it would be very useful to know the yardage of the skeins. Are they worsted weight?

Dáma Eleonora Pragensis said...

I would love to win the ALCIBIA. I learned how to knit (and nalbind) on October 3rd, and I've finished a few "pot holders", and have started on a scarf. I really want to learn how to do socks!!

I've been crocheting for about 5 years now, and knitting has taken over!!

I've set myself on follow!

Tanya said...

Ooohhh, the Merino wool - ARARA
is beautiful!

tnocki@yahoo.com

VAharoni said...

94 in the running!!!
I am a new knitter. Taught myself this summer. Finished a turtle neck for myself. And working on a lace cowl. Next up is a vest for my (adult) son. The colors are lovely and I would work on one of EZ's sweaters with this!
Thanks,
V

knitting fool said...

I love Beautiful - of course all are beautiful

foolforknit AT gamil

knitting fool said...

I'm knitting hats for holiday presents for the homeless.

foolforknit AT gmail

Kim said...

My favorite is the Merino Wool worsted weight single ply - Padua, please enter me - Thanks!
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

Kim said...

I am following - Thanks!
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

Kim said...

I am knitting a cabled scarf at the moment(love cables). Thanks!
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

Belinda said...

what lovely yarn! Makes my heart flutter! And I, too, love the story behind the yarn. Thanks for the chance! Belinda
belindadillon@gmail.com

LizzieK8 said...

I subscribed, I tweeted, and I blogged!

Right now, OTN, I have a pair of socks from hand dyed wool gifted to me by my friends, and a sweater vest for my grandson's birthday.

fashionfrugality said...

I would love to own the Merino wool - PARAISO. The colors are beautiful!!
kkondek at gmail.com

fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! 10/21 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/5044382084
kkondek at gmail.com

Bethany Foisy said...

Blogged you!

http://bethanysknitbits.blogspot.com/2009/10/win-3-skeins.html

#1

email is bc.foisy@hotmail.com

Bethany Foisy said...

Blogged you!

http://bethanysknitbits.blogspot.com/2009/10/win-3-skeins.html

#2

email is bc.foisy@hotmail.com

Bethany Foisy said...

Blogged you!

http://bethanysknitbits.blogspot.com/2009/10/win-3-skeins.html

#3

email is bc.foisy@hotmail.com

Bethany Foisy said...

Blogged you!

http://bethanysknitbits.blogspot.com/2009/10/win-3-skeins.html

#4

email is bc.foisy@hotmail.com

Bethany Foisy said...

Blogged you!

http://bethanysknitbits.blogspot.com/2009/10/win-3-skeins.html

#5

email is bc.foisy@hotmail.com

Bethany Foisy said...

tweeted oct 21

http://twitter.com/MellyRhode

email is bc.foisy@hotmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

There are so many gorgeous yarns!
One of my favorites is the Grove colorway.

heidig@gmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

One of my current projects is a handmade plush jointed doll that has lovely wefted hair in a rich chocolate brown pure wool yarn.

heidig@gmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/digitalmisfit/status/5049192153

heidig@gmail.com

j. barrett said...

http://jbarrett5.blogspot.com/ is my blog, i also am on facebook. i mostly do charity work=-helmet liners for quiet comfort and love the wool, never used to.quills from raw material were too hrash on my hands. i'd be happy wit any skein of yarn, thank.

Cat said...

I blogged!

http://knitlitandbullshit.blogspot.com/2009/10/colorwork-or-look-what-i-did.html

Cat said...

#2

http://knitlitandbullshit.blogspot.com/2009/10/colorwork-or-look-what-i-did.html

Cat said...

#3

http://knitlitandbullshit.blogspot.com/2009/10/colorwork-or-look-what-i-did.html

Cat said...

#4

http://knitlitandbullshit.blogspot.com/2009/10/colorwork-or-look-what-i-did.html

Cat said...

And #5!

Mtlgrl4evr said...

I like the Merino wool - BLACK & CYAN.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed looking at the merino wool, they are all georgous - so hard to decide.

I am currently making a sweater for a friend - next it will be my time for me.
Mary Ann (honey1bud2@aol.com)

Cam said...

I have a few projects going, but I've been spending most of my time working on a Christmas Sweater for my daughter (who is 16 months old and whose name happens to be Sadie Kathleen). I just found your blog and I couldn't believe the coincidence!

Cam said...

Opps, I forgot to leave my email with my comment above. It is thiswomansplace@gmail.com

EdaMommy said...

Hullo - what a fun thing to do, thank you! ^_^ I'm thinking "Merino Wool - SKY" - what a *gorgeous* color!!! I'm dwan at digitalpark.com. All my best!

fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! 10/25 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/5149518951
kkondek at gmail.com

Cinda said...

Wow! I love all the colors. Very hard to chose just one...Renaissance & Gitana are gorgeous.

So hard to choose just one!!!!!


Cinda
glascinder@att.net

Cinda said...

My current projects are gloves. I'm working on some hobo gloves for my nephew. Some fingerless for my neice and sister. And a sweater for my 3-year-old daughter.

Cinda
glascinder@att.net

Kelly Harris said...

I absolutely love the Zeus! Thanks for the giveaway.
Kelly
k_hreha@yahoo.com

alexandrea said...

Oh the Merino wool - ARLES has my FAVORITE green shades in it! Thank you for the giveaway!

RecycleCindy said...

Oh I'd love to win some yarn. I love wool yarn and especially enjoy using it for felting projects. My current crochet project is a 2SUB (strand ugly blanket) which I'm making for my son for Christmas.

fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! 10/28 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/5244759541
kkondek at gmail.com

fashionfrugality said...

Tweet! 10/29 http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/5275650993
kkondek at gmail.com

Marie said...

What beautiful yarn! I would love to be entered in the drawing. My favorite was called Arara.

Anonymous said...

the yarn looks wonderful
hope I win

Jackie