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
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
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
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.
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.