Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Prize clues

In my previous post "Happy Fourth of July" There is a fiber being shown.
Can you guess what type of fiber this is??
There's so many to choose from yes, but here's a clue....

It has a very short staple length, it's soft as silk, and it's used everyday by every person whether you realize it or not!

In the following post "Three Things in Common" I had spun up this lovely stuff, and as you can see I had also dyed it. Can you name the color? Probably not but let's see how close you can get. Here's a clue...

It's color is named after an animal.

It will be really hard to guess the fiber and color but let's see how close you can get! You may ask questions to get more clues, which I can post next time. All of this guess-work will lead the winner to his/her prize..

Good Luck & Happy Knitting!


17 comments:

SylverX said...

Cotton. I think it's definitely cotton.

And it was green and blue, right? Hmm . . .Butterfly? Caterpillar? OK, so maybe I'm a little too far, but at least I'm half-certain about the fiber.

persephone1025 said...

I think the color is peacock. My first thought was short staple cotton, but the clue said it's something we use every day whether we know it or not, and I'm kind of figuring that we are all aware that we use or wear some form of cotton every day. I then started thinking about bamboo, but I don't think that is a short fiber. Actually, I have no idea how bamboo is actually spun into yarn, but it is lusciously, silky soft.

AnDy said...

I actually thought it looked like cotton as well (and even if you are not wearing it, some paper products contain cotton).....as to color, the greenish blue color reminds me of frogs (or maybe a leaf beetle)

michelleddiane said...

I think it's cotton. As for colour I'm thinking peacock or turtle

Theka said...

Cotton was the first thing on my ming, but the color... Maybe blue whale?

terese said...

I thought it was angora, but must be wrong because we don't use it everyday. Then thought of the milk fiber or the corn fiber that is left after everything else is used.
My mom has peacocks and certainly this could be peacock. It also reminds me of a snake my sister has that is quite beautiful. I am not sure what kind it is. His name is snakey.

Ms. Kimba said...

Wow!

So many good/correct guesses. I made it way too easy for you and there is only one prize to be given away so I will be pulling a random number generator to make it fair for everyone.

There is still time to win so anyone who hasn't posted just needs to say they want to win. Good luck!

BTW: It was cotton in Peacock. It won't be so easy next time!

Natalia de Herring said...

This goes to show how very unknowledgeable I am when it comes to fibers and colors, (or animals?) I had thought about cotton but wasn't sure and I would have never guessed it was peacock. I sure have lots to learn in the knitting world.

One of the things that would be great would be learning to spin. I have heard so much wonderful things about that, but here you can barely find a good yarn store so forget about learning to spin or anything of the sort.

I don't think I can qualify for the prize since I live so far away (and because I didn't know the answer) but good luck to everyone.

Also, Kim, let me congratulate you for such a wonderful blog you have and also for how crafty and talented you are. When I grow up, I want to be just like you..

Ms. Kimba said...

aww how sweet are you!?

It doesn't matter where you live, or even if you're in another country, EVERYONE is available to win. And as I said earlier, since I made it too easy to guess, all you needed to enter was to just leave a comment, so your in the drawing too :)

and thank you!

Anonymous said...

Second try is suppose to the the charmer. I hadn't even thought of cotton. But if you are giving away a chance to win well I think I'll take it. Cross your fingers that I get to post this.

Knitalittle (aka michelle)

Eva i Halmstad said...

Hej
Såg att de var många som klarade dina frågor.
=)
Va härligt att kunna spinna själv, de har jag aldrig provat på men blir väldigt glad om jag får försöka.
Har gjort 30 varv på mysteriesjalen nu, ser riktigt bra ut, gillar kanten med omslag och hoptagningar.
När kommer nästa del?

Ha en go kväll på dej
Eva.

Ms. Kimba said...

Hej Eva!
Jag har aldrig gjort en mysterier KAL förut, så jag är glada över det! Jag hoppas bara att alla har det lika mycket som jag hade roligt utforma den. Jag kommer att ladda upp en ny del av mönstret en gång i veckan. När jag tittade på vad andra hade gjort, det är hur de gjorde det så jag tyckte det var bäst. Det ger alla en chans att slags hänga med. Ha en bra helg du med

broadcasting from a knitting parlour said...

Okay. I didn't know you were going to go rng...I was all ready to declare Cotton and Peacock. Though Great White Shark came to mind...;) Pick me Mr R N Generator!

Lemmy said...

Thanks Ms. Kimba for a great KAL and a chance to win prizes too!

Stickeri said...

Tack för ett kul och snabbstickat mönster! Klart jag vill vara med på utlottningen. Jag kan inte spinna...

Lynn Hensley said...

Looks and sounds like cotton. It appears everyone else agrees too.

Lynn

aigialeia said...

Tack för en spännande KAL, och en spännande grupp på Ravelry! Jag kan inte spinna.
/eva