Monday, 17 December 2012

Naughty or Nice...

The time for Santa Claus's annual visit draws near, which leads to the perennial question "Have you been naughty or nice this year?" 

My daughter and I were playing around with the drum carder on a weekend afternoon a few weeks back, and she had the brain-wave of Naughty or Nice Batts.  The "Nice" Batt is full of happy, bouncy colours and sparkles; while the "Naughty" Batt is full of darker, somewhat more sinister colours and lots of sheen. 

The "Nice" Batt
 

"Nice" weighs in at 2.9 ounces and contains such wonderful fibres as: stellina, alpaca, firestar, and assorted hand-dyed wools.
 

The "Naughty" Batt
 
 

"Naughty" weighs in at 3.2 ounces and contains tussah silk, stellina, alpaca, sari silk, carbonised bamboo, and assorted hand-dyed wools.
 
Both of these one of a kind beauties are only up for grabs here on the blog. (Don't worry, there are lots of other amazing batts here.)  For a chance to win, leave a comment saying which batt you like the best [please don't tell me if you're naughty or nice - TMI! ;) ]. I will choose two winners with the random number generator on Boxing Day.  Good Luck Everyone - and feel free to spread the word!  Happy Holidays!  


37 comments:

  1. I love the Naughty one! Beautiful!

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  2. oo i love the naughty batt, what a lovely give away, and have i been naughty or nice i will let you guess lol
    WoolyTanis on rav

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  3. I like the Nice batt! SO cute. ^_^

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  4. Tough call. I think I like the Naughty batt most, but on the other hand I can't help but think the Nice batt would make fantastic corespun yarn!

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  5. What a crazy cute idea! I like naughty!

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  6. Both batts are GORGEOUS!!!! I think I like the Nice batt the most.

    (I've retyped this several times, changing which batt. It's so hard to decide!!!!)

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  7. I don't think I could pick! They're both so lovely!

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  8. Oh my, that naughty bat just has to have my name written on it. Thank you for a superb giveaway.

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  9. I like them both. It is a hard decision I keep going back and forth. I am going to choose the Naughty batt.

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  10. What a great idea! The naughty batt is gorgeous~

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  11. I really love the "Nice" batt! The lime green really stands out against the red and who can resist sparkles? Not me! Thank you for offering the give-away.
    strawberrykid on ravelry

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  12. I like the 'naughty batt' best - i love the deep complex colors with the stellina mixed in.

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  13. hmm, very tough decision, but I think the naughty batt is my favourite!
    stormarela on ravelry

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  14. What a lovely give-away, both batts are beautiful but the naughty batt is my favourite

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  15. The sparkles really add that little thing extra to it, makes it look so fancy! Great stuff and indeed lovely giveaway, so generous.

    So happy knitting all, ciao, Fleur (Fleurtje-Eliza on Ravelry)

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  16. Both are just so beautiful, but I think I would have to say that I favor the Naughty batt just a bit more

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  17. I would like either one, but I love the Naughty batt. (Typing that I imagine the Count from Sesame Street c trying to count "naughty bats". LOL) I am so partial to purple.

    Karen aka purplepenguin on Ravelry

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  18. I love both of them... but if I must choose... I would pick the nice batt... I love the colors and that sparkle... absolutely beautiful

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  19. Definitely naughty.
    My favorite batt, that is! not a report on my behavior. Nope, not me :)
    Beautiful work and thanks for the giveaway.

    lindaran (on Rav)

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  20. Wow both are so nice!!
    I think I like the NICE one the best; although I don't know what I could make from it!!

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  21. They're both lovely, but I'd have to go for the "Nice."

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  22. What a tough choice. I finally had to flip a coin since both are lovely. The universe chose "Nice" for me.

    ritaknitting at hotmail dot com

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  23. Naughty for sure. Love the purple.

    -lafileuse (Ravelry)

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  24. I prefer the naughty batt. It would go well with my vericose veins.

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  25. My first instinct is to go with the Naughty batt, but I'd love to see how the Nice batt spins up. The Nice batt would push my spinning comfort level a bit more, I think!

    Thanks for offering the giveaway!

    ~ Autumn
    (Owldaughter on Ravelry)

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  26. Hmmm - tough to choose!! They're both lovely but I think I'm more drawn towards the 'nice' batt (I have visions of a future project in mind).
    -Mo
    (aka tinknogard on Ravelry)

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  27. I love the Nice batt!! how perfect! would be my first pick

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  28. Oooh! Naughty! I have been "nice" (mostly), but the colours of naughty are so rich and... well... naughty!

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  29. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE naughty! Gorgeous!!!!!!!

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  30. oh my gosh!! that purple bat is soooo gorgeous! here's to hoping i'm picked!!

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  31. I love the nice batt - so pretty. rainbowscuba on Ravelry

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  32. The naughty batt is definitely in my colour! Love it!!

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