Thursday, April 9, 2009
North Star Alpacas and *Giveaway*
It was because of North Star Alpaca's debut in the March box, that I became aware of a new word. Snorgle. The first samples Maple sent were a chocolate colored merino and alpaca roving in a generous portion size. Three elements combined to create a "perfect storm" when it came to those samples. First, the color was amazing- it was as if chocolate grew on alpacas- a rich milk chocolate I would certainly be able to incorporate into my wardrobe or anyone else's as I think chocolate is one of those colors that just looks great on everyone. Secondly, the softness of this fiber was near indescribable. Buttery, rich, smooth- am I making you hungry? Finally, Maple takes such care of her fiber that she stores them with French Lavender sachets and it adds the sweetest natural fragrance to her packages it is like opening a package of bliss.
This trinity of factors to combine to create much snorgling on behalf of all of us fiber feinds who have had the priviledge of experiencing North Star Alpaca fiber.
Maple has sent in some delicious mill-spun yarn from one of her 'paca babies, Tribute. I must admit, I have a bit of an alpaca crush on him. He's so proud in all of his photos and so fluffy, I wish Maple and her herd lived next door so I could go give him some special treats like an apple slice (do alpacas even eat apples?). I also think Maple is one of the most humorous and kind hearted people I've come across recently. She sent along a special skein of Tribute's yarn for me! She's really sweet! If you had any doubts before- just read her shop profile section here.
Maple would like to give away 4 oz of fiber to a lucky commentor here on the blog. We will be drawing for the dizzy week giveaways next Thursday. All you have to do to win the 4 oz of North Star Alpaca fiber of your choice, is visit Maple's Shop- find something you like, and post about it below. Remember, I always count your extra efforts (twitter, plurk, facebook and ravelry posts) as extra entries in the drawing. Just let me know you did it! Please make it easy on me too and leave a way for me to contact you should you win.
Thank you Maple, for being such a wonderful contributor to the box. We look forward to sampling more from your beautiful herd!