Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Silver Sun Alpacas *Giveaway*





Okay! This is it! You have no excuse now. You've got to learn to spin! It's 2009, the year you CAN do it. Ricky, from Silver Sun Alpacas has sent in a beautiful learn to spin drop spindle kit! It includes a spindle, simplified instructions, and some gorgeous fiber to play with. Yes, I said gorgeous fiber. Whomever told you that you needed to start learning with scratchy ugly roving, must think that you're interested in trying to make a smooth, commercial looking yarn. Though it is certainly excellent to learn how to draft and spin a very thin single (one twisted length of fiber), the lumpy and bumpy and chunky stuff is quite fashionable! There are some spinners who specialize in art yarn that is nothing but lumpy and bumpy!
Ricky has kits that start under $25 and you and I both know you've spent that much on junk food (you didn't need!) in the last month.
Silver Sun Alpacas sent in some beautiful fiber this month called "Daffodils". I am in love with this! As soon as I can take some time for me, I want to spin up my little sample- I'm pretty sure I'll have to order more. Seasonal spinning- gotta love it!
To win this drop spindle kit- all you need to do is visit the gorgeous Silver Sun Alpacas Shop and find something you like. Write a little about it in the comments section below here and you'll be entered in the drawing tomorrow. Remember to get your extra twittering, plurking, facebook updates and ravelry posts out there too- I'll count them as extra entries!
Thank you so much Ricky, for creating such amazing fibers and for being so awesome! We hope you'll continue to contribute to Phat Fiber!

140 comments:

Anaya said...

what a great giveaway! It would be fun to learn how to do this!
Retweeted, of course!
Anaya

Minou14 said...

I love those Daffodil batts! I hope I get one in my box. I checked out her shop and for some reason the "Put the Lime with the Coconut" is talking to me. :) The "Purple Passion" is really pretty too.

Rachel Suntop said...

I like the Strawberry Fields yarn very much, I'm a big Beatles fan. In fact, I visited the real Strawberry Fields when I was in Liverpool. Anyway, getting back to your stuff. The mega bomb (1 lb) fiber looks so tempting. And the "Put the lime with the coconut": is that in reference to Harry Neilsson's song?

Quilting Pansy said...

There were so many gorgeous items, that I don't think I could choose a favorite. But one I really like is :
Purple Passion - Spinning fiber - Bamboo, Cotswold

Cindy

Brat said...

The Chambord Truffle batt looks amazingly yummy! The colors are so rich looking.

Kelley
aka BratKnits

Girl in Red Shoes said...

The Lavender Vanilla looks like it would be beautiful all spun up!
Thanks for the giveaway, I hope I can get a box this month!
Twittered and Facebooked!

fiona

trh said...

I seriously have to quit entering these giveaways! Every time I go to one of the etsy shops, I find 3 or 4 things to buy . . . I love the learn to spin kits and want one for my sister . . . I love the alpaca roving and want that for me . . . I love the colorful bats just because.

Erytanthes said...

The Mexican Papaya spinning batt is beautiful! I would love to win this starter kit!

I've wanted to learn to spin for a while now, but I'm not allowed to spend any money on spindles and fiber until after a summer trip I'm making.

BUT MAYBE I'LL WIN THEM!

Twittered and facbooked too!

jennifer said...

I've been looking at Bora Bora and Mexican Papaya for a bit. Love them! Need.more.money! he he

Jennifer

Erytanthes said...

Made a note about this on ravelry too!

k8 said...

Put the Lime with the Coconut! So pretty!!

Beki said...

Oooh I'd love the WINE AND CHOCOLATE Batt. Those are two of my favorite things in fiber. A trifecta of happiness!!!

Em said...

I like the purple passion - and now have kermit the frog's lime and coconut song in my head! Em

Carol in NJ said...

Great giveaway! I like the put the lime with the coconut!

gbryndi said...

I love the Purple Ocean, Bamboo wool fiber and the Kits. I am wanting to learn how to spin and would love to get one of his kits to learn on. The purple ocean is a beautiful color i could spin and knit up for my daughters summer collection of wool. Thank you for such a great opportunity to win a kit.
Bryndi

superwoman_4002 said...

what a wonderful giveaway!! i'd have no reason not to learn! ;) I love the summer watermelon!! beautiful!!
Zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

Emrya said...

I like the variety of clubs available. The lite looks like a good one to get started with as a new spinner in particular.

KPP said...

The BLUE MOON - Plump and Slender Handspun Collection From Silver Sun looks all kinds of yummmies.

kmart said...

I love the Blue Moon Superwash Merino. It is just gorgeous. It looks soft and I love the colors.
Thanks for running this contest.
Kristina

teabird said...

The lemon/lime/orange sherbet handspun would make such a beautiful, soft cowl - I love it!

(And, I retweeted!)\
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teabird / ravelry

superwoman_4002 said...

i blogged about this giveaway!! :D
Zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

Concetta Phillipps said...

That is an awesome giveaway! I took a look at their store - a rare seller of Milk protein fiber! It looks like they take great care to make it as soft and workable as possible.

Overall, I'm very impressed with the store and its going on my favorites.

I cannot wait to get paid. My mom totally needs some of that to use!

superwoman_4002 said...

i plurked! my username on plurk is superwoman4002
zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

superwoman_4002 said...

i tweeted! (superwoman4002)
zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

Natalie said...

I looove the bamboo wool batt Purple Ocean so much , I almost bought it. In fact I might still buy it :D

teejayhansen said...

There is so much pretty on there it's hard to choose, so I'm going with Purple Ocean 'cause it matches my hair right now. =D

Presents said...

Ooh, I like the fire & ice roving :-)

Monica said...

Stargazer Lilly! So gorgeous =)

Strike My Fancy said...

I love the Chambord Truffle batt - looks good enough to eat!

carrym said...

Her Purple Passion looks YUMMY!

Retweeted :)

Bohoknitterchic said...

I would love to try the milk protein fiber:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22976547

lesliecooper said...

I just hearted this kit this morning... I soooooo want to learn! I retweeted the contest too!

les_the_mess

LC

Kelly said...

not sure i can choose one thing, but i keep going back to that Stargazer Lily ... mmm, luscious!

Jessica said...

I like the Lime in the Coconut batt, and now I'm going to be singing all day!

Mariposa Farm Alpacas said...

The Purple Dragon batt is my favorite. Also posted on Facebook and Twitter.

annietea said...

Mexican Papaya! Tasty! And they are practically in my backyard!

Anightgirl said...

So many great choices! My favorite would have to be the "LAVENDER VANILLA - Alpaca and Merino wool Batt"

I just looks so amazing! I love the ways the colors blend and creme + any shade of purple is one of my most loved color combos!

Retweeting, facebooking, and myspacing your giveaway!

Turtle said...

stargazer lilly, bora bora, put a lime in the coconut, and the spin kits caught my eye right away! Wow what a great selection!!

Elizabeth said...

Mexican papaya!

Lauria @ Brackenbury Lane said...

Yum!

The milk protein fiber looks scrumpcious!!

What great stuff. :)

Elena (Tickled Pink Knits) said...

Would love to win!
The colors of the Summer Watermelon batt are delish!

Bannahleigh said...

Everything is so beautiful... I really love the colorways. I am honestly stuck between the fire and ice, daffodils, and mexican papaya batts.

Bannahliegh on Ravelry

Buckette said...

So much lovely items to fall in love with. But my favorite was the Stormy Nights Superwash Merino. I love blues. So purdy!!.

Rav id Buckette

Jessy said...

Too hard to pick just one! I love the Lavender Vanilla and there is something about the Stargazer Lily that makes me want to pet it. I've always wanted to learn to spin so I just might have to order one of these kits anyway.

Retweeted (sylenc) and facebooked!

PenelopeRose said...

So many wonderful items! I'm really tempted by the SUMMER WATERMELON - 3 oz. of Bamboo, Merino, Mohair, Freshly Made Spinning Batt. Those colors are great together.

Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

Rav. ID puglvr

Digital Misfit said...

I have been dying to learn to spin. One of my favorite in Silver Sun's shop is Fire & Ice - it is such a beautiful color combo.


heidig@gmail.com

RC said...

mmmmmm,, the white bump of roving looks dreamy to spin...

Lady O said...

I want all the fiber! The batts are gorgeous! (esp. Purple Passion)

binkette55 said...

The Chambord Truffle really caught my eye. I love those deep, rich colors.

Jen

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

Strawberry Fields Forever Hand Spun Yummy I also love Put the Lime in the Coconut batt It made me sing. :)

Desertknitta on Rav

CinderLisa said...

I LOVE this New Era batt. I have a thing for pinks and browns, and that is just gorgeous. Lots of things in the shop are, though!

Tweeted and Plurked, too!

SnjDebdeb said...

Love the satrgazer lily - the colors are all me! I alos love the stormy nights roving colors....reminds me or the northern lights up inmaine!!! The prices are amazing for the roving and the starter kits.... must try to resist new addiction... may be futile!!!!

Amy said...

It's impossible to pick just one, but two that really stood out are Aladin's Gemstones and Child Play. I just love those bright colours!

Jasmine said...

Oh Wow I love the tulip alpaca yarn. Love it!

SnjDebdeb said...

retweeted and facebooked ( under Deborah Salanitro)

Erin said...

Ooh, love the alpaca! I'm a big fan of natural, undyed alpaca so I'm drooling over the natural brown and black roving.

helenlam said...

mmmm...alpaca! Everything looks great, though that Lavender Vanilla batt looks fantastic.

Vanessa said...

The Chamboard Truffle Roving is an incredibly rich set of colors - love it!
What a great site!

B.F. said...

Ooooh beautiful! I absolutely LOVE the "Stormy Nights" colorway. I have a severe love of all things storms and can think of a lot of things I'd make with that! :)

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/HookerNextDoor

I plurked and sent a few messages on Rav. ;)

cksknitter said...

I really like the Mexican Papaya Spinning Batt. It's just scrumptious!
Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

Nightphoenix said...

Though I just learned to spin, I'd love to give this to my best friend - so that she no longer has an excuse.

And the Mexican Papaya!! Oh goodness how lovely!!!

Queen of Kim Chee Kingdom said...

I'm loving the purple ocean bamboo. The colors are so vibrant and pretty!

Jus Shar Designs said...

PURPLE OCEAN - Bamboo, Wool - Spinning Fiber, 4 oz.
STORMY NIGHTS - Superwash Merino, Merino, Mohair, 4 oz.

I've blogged about it, Tweeted (JusShar) it, and put a link on my Facebook (JusShar).

Brittni Kayne said...

The Strawberry Fields Forever yarn is my favorite too :) Its colors are surprising and work wonderfully together - plus it's bamboo and mohair, who could resist!?

breezily said...

It's the LAVENDER VANILLA - Alpaca and Merino wool Batt for me!

Elaine said...

Love the rosegarden handspun.

This is enough to get me to try my hand at spinning. I skipped all the other contests - this is it.

Will post on my blog.

Anonymous said...

2009 will be the year I learn to spin! I love the daffodil (daffodils were my wedding flower)!

phoenixfire on ravelry

Anonymous said...

The MEGA BOMBSHELL listing would make an awesome gift for someone who wants to learn to spin. It has a great assortment of spinning fibers and a complimentary spindle in a great size for learning to do drop spindle yarn production.
~Sciteacher at Ravelry

Rachel O said...

I love all the handspun yarns - especially rose garden

Hotmail: dadofra

Jersey said...

Love the lavender vanilla

jerseyjessie AT gmail

Cher said...

Red Sun is just gorgeous. I love how shiny it is.

Cathy said...

I have learned to dye now it is time to learn to spin. These fibers look like just the way to start. I am inlove with Purple passion.

Jags said...

OMG such pretty colors!

the whorl of my ashford spindle fell off so I'm really needing a new (and better) spindle!

My favorite thing in the shop is 'Put the lime in the coconut' I get the song in my head every time i look at it lol

Teresa Brady said...

stargazer lily is the softest, sweetest colors - if I don't win, I'm going to have to buy a spindle...I need to learn how to spin!

See my comment on FB!

Robin said...

Ok you are making it very hard to resist learning to spin!!! I love the Stargazer colorway.

primdollie said...

Oh my her shop is so lovely and the new banner is great!! I love her Mexican Papaya Batt as well as all her pretty fibers!! the spindle kit is wonderful!! what a great giveaway!! Hugs Linda

kataish said...

me please ;)

Mexican Papaya is FABULOUS looking, and OVERLOAD definitely looks overloaded with shine and glitz and love!

lotusdesigns said...

oh it's so beautiful. I still have a hard time with spindles. Need to get better at it I'm lazy and use my wheel lol.

Mary Kay said...

how could you even choose!! so many georgeous colors!
Mary Kay

EJ said...

Love the blue moon handspun.

I'd love to learn to spin.

gmail: bloglessinnj

EJ said...

Love the blue moon handspun.

I'd love to learn to spin.

gmail: bloglessinnj

MarieAngel said...

Wow, I love the colors in your shop!

I especially love the Chambord Truffle batt. I've never had the opportunity to learn how to spin but looking at this yarn, I could see myself trying to learn just so I could knit with it.

Beautiful yarn.

MariAngel from Ravelry

Susan said...

So much lovely stuff! But I'm really loving PURPLE OCEAN - Bamboo, Wool - Spinning Fiber, 4 oz.!

navars2 on Rav

Carla said...

The rose garden handspun is wonderful!

hotmail: popofra

KellieBelle said...

OOooo, love the stargazer lily fibers! Like the purple passion too, I'm in a purple phase right now!!

tom said...

I know just the person who would love Strawberry fields.

gmail - tomknit

Elaine said...

It's posted on my blog: http://elaine-knitting.blogspot.com/

purple-power said...

I love the rose garden hand spun yarn the best. Fab!



Rav id - purple

Sally said...

I love the Child's Play batt. I don't know how to spin, but would love to give it a shot. How exciting.

Twitter: MuddyMooseAK
Ravelry: MuddyMoose

PogKnits said...

I love the

"PUT THE LIME WITH THE COCONUT - Bamboo, Merino, Mohair, Glitz, 3 oz. Of Freshly Made Spinning Batt"

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23600451

I've never spun any bamboo before, but would love to try.

Dana said...

I liked the Mexican Papaya Batt.

ikkinlala said...

I love the STORMY NIGHTS - Superwash Merino, Merino, Mohair, 4 oz. Of Freshly Made Spinning Batt.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Yarn Tramp said...

I love lavender vanilla & wine and chocolate. I would love to learn to spin. These spindles are so pretty.

teejayhansen said...

I posted the link on FB too. =D

Dragan said...

Seriously want this! This will sound a little sad, but I've been trying to win a drop spindle kit for a bit now, with no luck.

I love: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21140747 the Lavender and Vanilla :)

What a beautiful shop, it was hard to pick!

gmail: draganafae

Mara said...

I love the Daffodil batts. I really love the Chambord Batt. Gosh, so pretty!

Stephannie said...

yum...lavender vanilla!

amarkonmywall said...

97! But I can see why- this is a great giveaway. I like the mohair roving and the daffodil batts but frankly, you sold me on the drop spindle kit before I even got over there to see them "live."

rebelhousewife said...

Oh the mega bombshell spinning box, it looks scrumptious.
ravid rebelhousewife

Mea said...

Fire and Ice baby, Fire and Ice. What a cool combo! (or is it hot) IDK.

morgaine24 said...

i love the rose garden handspun very nice and yummy vbarton24 at gmail dot com

morgaine24 said...

i tweeted twitter.com/morgaine24

morgaine24 said...

i plurked

http://www.plurk.com/vbarton24

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

morgaine24 said...

i did the facebook thing

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1278903202&ref=profile

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

cthulhulovesme said...

I definitely love the Daffodil batts up there, but I also like the Overload batt available in her shop.

-cthulhulovesme on Rav

Brittany said...

How pretty is Stargazer Lilly!!! Love it!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

RED SUN - Spinning Fiber, Wool, Mohair, Glitz, 4 oz. Freshly Made, Just for you In Our Ranch. This really is Made just for ME! Yum! I've posted to my blog at

http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/04/off-to-moms-for-short-visit.html

brownbear said...

The batts are gorgeous. I especially like the fire and ice ones.

One Sheep said...

The Red Sun Spinning Fiber. I can feel the heat already.

Anonymous said...

I really like the Chambord Truffle. Your shop is beautiful!

Knitdesigns on Rav

Sharon B in SA said...

That Pineapple sherbet one is amazing! I am not even a white fibre person normally! WOW.
I am in Australia- wishing I was in the USA to get all the fab fibres you all have available.
I found the link to this via Twitter- will Tweet about it and will write about it on Ravelry too!
:) Not sure I am eligible- but I like to help fibre folk along even if I am not able to win!! :)
Keep on spinning!

Brody Knits said...

I have to say I like them all but the one I like the most is the Stargazzer Lily. I'm still new to spinning but have said 2009 is the year.

snitch said...

Oooo.... There are some truly gorgeous sets!! But my favorites are probably Stargazer Lilly and Lavender Vanilla.

johndarling888 said...

well, I would try it---I have never spun before...

Rebecca said...

Since I can't spin yet, my favorite item in the shop was the blue moon plump and slender handspun. It looks like an incredible yarn to knit with!

-Rebecca
rnredner at gmail dot com

HanamiGallery said...

wow that looks awesome. i want to learn how to spin! sounds like a lot of fun!! i love the colors of Pineapple Sherbet~ thanx for showing such a great shop!

SupaCindy3000 said...

I love the Mexican Papaya!

cdaniele on Rav

Carlin said...

I have been searching around for a learn to spin kit and all of the drop spindle kits listed in the shop look amazing!

Janelle said...

The lavendar vanilla batt is sooooo lovely - I want to spin it!

Mardy at Scents of Hilton Head said...

I would love to learn how to spin. All of the roving looks lovely but I was drawn to the Lavender Vanilla. I also liked the Hot Pink spun yarn.

jennyheard said...

I'm really excited to have found silver sun alpacas. I'm thinking of ordering one of the fiber clubs. I spin on a wheel but would love to learn on a spindle. Maybe the set of three spindles too!

Jenny

becky@beckyspapercreations.com said...

I love the Blue moon handspun.

AmIAKnitterYet said...

i love that this is packaged up with whatever you need to learn. ooo.

purple passion, et all

jennyheard said...

I love the hat in your photo. Just printed it out from ravelry -- Stella's Hat -- and would to knit it with some silver sun alpaca.

edina said...

The Chambord Truffle wool/mohair top is gorgeous and I love the name, too!

Knitmomma said...

Too many, too many! I marked her as a favorite seller.

OVERLOAD, STORMY NIGHTS, PURPLE DRAGON, CHAMBORD TRUFFLE and PURPLE OCEAN, all batts. I just can't decide!

jennyheard said...

I just looked again. I think I want to knit Stella's hat out of handspun alpace. How soft would that be?

Nicole said...

Oh man, I really love Put the Lime in the Coconut. That hint of green in with the shiny white ... I could eat it, really.

alittleweirdo said...

Love the Rose Garden yarn! Great color contrast :)

Kristen said...

I love the New Era roving. Very pretty and vibrant!

HeatherD said...

I just added them to my favorite Etsy sellers. I really liked Stormy Nights, and itis on sale, but my favorite was the Purple Dragon. It reminded me of Figment at Disney World!

Tanya said...

i love that you are offering spindle kits with the "good" fiber - i say the same thing when teaching someone to knit - pick the yarn you love the most and i'll show you! (maybe not laceweight . . . lol)
"the lime and the coconut" batts are seriously making me think of tropical drinks with umbrellas and the beach. thanks for the contests - they are fun. :)

wickedsharp said...

I love the Stormy Nights batt and the Blue Moon yarn!
I've been wanting to learn to spin and a learn-to-spin kit would be perfect!

wickedsharp on ravelry.

katerina said...

I think the Fire & Ice or Chambord Truffle would spin up beautifully - but then again I'd need to learn first - and this kit would be perfect for the yummy looking bats! I also love the strawberry cupcake yarn too!!
Thanks for the eye-candy!

Michelle in Colorado Springs said...

Wow, those drop spindle kits are gorgeous. I am going to have to go back on payday.

Kate Crawford said...

That was really great. My family loved it. I get a lot of great how-to ideas on Wacanai.com(http://www.wacanai.com/intro). You should post this one there. I think a lot of people would like it. You can link your webpage to the website too. It is has some great articles on it and when people search for things with similar items or ingredients your article will pop up.

burnt rain said...

the soft colours in the lavender vanilla batts speak to me here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21140747

I would love to learn how to spin... this sounds like a rather inexpensive inspiration to start...
-Leah ravid: burnt3rain

Anonymous said...

scottishthistle

I love the Chambord Truffle - I love raspberries, I love truffles and I love Chambord. How can I keep from wanting to learn to spin with such a tantalizing feast of color before me. Overall all of your colors are terrific. But the Chambord Truffle had me salivating thinking about the beauty of wearing while drinking fine wine and enjoying Chambord Truffles.

Thank you for being so kind and generous to host this contest.

Rav ID scottishthistle

email ngammon@suddenlink.net

Aunt Kathy said...

If I am still in time I liked the Mexican papaya and the Strawberry fields and... lol

gimpykatk on Ravelry and on aol

Darcy's Knotty Knitter said...

I like the lavender vanilla:)Hugs Darcy
knottyknitter40 rav id