Monday, August 17, 2009

The Critter Ranch and Giveaway!




Llama!!!! Who knew Llama could be so soft! Sue from The Critter Ranch sent in some of her uber-soft llama batts and yarn last month for all of us to taste. She included a small batt for me and I just got a chance to spin it up last night. Of course, after spinning it, I promptly went online and ordered some more!

It was very lofty, but had a bit more density than alpaca. The "Roses in the Dark" colorway she sent in are almost exactly our local college basketball colors (go Salukis!) so this yarn will most likely become part of a hat.

If you don't spin, you must try some of Sue's handspun! It is of course, luxuriously soft and it has the most amazing drapeyness to it.

Sue has generously offered a 1 oz batt of "Roses in the Dark" for you to try! Just visit The Critter Ranch, find something you like, and write about it below. The drawing will be on Saturday. Make sure you twitter/facebook/ravelate/blog about Sue's shop so you can get extra entires- because well, it's Llama!

Thank you so much, Sue. Not only are your fiber and yarns simply amazing, it is the little details in the packaging and care you take with everythning that has really endeared me to your shop.

64 comments:

SupaCindy3000 said...

I am loving the mohair silver locks, so pretty!

cdaniele

Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

GOT SUM MILK FTW!!!! That is so cute and clever. RTed @millarca

Breien in Lansingerland said...

It looks like a true treat. Never had the opportunity thus far to spin llama

Jude said...

Roving...Got sum Milk....Black llama, White llama blended with Mohair, Border Leicester --- love it!

tracethekat said...

I love the Shades of Black llama and alpaca fiber batt! So pretty!

Robin said...

The 6 color fiber sampler looks like fun.

Quilting Pansy said...

Hand Spun yarn....CURLY SUE
Love these colors!
Cindy

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

All of her Meet me at the Fair rovings are gorgeous! My favorite one is sold already but I happen to already have a bit of it.... sooo wonderful! Those are to die for!

The Critter Ranch Llama Farm said...

Thank You soooo Much Jessie & All for your nice Comments On my Store & Products
I put a lot of my heart & soul into this and I only hope that the finished Items no matter what they are at least show a little of the Passion I feel for this Life style I’ve Chosen.
Sue Phillips
The Critter Ranch Fiber & Yarn Barn.

Jacy said...

I was actually on her shoppe last night giggling at the "Got Sum Milk" roving. The samplers are genius as well. I love the Coral Reef roving the best though.

Jacy

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Rachel Suntop said...

my favorites are the rainbow colored dyed locks!

StephCat said...

I liked these...

Fiber Batt..... Midnight Frost..... July Phatfiber Full size Eboney and Kaleidascope

The Spinning Daisy said...

The funny face roving made me laugh! I love the colors in the Sunny Morning roving and the forget-me-not batts. Lovely stuff, and a great sense of humor!

YarnCoture said...

I love the colors in The Critter Ranch's Expo roving! So bold and bright!

JuliaA said...

loving the monti carlo night handspun.

:D

juliaa on rav

Nightphoenix said...

The cinnamon twist is such a warm lovely color, who wouldn't want to spin it!

Lizbert on Ravelry

Angele said...

The Silver locks are super beautiful!!

trh said...

I love the funny face roving - such a cute way of showing it. And the fair ribbon colorways - all of them. This is an add to favorites kind of shop.

ikkinlala said...

I love the Painted Pony Show batt.

Anna B said...

Such gorgeous batts! I love the Summer Gardens, and the kitchen sink. I really want the caramel candy apples... and spring flowers. Jeez, I'll have to save this as a favorite and come back and load up when I have some extra money! lol

dinahsaurus said...

I guess I'm in a flowery mood, because the Muddy Roses and Blue Bells rovings are my favorites. I also LOVE the little capsule packaging for the fiber samplers. It's so ingenious!

Cathy said...

Fiber Batt..... Cherries Jubilee..... Hand Dyed llama 2 oz in brilliant red with gold, rust and yellow

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teaspoon67@yahoo said...

Roving...Got sum Milk....Black llama, White llama blended with Mohair, Border Leicester is so cool! it reminds me of my two cats playing together.

sunnie fairy said...

her silk roses batt looks amazing!

KT said...

I love that Cinnamon Twist alpaca blend - what a fab color! And I'm always a sucker for the sampler packs...

RT'ed from @KnitwithKT

Sally said...

Wow. So many wonderful things in her shop. The colorful sample pack, the funny face roving, the red, white, and blue batt. All wonderful.

Twitter: MuddyMooseAK (RT'ed)
RavID: MuddyMoose

BeckyS said...

I love the deep cinnamon alpaca roving and the fiber samplers. I love samplers... Great shop!

Posted on Twitter also.

Maeghan said...

OMG! I just LOVE the colors in her Summer Garden batt. That would be fun to spin and to see the resulting yarn!

Tucker said...

OOh! The Summer Blue Berries spun yarn is perfectly lovely!

Cozy Knitting said...

I prefer my llama and alpaca to be natural colors, but some of these colorways are really pretty. The pkg-ing for the samplers was kinda neat. I do like the hats a lot, especially the 1920's style.

K said...

Love the chocolate swirl handspun.

The Mully's said...

Her shop is so fun! Everything is great! I like the Big E and Con Fuschia Says (of course!)

Vanessa said...

I love her roving in Coral Reef. The samplers are great too -- love the pastels.

Campbell said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21357330

this was way too hard to choose among all the beauties, but I do love the colors and textures in this yarn...

Anna
www.designsbyanna.artfire.com
www.annasplaceofholding.blogspot.com

alittleweirdo said...

Love the sunny morning roving! It's a bright happy color :) I haven't tried spinning with alpaca or llama yet, so will have to try soon!

Turtle said...

gorgeous! but Alpaca, Llama, with glitz in Lavender and Purple, August Phatfiber, Meet me at the fair, Full size
by TheCritterRanch
caught my eye right away!

zot said...

The wool locks look fun and the rovings based on ribbons, especially the Orleans and the Big E, are beautiful. The homespuns and the llama fiber samplers look fun too! Too much good stuff! :)

DENISE said...

I really like the Lilacs in spring yarn. Also the way she displays everything.

Cinders said...

I love the lavender Lama batt with pale green and gold threading through it. it looks like candy floss. good enough to eat!!

Greta said...

I like the Dragonfly batt and the Blue Bells roving. Very nice colors.

Natalie said...

My favorite was the Got sum milk roving.

Carlin said...

The colors of the Blooming Impatients roving are absolutely delightful. And I also love her fiber samplers!

Heather said...

Lovely fibers! I think my favorite is the llama/silk in the natural/red combination. It would spin up beautifully!

CindyD said...

All of the llama in the natural colors are super nice!

CindyD said...

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Bumble said...

The dyed batt "star sparkled banner" caught my eye!

One Sheep said...

I really like the Muddy Rose Roving. As the Bard would say, "What's in a name? This Muddy Rose ROCKS!"

Max. H said...

The Dragon Fly...Llama, Alpaca Mohair and Jacob sheep Batt in blues & greens is awesome! What a fantastic shop!

mc.crafty.bunny at gmail dot com

Kathleen said...

Wonderful batts, especially the forget me nots. I want them all.

Daniella said...

i want to buy the hand spun yarn in rose garden and never stop knitting with it!

jennifer said...

Star Sparkle Banner! Love it!!

desertgarden

Strike My Fancy said...

Ooooh! The Summer Garden batt set is delicious - kind of reminds me of a roll of Life Savers!

KellieBelle said...

LOVE the 'summer garden' batt!!! I <3 color :)

Paula said...

It's much too difficult to choose a favorite. If someone threatened to say mean things to the llamas unless I picked one thing, it'd be the llama sampler.

PenelopeRose said...

I just received my purchase from The Critter Ranch and YOWZA this is thee nicest fiber! We have llamas so I had doubts about getting the llama fiber but her llama fiber is sooooooo soft and luxurious! I'd be happy with any item from her store!

Alisa said...

Fiber Llama sampler in Pastel! Awesome

Myra said...

Gotta get some! Just beautiful!

prairiecomforts

DG said...

I don't know what it is about it, but I love the Curly Sue yarn! Never seen anything quite like it....

FunkyFiberFarm said...

THere it was, right there on the front page staring straight at me.. Summer Garden... pure color-lover's delight!!

Ann Ryan said...

I love the batts, so soft!

vickie said...

i love the wine country batt so gorgeous vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Amysatx said...

Love the Purple Rain and English Tea Roses Handspun yarn.