Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Moonwood Farm MoonBeam Club Giveaway!



I just treated myself to a 4 month "moonbeams" club subscription from Moonwoodfarm!
I'm so excited, I can hardly contain myself!
You see, it was with Moonwoodfarm alpaca that I spun the thinnest yarn I had ever been able to produce. That experience really tore down some mental spinning barriers I had!

What is so special about moonbeams? Well Roo, being the genius she is, has gone to the trouble of carding all of the pretty luxurious fibers together and then has separated the batt into one continuous coil. That means, it's even more ready to spin than a batt would be! It is as if you took some roving and predrafted all of it before spinning- only with this you wouldn't have to! Experience the pure joy of the twist withought the prep. I think it is a lovely idea, because I have so little time to enjoy my spinning- every step eliminated for me is a bonus!

Roo is so generous, she has offered up a Moonbeam Club subscription for a lucky commenter! Don't worry if you've already bought a club spot- you can choose who your winning club will go to! All you have to do, is visit the Moonbeam Club listing in Moonwoodfarm's shop and tell us what colors you would love to see reproduced in moonbeams! We'll draw for a winner this weekend, so there isn't much time to help spread the word! Use facebook, twitter, ravelry, your blog etc and I will count those efforts as extra entries!

Roo, thank you for offering a special slot in your club! We all covet your fiber!

101 comments:

wildwoodflwr said...

Definitely Pharoah's Daughter and Neptune! These are absolutely gorgeous.

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/wildwoodflwr/status/3264630487

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

I love Neptune! Just a gorgeous combination!

Perry said...

Neptune!!

DENISE said...

I think you've got all the colors pegged. I love lavenders though

lyeng said...

ooohhh Neptune is my favorite.

Cathy said...

The Country is amazing. I can see that being something gorgeous

Cathy said...

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Nightphoenix said...

I'd have to cast my vote for Harem Girl.

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Em said...

I would love grey with burgundy, garnet, and maybe deep dark purple....
Em, dreaming

Melissa Verill said...

Ohhh Roo you are too kind! We love our kids (angora) and I hope it shows thru their fiber! My most favorite color is lavender so lavender it is!

Emily said...

I love Harem Girl! Actually, I love them all, but if I have to chose a specific one, she would be it! Pretties...

TNTknits said...

Harem Girl is just outstanding.

Robin said...

Sweet Princess would be fab- I also but her bamboo fiber into my faves.

Marimba's Notes said...

Definitely Earthsea. Even though she originally dyed it with top, it would be amazing in moonbeams. The colors seem to blend into each other, should make a stunning yarn. Absolutely gorgeous!

RT @marimba26

Andrea said...

I'd love to see the colors from the August milk reproduced in a moonbeam. That would be spectacular!

tweeted from DigitalDurga as well.

Thanks Roo, what a generous donation from a fantastic Phattie.

wooly daisy said...

i so love the Pharoah's Daughter! i will tweet and facebook!

naomi said...

I can't pick just one, I love them all !

Roo said...

I'm getting a really great overview here of colours that strike people as beautiful, and I LOVE the suggestions you're all making about alternative moonbeam colourways. Fantastic! Keep it coming, I love seeing this :)

teejayhansen said...

I just love Roo and her fiber. And the packages always smell SOO GOOD! I think Sweet Princess is my fave of this lot. It was hard to pick though, I love most teal or lavender colors. :)

Vtknitboy said...

lovely! oh, any and all of them! love Pharoah's Daughter, and neptune!


tweeting it too! vtknitboy

RogueKnits said...

Neptune is gorgeous, but I'd love to see some greens.

RogueKnits said...

tweeted

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

I'm digging the Red Hot Cinnamon, in her shop. I love Roo and her fibers and have already signed up for the club. I can't wait to get my first shipment!!

Rachel Suntop said...

Forest Fairy and August are my favorites! I also tweeted.

Vanessa said...

My vote is for Neptune!

Rowen said...

i am in love with the hot cinnamon buns colorway in the shop....
and pharoahs daughter is stunning as well! lovely!

SupaCindy3000 said...

Pharoah's Daughter, Pharoah's Daughter, Pharoah's Daughter!

cdaniele

Gail said...

First I checked out the Moonbeams colors and fell in love with Sweet Princess. In a few years that will be my hair! (Hm, I may need a sample to show my hairdresser.) But the instructions say: "tell us what colors you would love to see reproduced in moonbeams."

So I looked again. Blackberry caught my eye. Deep, subtle, and ... unreproducable.

So I looked yet again. (Gladly, the colors are beautiful.) And found Greener Pastures to love.

Susanne said...

I love Country Rose, Purple Haze, Grapefruit, Pale Mulberry, Fairy Tale, Big Sky and Tea Garden.

soxchik said...

I am smitten with the triple pack milk latte colors, they look like a cool refreshing ocean.

treehugger said...

I love Sweet Princess, too. I also think that August, Whisper, and Fairy (the alpaca batt with sparklies) would make excellent moonbeam choices. The idea of a sparkling moonbeam is enchanting.

Also tweeted @ knittygirl78.

Sally said...

My favorite is Sweet Princess. So soft and beautiful.

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Bohoknitterchic said...

I would love to see the colors turquoise and salmon together.

Quilting Pansy said...

I like Neptune, with Sweet Princess coming in 2nd. I also like the tea Garden
Cindy

Lacey said...

Oh, sweet princess would HAVE to be my pick. I love purple and sparkly. :D

One Sheep said...

The RED HOT CINNAMON alpaca spinning batt - brown red gold tones is really RED HOT! Love it!

Michelle in Colorado Springs said...

The Sweet Princess color was amazing.

jannedoe said...

Jupiter and Neptune! They're both so beautiful.

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Celena said...

They are all wonderful but I really love Neptune.

Going to tweet too: twitter.com/rocketyarn

Erytanthes said...

Easily without a doubt, Neptune and Demeter for me. I would LOVE to spin something like that on my wheel! And a whole subscription as a prize? I WANT! I WANT! What a great way for a poor college student like me to get my hands on new fiber while still hopefully scraping up enough money for textbooks....

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Turtle said...

oh my gosh...i so just added her to my favorites! i think i am in love! The color blends are fantastic! did i say theyre fantastic already!?? seriously! maybe it's just my taste but i really really like their work! and really.... i so cannot pick just one fav!

Celena said...

blogged and facebooked as well. can you tell i really love this fiber? ;)

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Anna B said...

i love the Pharoah's Daughter! Nice autumn colors. gorgeous.

CindyD said...

I love them all, but neptune is so pretty

The Mully's said...

I love sweet princess beacuse its so close to berry stianed dress! Soo pretty. I also love Neptune as well.

ikkinlala said...

I love Neptune! I'd also like to see something in leaf green or chocolate brown.

JuliaA said...

neptune is so striking. i love harem girl as well.

juliaa on rav

Carlin said...

I adore sweet princess.

SPINNING SHEEP said...

What beautiful fibers! I'd love to see some orchid, yellow, gold and a hint of green. IT would be my favorite flower...the orchid!!

Julie Smith
The Spinning Sheep
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sunnie fairy said...

Oh a lavender and yellow combination! that would be pretty...
mentioned it in this post:
http://andreasgarden.blogspot.com/2009/08/another-beret-yarn-cupcake.html

Jade Falcon said...

OOOH! The Pharoah's Daughter & Harem Girl are just LOVELY. I love that combination!

Kelsey said...

My favorite moonbeam shown is Neptune-- how gorgeous is that blue-- but I'd love to see the August colorway as a moonbeam. Lovely!

Rebekah said...

I love the Sweet Princess but they're all pretty!

eleanor graham said...

I love the Drenched, mixture of Water and big Sky! So many beautiful colors!

Nancy said...

A gorgeous sunset mix of deep reds, oranges and yellows.

Lindsey said...

I'm a blue/green girl, for sure, so Neptune. Although they do all look heavenly!

Off to tweet about it now. :-)

K said...

Would love to see a choclate brown with highlights of green, gold and orange.

Natalie said...

Although they are all gorgeous, my choice would clearly be Neptune! I love the names, by the way :)

PenelopeRose said...

What a generous giveaway! I vote for Neptune. Absolutely gorgeous!

SewMamaLady said...

I'm thinking a really bright turquoise mixed with some lighter colors, maybe gold, would be amazing!

Jags said...

I love your bamboo sampler!

I just spun a bamboo sample recently and I think I'm in love :)

rebelhousewife said...

I love the Neptune and the Pharoah's Daughter. I would love to see some brighter colors, maybe some reds.

krista

HanamiGallery said...

i really like sweet princess but would also love to see a moonbeams in the tea garden colorway~

Sheepmama said...

I love the pharohs daughter shade! Anything in a scarlet would be nice too

SewMamaLady said...

Tweeted about the giveaway and blogged! @sewmamalady & http://sewmamalady.blogspot.com/2009/08/another-phat-fiber-giveaway.html

Thanks!

HAY said...

I love her milk fiber in the "Tea Garden" colorway - just beautiful!

dstj@care2.com

Knitmomma said...

If you mean which of the colorways pictured I would love to have her do again, then Neptune, Sweet Princess & Pharoah's Daughter

Otherwise, deep purple (plum, eggplant, etc.) teals, royal blues, roses, emerald greens.

Ann Ryan said...

Beautiful! I love the country colors, and the moonbeam main picture (blue). Ahhhh, very nice.

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

I love the sweet princess and the pharoah's daughter ones!

Kenyetta said...

Oooo I love Demeter and Pharaoh's Daughter!

whimsywool said...

I love Iris in the Field and the Cirtus colors

jeckabee said...

So beautiful I must try it!

Paige said...

ooh...I LOVE Sweet Princess!!!! All Roo's stuff is gorgeous!!!

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jeckabee said...

...forgot to mention a fav color, I love reds, deep delicious reds...Also, how do you track comments on twitter, facebook & Ravelry? I commented on facebook as well, do I have to mention it here as well? I also posted on my blog ta boot!
Thank you

AnneMarie said...

Absolutely beautiful! I am sorely tempted by red Hot Cinnamon!

I blogged about it at: http://smokymountainfibers.blogspot.com/

sparkleknitter said...

Fairy was gorgeous! Love those lavender colors!

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winemakerssister said...

Gosh, what an amazing collection! Soooo tempting. How about a "Moonlight" colorway -- dark blue, black, royal blue, gold and silver...

Tracy said...

Sweet Princess is saaaweet!
: )

Cozy Knitting said...

Wow! That's all I can say. I love the alpaca blends-Forest and Fairy are boo-tiful! I cannot believe how beautiful the milk fibers take dye. Just WOW!

Angele said...

I would have to say Sweet Princess! It's gorgeous!

wenchamok said...

I like the Country colorway!

Jen

Max. H said...

I'd love to see Neptune! It's beautiful!!

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Mama Jude said...

I love the Neptune colors. I know it's not part of the set, but the Tea Garden sure is pretty too!
Judy

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

This SEA MAIDEN 4.6 oz hand painted bamboo top - gold aqua green blue pewter ocean is rally wonderful. I'd like to see a moonbeam of dove grey and soft violet.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've posted to my blog at http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/08/when-lizards-were-lizards-men-were-this.html

Carmela said...

Neptune is gorgeous! I would like to see a combo of deep purple and blues as well.

trh said...

The best are Neptune and Harem Girl - wish I could buy a club membership!

goodnessgraciousWV said...

For some reason I'm really drawn to the Harem Girl--I like gold & purple together, although I've never spun any yarn from batts like that. Pretty! :)

goodnessgraciousWV said...

I really love ANYTHING (almost,lol) with purples! I'm a purple freak--purple & black? :)

natasha said...

Neptune is pretty, but I totally heart the hues in Demeter.

Kathleen said...

I think Red Hot Cinnamon or Elements would be fantastic moonbeams. Anything with some contrasting colors for definition would be fantastic.

TSCrow said...

Neptune!

zot said...

I like the Sweet Princess the best of the Moonbeams, but I'd like to see the colors of American Girl and Fireside. So pretty!

LadeeBee said...

I like Demeter. I love greens! I have never spun in my life, but I have given it some thought. I believe if I won a subscription I'd get myself a simple little drop spindle and give it a whirl.

mamakin said...

Oh, I soooo love Rooo's shop! I'd love to see anything of Serious' reproduced (it had to be said, I have such a thing for that boy). I also love Blackberry-so it just has to be reproduced! Elements, Antique Rose and August,because it reminds me of the sunset here.
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angel1mara said...

I would love to see dark blues and purples with a hint of flash

javalulu said...

Love Harem Girl!

lemur said...

I love the PHAROAH'S DAUGHTER. Which is funny, because I normally always go for the greens, purples, and blues. But this one really caught my eye.

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Hot Glass Lass said...

I'd love to see a combination of the country and the elements. They both have great colors and I think the more muted colors of the element intermixed with the brighter country colors would make a really fabulous mix.