Saturday, October 10, 2009

Silver Sun Alpacas- Giveaway!




Do you spin yet? Maybe you'd like to try, but don't want to invest much money in case you don't enjoy it. I'm happy to be telling you all about Silver Sun Alpacas drop spindle kits! I know many of you are searching for gifts this time of year, and I think the gift of a practical skill like spinning would be a great one!

In each of Ricky's kits comes several ounces of fiber, a hand crafted wooden drop spindle and clear printed instructions on how to create your own yarn. It all comes wrapped in a lovely organza bag.

This weekend we are giving away this beautiful learn to spin drop spindle kit! Just visit Silver Sun Alpacas, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below. Be sure and get extra entries to the giveaway by using facebook, twitter, ravelry and your blog to let other folks know about Silver Sun Alpacas! We'll be drawing for a winner on Monday, so be sure and spend a little time shopping this weekend!

Ricky, thank you so much for your beautiful October samples- they are truly magnificent and I can't wait for everyone to get them!

101 comments:

Cathy said...

Flamingo is to DYE for.

Cathy said...

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Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

Oof, it's all almost too pretty. But I want to actually lick the Granny Smith. RTed @millarca!

Quilting Pansy said...

the alpaca/silk roving looks gorgeous, both the light and medium fawn.

The Knit Girls said...

I really want to try the Rose Garden Bamboo... not only are those my fav colors together but I've never spun bamboo before...

dillt44 said...

I have feeling the eurge to spin more and more the past few months. I know nothing about it and need some where to start. All the fibers i have felt are just wonderful.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

How perfectly named the Midnight Orchid - Exquisite Spinning fiber is. What a lovely yarn this will spin up.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've posted to my blog at

http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/10/keep-it-moving-folks-theres-nothing-to.html

Tomorrow Farm said...

Love, love, LOVE the dyed bamboos. Especially the rose garden, although to me it looks like watermelon. :)

Raymie said...

Caribbeans's Waves is awesome!

PenelopeRose said...

The Rose Garden - Handdyed Bamboo is absolutely dreamy!!

Robin said...

I just learned how to spin this week and DAFFODAILS - Spring Batt just jumped out at me- how lovely

Renee said...

The shine is so inviting; I want to touch it all. On this cloudy day though, I am drawn to the black carbonized bamboo and milk protein top latte.

Andrea said...

Bora Bora is OMG beautiful!!!

Nightphoenix said...

Love the "Put the lime with the coconut" roving. I imagine the yarn would be subtly interesting.

Lizbert on Ravelry

Andrea said...

Tweeted!

Andrea said...

facebooked too!

|chee-uh| said...

Alpaca Top Sampler Spider Webs Collection!!! Why do you tease me when I'm on a budget? Lovely.
monkalicious on Rav

CinderLisa said...

I love, love the Flamingo Hand Dyed Top. I'd love to spin that and make something for my Flamingo-loving mother. :-D

CinderLisa said...

ReTweeted @CinderLisa

Andrea said...

and blogged all about it!

Terri said...

i'am so pleased to see Ricky fibers in the Phat Fiber Sample Boxes, Ricky fiber is to die for. I would choose any color combination, it's all beautiful, lush,just makes you want to cuddle right into the middle of it.. I've been trying to parchase a Phat box, with no luck.. FB

KT said...

I love "Put the Lime with the Coconut." Partly b/c it looks lovely, and partly b/c it makes me sing that goofy song... :)

RT'ing as knitwithkt!

Sharon Rose said...

I love that Carribean's Waves! Terrific color combo! Thanks for another great contest. This is the perfect package for my SIL who is toying with the idea of spinning.

Autumn said...

Star Gazer Lilly is amazing and so is Spruce. I've been dying to learn to spin. This would be amazing.

Autumn said...

I RTed it @autumnsflame

Autumn said...

I facebooked it. facebook.com/autumnsflame

TJJ said...

The baby alpaca yarn is lovely, it looks incredibly soft.

Kim said...

I wouldn't be able to deny a batt subscription :D I've also been eyeballing the lime in the coconut batt for a while.

Jane said...

Love Alpaca! Especially the Natural Brown Alpaca yarn and Silk.
That would be so lovely to knit with!

superwoman_4002 said...

oh my, what a lovely giveaway! :) i love the Handdyed BambooTop - The Cold Collection ... beautiful :)
Zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com

superwoman_4002 said...

I plurked! :)
superwoman4002
thanks,
Zaneta

superwoman_4002 said...

i tweeted
superwoman4002
thanks,
Zaneta

Kristina said...

I can't decide between midnight orchid and stargazer lily. I have GOT to learn how to spin. Beautiful fibers!

Lady O said...

CARIBBEANS'S WAVES is stunning!

(plurking that)

And I also like Rose Garden and Midnight Orchid.

Mel said...

I have wanted to learn how to spin for a while, but haven't had the time (? maybe it was the effort really?) to get around to looking for something good!

I really like the drop spindle kits from Silver Sun Aplacas, as well as the mexican papaya batt!

Shared the link to silver sun alpacas shop with my friends on Plurk, Twitter and facebook!

Thanks!

Melissa/mlochk22

Dawn said...

Okay, there are SEVERAL that would work for my quilt project, but I choose Lime in the Coconut. Nom Nom.

dayo said...

I've never tried spinning before, but the Silk Road and granny apple fibers are gorgeous! I'm itching to get my hands on some fiber:) I also tweeted under account dayo_
:)

kitten said...

OMG Stargazer lilly is awesome!

kitten said...

Retweeted @kittenkraft79

Lunaria said...

Frozen Lake . . oh my is it gorgeous - and I would love to learn to spin!

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

love the flamingo milk!

Terri said...

ALA and Soliel...I LOVE brown!

Anna B said...

blog
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I love flamingo!

Trudi said...

The Handdyed BambooTop - The Cold Collection is just stunning.

InJuneau said...

Oh, the MEGA BOMBSHELL and the Spruce Silk and Milk Fibers and the MEXICAN PAPAYA are all so yummy!

Kenlynn said...

I liked the Rose Garden and the
Caribbeans Waves is really pretty.

Kathleen said...

Spruce trees hand dyed milk protein fiber looks so cool to this overheated Floridian.

Betty said...

Oh, my goodness, all of them are wonderful! I am almost totally new to spinning, and had one experience with a drop spindle many years ago. I've always wanted to have my own (particularly since I re-enact 17th century Scottish history and drop spinning was huge back then!) but the time never seemed to be right. Now, though . . . both the Black Carbonized Bamboo and the Caribbean Waves are calling my name!! The black is so unusual, and the blue and white is so beautiful -- I can only imagine what they would spin into. Not together, of course :)

Betty said...

Oh -- I forgot, I also Facebooked this so that my spinning friends could see this wonderful stuff.

cnuland said...

Blog post: http://cmouseshome.blogspot.com/2009/10/phat-fiber-giveaway.html

cnuland said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/cmouse01

cnuland said...

I really like Handdyed BambooTop - The Cold Collection.
I would love to win this. I've wanted to learn to spin for a while now, but don't want to invest in too much. Plus, I just found a local place for natural fibers (unspun)!

Ginny said...

Wow, I've wanted to learn how to spin for awhile, but I can't afford to invest in a spindle or learn how to do it. I tweeted about this, and I think that the Black Carbonised Bamboo Top is absolutely gorgeous.

Knit with Chopstix said...

Man, that's lovely stuff. I'm digging on the lime and coconut. That combination of fibers, and such a fun, vibrant green!

Charlotte said...

I take my first spinning class on October 31. Red Sun would be an awesome yarn to spin. It reminds me of the view from my East window in the mornings.

Jags said...

The kit looks awesome! I'm always happy to have kits on hand to get new spinners started!

My fave thing in your shop today is The Mega Bombshell box, I love spinning small amounts of different fibers/batts!

DG said...

Ooo,so glad I looked, even though I've bought from her before -- lusting after the new ALA alpaca/silk!

Mama Jude said...

Wow! Where do I start? The kits are great, the rovings look yummy, but I think I am just in love with all the colorful batts--daffodil, midnight orchid, child's play...the list goes on. This kit looks so wonderful! Hope I win!

Jess said...

I love the daffodil batt. So pretty!

Colorado Knitter said...

I love Silver Sun alpacas! I am a big fan of the natural alpaca fibers like the Soliel but I also love the brightness of the Mexican Papaya.

Colorado Knitter said...

I commented on my facebook page too! Thanks~

Jessica said...

LOVE the Midnight Orchid.

Also Retweeted and Facebooked

MissMoosey on Ravelry said...

I love the colors of the frozen lake spinning bat!

Sarah said...

I love the purple passion! I've always wanted to learn to spin, and it makes me want to learn even more. :-)

Turtle said...

facebook, frozen lake looks mystical! love the spindle kits

Susan said...

Mexican Papaya and Red Sun are my favorites!

Max. H said...

STARGAZER LILLY!!! The colors are amazing & the fibers sound delish!

PJS said...

I love the black carbonised bamboo roving, its absolutley gorgeous and smokey looking. I'd love to try spinning alpaca sometime, it's something i have never had a chance to do.

twins2005 said...

Rose garden colorway is gorgeous.

emwall24 said...

I love her batts. I've had some before and love the idea of a Surprise Batt! Oh yes, and I think I should win this one because my SIL wants to learn to spin, and therefore this would be her Christmas present. ;)

Jennifer said...

I like Red Sun. Haven't tried spinning yet, but I've really wanted to. Red Sun seems to have those dark reds and oranges that look so good with my skin tone!

Lindsay said...

i can't believe the kits are only 22.95!!!! that's my favorite!!! what a deal!

Lindsay said...

and i RT: tweeted this too!

Milolevi on Ravelry said...

Love, love, love your colors: Granny Smith Green-yum, Red Sun-hot, Mexican Papaya-sassy and Black Carbonized Bamboo-sooooo rich!
Never tried spinning but these make me wonder about all the possibilities.

ikkinlala said...

I love the colours in the Spruce - Hand Dyed Premium Quality Silk Brick Top.

Cat said...

I love Child's Play! Reminds me of Easter.

Cat said...

And I blogged.

http://knitlitandbullshit.blogspot.com/2009/10/knitting-evangelist-and-other-tales.html

Erytanthes said...

Of all of those ridiculously beautiful items I think that I'm really feeling the natural Alpaca silk roving and yarn the most!

Count me down for:

Ravelry!
Blogging!
Facebook!
Twitter!

This would be an excellent gift for some of my fiber curious friends!

Szandrah said...

My fav is the Alpaca / Silk Roving, Fawn Natural colors! Actually I MUST have to learn spinning, if I win here or not! Thanks for the giveaway!

Alexandra said...

Loooove the Mulberry Silk!

k8 said...

I love the Lavander - Handdyed Milk Protein fiber. Such lovely color.

kimothyjones said...

I'd love the Put the Lime with the Coconut and the mega bombshell (a lb of fiber "sigh")!

Autumn said...

Oh and I blogged it too.
http://autumns-flame.blogspot.com/2009/10/im-sure-that-i-do-things-other-than.html

Amanda said...

Beautiful stuff! I love the Handdyed BambooTop - The Cold Collection and Midnight Orchid - Exquisite Spinning fiber. My Mother in Law spins and I want to try it soon! :)

Campbell said...

MEGA BOMBSHELL BABY!!!!

Anna
www.annasplaceofholding.blogspot.com
anna.pamprdchef@gmail.com

Kirsten said...

I loooove that Red Sun batt. so gorgeous! (And it was hard to choose which one to drool over; they're all SO gorgeous!)

Kirsten said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/SpecialKRJ/status/4797927249

Kirsten said...

Facebooked!

Kirsten said...

(Out of curiosity, how does one use Ravelry for these giveaways?)

Kirsten said...

Blogged, too! http://hobbyupdate.blogspot.com/2009/10/wow.html

wenchamok said...

I love the idea of the learn to spin kit. I think it's the coolest thing. (Etsy's down for maintenance so I can't get in there to look at all the lovely stuff! ACK!)

Jen

rebelhousewife said...

Rose Garden - Handdyed Bamboo, 4.4 oz.

rebelhousewife said...

blog

Julie said...

I like Caribbeans's waves.

Kristen said...

hope I'm not too late- love the Soleil baby alpaca yarn!

Melissa said...

Stargazer Lilly!!!!

eleanor graham said...

I really like the black carbonized bamboo, and the spruce color.

bjbj said...

ow I missed the cutoff - but seriously - some of these are just so beautiful I had to post. My fav, I think is the Stargazer Lily - as it is also my fav flower. Also Mexican Papaya seems so perfect for October!

Morning Glory reminded me of something out of Romeo and Juliet...not sure why and Caribeasn's waves lookes like you would need to make something light and refreshing with it.

Also, I haven't heard of "milk" fiber - but the COLOR and description of the Flamingo...well then I found out its so close to me (I think my LYS recently went there.) Ohhh gonna have to visit. And looking at a spindle for xmas!!!! Thanks again phatfiber!!

4eyedfreak said...

Because I don't know how to spin yet, the first thing I looked at was the undyed yarn, which looks heavenly. Then I ventured to look at the top and the roving, and it made me want to learn to spin more than ever. Imagine drafting that amazing Flamingo, watching the colours slide through your fingers. Wow!