Tuesday, June 1, 2010

North Star Alpacas Blossoms and Bark Fiber Giveaway!






This past month, Maple of NorthStarAlpacas sent in the most beautiful fiber and yarn! I had a special treat and was able to spin this 'blossoms and bark' roving into a beautifully textural 2 ply which I knit into a Vertex right away because I loved it so much! This is one of those 'kitchen sink' fibers where everything but the kitchen sink is in there- except when it comes from someone like Maple who raises Alpacas and appreciates fine fiber her everything is so delightful!

This fiber contains Alpaca, merino, silk, cashmere, milk fiber, angora and angelina! Here is what Maple had to say about it:
"This fiber is a blend of many fibers that I have collected over the last few years. I sent it all to Pufpaff's mill where Suzanne prepared it into this lovely roving. Each sample is different and will spin into an awesome, slubby, arty yarn. I hope that you enjoy it.- Maple"

I want to encourage you to visit NorthStarAlpacas today and go shopping- let us know what you like in the comments section below and we'll draw from those comments later in the week for this 5 oz pack of fiber- more than enough to make your own shawl! Be sure and use twitter, facebook and ravelry to help spread the good word about Maple's shop- we'll reward you with extra entries!

61 comments:

Kathleen said...

Can't think of anything more delightful than her Many Mixed Fibers. I may have to treat myself for my birthday!

Angie S. said...

I want it all! I'm really drawn to the Skinny Alpaca Scarf, though :)

Galia Lael said...

It's so hard to chose from an alpaca farm :)
I can see myself spinning the Baby Alpaca - Silk - Angora Bunny fiber for a gorgeous luxury shawl.

Sarah said...

I love the handspun white suri alpaca yarn....lovely, indeed!

TuttleDB said...

I like the Black Baby Alpaca Cria Fleece from Magneato. He's so cute!

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Jags said...

always suck yummy samples! I love spinning alpaca!

I think my fave thing in her shop besides the beautiful fiber for may would be her Hand dyed Alpaca/Merino yarn - Zotikos. I looove bright green!

Kat said...

That Golden Prime Baby Fleece has me drooling right now... White on White with a touch of Blue Handspun Alpaca Yarn is another one on my wish list. Every purchase that I have every made from this shop has been unforgetable. The fiber is amazing!

A Rose said...

The Many Mixed Fibers - Roving looks fun!

Zombie Queen said...

The Swirled Alpaca Roving - Dark Fawn/Black/Light Fawn is so gorgeous and it looks incredibly soft!

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Red said...

I quite like the Hand dyed Alpaca Roving, with the teal, periwinkle, and fuschia - those colors look so pretty together!

Kat said...

All of her stuff is fabulous! I really love the colors and the look of the texture on the Alpaca Merino Mohair Super bulky Slubby Handspun Yarn - 174 yards - that and the colors are my favorite. I also gave a tweet via @kattalyne

saskia said...

merino dyed with fuschia and periwinkle

c-rok said...

I love the hand-dyed and natural fawn swirled alpaca roving. So pretty.

Stacy said...

The Many Mixed Fibers batt!

Sarah said...

I am so so curious about alpaca. Haven't spun it yet.

I love the grey and white Alpaca scarflette. And the mannequin. She's lovely. :)

Kristin said...

I do like the Many Mixed Fibers Roving and how it knits up. I love alpaca!

Also commented on fb and twitter

lauraelih said...

Oooh, I like the teal, periwinkle and fuschia alpaca roving.

InJuneau said...

The Black Baby Alpaca - Cria - Fleece from Magneato is gorgeous!

Kate said...

I love the teal/periwinkle/fuschia right up at the top. My favorite thing about the shop, though, is the pictures of the alpacas in the listings! Cuuuuuuuuute!!

Cheshire Bunny Crafts said...

That handknit alpaca switchback cowl is just gorgeous! I love it!


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marianne said...

I love the Hand dyed Plus Natural Fawn Swirled Alpaca Roving! so pretty!
thanks for this giveaway!

butterflyears said...

The pink and blue roving up front caught my eye right away! Such clear, cool colors!

heather said...

I would love to have some Charcoal Gray Alpaca Roving. I made some thrummed mittens from alpaca last year and they are so warm and lovely I want to try again in gray.

jessecreations said...

I really love that charcoal grey alpaca roving!!!

Jess

AmyDe said...

I love EVERYTHING! I bought some (April's fiber) this month for my shawl exchange project. So pretty and I love that the alpaca's pic is on the label!

Turtle said...

not just one goodie, i had to bookmark her store! I adore alpaca, the fibers and handspun she has are wonderful as well as her lacy soft knits.... yum!

Ed said...

Homegrown scarf, hands down!

Tera said...

How beautiful! I love alpaca! Hand dyed Alpaca Roving - 2 ounces would make a beautiful hat or scarf.

elendir said...

I just love Maple's fiber! Today I choose Hand dyed Plus Natural Fawn Swirled Alpaca Roving.

I'm going to Facebook this as well :-)

Carlin said...

I would love to get my hands on the Baby Alpaca - Silk - Angora Bunny Roving. I can only imagine the soft amazingness.

ashley0607 said...

I really am liking the Hand dyed Plus Natural Fawn Swirled Alpaca Roving but the Many Mixed Fibers is super cool too!

brownbear said...

The hand dyed and natural colored handspun alpaca is soooo pretty.

Katie said...

I love the brown alpaca & merino yarn!

DangAndBlast! said...

This one is such a nice yarn... such lovely colors... favorited it; will think about it!

trh said...

I posted a comment early this morning and it seems to have disappeared. I wanted to say that I bought a bunch of the Swirled Roving with Dark Fawn, Black and Light Fawn and it's absolutely delightful. I want to get some of her Alpaca, silk and angora roving to spin and some of her baby alpaca/bamboo roving. I want it all! And Maple always sends those lovely scented sachets in her fiber - they are almost as good as the fiber itself. There isn't a nicer person selling alpaca than Maple - she's a pleasure to deal with always.

Melrose said...

Maple's customer service is fantastic! I just got some alpaca roving from her earlier this month and right now I am having a hard time resisting buying some more! I love the swirled roving and I am especially drawn to the alpaca/silk/angora!

Merinitta said...

I love alpaca, and I love it when the roving, yarn, etc is available in natural colors.

Alison said...

I LOVE that you include pictures of your alpacas in the listing! They are so cuddly looking! The charcoal grey roving is my favorite. So rich, yet natural!

Becca said...

The colors in the Many Mixed Fibers are wonderful! Makes me even more sad that I couldn't score a May box...had it in the cart but my internet (out in the country) was too slow.

Beautiful!

JMC said...

I love the colors of this batt, I was lucky to get a sample of it in my May fluff box :)

Brooke Bowen said...

I love the alpaca-merino blend yarn in the cosmos colorway. Gorgeous!

HolyCuteness said...

How pretty is the Phat Fiber sample! That's probably what I want most!

Lilm4105 said...

I'm in a bit of a natural mood lately so I really like the charcoal grey alpaca roving. So much pretty stuff though, it's hard to choose!
Emily
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Snaps said...

I love the natural brown alpaca fiber!

livin4fishin said...

I love the whites, both millspun and handspun! They give me the opportunity to dye them myself. All the alpaca looks luscious though!!! Difficult to pick just one.

Jan L said...

The Luxurious Roving looks just too good to resist. Love angora,but find it challenging to spin on its own.

Spinnergirl said...

Swirled Alpaca Roving is my #1 pick,hard to choose, so many pretty things!

Dawn said...

Beautiful fibres.
I love the hand dyed alpacca - Jacquard's Red, Burnt Orange, and Sun Yellow Dyes.
Those Many Mixed Fibres look fabulous too.

Kristen said...

I really like Hand dyed Alpaca/Merino Top/Roving - 2 ounces Spring.

Stephanie said...

Teal, Periwinkle, and Fuschia dyed roving. I love how she puts the picture of the alpaca that donated. They are soooo cute.

nephnie

petitevache said...

i think what i want more than anything is one of her actual Alpacas....is that an option?

xD

H.A.Y. said...

I love her dyed alpaca fleeces in pinks and oranges. Bet they're super soft!

Deb
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Tam said...

The hand dyed alpaca roving is gorgeous!!

sam said...

I love the hand dyed rovings soo fluffy and yummy, I especially like the osiris merino/alpaca roving!

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fuzzy-slipper said...

Many Mixed Fibres Rovings! I'm not usually drawn to brown tones but I love the pink mixed in with the brown. Nice work overall!

Dawn said...

I love the colors in the Helios yarn (hand dyed Alpaca/Merino). The red, orange and yellows remind me of the flowers of spring and summer. Love it!

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

Swirled Alpaca Roving looks great, and I'd also love to try some of the Charcoal Gray alpaca. There's also a hand dyed worsted weight yarn called Zotikos that I really like.

Magan said...

I love the Nike roving! And of course, all of the lovely alpacas.

mugginskate said...

I am in love with the Alpaca/Merino - Helios. It's SO gorgeous!!

PenelopeRose said...

Everything is so lovely. I'm being drawn to the Charcoal Gray Alpaca Roving - 8 ounces.