Thursday, September 23, 2010

Texas Alpaca Fiber Mixed Giveaway!


I'm so very excited about this blog post! When I was giving a workshop in at WCMercantile in Navasota Texas, I was introduced to Laurence of Blubonnet Hills Ranch. Laurence was one of the first 4 ranches to bring Alpacas to the state of Texas and now has a lovely herd of 85! While Bluebonnet Hills/ Texas Alpaca Fiber has been perfecting their fleeces since 1997, they're new to our Etsy world and I hope we can all show them support!

Of course, I snatched some of this gorgeous bay/black alpaca millspun while I was down there, and I intend to make a shawl (of course!) with it. Mmm so lofty and warm!

We're giving away this beautiful mixed alpaca roving- what a beautiful tweedy/marbled yarn this would make! Just visit Texas Alpaca Fiber (easy to remember, huh?) and find something you love, write about it here in the comments section and we'll be drawing for a winner in a couple of days. We'd so appreciate it, if you would also twitter/facebook/plurk/ravelate about Texas Alpaca Fiber as they are so brand new, it would really help out! We'll count those extra social network pings as entries for this giveaway!

61 comments:

Silja said...

I loved the Woodstock roving! http://www.etsy.com/listing/56175817/woodstock-hand-dyed-alpaca-roving-4-oz

I also loved the "Easter Lily's Baby Alpaca Fleece" I bet this is soooo nice!

Kim said...

Caribbean streets looks delicious!!! The colors will stripe nicely :)

Laurel said...

I was just looking at the woodstock Color way last night! I bet it would spin up so pretty.

Tera said...

I love alpaca fiber and Brown Alpaca Blend Roving looks like spinning heaven!

H said...

I love the Alpaca Yarn - Black with Red Flash. Anything red, and I am your pal for life! Wonderful products.

Dawn said...

Georgeous colours, the Autumn Breeze is calling me as Autumn is arriving here xxx

butterflyears said...

Peaches and cream looked good enough to eat!

elendir said...

I really love Martha's Choice - Hand Painted Alpaca Yarn!

FB as well

Jan L said...

Oh, I'd love to try some of the Peaches 'N Cream - Alpaca Roving. Bet it will make some lovely yarn.

Celestya22 said...

I just LOVE your yarn. Especially the white alpaca/merino/angora blend.
I especially love that your yarn has enough yardage to make larger projects!

Anne-Line said...

Red Flash! The the Black with Red Flash alpaca yarn looks great !

Nuri said...

Two things caught my eye - the Caribbean Streets, which looks like a wild and random blend of lovely colors, and the Alpaca/ Morrit Merino/Camel Down Yarn. The yarn looks so soft! And camel down? Yum!

Dagny said...

Caribbean is the one for me!

Alexander the Great said...

Carribean Streets is probably my fav out of many good choices!

Southern Mystic said...

I gotta admit, the white alpaca/merino/angora white yarn is what caught my eye! Mmmm, it sounds so wonderful! Nice to see another Texas Phattie. Howdy neighbor! (Yeah, that's right, we can be neighbors at 4 hours apart. It's TEXAS.)

Markita Gumble said...

loved the black w/ red sparkle so much i bought it!

lauraelih said...

Holy crap, the Martha's choice hand-painted yarn is just gorgeous. Added to my wishlist :)

Diane said...

I adore the woodstock roving. Tweeted at http://twitter.com/shekure and facebooked at http://www.facebook.com/russetlodgeknits and http://www.facebook.com/unaspenser

Angie S. said...

The Martha's Choice - Hand Painted Alpaca Yarn is so gorgeous!!

gabriellemarin said...

Ooh ooh ooh I think the brown fleck alpaca w/ a touch of merino looks amazing

Tas said...

look at that brown fleck! fantastic for a tweed scarf...

Magan said...

Baby alpaca fleece! Possibly the most awesome substance in the universe.

Anna B said...

Oooo, alpaca/merino/angora blend yarn?!... melt

redzshadow said...

I really like the 4oz of the Woodstock hand dyed roving! It looks like a lot of fun!

RTed @redzshadow

Zombie Queen said...

The washed black alpaca fiber looks so soft and squishy!

InJuneau said...

The Caribbean Streets - Hand Dyed Alpaca Roving is beautiful, though I also really like all the natural colored yarns. They look so soft and squishy.

One Sheep said...

Caribbean Streets - Hand Dyed Alpaca Roving would be the next best thing to a cruise. Or maybe it would be better - no sea-sickness.

Tara said...

I like the Martha's Choice hand painted yarn, it reminds me of fall

Anonymous said...

I would like the Washed Black Alpaca Fiber, I have never spun Alpaca. Jane

SJS said...

Hee-hee! OK, I've spent the last 5 minutes in a solid giggle because all those alpacas are so freakin' CUTE!

I would go for the washed black alpaca fiber, Prince William grey, and the brown blend roving. I love those natural colors!

helenlam said...

I am loving the Princess Tiger Lily - Alpaca Roving - 4oz!

Yarn Envy said...

The Autumn Breeze roving is beautiful!

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

Princess Tiger Lily! - I just love the way the fawn has some white accents.

Karen (Rav's Faeryl) said...

I'm DROOLING over the White alpaca/superfine merino/kid mohair yarn. It would be really lovely to make an Estonian-style lace shawl from this.

Garilynn said...

Martha's Choice Hand Painted Alpaca Yarn is beautiful!

Kat said...

I love, love, love the Martha's Choice handpainted yarn.

Carlin said...

I like the Peaches 'N Cream roving. Alpaca is easily my favorite fiber.

Alison said...

The "Woodstock" looks so cool! I wonder what it would look like spun up...

Maeve said...

I love peaches and cream, I got some in my box this month and it is sooo soft and beautiful!

Katie said...

Love this! & I absolutely love the martha's choice hand painted alpaca! Tweeted as well!

Kim R said...

Lovin the Martha's Choice Hand Painted Alpaca Yarn. Shop added to favorites!

Tia said...

What a find! I'm so glad to come across this--Martha's Choice handpainted yarn and Autumn Breeze roving. Beautiful stuff.

saskia said...

martha's choice

Rachael said...

Wow, love the Martha's Choice Hand Painted Alpaca Yarn. I would love to make a lacey scarf with it.

Twitter too.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Woodstock - Hand Dyed Alpaca Roving - 4 oz - Free Shipping This really does capture the spirit of the Woodstock era.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've posted to my blog at http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2010/09/thank-you-thursday.html

Kristin said...

Tough decision! I want to take an alpaca home with me! The washed black alpaca fiber is calling my name. :)

Kathy said...

It's all gone? Good for them, so I guess I love that they've sold out so quickly! :~D

Kathy said...

I guess I can't work Etsy too well... I'm going to say my favorite is Easter lily fleece. I love when you see the animal the fiber is coming from

EVA SB said...

I love the Brown Fleck Alpaca, the colour is so soft and gentle.

Perrin said...

martha's choice is lovely

Perrin said...

Martha's choice is lovely

Melrose said...

What's not to love? The natural fibers look great and I also like the autumn breeze and woodstock dyed rovings.

sherry said...

I really love her Mother's favorite color-way, Martha's Choice. The pops of yellow are great!

Turtle said...

adore the black with sparkle!

PenelopeRose said...

Everything looks so soft and wonderful. The White Alpaca Roving would make something lovely to curl up in when the weather turns cold.

mugginskate said...

I'm def a huge fan of the hand painted alpaca yarn with the pink and yellow colours. It's so beautiful!

Cozy Knitting said...

Martha's Choice is nice, but I think I am going for the sock yarn on page 2. Really pretty nice.

Karen said...

Woodstock is groovy, but Autumn Breeze really made me smile the most. This is beautiful, touchable fiber. Thank you for turning me on to another alpaca source. Yum!

Kristen said...

I love the Martha's Choice - Hand Painted Alpaca Yarn - 4 oz - Free Shipping.

Lisa said...

Prince William is gorgeous! The yarn is beautiful too.