Tuesday, January 18, 2011

North Star Alpacas Swirl Roving giveaway!


We've been talking alot about new spinners in our group- there are many beginning spinners there. I want to encourage a "newbies" to give spinning alpaca a try, especially if you want to your yarn to be thinner than you are currently spinning.

I especially love the way Maple of North Star Alpacas has her fiber processed into roving. It's really easy to split and draft from! We're giving away this beautiful 3 way swirl of burnt orange, sage and fire red. It should make for some gorgeous spinning!

Please visit NorthStarAlpacas today, find something you love, and come back here and write about it. We will give extra entries to those of you who use facebook/twitter to let everyone know about NorthStarAlpacas. We thank Maple for her generosity!

63 comments:

Tara said...

I really like the
Alpaca Swirled Roving - Plum and Teal, it looks sooooo soft

Perrin said...

The blue green alpaca/merino batt looks wonderful

Chris said...

The soft brown roving from JR is so beautiful!

skaro964 said...

I like the fun-handspun-alpaca-yarn-110-yards,I would like to take my spinning to that level some day.

Allison said...

Oh, that honeysuckle! You know I'm a sucker for all things PINK! :D

sensistar said...

I just started spinning last summer and I love it! I had been buying wool cause it was cheaper but then I won some alpaca in a giveaway and I loved it! It is way easier to spin thinner with alpaca! I've only spun natural colored alpaca and I really love the orange and teal!

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Celestya22 said...

I just love Nick's light brown alpaca fleece. If shipping to Canada wasn't so restrictive I could never resist!

justkif said...

I love the Alpaca Swirled Roving - Plum and Teal. I never would have thought of using the two colors together.

PenelopeRose said...

There are so many wonderful things to choose from. I keep getting tempted by those lovely socks! One of these days I'm going to give in and treat myself.

Charles said...

I read her Facebook posts each day, and love hearing about the new alpaca coming from the mills. Esp the multi-shaded rovings.

Rachael said...

The white alpaca merino top looks luxurious!

Anne-Line said...

I really like the colors in Alpaca Swirled Roving - Plum and Teal !

Susan F. said...

The "Black Alpaca Roving - 2 ounces - January PhatBox Contribution" is gorgeous. I have a true love for black alpaca!

Natalie Servant said...

I like the HandDyed Alpaca-Merino Roving - BurntOrange - SunYellow - Fuschia.

Kim R said...

I like the alpaca merino roving in honeysuckle.

Campbell said...

the Four Different Alpaca Roving Samples...this looks like a great way to see the colorations of the natural fiber!

Anna
anna.pamprdchef@gmail.com

lauraelih said...

I like the Sun Yellow/Burnt orange roving- it looks so happy!

jmrkar said...

I am a newbie spinner, and would love to have anything from this farm! When I first looked at the page, the first thought I had was "They all look like flowers!" Considering I am in eastern PA, with snow/sleet/ice right now, it was so nice to see! My favorite is this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64020585/100-percent-handdyed-alpaca-roving-2 It looks like my favorite flower, iris.

Paulette said...

I love the Michigan Grown Alpaca/Wool Socks. They look so warm and cozy!

Silja said...

I loved the bright colors in this roving http://www.etsy.com/listing/65703278/handdyed-alpaca-merino-roving

SJS said...

I'd stick with a goes-with-everything basic black alpaca roving. I've been looking to spin myself a sweater this year, and I would love to do so out of soft alpaca!

bpappas said...

I am so into these colors lately - SunYellow and BurntOrange

rose said...

I would love to spin...and maybe try dying the White Alpaca-Merino Top!

redzshadow said...

I like the CreamSicle Alpaca Batt. Looks so soft!

moemoe said...

I love the sun yellow and burnt orange roving
Moe

Elly said...

My favorite is Alpaca Merino Top - Hand dyed - Home Grown, Princess colorway. It's beautiful!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Envirogirl said...

I love this fiber! I just started spinning it to test one of my handmade spindles last night - spinners dream!

I love the alpaca merino roving you dyed blue and yellow that turned green! BEAUTFUL!

Alison said...

I love the color of the "HandDyed Alpaca-Merino Roving - BurntOrange - SunYellow - Fuschia ---2.2 ounces". So vibrant!

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

The HandDyed Alpaca-Merino Roving with the blue/white/yellow looks like fun!

InJuneau said...

The Hand dyed Hand spun Green Alpaca Yarn - 180 yards is what really caught my eye today. Beautiful.

Funhouse Fibers said...

OOOoooh, hand dyed alpaca roving in burnt orange, sun yellow & fuschia is sooo yummy!!! WANT!
-Miki

Kat said...

Both the Plum and Teal and the Salmon and Sky Blue NEED to find their way to me. Soon! Maple has the best fibers.

Melissa Zeffer said...

I love the Brown Suri Alpaca Bulky Handspun Yarn! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!

Mel said...

* Fun Handspun Alpaca Yarn - 110 yards
is the most awesome clours and the twist looks fun and varied

Turtle said...

if it's alpaca... i'm in love! (no matter the colorway)

Kristin said...

Mmmmm...love the brown and white alpaca swirl. :)

Teresa said...

There is nothing better for spinning than Maple's roving! I love the natural swirl roving - http://www.etsy.com/listing/65981359/100-percent-alpaca-roving-brown-and but she also has some baby alpaca roving that I would really love to try!

Kristen said...

I like the Alpaca - Merino White Yarn - 250 yards - Free Hat Pattern. BONUS!!! :)

Ms. Houk said...

I've never tried alpaca in a roving before. I like the alpaca swirled roving in Plum and Teal.

Judi A. said...

Oh the gorgeous shades of pink in the Honeysuckle roving. Love it! Never can resist pink. :-)

Jan L said...

I've bought several colors from Maple and must say I just love spinning her alpaca. What caught my eye today was the alpaca/merino blend in BurntOrange - SunYellow - Fuschia.
The intensity of the colors is so beautiful. In fact, I'd better just hop over and buy some!

Tera said...

Baby Alpaca and Bamboo Roving sounds soooo soft...I want to try that!

Stacey said...

i think my favorites are the raw alpaca fleeces! i can do so much with them!

Erin said...

While I've been spinning for a few years now, I've never tried prepared alpaca. It's all so lovely. I adore the natural browns and gray and the swirled brown and white.

Anonymous said...

the white Alpaca marino top looks warm and cosy!
from Twizzler on Ravelry

Teresa said...

I likes Gunny's fleece. Looks like it would make a nice heathered yarn and I've never spun Alpaca, so that would be interesting. :)

This and That said...

Alpaca Swirled Roving Plum and Teal - stunning and beautiful! I love both colors but would not have mixed them, genious!

Zombie Queen said...

I love the Plum and Teal Swirled Alpaca roving.

Kathy said...

I love the alpaca mohair handspun yarn... such a lovely combination of colors!

Melissa Zeffer said...

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CrazyVet said...

I love the Black Alpaca Roving, I just love natural colored fiber with such intense color.

One Sheep said...

I love the natural beauty of the Black Alpaca Roving - 2 ounces - January PhatBox Contribution

Elly said...

Just added giveaway link to my Facebook status :)
under Eliana BW

Elly said...

I tweeted under Ilove2knit C:

EB

moechae said...

I like the fact that she offers raw alpaca the most. There's just something about raw alpaca that I think is just so much fun to work with.

bekknitsandco said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/65783699/alpaca-and-merino-roving-22-ounces
I love the colors in this.

Kimberly R. said...

Love the Plum and Teal Swirled Alpaca :)
Thanks!

Beverly said...

Alpaca Swirled Roving - Plum and Teal looks so yummy!

knitmomma said...

What beautiful fibers! I love the rich color of the Soft Brown Alpaca Roving from JR - only 4 ounces left.

Knitmomma (at) gmail (dot) com

helenlam said...

Mmm alpacas! Beautiful Baby Alpaca Roving - 2 ounces sounds absolutely delish and would be fun to spin up!

jess c. said...

my favs are the october phat batt, Natural Black Alpaca and Silk Roving in Magic and the Wool Alpaca FireStar Batts