Wednesday, March 30, 2011

NorthStar Alpacas Rose Gray Alpaca giveaway!


I love bright colors, bold colors, sparklies and shine as much as the next fiber artist... but I also really love natural fibers. Fibers in the Buff so to speak. Northstar Alpacas has a shop chock full of au naturale alpaca!

There really is something about creating projects from undyed fibers straight from the farm. When combined in larger projects, they can be stunning, but even with small ones, there is an element of connectedness one feels with the animal that grew the fiber. Maple from Northstar Alpacas is careful to include which animal the fiber comes from with every purchase, so you will feel that connection when your fiber arrives.

Today we're giving away a stunning 4 oz of Rose Gray alpaca from "Rhodey" a blue ribbon champ! Please visit NorthStarAlpacas today, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. Check back for more giveaways this week!

103 comments:

burnt rain said...

I really love the kind of lilac coloured roving that's titled Hand dyed Alpaca and Silk Roving - 2 ounces. It's the loveliest most subtle shade. I love it.

Kelly said...

Love the ruffle scarf! What a wonderful shop!

Marte said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the raw alpaca fleece. Wish I could buy them all.

Silja said...

I loved the first thing I saw, handcarded batts! http://www.etsy.com/listing/71055639/alpaca-batts-handcarded-24-ounces

jessecreations said...

I love the Black Magic roving!!!

Jess

Tara said...

The Gray Home Grown Mill Spun Alpaca Merino yarn is such a pretty shade of gray

sarah said...
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sarah said...

Love the Suri handspun alpaca!

Reivenna said...

All of the batts are in such lovely colour combinations. But I think my favourite is http://www.etsy.com/listing/71000905/hand-carded-alpaca-batts-24-ounces

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Dovile said...

I really love this scarf:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/67016681/handwoven-alpaca-and-silk-scarf

CrazyVet said...

the black cherry alpaca is absolutely stunning, nothing can beat a red-black combo in such scrumptious fibers.

elendir said...

I just LOVE Maple's fiber, but today I'm going to choose yarn: Sapphire Baby Alpaca HandDyed Yarn :-)
(I also love the Michigan Made Alpaca Scarf)

Posted on FB as well

Teresa said...

I really like Maple's alpaca roving - it's great to spin and makes wonderful yarn to knit. I would love to try some of her hand dyed alpaca and silk roving one day . . .

silberrn said...
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silberrn said...

The Black Magic alpaca/silk blend fiber is so lovely, I don't know whether I want it to spin, or whether I want a bathtub full to luxurate in!

neferatowen said...

I love the chestnut brown alpaca roving and the white crimpy stuff. I'm a sucker for natural colours! So pretty! :D

Melrose said...

I love everything I've ever gotten from Maple! The Cremasicle batt and the blue alpaca/silk roving are my favorites in her shop right now.

Wendy said...

Lately I'm really loving the raw alpaca fleeces. I just bought two from a local supplier and it's fun just to spin straight from the bag without all the processing -- I have some lovely rustic alpaca yarn now. Yum!

Natalie Servant said...

Oooh, the Creamsicle batt looks great. And I love the mother-daughter roving too.

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

Love the Black Magic roving, it just looks sooo fun and happens to have a gorgeous teal blue that I love!

Stacy said...

The Sapphire Baby Alpaca HandDyed Yarn is a beautiful color. They have awesome alpaca options in this store!

KT said...

I WANTS the black cherry alpaca. Wants. I have to say - I love the way Maple packages her rovings in loose loops rather than braids or chains - it's so easy to just spin right out of the shipping envelope! (I speak from much experience!) KT

ania65 on ravelry said...

While I agree with what you said about roving and yarn in their undyed natural state...the Saphire baby alpaca yarn just jumped off the monitor at me. Love that color.

Mirfain said...

Those pink hand carded alpaca batts are lovely!

Cathy said...

Carnival baby alpaca looks wonderful

Anne-Line said...

Oh wow look at teh hand carded alpaca batt with pink in them!

Cathy said...

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Karen said...

I like the 100 percent HandDyed Alpaca Roving, dyed violet and yellow. Such a nice, happy springtime look!

karri said...

Im on a huge raw fiber kick so the awesome alpaca fleece it is.

Karla said...

Love the black cherry alpaca roving and the sapphire blue hand-dyed yarn!

OverNite Knitter said...

I think I'd get the "Crimpy White Alpaca Fleece". Its not too dirty for a raw fleece.

Els said...

I love The Black Magic alpaca/silk blend fiber. Wonderful to spin!

Katrina said...

.Washed Alpaca Fleece from Taos - 4 ounces
love it!
Katrina in AZ

Kimberly R. said...

Love the Sapphire Baby Alpaca HandDyed Yarn :)
Thanks!

Perrin said...

I really like the black cherry roving

Funhouse Fiberse said...

OMG, Maple has amazing fibers! I just received some Suri alpaca fleece that is to die for - I can hardly wait to buy more! I'd also love to get my hands on some alpaca/silk roving....it looks dreamy. WANT.
xo Miki

Tera said...

I really love the hand carded batts!

Flower Child said...

Note to self...I want a llama, they have the cutest faces! But for starters, the white crimped alpaca would do me fine. I've not seen crimped before, would love to see a project that uses it.

CraftyCarla said...

I really love the suri fleece but am tempted by the corrie x & alpaca socks that were done by Zeilinger. they look so cozy!

Susan F. said...

I love the black, soft brown, and golden brown 100% alpaca roving. Alpaca is my favorite fiber.

Stirling said...

I absolutely love the Black Magic and Black Cherry rovings.

skaro964 said...

I lie the Crimpy White Alpaca Fleece - 4 ounces

Campbell or @FELTit or Designs by Anna said...

That Black Cherry roving is amazingly colored...may have to bite the bullet and purchase the last two before I regret it!

Anna
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skaro964 said...

I tweeted

Robin said...

I love maple's fiber and yarns. Natural Black Alpaca plus Silk HandSpun Yarn is calling to me now.

chevyrell said...

I love the cream/lavender/lemongrass dyed roving!

vickie said...

I love the crimpy white alpaca fleece lovely

karmaperdiem said...

Oh, the Chestnut Brown Handspun Alpaca Yarn is gorgeous! Of course, the spiral, ruffly scarf is as well. Okay, it's all wonderful!

Jennifer said...

The emerald green baby alpaca yarn - gorgeous!

Jen said...

Loving the forest alpaca roving!

Mary said...

Sapphire Baby Alpaca HandDyed Yarn is calling my name! lovely stuff!
thanks for the giveaway!!!
mary

SJS said...

I love those natural colors, too! My favorites are the alpaca fibers in black, chestnut brown, and golden brown! So lovely!

Melissa said...

Alpaca is so soft I love to spin with it. I would love to get my hands on the baby alpaca and bamboo roving. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Galia Lael said...

I bought this exact roving from Maple and got it in the mail today. It's drop dead gorgeous! Much better IRL than in the photos. I would love anything from her shop, so don't make me choose :)

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mizzlizzbeck said...

I would love to get my hands on some of that crimp-a-licious alpaca fleece! Beautiful!

Kristin said...

I'm a sucker for blues and greens...I really like the WoodLot HandDyed baby alpaca yarn. :) Also, the white crimpy fleece is oh so fluffilicious!

Anna B said...

I love the black alpaca with silk roving! pretty!

Sarah said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/70580969/crimpy-white-alpaca-fleece-4-ounces
Crimpy white Alpaca. That halo is wonderful, absolutely gorgeous! Great prices too.

InJuneau said...

Ooo, pretty natural alpacas! I love the .Golden Brown Alpaca Roving - 2 ounces - Polaris

Nola said...

That brown and white swirl Alpaca roving is *amazing* - love the natural earthy look! =)

Brandy said...

I reeeeally like that Black Magic roving!

Kathleen said...

Wish I had some money to spend right now. I would buy some of the golden brown alpaca roving.

Hillside said...

I love the Woodlot handdyed baby alpaca yarn - the moody greens are so me

ZombieCat said...

Ooooooh! Black Magic! Beautiful fiber and colors that pop!

Liz said...

I love the Brown and White Swirl! So pretty and looks so soft!

Jennifer M. said...

Love the crimpy white Alpaca fleece! This is one fleece that I love to spin!

Kat said...

I haven't seen anything from North Star Alpacas that I haven't like. This shop is already one of my faves. Today, I am in love with the Alpaca Batts Handcarded that have no name. COME ON PAYDAY!

SusanM said...

I would love to knit up the Gray HomeGrown MillSpun Alpaca-Merino Yarn or the Natural Colored HandSpun Alpaca Yarn, they'd be so warm!

theonlyevidence said...

I love the how the blue and green pops against the black in the Black Magic alpaca/silk roving!

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Heather J said...

I really like the MotherDaughter Alpaca Roving.

bekknitsandco said...

Wow, I like almost all the fiber in their shop. I think my favorites are the handdyed alpaca and silk, the handcarded alpaca batts(both kinds), and the forest alpaca roving.

Rochelle said...

I love the mother daughter alpaca. It wants to come live with me.

Cynthia said...

This is one of my favorites, natural black alpaca and silk. Something just too "Bride of Frankenstein meets the Smurfs". This would be gorgeous spun and knit into a shawl or lacey scarf!!!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/70868901/natural-black-alpaca-and-silk-roving-2

Satyr said...

My favourite is the Hand dyed Plus Natural Fawn Swirled Alpaca Roving, the yellow flashes just give such a cheery bent to this delicious looking fibre!

PixelatedMushroom said...

Yay natural colours are great. I'm loving the 'RoseGray Alpaca Roving' :)

Turtle said...

ooooh! black cherry alpaca, really! *swak*

lanitiumexmachina.com said...

Crimpy white alpaca fleece is my favorite. http://www.etsy.com/listing/70580969/crimpy-white-alpaca-fleece-4-ounces

redzshadow said...

Crimpy White Alpaca Fleece looks fabulous!

Michelle said...

Soft fawn homegrown alpaca. Lovely and natural.

Zombie Queen said...

I love the pink and white batts! So pretty!

Michele said...

I love to card and blend my own fiber and when I saw the stunning crimps in the white Alpaca on the etsy site I was loving it!

morgaine24 said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/morgaine24/status/53402814621290496

Alpaca Granny said...

Thank you, Jesse, and all my fiber friends. I had 140 visits to my store yesterday. Wish I could have been there physically to say hi to each and every one of you.

knittaroo said...

The Many Mixed Fibers roving is lovely!

Caroline said...

Drooling over the garnets and pearls batt!

Erin said...

I do love some natural colors after spinning wild and crazy for a while. I love the Charcoal Gray Suri and Huacaya Blend Roving

Jessica said...

I am ever fascinated by the range of natural colors! I'm particularly in love with Soft Fawn homegrown Alpaca - It's like a yarn hug - how beautiful.

Kristen said...

I like the .Soft Brown Alpaca Roving from JR - only 4 ounces left. It's fun to know who the fleece came from!

Allison / CompassioKnit said...

That ruffle scarf looks sooo soft! I'm *almost* sad that spring is arriving....

Carlin said...

I would love to try spinning the Hand dyed Alpaca and Silk Roving.

Magan said...

Maple's alpaca fiber is fantastic. The blueish-purple alpaca and silk roving is heavenly.

rhysom.art said...

I really like Rhodey's roseish fleece in the hand carded batts! I would love to spin it into a nice soft yarn!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/rhysom

Celestya22 said...

What don't I love in this shop?!
One of my current favourites though, is the Rose Hand dyed Baby Alpaca Yarn. mmmm. What a soft and beautiful scarf it would make...

Jan L said...

Oh, alpaca, let me count the ways I love you. Just finished spinning up 2 oz. of the Natural Fawn Swirled Alpaca and NEED more. When will I ever learn to buy more than 2 oz. at a time?

isisonearth said...

Handcarded alpaca bats with the pink firestart! Beautiful.

knitmomma said...

I can't decide between Suri Alpaca Fleece - 4 ounces - Raw and Unwashed and Bright White Alpaca Fleece from Taos - 4 ounces! I'm loving the raw alpaca nowadays.

Ms. Houk said...

I have bought from NorthStar Alpacas before and it is gorgeous and wonderful to spin. Plus it smells good. I love the 100% alpaca roving in all of the colors.

EVA SB said...

I love the Chestnut Brown Handspun Alpaca Yarn
- it looks so snuggle-able.

Diane said...

I adore the black alpaca and silk roving. Wonderful stuff!

sensistar said...

The alpaca fleece is beautiful!

Deb said...

Being a forever Beatles fan, I've gotta say the first 2 that screamed "buy me!" were Strawberry Fields Forever and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - both are awesome!

Debbie said...

My fav is Carnival Baby Alpaca Yarn - 220 yards. So pretty! Debbie in Alaska