Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Northstar Alpacas Suri Yarn giveaway!


You can't tell the absolute squishiness from this photo- but Northstaralpacas is the definition of soft. Northstaralpacas has babysoft alpaca yarn- millspun and handspun and it's just an amazing treat for your needles. If you haven't tried any yet, you're really missing out!!

I love that with every purchase, you get a picture card of the animal that the fiber is from. Maple's Alpacas are more like pets, with names and personalities. Every purchase made goes directly toward the care and feeding of these animals.

We're giving away this beautiful Suri/Huacaya alpaca yarn from "Polaris". It's 250 yards of worsted weight goodness!! Please visit Northstaralpacas today, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll draw for a winner later in the week, so be sure and use facebook/twitter to spread the word and gain extra entries!

102 comments:

BeFRuiTFuL KReaTioNS said...

3 Way Swirl - Alpaca Roving - FireRed EmeraldGreen BurntOrange - 2 ounces - Dec Phat Contribution

What a gorgeous roving. I like to use roving in my rug hooking projects. Can make wonderful flowers. I have used it in the sky to created wonderful sunset pictures. This would look great to create a field with flowers. Thank you for hosting this give away.

Galia Lael said...

I'm still spinning the last batch of baby alpaca fiber I got from Maple and it's amazing. I'm in love.
It's hard to choose only one item... if I had to order just one, it would be the golden brown roving from Polaris. For some reason I like alpaca in its natural color.

Twitted and FB'd

Flower Child said...

Still new to this and hadn't seen natural black alpaca before....it's very pretty. I love the idea of getting a pic of the little guy who so sweetly gave his coat so I could do a little more knitting.

elendir said...

I love everything in Maple's shop... if I have to choose just one item right now it would be the HandCarded Alpaca Batts in Natural Colors: awesome!

Posted on FB as well :-)

Lori said...
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Leah said...

Handspun Alpaca yarn - Welcome Spring. Love, love, love the colors in that one!

marsha said...

I'm having some love for the Black Cherry roving. The color is pretty unique, and I bet it is SOOOOFT.

I really like spinning an animal by name.

Lori said...

There are no words to explain why I love to spin and knit with certain fibers...I just rub my fingers together and say with a dreamy look...it just feels good. Alpaca...oh yeah. Tactile dreaminess.

livin4fishin said...

love the "welcome spring" handspun, handdyed yarn. Beautiful colors!

theresat said...

I love the black cherry alpaca roving! What gorgeous colors.

Judi A. said...

Couldn't get past Carnival Baby and loved seeing the before and after pictures. :-)

Zowmom on Ravelry

Jaguarrior said...

Beautiful as always!

I love your Spice baby alpaca yarn, the colors are so vibrant!

Chris said...

The gray home grown mill spun alpaca-merino is calling my name. Must... resist....

Rudy's Mom said...

I love alpaca. And those Black Cherry rovings look amazing.

Anne-Line said...

The pink waterfall batts are so pretty!

neferatowen said...

I want the alpaca! And the beautiful hand-dyed alpaca and silk roving :)

yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

I have several pairs of wool socks from Northstar Alpacas. But do I have enough? I'm not so sure about that, because I really like them. Also, if you need a fiber treat, splurge on some BlackCherry Alpaca Roving - it's delicious!

chevyrell said...

I love the Many Mixed Fiber roving=)

Erin said...

Yum. I love everything in her shop. If I had to pick one, it would be the brown & white swirl roving. So pretty.

ania65 on Ravelry said...

I like the batts she calls 'Pink Waterfall".

Cathy said...

3 way swirl wins hands down!!!!

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elizabeth said...

I like the alpaca/wool socks becausethey are locally produced and made. Can't get any better than that

Tracie said...

I truly love the look of the Hand dyed Hand spun Green Alpaca Yarn - 180 yards.

Dovile said...

I like a lot of this in the shop, but my favorite is the Natural Black Alpaca plus Silk HandSpun Yarn in Black Magic.

GynnaB said...

Love Alpaca anything... but the thing that caught my eye was Joe's fleece, the "BayBlack Alpaca Fleece - 4 ounces - Joe"

skaro964 said...

I fell in love with
Golden Brown Alpaca Roving - 2 ounces - Polaris and it just had to follow me home.

skaro964 said...

I tweeted

Lindr said...

Well, first I liked the handspun hand-dyed green alpaca. And then I saw the hodgepodge handspun. But then I saw the black magic with silk mixed in and I decided that must be my favorite!

Kaylan e. Senour said...

I love everything! Maple's stuff is so gorgeous, all of it. I've had the opportunity to play with some of her baby hats and handspun yarn, and man alive it is fantastic.

But, for this... I'm going to have to pick out the baby alpaca shawl. It is a beautiful, simple pattern and I can just imagine wrapping up in it! love love love!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/70323802/handknit-baby-alpaca-shawl

rose said...

THe lacy green alpaca scarf!

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Alvin said...

i love the spice alpaca yarn. gorgeous!!!

Zombie Queen said...

Oh!!! I love alpaca :)The "Apricot Baby Alpaca" yarn is so so pretty!!

bekknitsandco said...

Oh my I need that!!!!!!!!
This is beautiful, too.http://www.etsy.com/listing/73013999/handspun-alpaca-yarn-338-yards-welcome

sock2girl said...

I love the color of her http://www.etsy.com/listing/72931551/spice-handdyed-baby-alpaca-yarn-220 very nice warm colors. I also love the give away your posting

InJuneau said...

I love the colors of the .Natural Black Alpaca and Silk Roving - 2 ounces - Black Magic.

Ms. Wassemiller said...

I love the colors in the Summertime drum-carded batts. I haven't spun any alpaca yet, but may have to start.

Maria said...

Love love love the natural alpaca colors, but I have to say, I am completely drooling over the black cherry alpaca roving, it's soooo gorgeous

karri said...

Ooooh the black cherry is so pretty and so are the natural batts.

SJS said...

What a gorgeous yarn! I love that warm natural color!

My other favorite natural colors are the black alpaca roving and the chestnut brown alpaca roving. They're so pretty and go with everything!

Lynn said...

Loving Black Magic---black alpaca roving with colorful silk interspersed throughout.

Robin said...

I love Maple and her critters. The Natural Black Alpaca plus Silk HandSpun Yarn - Black Magic needs to be at my house, soon

Katrina said...

.Natural Black Alpaca and Silk Roving - 2 ounces - Black Magic - only 4 ounces left
love it! it looks like viens of turquoise in it!
Katrina in AZ
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Wool and Two Sticks

Katrina said...

I twitted.

Katrina said...

I facebooked!

VeloCC said...

I LOVE her yummy fiber. SOOOOO SOFT.
My favorite right now is the Natural Black Alpaca and Silk Roving...wish I could spin better

Ms.Curdy said...

beautiful shop!
the yarn I would love to knit with the most is: Spice - HandDyed Baby Alpaca Yarn - 220 yards

Karen said...

I like Soft Brown Alpaca Roving from JR. The color is so yummy and I would feel so pampered in anything made from it!

lisasanuma said...

My favorite is her Spice hand-dyed Alpaca... yum!

Turtle said...

handspun and alpaca in the same sentence! Need i really say more? :)

Brandy said...

I'm really digging that Black Magic roving!!

Tara said...

I love the black cherry roving, it almost glows red

Heather J said...

I like the Many Mixed Fibers Roving in 2 ounces. I think it looks yummy and wonderful.

Marianna said...

I love the spice yarn!

Lisa said...

OOOOO - toss-up between the 220 yds baby alpaca in "Spice" - yummy! or the Alpaca/silk roving - I wish I had "touch-o=-vision" on my computer!

Kimberly R. said...

Love the Welcome Spring Handspun Alpaca Yarn!
Thanks :)

Satyr said...

I loves me some Apricot Baby Alpaca Yarn. -nodnod-

KEM said...

Wow, that roving looks so soft, I could imagine sinking into it! I love the Golden Brown colour in particular.

Jan L said...

Oh, I love the fiber from Polaris. Have spun some myself.

Melrose said...

I positively LOVE Maple's alpaca fiber! The blue alpaca/silk looks gorgeous as does the Nite and Day batt set!

Anonymous said...

The "Natural Black Alpaca plus Silk HandSpun Yarn in Black Magic" is glorious. It hits everything I love about knitting and fiber. Wow.

Gwyndolyn O'Shaughnessy (rav)

Teresa said...

I've ordered a ton of fiber from Maple and have loved it all. I am spinning some white fiber I bought from her a few months ago now and when it's done, I will probably order some more of one of her "swirl" fibers. They are so fabulous to spin and look so wonderful when spun! I just love them so much!

ZombieCat said...

Oh, I love her fiber! Really liking the Salmon and Sky blue alpaca roving. Very subtle!

Alison said...

Alpaca is my new favorite fiber for knitting. So Soft! I love the mills pun and hand dyed homegrown alpaca that is Burnt Orange and Butterscotch.

Kristen said...

I really like the HandWoven Alpaca and Silk Scarf.

Gynx said...

The Black Cherry Roving looks lovely!

Kristin said...

Tempted to get the black alpaca roving. So lovely!

PixelatedMushroom said...

wonderful :) I love the BurntOrange and Butterscotch Alpaca Yarn!

Reivenna said...

<3 black cherry Alpaca roving

TuttleDB said...

Love the Black Cherry Alpaca Roving.

@TuttleDB

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BeFRuiTFuL KReaTioNS said...

I just posted this on facebook this morning. Thank your for the giveaway.

Teresa said...

I want that lovely, fluffy, cuddly, white alpaca. What, that doesn't count? Ok, then I want the Spice - HandDyed Baby Alpaca Yarn

Karla said...

JR's story is so sweet and his soft brown alpaca roving is beautiful.

noodledogknits said...

The brown and white swirl roving is perfection. I love neutral colors, just as much as the vibrant acid dyed colors.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Stacy said...

Ooh, the "Light Gray Corriedale Cross Roving - Evert and Annie - 4 ounces" looks scrumptious.

Jean Ashley said...

I really loved the Natural Black Alpaca plus Silk HandSpun Yarn (mostly because I could just jump in and make something with it), but I also loved the natural black alpaca and silk roving. So pretty!

Mary said...

"welcome spring" lovely! i adore alpaca!
thanks for the giveaway

Dena said...

I loved the Spice Hand Dyed

onthewingsofchange said...

The 100 percent Alpaca Roving - Brown and White Swirl - is really pretty. I'd love to get my hands on that to spin!

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Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I love the Sapphire Baby Alpaca.

Tas said...

loving that baby alpaca shawl--sooooo squishy looking!

SusanM said...

I'm very partial to the BlackCherry alpaca roving and the Black Alpaca roving, would like to combine these to spin...

Carlin said...

I absolutely love the Hand dyed Alpaca and Silk Roving.

Jean said...

spice-handdyed-baby-alpaca-yarn-
This fibre is absolutely gorgeous! And to know the wee fella who graciously gives it up for us "Yarn Knutters" is so delightful :)

Jean said...

Absolutely fantastic fibres and yarns. How difficult to choose only one...I can see my card getting a hit!!

Jennifer said...

The Emerald Green and Sapphire Blue yarns are calling to me. Your sample from April was so wonderfully soft it is very difficult to resist your yarn!

Rochelle said...

Their spun fawn alpaca looks so soft.

affiknity said...

The pink color in Prom Pink 100 percent Baby Alpaca HandDyed Yarn is perfect for a girlie project.

Erin said...

I love the summer time carded batt :)

Melissa Zeffer said...

I love the 3 ply Brown Alpaca Merino Handspun!

Melissa Zeffer said...

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mellowpuff said...

Ohhhhh... squishy squishy alpaca. I got my other half to pick out some for a scarf. It was the first time I'd knitted with baby alpaca and it was so soft and lovely I wished it had been for me!
That Welcome Spring is calling out my name. The colours are so vibrant and beautiful.

Kathy said...

I like the chesnut brown handspun yarn... beautiful!

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Marlitharn said...

I love ALL the alpaca! Especially the natural colors. My favorite things are probably the alpacas themselves; they're just so darn cute.

Nola said...

I really love the Black magic roving - that shock of bright blue just makes it pop! =)

EVA SB said...

I love Black Magic the Natural Black Alpaca Silk HandSpun Yarn

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/EVA_n_essence/status/66908827173404672

kristen said...

black cherry oooooo i love

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Ms. Houk said...

I love her alpaca roving. What I have used so far spins like a fluffy dream. If I was to order more I think it would be the merino/alpaca roving.

Allison / CompassioKnit said...

Ohhh, fleece!

jane bonady watson said...

The Chestnut Brown roving--so gorgeous.