Tuesday, December 13, 2011

North Star Alpacas Alpaca/Angora Giveaway!

I hope you've all had time to peruse the Holiday Tour! Maple of Northstar Alpacas contributed a delicious Hot Cocoa recipe. There's nothing like warm cocoa on a cold winter's day, and nothing like Maple's Alpaca and Angora roving!! It's soft, with a serious capital S!

 I'm telling you, Northstar Alpacas is the place to shop this close to the holidays! Maple has finished objects, including Alpaca Socks! She's got gorgeous, fresh from the mill yarn and beautiful fiber combinations like this amazing alpaca/angora!

To enter to win this giveaway, please visit NorthStar Alpacas today, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll count your social networking pings as extra entries! Please help get the word out about this great shop!

109 comments:

The Knotty Spinster said...

I love the handknit hats that they have. Also the yarn that is such vivid colors. Very beautiful. I love when they have a variety of things to purchase.

Robyn said...

So much beautiful fiber, so many gorgeous fleeces and hand-dyed braids and yarns, and what do I like?

The white merino blend.

It just looks so soft!

Becca said...

I will always always go for the purples. This Alpaca Roving - Sapphire and Plum Spinning and Felting Supplies - 4 ounces is really pretty.

fb'ed and tweeted (@rivkachava)

Caroline said...

Loving Chinella's fleece, such a great color!

Deb at Merciful Hearts Farm said...

The purple,blue,magenta batt is just lovely.

cdaniele said...

I love the Farm Grown orange, yellow and red yarn. The colors are so vibrant!

cdaniele on Ravelry

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

The baby Alpaca in Halloween Orange caught my eye. It looks so soft. I usually don't lend toward orange, but this looks very pretty.

Textile Junkie said...

Did you see the lovely space dyed yarns? I am making a little savings pot to pick some up and use like ikat in weaving....

Also this roving- http://www.etsy.com/listing/81510507/alpaca-roving-hand-dyed-blue-plus
I love the colors... I wish it was for more than 1 oz.

Adele Michelsen said...

I love the blue & yellow Alpaca Merino yarn...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/87312161/alpaca-merino-yarn-farm-grown-hand-dyed

Dovile said...

I love the Alpaca Merino White Yarn in sock weight.

Kounting Sheep said...

Oh Alpaca! I love alpaca. The Swirled Alpaca roving is lovely, as well as the Gray alpaca/merino top.

Facebooked (kountingsheep) and tweeted (@kountingsheep).

doris said...

I love the chestnut brown roving...although there wasn't anything there that I didn't like! Pretty, pretty stuff.

Linda said...

"Hand dyed Yarn - Alpaca and Merino" caught my eye right away. A modular scarf, maybe?

Dagny said...

Sapphire and plum looks so pretty!

Dagny said...

Tweet!

Clarissa said...

I love the Washed Light Fawn Alpaca Fleece from Snickers. It is beautiful!

Stacy Jozwiak said...

There is a lot in the Esty shop...but I love the Drum Carded Batt, what fabulous color!

Elariel said...

I love the feel of alpaca but haven't had the chance to spin it yet so I think my fav would be the saphire and plum alpaca roving.

Elariel said...

shared on facebook!

jessica said...

I really want some of those socks... I would love some washed fleece too.

Jennifer said...

I love the green, teal and purple alpaca and merino worsted yarn.

suzanne marie said...

I like the chestnut brown roving!!

Lindr said...

The charcoal Gray Suri and Huacaya blend roving looks like a dream to work with.

sherry said...

Second (or third) the opinion that Maple's fibers are the best! Incredibly soft and lovely. Matter of fact, if you look at them cross-eyed, they spin themselves!
Hope I'm not giving away any industry secrets. Happily take anything from her that she has to offer!

SnowFox102 said...

Ooh, I want Peace Lily's fleece!

I posted on Facebook too, the name is Maya Remblai. I only posted it on my personal wall, but I have a business page too. I figured Facebook only counts once though. ;P

SilverRayven said...

I've been eyeing the swirled alpaca roving. I love the natural color. (SilverRayven)

Reivenna said...

<3 the Sapphire and Plum Spinning roving.

Liz said...

I love the swirled alpaca roving!

InJuneau said...

I love the batts in this listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88574241/carded-alpaca-batts-for-spinning-3.

csndyrn said...

Pink and white, just beautiful and my colors. Also like the rosegrey alpaca roving.

Nikki said...

It's so hard to pick a favorite anything from Maple's shop! She does such wonderful things. So far, I've only gotten roving from her, so this time I'll say I really love the baby alpaca yarn (250 yards, bulky). It looks so smooshy!

Faerie-Dancer said...

Alpaca Roving - Hand dyed Blue plus Natural Brown and White! I love how they kept the natural color while still adding the blue.

GardeniaPatti, Maxwell Macintyre, and family said...

I just finished spinning some natural alpaca and the purple and red dyed alpaca has caught my eye. I can't wait to spin some more alpaca.

KEM said...

I love the golden brown alpaca roving - one of my favorite colours.

sparkklegirl said...

I would love to try some of Arria's Suri fleece! I have yet to try spinning some lovely suri. Would be so much fun!!

Jessica Jo said...

I would love some of their alpaca yarn. I've never worked with alpaca!

Anna B said...

ooo, I LOVE this batt!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/88290485/alpaca-batts-drum-carded-44-ounces

Cyndi said...

I have been a NStar fan for a while. I find it really difficult to pick just one "item". I actually think the coolest part is being able to read the posts about your real alpacas that made the fiber to begin with! And I love all your dyeing posts-I never realized you could dye in crockpots.

Anonymous said...

Naming one thing that I love is impossible!
I love all of the baby alpaca fiber..... it makes my handspun yarn so incredibly soft!
And I love Meredith's potholders, and that you list them here for her.
And then there's YOU!
Merry Christmas!!
Julie

Kitsune said...

I love pretty much everything in this shop :)

Tara A said...

That alpaca/angora sounds like it would be amazing! I also like the Chartreuse from Trinity, such fun colors and the yarn spun up from it looks pretty too

prettyinpurls said...

I love love love the Alpaca Batts Drum Carded. So pretty.

Karen said...

OK, I really love the colors in Alpaca Batts - Drum Carded - 4.4 ounces in the purple/pink/black combo. Lovely!

Karen aka purplepenguin

Jennifer said...

First, I love that they list the alpaca's name in the description! That's so neat and brings it back to the fact that there's an animal who is producing the fiber for us. It's a natural link that I often overlook when I purchase my fiber for knitting.

I also really loved the colors in the carded batts! They're so shiny, which surprised me, in a very good way.

The last thing I thought I'd mention is that it's great to have another option for those who are allergic to wool. This is a fiber I'd consider luxurious and perfect for spoiling the special knitters in my life.

Funhouse Fibers said...

Yum Yum Yum!!! I'm addicted to Maples' gorgeous raw alpaca - I use it in all of my shop batts too, because THAT's how wonderful it is!
xo
Miki

Linda D said...

Peekaboo's fleece! As Maple can attest, I am a total sucker for her fleece and have made many many projects from it!

LE said...

I love the big fat white yarn.

I also love the fact that they took pictures of the product out in the snow. It made me want that scarf even more!

SuzyJaneB said...

Its not hard to find something nice to say about the shop! I particularly love the alpaca batts, there was a purple one that really grabbed me! Love it :)

LMH said...

HandSpun Alpaca and Silk Yarn - 154 yards
So beautiful! Two of my favorite fibers :)

Facebooked

Mary said...

the sapphire roving is pretty

AshKat said...

The absolute nicest thing about North Star Alpacas is Maple herself. I just met her today, but already feel that we're good friends. In our Etsy convos we have discovered that we have several things in common - including both being Aquarians! I love all her fibers and look forward to buying many as I learn to spin! I also love the pics of the beautiful llamas and alpacas.

selkiegirl said...

I love the Charcoal Gray Suri and Huacaya Blend Roving - 4 ounces as well as the knitted Cowl and Snood in white. I also like the green alpaca/merino sock yarn too! I love alpacas. Thay are so cute!

Haley said...

Want those socks!

Turtle said...

the chestnut brown, as lovely as the colors are i am in a natural mood tonight i guess! :)

jcoz1701 said...

I would love to try any of the batts! They look so squishy!

lorraine said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/87826001/alpaca-merino-yarn-worsted-weight-farm ..the colors are gorgeous!

Allison said...

I want that sheep roving! All of it!

Diana North said...

I love the dark emerald green yarn and the dyed alpaca fleece!

Lycanthrophile said...

I'm immediately drawn to the Alpaca and Merino Farm Blend using Fire Red, Sky Blue, and Purple

Anonymous said...

I so want those roving...White and pink! Its for me! :o)
So much beautiful fibers in this shop.
LaEmma (Rav ID)

Josiah said...

I love the brown roving and Peek-a-Boo's fleece.

Heather said...

I really like the Hand dyed Yarn - Alpaca and Merino that is purple and green.

SusanM said...

I really like the Hand dyed Yarn - Alpaca and Merino in emerald green, teal & purple-love the colors!

Vera (rav:loony) said...

Take a look at this alpaka roving!
Alpaca Roving - Hand dyed Blue plus Natural Brown and White - 1 ounce
It's gorgeous and I totally love the yarn spun from it. Makes me want to spin my own.

Sheri said...

The pink and purple drum carded batt is really pretty

Perrin said...

I love the alpaca knit scarf

Linda said...

I love flicker's dyed locks! I can picture the shaded yarn I would spin with this ......

Charaxesdistanti said...

Love the pink alpaca carded batts. So pretty.

Stacy said...

This shop is one of my favorites! I'm currently eyeing her "Alpaca Roving for Spinning - Salmon and Sky Blue- 2 ounces" listing.

-stacylovesyarn on Ravelry

Tina Marie Rey said...

I love the saphire and plum roving - i think that would be so nice to spin up.

Nuri said...

The Sapphire and Plum Alpaca Roving looks delicious. I find alpaca top a bit slippery, so a roving prep sounds great!

Colourful strange little girl said...

Malachi's fleece sounds and looks just yummy, don't you think?

Geal said...

love the swirled alpaca roving and would love to try to spin some alpaca

Em said...

I relly like 'Baby Alpaca Yarn - Farm Grown - White and Very Bulky for Knitting Crochet or Felting - 250 yards' - it looks so fluggy and soft!

IAmACuttlefish said...

I love the rose gray roving: http://www.etsy.com/listing/87711109/rosegray-alpaca-roving-spinning-fiber-4

knitmit said...

Pretty colors in the Carded Alpaca Batts for Spinning - 3 ounces. I bet it's soft too!
knitmit on rav

knitmit said...

tweets too. @knitmit

Lacemoth said...

I could give the RoseGray roving a good home...

janel r said...

love the Alpaca Batts - Drum Carded - 4.4 ounces-black, purple, pink, red- so gorgeous

Melrose said...

I've been eyeing up the salmon and sky roving for awhile now. . .

Jan L said...

I seriously think I need to get a pair of those fabulously warm looking socks. My feet get cold!

sock2girl said...

Pretty also like Charcoal Gray Suri and Huacaya Blend Roving - 4 ounces

sock2girl said...

Liked her Charcoal Gray Suri and Huacaya Blend Roving - 4 ounces
In Facebook

sock2girl said...

Tweeted

sue said...

Love the Alpaca Batts. Look so soft. Especially the jewel tones.

I bet the socks are yummy also.

hitchikergal87 said...

The Swirled Alpaca Roving - Natural Brown and White is so lovely!

Carlin said...

Alpaca and Angora - be still my heart. As for the shop I'm still a sucker for the natural alpaca roving, Charcoal Gray in particular.

BeKKnits said...

Pink Alpaca merino yarn is beautiful!!

Wednesday said...

This one!!! This fiber is my favorite, and I keep going back to it and ALMOST buying it, and then not. I don't know why - it just looks so heavenly! :)

Wednesday said...

Also facebooked: https://www.facebook.com/WednesdayKitty/posts/153944854709657

Robin said...

Isn't Maple's Alpaca Handspun Yarn - Natural Brown - Worsted Weight gorgeous. I love her fibers and yarns.

vintagefibers said...

Joe's black fleece looks great! I love the visible crimp. I agree, it should "grip" and spin nicely.

Caryl K said...

The blue fiber looks just lovely. I'm just learning to spin and would love almost any of the roving available :)

Kryss said...

I think I just love everything Maple makes, ever. I love all of her swirled rovings in particular, but I think the next thing I need to get off her is some of that hand dyed alpaca sock yarn ;)

Shared on Twitter, Facebook, AND Google Plus :)

terri said...

i love the charcoal gray suri and huyaca blend roving

Erin M said...

Baby Alpaca Yarn - Farm Grown - White and Very Bulky for Knitting Crochet or Felting - 250 yards - beautious!!!!

Kathleen said...

Love, love, love any batt or roving made with suri alpaca!

Debra said...

Ilove the white chunky baby alpaca yarn!

Debra said...

I tweeted @Lealee33

Debra said...

I shared the giveaway on Facebook!

Jessa Dobbs said...

I like the Alpaca Roving - Hand dyed Blue plus Natural Brown and White - 1 ounce

Courtney said...

I still love the 220 yards of the Halloween Orange.

yarner said...

I love the Alpaca mohair yarn (blue/violet/teal). I love how all the colours are plied together! Thanks for the giveaway!

yarner said...

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Rachel said...

I love this
http://www.etsy.com/listing/87365558/alpaca-yarn-bulky-brown-michgan-grown

craftink said...

How can you resist in http://www.etsy.com/listing/87826001/alpaca-merino-yarn-worsted-weight-farm this color???

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