4/15/2010

Spring Celebration -- Split Rock Ranch

We are well over halfway through the Spring Celebration and I'm very excited about the response so far. We have 175 entries into the big Giveaway and I'm happy to have brought some exposure to some amazing handmade shops. The next participant is another longtime blog friend of mine. Split Rock Ranch is your one stop shop for all things fiber. For a yarn/color addict like myself her shop is like your local crack dealership. She is donating this handspun/handdyed skein of yarn in lovely Spring colors. Here are the stats: 100% Merino
Handspun 2-ply
16 wpi = Sport Weight
2.5 oz 200 yards
Care Instructions: Hand wash in cool water with mild detergent. Do not twist or wring. Roll in towel to remove excess moisture. Lay flat to dry.

I love this shot of the roving before being spun into the yarn on her spinning wheel. It's always fun to see where your yarn came from.

Split Rock Ranch also sells prize winning llamas from their herd at the site Split Rock Llamas. I've always been fascinated by llamas and I enjoy reading about her animals on her blog here. Here is a description of her site:
"We are a small ranch located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. We raise, train, breed and sell llamas and fiber, handspun yarns, handdyed fibers and handmade items made from natural fibers."

She also sells her hand knitted garments made from her own fibers on her site and other fiber goodness. I have bought her Basic Needle Felting Kit with Instructions, Fiber, Felting Needles and Foam Pad to the right. I've started playing with it and I love all the colorful fiber that was included. I've also bought a drop spindle with some roving from her last year but I must be honest that I haven't conquered the spindle to date. I'm hoping to take a class later this year to learn from someone in person.

For all the knitter's out there this is about the best prize you can imagine. You don't often see a giveaway for handspun merino wool out there.

http://www.splitrockllamas.com

http://splitrockranch.etsy.com

http://www.splitrockranchllamas.blogspot.com


See the contest rules here to find out how you could win the Spring Celebration Handspun Merino Skein from Split Rock Ranch!

6 comments:

Ann said...

Love split rock ranch, she comes up with the most amazing color combinations. beautiful stuff

Split Rock Ranch said...

Paige: Thank you so much for such a wonderful blog post! I'm so happy that you've had such a good response to your Spring Celebration Giveaway. I've gotten quite a few new followers on my blog, and I'm certain it is thanks to this giveaway!

Ann: Thank you!!!

Lin said...

I love how Split Rock always shows the material before it is spun. It is amazing how it turns out so different in yarn form. What?! You aren't giving away a llama?? ;)

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

One of these days, I want to try some of her yarns. I bet they are so soft...and her dying skills of mixing colors is so amazing!

Sinclair said...

It is like rainbow sherbet...I love that yarn!

Hot Rocks said...

I always love to see Split Rocks yarns, even tho I do not knot!

 

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