Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Malabrigo Fiber Giveaway.

Before my mother's death I was sent this great fiber from Malabrigo called Nube, which means cloud in Spanish, to do a review and giveaway on my blog. I will be giving two of my readers one each and I will be doing the review of what it is like to spin with Nube when I announce the winner. What I can say about this fiber is that it is wonderfully soft and the colors are amazingly vibrant. The color combinations are beautiful and I can't wait to spin it and then knit with it.

Deciding on which two to giveaway was difficult for me. Looking at the photo, can you blame me?
I chose to give away The Lavanda and the Zarzamora. The 2 to the right of the photo.
Nube is 4oz or 113gr of 100% Merino wool and is as soft as a dream. 

If you have never spun yarn then you can get inexpensive Drop Spindles and the book Start Spinning is a great reference. Why not try your hand if you win free roving? 

To win one follow the rules listed below.

173 comments:

  1. thanks for being clear, up front, that it is only open to US residents. nothing is more annoying to do all the 'paperwork' and being unable to submit, until you figure out, buried in the fine print that you cannot participate

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    1. Yes I'm paying out of pocket to send these and after my trip sending out of the country is a bit out of my budget.

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    2. doh. i just submitted all the entries and realize it's US only. =( I'm in Canada...

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    3. If you win then you could just pay the difference in shipping and that will be fine.

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  2. I didn't realize Malabrigo was getting into dying fiber as well! Those are lovely.

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  3. Oooooh Malabrigo roving. All the possibilities! I think my favorite is Whales Road.

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  4. I think my favorite has to be zarzamora..I love dark,bold colors. Malabrigo has to be my top yarn to work with too..sooo soft and pretty.

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  5. Gorgeous! I really love the Baya Electrica and the Zarzamora!!

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  6. Zarzamora is one of my favorite colors on the yarn bases, and I can't wait to see what it spins up to be from Nube.

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  7. All of the colors are beautiful. I love Baya Electrica and Solis (809).

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  8. OMG, such gorgeous fibers! I had no idea that Malabrigo had spinning fiber now. That is totally dangerous knowledge! I love them all, but Solis has always been one of my go-to Malabrigo colorways. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  9. I like Candombe and Aguas, though they are all beautiful. (New spinner here who didn't know Malabrigo has fiber!)

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  10. I absolutely love them all! I just knitted a cowl with Zarzamora on the Sock base and I would love to try it in fiber.

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  11. Oh wow, I love the Lavanda color the best!

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  12. Be still my heart! Pocion, I'd love to see how that spins up.

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  13. These colors all make me feel all grabby hands. But that Lavanda, mmm, mmm, mmm. Gorgeous!

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  14. Thank you for your giveaway!! Very fun way to start spinning. I have always wanted to try it!
    I hope my entries worked! Desiree

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  15. Ooh, pretty. I like Pocion the most.

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  16. Love the Zarzamora colors. I'm out of fiber for my hand spindle so this would be great.

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  17. Thank you for doing this. That Lavanda is so pretty!

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  18. Zarzamora is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Archangel is gorgeous! Love the Malabrigo...my wallet didn't need to know they have spinning fibers!!

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  20. Love the solis. Have a skein of sock yarn in that colorway but haven't found the perfect pattern yet.

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  21. That's beautiful fiber. Thank you for a chance at it. I understand why you wouldn't want to let the Archangel go. But the Zarzamora and Lavanda are beautiful colors, as well. I will be looking for your review.

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  22. I love archangel! I can't wait to try this fiber out!

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    1. I agree! I love archangel and zarzamora- but all of the colors are lovely!

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  23. What a wonderful thing to hope for! I really love the Solis and the Pocion! I just bought some Pocion in Lace and I am in heaven! Thanks for doing this!

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  24. All of the colors are pretty. I love the blue the best.

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  25. This is a great giveaway. Love the colors of both, actually ALL of them :)

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  26. OOh, how fun! I love archangel! But I think lavanda and zarzamora would look lovely plied together.

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  27. So pretty! I love the blue/green one and the pink/purple one. I didn't know Malabrigo had fiber. I'll have to keep a look-out for it.

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  28. Whatever the 2nd one from the right is, can't read the color, but it's spectacular!
    Looks like incredibly fiber

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  29. The colors are just lovely.

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  30. Lavanda, although all are stunning.

    NanaMamah

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  31. I didn't know they were getting into the roving business. I wonder if the rovings will be as difficult to get as the yarns. I like the blue/green one. It's gorgeous.

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  32. Love the Lavanda! Had no idea Malabrigo dyed fiber. I know what I'm looking for the next time I need a little spinning something. :D

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  33. I LOVE Malabrigo's yarns, it would be great to try spinning some of their fiber!

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  34. Oh my goodness, they are beautiful! I'm going to have to add some to my spinning queue!

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    1. It's hard to pick one favorite, so I would say Zarzamora ties with Solis!

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  35. They are all such beautiful color ways. Tough to pick a favorite! I love the solis.

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  36. Those Blues are Beautiful ..

    Christy.

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  37. The solis colourway is gorgeous!

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  38. Oh my gosh, that Archangel and the Solis are SO PRETTY.

    I want them all!

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  39. I think the Archangel and the Baya Electrica are STUNNING - no wonder you kept those all for yourself. I certainly would. ;) The Lavanda and Zarzamora are lovely as well, in a muted jewel-tone sort of way.

    Annie D.

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  40. Those are gorgeous rovings! I love the Solis the best...

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  41. They're all gorgeous! I love each and every one of them!

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  42. Wow, that fiber looks AMAZING and I love the colours. I'm in Canada so I can't participate, but it looks like a great giveaway!

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  43. My favorite is definitely the blue/green. How in the world do you spin with your the active boys? Admittedly, I have only spun a couple of times and the one time that was productive was without any boys at a spinning group. I should try to find the time...and hands...
    -LRami

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  44. I love these! I like the Solis best I think.

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  45. They are all gorgeous! Especially love "Whale's Road."

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  46. Oh my....I didn't know Malabrigo did fiber. I love them all but Whale's Road is especially calling to me.

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  47. THe second from the left is my favorite...love the dark colors!

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  48. I can see how it was hard to choose! All of the rovings are beautiful!

    Thanks for holding this contest!!

    Purlescence on Ravelry

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  49. I feel like knowing Malabrigo is going to be selling roving is a life changing thing! I LOVE the yarn, what fun to make my own in their fabulous colors!

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  50. Zarzamora but both are gorgeous!

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  51. I absolutely love the solis, archangel, zarzamore and lavanda colors!!

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  52. Your Pocion is gorgeous, but it doesn't look much like their sample on their website. I love love love Malabrigo, but I almost give up on names!

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  53. Oh my goodness, both the Lavanda and Zarzamora are gorgeous! I'd be thrilled to take those off your hands and toss that onto my spinning wheel!

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  54. Beautiful! My spinning wheel Riga needs either one to make 'er happy. I can definitely help you out...

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  55. Thank you for the give away! I love the Pocion!

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  56. I've never tried spinning before, but I have always wanted to learn - and what a better fiber to use than Malabrigo!!

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  57. Oh, this is just beautiful! :) Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  58. Beautiful! I hope my local LYS will carry Nube~ I just recently got into spinning with a spindle, and I am loving it so far!

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  59. My favorite Malabrigo is Solis, but the Zarzamora is beautiful!

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  60. The Lavanda is my favorite, because I have a tendency to lean towards oranges, purples, or reds in the fall!

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  61. I love the Zarzamora! Very generous of you to give away some of these!

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  62. zarzamora is fighting with Solis for my favorite but I think zarzamora wins.

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  63. I am a giant fan of both of those colors, so a win of either would be more than amazing!

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  64. I'm actually building an electric spinner with my boyfriend right now and I would love to have some fiber to test it out on once we get it all assembled! And who wouldn't want to try their hand at spinning with some Malabrigo?

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  65. I love them all. Thank you for doing this!

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  66. Arco Iris! It's so beautiful and will be my FIRST Nube purchase once I find a shop that sells it.

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  67. I just ordered a drop spindle. Winning one of these would be AMAZING! I love them ALL! :-)

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  68. So beautiful! The colors are gorgeous, and I just love, love, love Malabrigo, so this would be a perfect introduction for me into spinning. :) Thanks for the fun contest!

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  69. Arco Iris is my favorite, but all the colors are beautiful!

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  70. I think my favorite is Whales Road.

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  71. Oh how happy I would be if I won :)
    I am rainbowscuba on Ravlery.
    Thanks for sharing your fiber with us.

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  72. Didn't read the instructions fully :)
    Solis and Acro Iris are my favourite colourways.
    But truthfully - they are all beautiful.

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  73. zarzamora for my drop spindle!

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  74. i am loving zarzamora but they are all gorgeous!

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  75. You can't go wrong with any Malabrigo colorway, IMO. If pressed to choose one, I think it would have to be Zarzamora.

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  76. It's so hard to pick a favorite, they all look luscious! But if I were to pick a favorite I would pick Pocion, since it has such a great variety of colors!

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  77. Well my favorite is Archangel (LOVE IT) but of the two colors in the giveaway I really like the color way of Zarzamora

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  78. All of their colors are just magnificent. I think I would pick Whale's Road for the fun name as well as the delightful colorway.

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  79. They are all so lovely! I'm currently knitting a swirl jacket in Solis, it's probably my favorite. I also love Zarzamora!

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  80. Oh what gorgeous colors. Its seriously like heaven in fiber. Piedras is probably my favorite but they are all amazing.

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  81. My favorite is Arco Iris, though all of the colorways give me chills :-)

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  82. I'm super excited to see Malagrigo as a fiber.... I love the yarn so much. Really looking forward to getting my hands on some!

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  83. I think my fave color is Solis.

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  84. Malabrigo fiber!? What's not to love!!

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  85. I love anything and everything Malabrigo!

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  86. I am in love with the Zaramora!!!

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  87. I'd love a chance to spin with this!

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  88. Yum! I love them all...but if I have to choose, I guess it would be the Lavanda.

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  89. Ooh a new to me fiber! Hope I win!

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  90. Zarzamora and Indiecita are my favorites!

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  91. The blue and the purples are amazing!

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  92. I really like the color baya electricia. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. So pretty. I especially like the Pocion and Zarzamora.

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  94. Baya Electrica immediately caught my eye & then I also fell in love with Zarzamora. then Lavanda, then the others. do I really have to choose :)

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  95. Love the colors... haven't seen this roving before, and would love to get my hands on some!

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  96. I can't wait to spin some! Absolutely LOVE Zarzamora!

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  97. I want them all!! But the Lavanda is perfect!!

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  98. Love the Zarzamora! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  99. I love the Lavanda thanks for the chance to win.

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  100. The zarzamora is lovely!

    Also, sorry for your loss.

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  101. I love this roving. I am just starting to spin. I am enjoying what I have done so far. I am getting better each time.

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  102. it is hard to pick but I like The Lavanada
    brittanyfreeman2004@yahoo.com

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  103. I love the Zarzamora - beautifully botanical with the chartreuse and lavender. Gorgeous.

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  104. I've been in a teal phase the last year or so. Solis is definitely my favorite.

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  105. The arco iris is my favorite. Gorgeous.

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  106. Pocion or Archangel, swooooooon! The Malabrigo love just keeps getting better and better.

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  107. Absolutely love them both...they might even be what finally makes that spinning bug bite!! But I think Zarzamora is my favorite!!

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  108. Zarzamora is my favorite. I think it will spin up wonderfully, with a lot of depth.

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  109. Oh my gosh, they are all gorgeous! If I had to choose, I would pick 809 - or maybe 865. :)

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  110. Just gorgeous!! Can't wait to get my hands on some!

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    1. As a pink lady, the Baja Electrica is right up my alley!!

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  111. What a nice giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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  112. OMG I'd love to try Malabrigo fiber!!!

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  113. That Zarzamora is beyond gorgeous. You are very nice to do this giveaway!!!

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  114. This will be interesting!

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  115. I love Zarzamora! But they all are gorgeous!

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  116. Ohhh the Zarzamora is so beautiful

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  117. Su1282 (rav name)July 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    I love that Lavanda!

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  118. Mmmmm... Solis!

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  119. The Lavanda is lovely, but really all the colors are gorgeous. : )

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  120. I love the colors in Solis and Lavanda. Breathtaking!

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  121. I love the Lavanda. And it would be the perfect complement to a project I want to knit. :)

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  122. The Orange in the archangel calls to me.

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  123. I love the purple. I think it is the Electrica???

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  124. So pretty! I really like the orange one. Thanks for the chance :-)

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  125. Lovely! Great to hear the folks at Malabrigo are doing fiber now. I can't wait to hear if it's nice to spin. That Arcangel is just swoonworthy.

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  126. I have never spun before and would love to try!

    Melissa

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  127. Lavanda! Thank you for doing a giveaway!

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  128. Love Zarzamora colorway, thank you for the giveaway!
    -Roe (h82purl on ravelry)

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  129. Zarzamora is my favorite

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  130. My favorite color is the Zarzamora. Beautiful

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  131. I like the Archangel best, such pretty shades.

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  132. All of them, of course. I can't even say how excited I am about Mal offering fiber! Here's to hoping more blends are to follow!

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  133. Ohhh hard choice. Lavenda or Zarzamora. Thank you for the give-away! Miss seeing you at Keystone. Sorry to hear about your mom. :'-(

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  134. Love love love! I pre-ordered some Nube from my LYS but I would love to win a braid before I get that.

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  135. And my favorite color is the Zarzamore.

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  136. It's so hard to choose just one! I think Zarzamora is my favorite thought.

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  137. I think Archangel is my favorite, but Zarzamora is a close second.

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  138. Lavanda! It's gorgeous! I'd take either of the two offered, though.

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  139. I think Solis will be the prettiest, but they are all gorgeous.

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  140. I Love All The Colors. Spinning Is One Of My Favorite Pastimes.

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  141. Solis is my favorite! Spinning is next on my bucket list. I'm a fiber addict.

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  142. Thank you for the opportunity of being chosen as recipient of your giveaway of either of the two skeins you've chosen. I wish you much love and comfort at this time from those friends and family as well as those of us who only read your blog, but care and send our support. Warms hugs, Becki

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  143. I want to try something in the Natural color

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  144. The Zarzamora is my favorite. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  145. I think Lavanda is the nicest color, but they all look pretty!

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  146. I don't think I could decide on my favorite color. I'd probably go for Lavanda first though!

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  147. I currently have some Mal Rios in Solis...and I would love to try my hand at spinning with the fiber... the yarn in that shade is amazing!

    Indulgence on Rav

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  148. My favorite of the ones you are giving away is The Lavanda! I love dark purple and it is just lovely!

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