Monday, May 25, 2009

May PhatFiber Box!

First off, let me just say that I love getting my PhatFiber box in the mail. It is super exciting. I never know what to expect and it is always fun. The theme for this month was "Showers and Flowers" and the samples were awesome. I recieved a lot of different coupons and a cute little sheep stitch marker from Designs By Tami. I have her shop saved as a favorite on Etsy and plan on buying some more cute sheep for a special occasion.



My box was a bit heavy on fiber, which was actually exciting for me as I am in the process of finding myself a spinning wheel and I thought the samples were very inspiring.

One of my favorites from this picture is the one in the corner that is purple and green and slightly sparkly. It is called Marilla's Garden by Moonlight and Laughter. It has the story of the fiber attached, which I thought was really neat. I like to read how people come up with their colorways. I also loved the Mud and Clay sample that was 100% alpaca. SO soft. Another favorite is the Dyed by Danido. I also scored a sample of her "Fireweed" yarn which was also fun.

The large sample in this picture is the one that made me NEED a spinning wheel. It is a HUGE sample from Portland Fiber Gallery (maybe they will be at Sock Summit?!?) and it is AMAZING. It is called "Midnight Tiger lilies" and it us superwash merino and bamboo. A whole ounce! Gorgeous.

My yarn samples. I was especially in love with the handspun sample from Melissa's Kre8tions. The colors are so gorgeous and I love the look of handspun. I also was infautated with the green sample from Chicken in the Woods. I love the shop name (I'm oddly obsessed with farms) and I also LOVE green. Too perfect.

I also got a few patterns. I might have to make the bracelet to wear to knitting events. We will see.
And my ABSOLUTE favorite. The thing that made my heart skip a beat when I saw it in my box:

GLOW IN THE DARK YARN! I have been drooling over this for some time now, ever since I read about it on the Phat Fiber blog. And let me tell you, it is too cool for school. I can't believe how much it glows! I think I'm going to use this sample to knit a stripe in a hat to wear when I take the dogs walking in the winter. Want more? Go check out Sheep Shape Spinning. She also has already knitted animals if you are in need of a quick baby shower gift.

Whew! So now that I have mentioned a few of the things I got in my May Phat Fiber box, check them out on Etsy! And for all of those things that I DIDN'T get in my box, search "Phat Fiber" on Etsy and you will find a ton of other contributors. And just because there were already a ton of pictures, how about one of each of the pups.

Snickers and Josh hiked Flattop. What goof balls.

Frito when camping with Weston. He is crazy as well.

Happy Memorial Day!

1 comment:

missus.mint said...

Lucky!!! :) Cute pups too!