Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I'm Phat!

Earlier this month, I was one of the few (70 or so) lucky recipients of a Phat Fiber box. Phat Fiber is a collective group of independent fiber and other artists who submit samples to the box based on monthly themes. The boxes go up for sale on Etsy once a month and each one is different. It was like Christmas when mine arrived, because really all I knew was it would have yarn and fiber in it. Previews of potential goodies are posted on the blog almost daily and they're enough to make your mouth water.

The boxes contain spinning fiber:

Left to right, top to bottom:

1/4 oz merino, tussah silk noil and angelina Whirlag in color "Snow Day" from Whirligig Yarns
Sky blue wool in color "Jack Frost" from A Sleeping Spindle
100% wool fiber knot in color "Great Melons" from (Rule Out): Fiber Addiction, nos
Handpainted merino roving from Enchanted Yarn
15g Rambouillet wool roving in color "Ice Queen" from Vines
Wool top in lovely rainbow colors from the Painted Tiger
Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) fiber in color "Deep Lake" from Moonlight and Laughter
(not shown) 70% mohair, 30% wool in Natural Winter White from Natchwoolie

Yarn samples:

Clockwise from left:

46 yds 75% SW wool, 25% nylon Turtle Feet sock yarn in color "Ice Flower" from Turtle Cove Farm
65% merino, 20% bamboo and 15% silk sock yarn in color "Water Edge" from hedgehog fibres
12 yds supersock yarn in color "Frost" from Dome Hill Yarns
24 yds worsted hand-spun undyed Jacob Wool in color "Sleet and Snow" from Artemesia Ink Studio Arts
Little hank of blue and green yarn from Dyed by Danido
15yds superwash merino sock yarn in blues and greys from Sneaky Pig Yarns
100 yds sock yarn in color "Queen Anne's Revenge" from Actual Size Creations/Valutree
100% white bamboo yarn from the Fuzzy Bunny
(not shown) Bulky 100% wool in color "Leaves of Grass" and 75% merino/25% nylon sock yarn in color "The Golden Road" from Moonlight and Laughter plus a mother of pearl stitch marker

And other goodies!

Clockwise from top left:

Pattern - Bartlett Bunny from Joey's House
Pattern - Braided Cable Socks from Lynne Wardrop at Avalon Fiber Arts
Matchbox notepad from Designs by Tami
Size 13 wooden knitting needles from Baa Hurrah
Knitting needle gauge from 7 Yaks Design
Get a Grip lanolin hand balm in "Citrus" scent from Knit
Lampwork bead stitch markers from Dragon Lady Designs
Handmade Soap from the Lote Tree
Leaf stitch marker from In Stitches

I submitted an offer and I've been accepted to have my work IN the February box! I've been very busy working on samples to mail in by Valentine's Day. The theme is "Romance and Chocolate" and I'm having a lot of fun with it. Once my little creations are finished, I'll have photos to post. In the meantime, check out the Phat Fiber blog for write-ups and teasers from the January box.

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