The February 2009 Phat Fiber Box:
Do you hate me yet? This box is chock full of fabulouso stuff.
Left: 8 grams of "Lover" Handspun, hand dyed merino blend yarn from Evergreen Creations. It's a 2 ply. I'm guessing it's worsted weight. I think there might be enough to make a little coin purse. I might try felting with it, too.
Center: Happy Hands Goat's Milk & Shea Butter Hand Creme: "Tea & Roses" from Local Gringos. The rose scent is so faint you can barely smell it....which is how I like it. Plus it's got honey in it. I love milk and honey stuff.
Right: A little 4 gram puff of unlabeled fluff from From Ewe to You. I'm guessing it's wool...but I'm not sure what kind. I don't see it in her shop. I'll probably card this together with something else. edit: I've since learned that it is Dorset/Montadale
Big beautiful puff of fluff: A generous 13 gram chunk of 100% merino superwash roving from Kangaroo Dyer. This is definitely one of my top 5 favorite things I got in this box. I'm excited to see what it turns into.
To the right of the big bright puff: You can see the corner of an envelope. The front of the envelope had standard knitting abbreviations on it. Inside were all kinds of coupons from places like Farmgirl chic, Local Gringos, Moonwood Farm, eXtreme Spinning (I'm really sad I didn't get a sample from here. I will probably have to take advantage of 20% off to make myself feel better about it, though) and My Fair Bag Lady. There was also a cute little stich marker from Pedras (the stitch marker didn't make it in the picture. Go check out her stuff, though. Cute. I also got a sock yarn note card from Knit it Up. (no picture of this, either....but please go see her stuff. Definitely worth the time and bandwidth to click).
That gorgeous little pink and grey poof?: It's a 5 gram sinfully soft mini roving ball in the "snuggly" colourway from Moonwood Farm. Check out this description:
This particular blend consists of alpaca blended with a little satin angora bunny fiber - white first shearing from Mickey [an alpaca, picture on the card] blended with a bit of pink glitzy prepared roving, purple hand dyed (koolaid) from Sergeant Major [another alpaca, picture on the card], grey from Dominic (his fiber is blended with 25% black satin angora from Nero [Nero is a bunny]), as well as a sprinkling of silver angelina.
Holy cow! (or is it holy alpacas and bunnies?) Complex with undertones of "wow!" Aside of feeling like I've been entrusted with a little bit of sacred fiber, I think Moonwood wins for the "best tag" competition among the things in my box. Pictures of alpaca and bunny pr0n, a description like this, another description of how she made my roving ball, and directions about spinning and washing the fiber. Roo...you need a Ravelry group for your farm. I'm totally a fan.
To be continued...