I'm not sure what was going on with the formatting in the last post (I can't figure out hwo to fix it...sorry!) but hopefully we won't have that problem here.
Ready for round 2 of Phat Fiber? Here we go!
See that cute pink plastic heart thing in the back? It's a diz from 7 Yaks Designs. I've never used a diz before, but I used it to pull some chiengora into a little roving ball and it was fabulous! I almost thought about seeing if someone would trade me for a needle gauge that she makes in the same heart design, but I love this little diz now that I've used it so it's all mine. If you want your own, she has them for sale here. And they're only $2.50! A steal. Go get them before they're gone. And pick one up for a friend or a swap partner while you're at it. They'd make a fabulous giftie.
See the business card with a purple yarn ball with needles sticking out of it? It's in a bag with some raw angora fiber from Tracy Rios. I've never played with raw angora before, so that will be fun. Maybe I'll have to comb it and then bust out my diz again. She's got a site here and an etsy shop here. She's selling her raw angora for 50% off through Saturday, so definitely make a point of stopping in on her.
To the left of Tracy Rios' is a card with an Alpaca head on it. It's just another shot of the Moonwood Farm roving package I blogged about here.
See the earth red, green, brown and gold yarn? It's from Kitty Grrlz. They have bea-utiful stuff. Especailly their bamboo handspun. And this sample is awesome, too. This stuff wasn't labeled as to exactly what it is but it's 16 grams and I think there is enough to make a little coin purse or maybe even a mug cozy. Score!
To the front, the pink and grey sock yarn...is from Samantha in Stitches. It's 5 grams of a yarn called Sheen and it's a supersoft and silky blend of 40% superwash wool, 40% bamboo and 20% nylon. A full size, 100g (410 yd) skein is $18 (which, if you ask me is a FABULOUS deal for this stuff). Her site is a little tricky to navigate, so just go straight here to find the good stuff. From the look of the site, it seems the colourway I have is probably chocolate covered strawberries.
The pretty rainbow twist right by the camera? It's from Abstract Fiber...who is local to me, and who I actually met last Saturday at spinning group in downtown Portland. She sent in a super generously size 17 gram twist of 50% alpaca/ 30% merino / 20% silk and they are my kinds of colors. This one goes on the list of my top 5 fave from this box, too and I'm really excited about what it's going to turn into.
And off on the left, you can just barely see a squooshalicious handspun called Chocolate Sundae from Wooly Hands. (spun from merino which I guess is from Cloud Lover 69. My sample is 7 grams of bulky weight handspun in pinks, cremes, and browns. Plied with a shiny pink thread. Not sure what I'll do with this one yet. If you want your own, Love is Funny looks pretty similar.
We already made our way around from the right to the center of this picture, so we'll just pick up where we left off.
The center skein of bluey grey handspun is 4 grams of a handspun called "English Countryside." The tag says it's 100% wool and that's where the story ends. No seller or maker listed. If anyone knows anything else about this one, give me a shout out in the comments.
The pink and red sample to the left is from Melissa's Kre8tions. Now here is a seller who has some tasty stuff. This sample is 6 grams of a worsted weight handspun. Unfortunately I don't see any in her store right now so I'm not sure what's in it, but it sure is purdy!
To the far left is just a smidgen of Fire Lizard Studios' handdyed sock yarn in "Joy". The sample is 11 grams, which makes it about 44 yards. This might even be enough to make a pair of Flippant socks for me. Score!
This is another review shot.
Along the front edge of the box, starting on the left are 3 little pink and purple skeins from Oriri Draco Design. I'm not sure which is which, but between the three of them, I got some Sea Squish Lace in "Lady Rose," some Li'L Squish Cotton in "Lilac" and some Li'L Squish Sock Yarn in "Delicate."
Then heading up toward the right are better shots of Fire Lizard Studios, Melissa's Kre8tions, mystery english wool, Chocolate Sundae from Wooly Hands, Samantha in Stitches, and Kitty Grrlz.
Along the front of the box on the chair is a sample of J. D. Melaine fudge. Honestly, I'm personally not a fudge person so I didn't even try it. I sent it off to trade in for a batt from extreme spinning. However, EVERYONE is raving about this stuff. If you like fudge, check her out.
Then there's the "Lover" handspun fron Evergreen Creations, Happy Hands from Local Gringos and the dorset/monandale puff from From Ewe to You. (thes were all blogged about in Phat Fiber: Part 1)
And finally, last but certainly not least are is the spindle bag I got from Desert Garden Farms. It didn't make it in my main box picture because I was so excited about it, I took it out and put it to use right away. Here's a picture of Jack checking it out in my spinning tote:
Here's the full body shot:
It looks like there is one more just like it, so if you like my bag, go snatch it up before it's gone.
So thanks for letting me share my goodies. If you want your own box in March, be sure to check out Phat Fiber's website and get on the notification list to find out what time the boxes go on sale. Boxes sold out literally in minutes in February so you'll have lots of competition.