April 2011 Phat Fiber Box Has Arrived!

The theme for this month’s Phat Fiber box was Butterflies and Flutterbys and, as expected, the fibers are amazing and the colors are beautiful.  I love everything in it but, once again, there are a few things that stand out.  Here are my favorites this month:

Stitch Markers:

Shops from L to R:  Gloria Patre, the next two butterflies from Turtle Dreams Soaps, Lampyridae, Wildcard Fiber Arts, and TwirlyCurlyBird.

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Scarlet Peacock from Knittyandcolor.  Merino, SW Fine Merino, Falkland, Corriedale & Silk Noil

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Firefly from Distant Star Alpacas.  Brown Alpaca and Firestar.  I love this color combo!

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Death’s Head Moth by Lampridae.  Not only is the fiber pretty but look at the cute bee stitch marker she attached!  Fiber is silk, bamboo, angelina, BFL, cashmere, alpaca,carbonized bamboo and merino.

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Clouded Sulphur by Caliope’s Fibre .  1/4 oz of merino, soybean, and bamboo.  Soybean???  I’ve never seen fiber made with this material before, but I sure do love the feel of it… and it’s pretty to boot.

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Horned Dung Beatle by Desired Haven Farm .  Banana silk, silk alpaca and wool.

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Siproeta Stelenes by …into the whirled .  64’s merino combed top.

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Flutterby Swing by Beesybee Fibers.  This is 100% Peruvian Alpaca!!  It is some of the softest fiber I’ve ever felt.

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The only things I know about this next sample is that it’s beautiful, soft and from Wonderland Fiber.  If anyone has any idea of what the fiber is, please let me know.

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I also bought some full sized fibers and will try to post those tomorrow.

Spinnings on my Spindle

I have had my wonderful spindle for about a month now and have had a blast teaching myself to use it.  I’ve been making my way through the PhatFiber box I purchased last month and am finally happy with some of the outcomes I’ve produced.

I used the dye kits I received from Color Bug Yarns (although I used Kool-Aid packages I bought).  The lighter, almost white, is actually a really light green.  This was the first time I plyed, and really enjoyed the process.

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This one was from Spinfusion.  It’s Merino in color: Chocolate Covered Cherries.  I love how thin I was able to get this.

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And this is my latest (and my FAVORITE so far).  It’s SW Merino Combed Top in “chocofetti” colorway from Play at Life Fiber Arts.  I loved working with this material.  It felt almost silky like and was a dream to draft.

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