PhatFiber Boxes Came My Way Today! (Picture Heavy)

I ordered 2 PhatFiber Sample Boxes this month, my first time receiving, and I am not disappointed.  I ordered a Fiber Box:

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and a mixed box full of fiber, yarn samples and other goodies:

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Everything is wonderful and beautiful in their own right, but there were a few items that stood out for various reasons.  So, I will share those items.  If you see something in the pictures above and you’d like to see a bigger picture of it and/or would like to know where you can purchase something, let me know.

From Fleecemaker’s Fibers.  Romney Lamb Locks: {these colors would work well individually or with a couple of select colors blended together, but I love the locks}

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Chocofetti from Play at Life Fiber Arts: {I wouldn’t normally be attracted to this combo of colors, but this one grabs me for some reason}

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Stitch Markers: Oreo Cookie- from Wine Makers Sister, Round/Orange- from Lampyridae, Ice Cream- from Craftydragon,Dum/Dum- from Pickin’ & Spinnin’ {I love the dum-dum lollipop}

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream from A Dying Wish.  .25 ounces.  South African Fine Alpaca, Carbonized Bamboo {the grrens in this are enchanting}

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Peanut Butter Swirl from North Star Alpacas. .4 ounces RoseGray and Light Brown Alpaca

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Llady Llama Fiber Co.

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Key Lime Pie from Stone and String {This yarn has a great feel to it}

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Gobstoppers from Wooliebullie.  Handpainted Supreme Silk {I love touching this stuff… wish I had tons of it in blues and greens}

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Chocolate Cupcake from Funhouse Fibers– ” A chocolate bfl “cupcake”, covered in yummy icing comprised of bfl, bamboo, and Angelina glimmer fiber. Of course, what would a cupcake be without Sprinkles?? We include 12 glass bead “sprinkles” hand threaded onto matching fiber, for you to spin in as you like. YUM!” {I’ve never worked with beads in the form of spinning or knitting… this looks like fun!}

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Piece of Cake from Desert Garden Farms.  Romney Lamb, Faux Cashmere, Sparkle, Tencel Nepps {the packaging for this genious!}

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I received 2 do-it-yourself fiber dyeing kits from Color Bug Yarns{I can’t wait to try this out}

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There are just a few of my favorite things.  I can’t wait until next month.  My fingers are crossed that I am fortunate enough to snag another box (or maybe 2).

Got my new drop spindles today!!!

I have seen do many beautiful yarns online that people has spun themselves and make me think that it was something I would like to try.  At first, I thought of getting a wheel, but couldn’t justify spending that much money on something I didn’t know if I would enjoy or not.  After some research, I decided that it might be best for me to try useing a drop spindle.  I looked at many different shops online and found Maine Woods Yarn and Fiber.  They offer individual spindles as well as a kit containing a top whorl, a bottom whorl, 4 ounces of 100% handpainted wool and 1 ounce of undyed fiber.  I couldn’t pass it up!  And… it arrived in the mail today!!

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{Beautiful top and bottom whirl spindles}

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{4 oz 100% Wool: Sunflower}

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{1 oz undyed fiber: looks buttery to me}

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And kitty gets the box…

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I can’t wait to watch some tutorials online and get started spinning me some yarny deliciousness!!!

I Haz a Hat

I finally finished {R}’s Tanner Hat (found on Ravelry).  It shouldn’t have taken so long, but I couldn’t complete a row without coughing and sneezing uncontrollably.  I should have knitted it about an inch longer since he likes to flip the edge up a little.  I think it looks good and love how the decreases shape the hat.  I used Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool in Oak Tweed. 

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Cuteness

Thank you Mother Nature for this lovely gift of a cold you have bestowed upon me.  How can I ever repay you for the continued coughing, sneezing,  sniffling and inability to sleep?  Perhaps I could knit you something and maybe I would, that is, if i didn’t have to use my hands to continually wipe my nose!!  So, instead, I will rummage through my saved pictures and post one of my adorable Miss Lucy Lou.  The cuteness always makes me feel better.

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New Knitting Project

I am still sick, yet I managed to start a new project in between coughs, sneezes, cold chills and naps.  As per usual, I found the pattern on Ravelry.  It’s called The Tanner Hat and was designed by Gina Johnson.  I thought it was a good masculine type hat that would fit my husband and his personality.  I’ll post the details of the yarn I used and any modifications after I’m completed or you can click HERE to go to my Ravelry page for project details now.

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Acknowledgement

So, I logged onto Ravelry today to check out the forums and saw I had a message waiting for me.  Upon clicking the message box open, I noticed it was from the designer, Haven Leavitt, of the Man Hat I have been knitting lately (2 of them thus far).  It was simply asking if my picture of the finished product, modeled by my incrediably handsome son, could be featured on the hats pattern page at ravelry.  Mine is not the only one featured, but it did give me a sense of accomplishment and honor to be asked.    Of course, I said yes!

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Man Hat #2: FINISHED

To my sons delight, I finished Man Hat #2  (click for project details) last night.  It looks great and he looks good in it.  We’ll see how well it still fits after he’s gotten it wet and thrown in the dryer a couple of times. 

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