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.

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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).

Received an MYB in the Mail

I received my first ever MYB in the mail a few days back from a woman who belongs to the same swap group (KYS) as I do on Ravelry.  I was so excited.  Just take a look at everything tucked inside:

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