What’s a Phat Fiber Box? It’s the brainchild of Jessie at Phat Fiber – a collection of samples from Indie dyers brought right to your doorstep. And when your doorstep is a mere three hours from Phat HQ, it gets there really fast.
That was fast!
The “F” stands for ‘fluff’, which is all spinning samples. The “S” stands for ‘stitches’, which is all yarn samples. There’s also a mixed sampler, which I could only guess would be “M”, but I didn’t go after that one. The super-secret date they go on sale is announced, and they are posted to Etsy two times that day. I wouldn’t recommend delaying 5 seconds, ’cause they are going to be gone. So Saturday, I was able to grab an F for me, and later an S for Ragged.
What’s in the box?
Box 'o Mystery
Well, allow me to introduce you. (sorry for some blurry pics – I was losing light fast)
“Oh Donna” BFL - Alisha Goes Around
“Passion” merino - It’s a Colorful Life
“Fagiano” Aus. merino, firestar, and angelina - Crystal City Fibers
“Harlequin” merino tencel (and the fun gold thread to ply it with) - Twiggi Knits!!
"Carnivale (light)” tussah silk - Wild Orchids Yarns and Fibers
“Cafe au lait” milk fiber - Feeling Sheepish
“Venetian Butterflies” mohair, alpaca, wool, and glitz - Silver Sun Alpacas
un-named rambo, bamboo and polypay - Desert Garden Farms I think I'll call it "Sweetheart's Masquerade"
“Masquerade” alpaca, mohair and angelina - Fiber Divisions
“Tangerine” merino - From Ewe to You
“Squash Blossom” organic merino from Natchwoolie and “Souron’s Flaming Eye” milk fiber from Dragonmaille in The Fiber Artist’s Paint Box from SpindiesFiber
“Queen of Hearts” bamboo - Polyartgirl
“Jareth” organic merino, silk, carbonized bamboo, and angelina - Ambrosia and Bliss
“The Fiber Unmasked” baby alpaca - Anzula Luxury Fibers
“A Silken Masque” sari silk fiber - eXtreme Spinning
“Venetian Mask” merino - Sheepy kitty
“Candy Mix” merino - Alaskan Sass
Oh but wait, you have to see the back of this:
Topless Mittens pattern - Kira K Designs
So, the idea is that once you can see and fondle these mini bits of heaven, you will want to buy more. And that works really well. To feed that, many of the sellers give discounts to the Phat Fiber box buyers. Like you needed another excuse.
And since it’s Socktober, here’s a pair of socks.
Midsummer Nights Dream from Knitty in Knitting Notions Thyme