OK, it has come to my attention that there are fiber junkies and yarn junkies out there who know absolutely nothing of Phat Fiber Boxes! HOLY CRAPAMOLY PEOPLE, these things ROCK! Getting a phat fiber sampler box in the mail is like Christmas morning when you were 12 yrs old and got the new bike under the tree but EVEN BETTER! 'Cause it's YARN and FIBER!
Click the Phat Fiber logo box for official info and how to get your hands on some of this fiber/yarn crack.
The official story is on the site, but the nut-shell version is this...you can get a box of samples of hand dyed yarns, handspun yarns, hand dyed fibers, crazy batts, clouds, stitch markers, patterns, HEAVEN IN A BOX PEOPLE! It's a great way to sample etsy yarns & fibers & misc since most of those goods aren't sitting in the LYS waiting for you to browse through.
Jessie (the founder) has the July preview videos up on the blog right now. Her husband Marcus is a riot. This month's theme is Seawead and Scallywags and it rocks. Lots of pirate themed goodies in there. I've created a pattern for a lacy wrist cuff or headband made from a little bit of dk silk, milk fiber or bamboo to help give an idea of what to knit up from a little spun sample. My pattern is shown in the video #4 near the end. Here's a teaser of a couple of shots... I hope to have it up on ravelry soon too. A fun way to knit up some shimmery lace in just a few hours.