My Phat Fiber Sampler arrived today. I opted for the fiber option (meaning, yarn, accessories and fiber). Here is a detailed break down of the contents… with links… and pictures…
*Artemisia Ink Studio Arts: 21 yds, 2ply merino/alpaca (one ply is merino, the other alpaca) bulky handspun in Cranberry Rainbow (purples, blues, greens)
*Bohemian Knitter Chic: sample of a worsted-bulky weight (green)
*BunkyBoBo’s Hand Dyed Yarns: sample of Superwash Merino Sock in Hera (teals, green, and golds)
*Chocolate Princess: sample worsted weight in Early Winter (purples and blues) *Her spinning fiber looks amazing*
*Crazy4Dyeing: sample of Jolly Sock in Glacier (teals and greys)
*eXtreme Spinning: 25yds bulky handspun organic wool (mostly lime, with lots of other colours) *also has some really lovely rovings in the etsy shop*
*Handspun and Dyed Too: sample handspun falkland wool single, bulky (reds and oranges) *has gorgeous batts in shop*
*Moonlight and Laughter: sample of bulky wool in Leaves of Grass, (grey to green to yellow) and of merino/nylon sock yarn in The Golden Road (browns, golds, and green)
*Northern Bay Handspun: sample 2ply merino/silk in Fushia (…pink…) – hmmm, there is a knot in the skein… **EDIT: Turns out the knot was how the ends were secured, my bad.**
*Sneaky Pig Yarns: 15yds superwash merino fingering weight (denim-y blues and black)
*Turtle Cove Farm: 10gr/46yds of Turtle Feet sock yarn in Ice Flower (pretty blue colourway) *they also carry soaps…*
The heavier yarns
The lighter yarns
*7 Yaks Design: translucent plastic 8-sided needle gauge (US sizes 00-17) with 1″ marked on top side
*Dragon Lady Designs: 3 bead sts markers (including one that is a fat fish), the 2 larger ones should fit up to 9mm needles, the smaller one 6mm needles.
*In Stitches: a leaf sts marker (should fit up to a 5-5.5mm needle)
*SummerStar Creations: 2 bead/stone sts markers (on neat metal ring holder) – should fit up to 6-6.5mm needles
*Yarn Candy: 2 little sts no snag enamel markers for sock/lace needles
*Enchanted Yarn: approx 2ft of natural wool called Clun Forest Wool *looks like she has some pretty dyed fiber*
*Melissa’s Kre8tions: sample of wool (teal)
*Moonlight and Laughter: a bit over a foot of BFL roving in Deep Lake (beautiful teal, blue, purple)
*Natchwoolie: approx. 3ft strip of natural winter white mohair/wool
*Sweet Pea Fibers: bag of merino roving Au Natural (brown)
The package also included coupons from the following sellers: Andey Originals, Chauncey Design, Designs by Tami, Dyed by Danido, Handspun and Dyed Too, In Stitches, kNotes for kNitters, Moonlight and Laughter, Moonwood Farm, Natchwoolie, p2tog, Sneaky Pig Yarns, Whorled Peace, Yarn Candy.
My heart jumped when I saw all the little sample skeins and the sock and worsted blanket bells went off in my head! (Apparently it doesn’t take much to make me happy…) I’m really looking forward to spinning up the fibers, esp. the Moonlight and Laughter, Natchwoolie, and Sweet Pea ones. Of the wools I really like the Turtle Cove and Handspun and Dyed Too. (The soap is amazing smelling… I can’t wait to try that either…)
In other news:
*The thesis is … there, I’ve managed to do a large portion of what I needed to for chapter 2, and will be moving on the three tomorrow (the rest of today is library to do list making)
*My room is empty (well, nearly) and spotless. Pictures to prove it – those of you who saw it before, might want to sit down.
These are cluttered compared to what it looks like now….