Tuesday, March 17, 2009

PhatFiber Samples

These are the 23 yarn samples that I have been preparing to be included in the April PhatFiber Sample Box. (The big skein is for Jessica)
What's a PhatFiber Sample Box? you say...... A couple of months ago a young couple named Marcus and Jessica came up with this idea that sellers mail samples of what they sell to PhatFiber and they, in turn, will create monthly sample boxes to be sold to all of you at $33 through Etsy.
This has been awesomely popular. The boxes went on sale Sunday and sold out in 2 minutes. I think that it's rather humorous that some potential buyers were quite irate that they didn't get a box, most just smiled and said "Maybe next time" I sent 20 samples of brown, Sonata, alpaca/merino roving so will be anxiously awaiting any feedback. I think the boxes were mailed yesterday (Monday).
Because the theme for April is Green, either the color or the environment, I dyed some of my gray alpaca/merino yarn from Tribute, pictured below ↓ (Did I tell you Tribute is going to come and live here?) I wanted to send 20 to 25 yards of yarn but I mini skeined up too little green when I started so I included some of the gray, undyed to bring up my yardage. They look cute together. I sort of wish I had done this will all of them.
There is also a Phatfiber Ravelry group if you are interested. Go here


Brianna said...

That's one handsome 'paca. Hope to get some of that in the April box! Your samples look fantastic. :)

Aimee said...

That forest green is a lovely color. Nice work!

Debbie said...

It looks lovely. PS Whens Jr's next weigh in?!

PhatLady said...

Oh my goodness Maple! I knew I loved your fiber, but now I think I have an alpaca crush on Tribute!

critter lover said...

Love your rich green and gray combo! The sample box sounds like a real treat to get...speaking of REAL TREATS TO GET, I can't wait for Tribute to arrive! What a cool looking guy he is!

Keep on spinning, Maple, your work is amazing and presented in such appealing ways!

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

The PhatFiber recipients are lucky to get some of your wonderful fiber, Maple, and I know they will all love it as much as we do ;D

Can't wait to meet Tribute in person...wow!!!