Friday, February 20, 2009

FarmGirlChic and *Giveaway*

I am so excited I could pee!
Melissa of Feathers and Fleece Farm sent in some very pretty samples of baby mohair locks! So soft and the color was a rich black with tiny streaks of silver throughout! I loved her tea-dyed and hand written tags too! Most everyone should have gotten a flyer and discount in your box as well!
For those of you who love fresh off the farm fiber, I want to urge you to visit Melissa's shop! Beautiful natural fiber to manipulate as you see fit! Wouldn't it make wonderful additions to your growing fiber hoards?!
They are kidding and lambing at Feathers and Fleece Farm! Melissa came up with the brilliant idea to let YOU decide the name of an adorable newborn goat! Here are HIS specs:
Angora Goat buckling born 1-24-09
will be wethered and will be available for sale the end of April $50.00 (I think fish are sold for higher people!)
And the winner (who's name suggestion will be chosen) will get the following:
The fiber consists of 1 lb. of washed assorted washed fiber:
2 1/2 oz. maroon Border Leicester wool
2 oz. natural colored Border Leicester cross wool
2 oz. pumpkin Border Leicester wool
1 oz. black cream kid mohair
1 1/2 oz. white yearling mohair
1 1/2 oz. adult cream mohair
2 oz. black yearling mohair
1/2 oz. brown kid mohair
3 oz. white Border Leicester cross wool
Help Melissa out! Name the little kid! The winner will be chosen on Tuesday, so get your thinking caps on! Remember additional plurks, blogposts, tweets, forum posts etc will get second entries- also remember to make sure there is a way I can contact you, should you win!

Thank you so much Feathers and Fleece Farm!! We hope you continue to contribute to Phat Fiber for many moons to come!


sunnie fairy said...

Oh, he's so cute! I think the name Max is cute! :]

Crys said...

Well, since he stole my heart right away, I think Cupid or Eros would be good names for him. He's adorable and I want to take him home with me.

Roo said...

*~* Starling *~*

He is so damned cute!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I want! Do you think I could pass him off as a dog? (I live in town :( Anyway. When I first read the title, I thought "Camilla". But then I read it was a he and saw his photo - perfect for his baby album - and knew he was "Daniel". So . . . If if I can talk my husband into selling our home and moving the country and starting a farm (we have a good start with the bunnies), I may to see if I can bring Daniel home to live with me. Or maybe another one if he has already been adopted. But that's a lot of 'If'! :D

Melissa Barton said...

Curly, is the name I would choose.

Ann said...

*Button* as in Butt On because we all know goats love to butt. I'd say butthead, but I'm not that crass :)

Dawn said...

What a cute little boy! I say "Samson". Someday he's going to have long luscious curly locks. Although, I don't think it'll take his strength away when he is sheared.

Gina said...

My suggestion is Merriwhether. The whole "Merriwhether Feather" thing is just stuck in my brain. LOL

GnaS on Ravelry :)

Jags said...

Finnegan - Irish - Means White
Yuichi - Japanese - Kind one (I love this one)
Rizzo - Italian - means curly haired

He is absolutely freakin adorable! I tried to talk my hubby into letting me have a goat in the backyard but he said no :( We have Dr. Doolittle down the street maybe i should see what kind of goat they have...

Claire said...

Adorable! I'd name him "Merlin" because he magically steals my heart each time I look at him!

I love the fibers on her shop. The black smokey grey yearling mohair is my fave. What a beautiful color.

Silverstah said...

He looks like a 'Sprocket' to me. :)

Christine said...

I think his name should be "Yarny"

Dawning Dreams said...

So adorable! I think I would name him Kurlee. He has such a beautiful sheen to his coat.

Natasha said...

I like the name "Luka"

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Paddington locks alot;)Hugs Darcy

CJ said...

DROOOOOOOL..... I am such a sucker for raw fiber.

Okay, he is soooo Westley because you really can't name him Dred Pirate Roberts...

murk81 said...

So cute! How about "Sleepy"

Brat said...

He's adorable!

It's close to St. Patrick's Day

and I love his little green and black coat

I'm going to say his name should be

KnitWit said...

The name 'Emmanuel' popped into my head. =)

Carly said...

Little Prince Prancy Pants :)

I realize this is an unlikely name for this goat - but if he were mine that is what I'd call him. (in fact alot of my cats get that knickname "prancy pants" when they are acting silly)

The way their locks curl up around their legs makes me think of little boys in royalty skipping around the palace in silk bloomer type things.

Ballee said...

Name: Malis.

Named after the plant of this day:
Helleborus hyemalis .

Looks very cute!

Groeten uit Rotterdam

jennifer said...

I like Fergus.

desertgarden (patiently waiting for kids)

Bohoknitterchic said...

Can I just have the goat?

Well, the obvious names come to mind:

Billy or

But then some other fun ones come to mind too:

Brutus (LOL)
Pierre (he could be a french goat)
Bram (irish for abraham)
Lennox (scottish nobleman)

I could go on forever...

Anonymous said...

Cog, because in that second photo the sly expression on his little face reminds me of the Clockwork Men from the Dr. Who episode "The Girl in the Fireplace." Picture here:

That, or you could go with Benjamin or Franklin or George. The ears just take me straight to guys who wear powdered wigs.

kataish said...

I think "Bubby vonGoattington"

He reminds me of my dog (but white, my dog is black) who we affectionately call Bubby. And he has to have a classy last name, because he's a classy looking goat.

He's absolutely adorable and wonderful.

(kataish on Ravelry)

CarrieM said...

I vote Buckley!

NoviceKnitter said...

Merriweather, he looks just like one I had growing up and that's what my Mom named him so I'll go with that :)

NoviceKnitter said...

Oops, just realized someone already suggested Merriweather, hmmm..... Maybe I'll go with Cirrus since he'll have fleece as soft as a cloud.

Pandora's Box of FIber said...

My votes are all greek related, because he reminds me of a satyr.

KROTOS: A Satyr of Mt Helikon in Boiotia (Central Greece) who was a dear friend of the Mousai (Muses). As a reward for his invention of rhythmic beats to accompany music, these goddesses placed him amongst the stars as the Constellation Saggitarius. Who better to name a goat after than one of the beloved of the Muses, since we all take our inspiration from the Muses?

Anna M said...

Well, he is white... and he looks friendly so my name would be Casper. Casper the Friendly Goat.

or maybe Van.. Van Goat.

ikkinlala said...

He looks like a Gregory to me.

Minou14 said...

I don't know why, but as soon as I saw his photo, I thought of "Phineas" from the book "A Separate Peace".

I really love goats and he looks chock full of personality. :)

Anonymous said...

OHHHH CUTE!!! Chester is the name that speaks to me...such a cutie!! Thanks for sharing!

Becca said...

Hmm...naming animals is always so tough! How about...Duke. That's a good name to grow in to!

KJo said...

I think he looks like a, McCloud. LOL Or Marvin. Anyway that's what I think.

(on Ravelry)

PhatLady said...

Taken from Email:

Besides a knitter, I'm also a NewAge musician and have a very private label, thinking that the name was something that fit me and the whole environment of what "New Age" means. Me, being born January 3, of course, I'm a Capricorn (the goat), but living in the "Age of Aquarius" I came up with the name "Capricorn In Aquarius"

Fitting that the little kid was born under the sign of Aquarius and he's already a Capricorn of sorts...

So, my suggestion is: Capinaq (pronounced "kap-in-nak") -- the CAPricorn (goat kid) born IN AQuarius.



craftypuppylover said...

How about something fun and ridiculous like "kicky two shoes" and then call him kicks for short?

He's adorable!

JuliaA said...

i like the name sebastian for cute boy animals. like the bear in ohhh what's that book. it's tristan's bear. it's a well-known british book i read for a lit class.

anyway, sebastian.

i want a goat now. so cute.

woolcrafter said...


was the first name that came to mind when I saw him.

'Woolcrafter' on Rav

rebelhousewife said...

I wish I could convince my husband to let me have a goat. Of course my dogs might not like sharing the tiny backyard with him, but wow he is adorable. I suggest Lockhart as the name. I love mohair locks, and he looks like he is going have a lot when he grows up. He's also adorable so I think the name is good a fit. I will posting this link on blog as well.
ID Rebelhousewife

Anonymous said...

I wish I could convince my husband to let me have a goat. Of course my dogs might not like sharing the tiny backyard with him, but wow he is adorable. I suggest Lockhart as the name. I love mohair locks, and he looks like he is going have a lot when he grows up. He's also adorable so I think the name is good a fit. I will posting this link on blog as well. ID Rebelhousewife

monkeyspinner said...

Nestro. Animals are key to having a plan we had a whole heard of Angora rabbits named after Greek Gods and Goddesses. Sheep were singers, and the Angora goats were Artists. But Nestro. Sounds right.

Stitchlily said...

Fintan - its Irish for fair-haired or white-fire. A strong name but with a bit of softness behind it...

efurlotte said...

He is certainly going to be the luck of the draw. I think that "Lucky" is fine suitable name for this beautiful buckling.

Rav name: outlandishly

Kristen said...

Hm, John Denver? Steve? Patrick? Crispin? Martin? Summit?
He's very cute!

Mara said...

Hadrian- it was a name of a Roman emporer born on the same day

Sue H. said...

Gabriel - he looks cute, innocent, & angelic.

|chee-uh| said...


Not all three together of course. :)

susan said...

he is to cute. i wish i could buy him now :)
my name pick either SNOO SNOO or SNOOBERT

primdollie said...

Oh my who wouldn't love that adorable face!! too cute!! I think "Sir" Lancelot".. a little white knight in shining armor!! would sure love to have him come live here with me!! too darn cute!!
hugs Linda

Turtle said...

Boy goat....

or Romeo! Adorable!

Infinitespirals said...

I would name him Fuzzhead!

tanya904 said...

Aww he is adorable :)
I like the name Mr. Tumnus from the Chronicals of Narnia..

Aster said...

How sweet! I came up with a few names that I love for him:

"Proper" names:

"Cutesie" names:

Names that go with his color:

natchwoolie said...

I think he looks like a "Luke" darling and your stores is awesome!

Angie said...

I was thinking Billy the Kid. Or Captain Kid. Or Sundance Kid. Or maybe even Kid Rock.

(sorry, I apparently have the sillies tonight!)

FiberQat said...

I would name him Rocky.

We are in a time where we all are rethinking our priorities. A new life is a symbol of hope and promise. Rocky could be the nickname of our president and of course there's the image of the boxer Rocky. There's Rocky the rooster in Chicken Run who makes the right decision and becomes the sire of a new generation of free range chickens. And of course Rocky the Flying Squirrel.

Natalie said...

I'd name him Mephisto, after the devil in Goethe's *Faust*. Of course there is the connection between the devil and goats in folk tales, but I would choose the name because, lets face it, Mephisto is actually a pretty nice devil with a great sense of humor who is incredibly cute. Just like this little guy (well, the cute and nice :D)

MustLoveWeirdos said...

I want to snuggle him!
I think 'Lucky' would suit him as he's is going to make someone feel very lucky with his name choice.
Then there's 'Precious' cuz he is absolutely adorable!

sharbie on ravelry :)

Good luck to everyone!

cksknitter said...

That cute little goat looks like a Louie to me!
Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

SusanSW said...


What a cutie!

Marlitharn said...

Fred. Because all farm animals should be named Fred. Fred the cow, Fred the chicken, Fred the duck, Fred the adorable little fuzzy baby goatling.

nidea said...


Carissa said...





Apparently I like odd pet names. He's adorable.

(CarissaMarie on Rav)

Anne said...

How cute is this little fellow!!! I'd name him Lox....

My Fair Bag Lady said...

What a sweet wee baby. I have a few I'd like to offer:
1. Mortimer
2. Finnigan (means white or fair in Irish)
3. Finnian (pale or fair in Irish)
4. Bairrfhionn (pronounced Barin-Irish for blondish or fair hair)
5. Ailbhe (pronounced Al vi or Alvey -Irish for white king)
6. Bannon (Irish for white)
7. Begley (Irish for little hero)
8. Owen (Welsh for well born)
9. Altan or Alton (Gaelic for little hill)
10. Carrigan (Irish for little rock)
11. Tir Na Nogh (Gaelic for land of young or youthful land)
12. Paddington
13. Freddie
14. Grier
But whatever you shall name him I know he will be loved the same by all! Your wools are so lovely.

PenelopeRose said...

Cute! He looks like my Lily when she was a baby.
I'm going to have to go with:
Winston The Third

CinderLisa said...

I think his name should be Rhett Butler. He's quite a charmer, isn't he? ;)

Knittymama said...

Dizzy. As in a diz. :-)

Knittymama on Ravelry

Jeanne said...

Mo. Because he'll make Mo Hair.

I adore goats. When I finally move to the country, there will be goats amongst my horses.

danidocrafty said...

He looks like a very dapper young kid, I think Leonardo would do well.

Taleah said...

What a beautiful little boy! I like the name "Shiloh". It means "his gift", which is aptly appropriate for a lamb.

I'm naughtyknots on Ravelry

jennifer said...

I thought of another one. How about Maloney?


vickie said...

what about Talia its pronounced Tah lia meaning heavens dew vbarton24 at gmail dot com

bluelapis said...

I would name him "Temple" after the actress with the famous curly locks, knowing he will grow so many curls of his own. I hope he finds a lovely home and has lots of yummy yarns to spin.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Dis kid's got da look of real leader. I tink he'll grow up to be Don Curlyhorne, the Goatfather.

One Sheep said...

just 'cuz I like them, or

Golden, Sutter, Nugget, Rush or Marshall

because on 1/24/1848 James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in northern California, sparking the gold rush of '49. He looks like the start of a rush of good fortune for Feathers and Fleece Farm.

Caitie said...

I would name him Aeneas =)

littlecaitie on ravelry

broadcasting from a knitting parlour said...

What a face!

Figaro or Bibo

(good names to call across the pasture)

Think he'd like it in sunny Florida?

Anonymous said...

How about Fluffernutter? Because he's so fluffy? :) Or how about Marshmallow?