Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dicentra Designs and *Giveaway*








Dicentra Designs seriously rocks my world! Lisa, the dye GODDESS of Dicentra, sent me two of her Merino/Angora spinning fibers in "Damask" and I was going to wait to do this giveaway until I finished spinning it- but I just can't!! I love Lisa's shop so much and I'm so excited about this giveaway, I just had to include it in the "Phatties Rock" week giveaways!
If you have experienced Lisa's samples, you understand when I say that beholding them, I got a rush of excitement over the masterful way the colors were combined and the superior quality of the fiber!
I am halfway through the "Damask" fiber and I'm taking a cue from a fellow Phattie and spinning it fingering weight singles- I am hoping to knit up a shawl. The angora makes this a yarn with an irreproachable and divine quality about it.
Did you know that Dicentra will be at the Black Sheep Gathering in June? For all of you lucky folks headed that way, be sure and look Lisa up! I'm sure she'll be easy to spot- with all of her gorgeous color!!!
Lisa was so kind to offer up this stunning 2.5 oz Merino/Angora spinning fiber in her "Edoras" colorway as a giveaway! Please visit Dicentra and find something you like. Post about that listing in the comments section below. I will be drawing for this giveaway on Friday, and for those of you who use twitter, facebook, blogs or other socical networking sites, let me know you've helped spread the word about this stunning shop, and I will count your entry twice.
Lisa, thank you so much for the privelege of spinning your gorgeous fiber, and for sending in your artistry in the box. We look forward to your June samples!

104 comments:

Beltway Spinner said...

How gorgeous is this colorway? http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24612186 Thanks for the link to Dicentra!

idyll hands said...

I love the merino/angora roving in Cotton Candy: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24515322

It's so bright and perfect for this time of year. I'm crossing my fingers that I win :)

bentneedle said...

Loving the Eowyn colorway in merino/angora. I could drop a huge amount of money in that store!

Michelle said...

Oh my word, I want to get my hands on some of that merino silk top, any of it! But especially the Damask colorway. Mmm. Great colors!

Strike My Fancy said...

The hand dyed Tussah silk in the Sedona colorway takes my breath away!

lime juice said...

what amazing colorways! Sirius 2, Helms Deep and Stone Heart are wonderful.

StephCat said...

The Alpaca Merino Sportweight Yarn in Lava is pretty!

Jacy said...

I love Eowyn but Pelennor is just...there are no words. I love bright, rainbow yarns! Didn't a Phattie make a shawl from Pelennor?

Jacy
(shortsleeves on Rav)
also posted on Twitter and FB.

Robin said...

The superwash in Cyprus Avenue color is calling me. What great yarn colors

my7kids said...

Wow, I love the Eowyn, the CorrieX in Jewel, Sweet Thing fingering, and the BFL in Sirius2

Thanks for the chance to win!

Nikki
jesus_iscomin AT yahoo DOT com
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my7kids said...

I tweeted!

Nikki
jesus_iscomin AT yahoo DOT com
My7kids Recycled Yarn Shop
HeartFeltFun Accessory Boutique
Fluff4ewe Batts and Handspuns!
My Thoughts on Life, Yarn, Kids, and Other Stuff

sunnie fairy said...

I love all her colorways, but especially her madrona one! :]

Jags said...

OMG that is pretty!

i've never spun an angora blend before and it looks super super yummy!

My favorite colorway is Damask, it reminds me of a rose garden in the spring!

Dani said...

The Mediterranean merino/silk/angora is amazing!

Cindy said...

I loved all the merino silk angora top.

Xiane said...

I love them all, but oooooh... Pelennor. That colourway, that fiber! It surely must feel as rich as the colour is to my eyes.

I need to go back now and drool over more Dicentra offerings in her shop. ;)

jennifer said...

I like the bfl in Madrona. Lovely!

desertgarden

HanamiGallery said...

man oh man. i was first drawn to the stone heart colorway, then then ohmigod then i continue down and see merino/tussah silk top - iris and i had to wipe the drool off my face. i was still only on page 1!!! i also enjoy the eowyn, riviera, and eggplant dyed fibers. man thanx for showing such a great shop!!

Jude said...

Can't decide...love it all! I am serious. Will be saving this shop in my favourites.

Minou14 said...

Oh I'm swooning! I love Pelennor, Mediterranean, Eowyn, Ballerina and Vernal, and I'm also fond of Helms Deep. Honestly, they all appeal to me so it's hard to pick a favorite. The names are lovely, but I really appreciate the depth and range of colors in all of her colorways.

PogKnits said...

I love the big ball of roving. Wouldn't it be fun to buy the lot and have it sit on your coffee table until you get time to spin it?

Junebug said...

I love the Vernal colorway in merino/angora top: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25149774

Those colors will spin up beautifully!

EJ said...

Wow - I love Alpaca/Merino Sportweight Yarn - Pelennor It's so cheerful

Carla said...

My favorite is the Alpaca/Merino Sportweight Yarn in Lava. Looks wonderful!

knitting fool said...

My fav is the Alpaca/Merino Sportweight Yarn in Pelennor

Jersey said...

Pelennor - no doubt about it. It's really fabulous.

Elaine said...

I love the Lava colorway.

Off to blog.

SupaCindy3000 said...

OMG. That merino/silk/angora in mediterranean is screaming my name...

cdaniele

Rachel O said...

Love love love the Lava.

CinderLisa said...

This Merino/Tussah is simply divine. She has a lot of gorgeous stuff, though!

Elaine said...

I blogged about it at
elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

purple-power said...

My vote is for I love Alpaca/Merino Sportweight Yarn - Pelennor

Rav id - purple

Sally said...

I can't believe her prices, they are so reasonable! I might actually have to purchase the yarn I am about to tell you about. I love the Ancient Highway yarn. I think it would make some beautiful socks or a nice lacy scarf! Her shop will definitely become one that I frequent!

RavID: MuddyMoose
Twitter: MuddyMooseAK
www.muddymoosecrafts.blogspot.com

dinahsaurus said...

I've been a huge fan of Dicentra since I first got some of her yarn at Molehill Farm in Lake Oswego. I LOVE everything, but anything she does in the Pelennor colorway makes me swoon!

Sarah said...

I'm in love with 'Deeply' ~ 5 oz. of BFL roving.

All the fiber is divine thouh, I love how bold and strong the colors are.

~ Sarah (RavID AlaskanSass)

SewMamaLady said...

Okay, seriously, this stuff is insanely gorgeous. I had a Craftster friend that just showed off some roving she ordered today. It was so beautiful.
Pellenor roving - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22324206 That one is my favorite. I checked it out a while back when I was given the link. Everyone drooled over it all. lol

I'm going to go blog about her goodies and your giveaway right now. :) Have a crafty day!!

tom said...

I love Alpaca/Merino Sportweight Yarn in Lava. It's just beautiful

gmail = tomknit

One Sheep said...

The Lava Alpaca Lace Yarn is wonderful, those deep, dark colors would make any pattern more dramatic.

morgaine24 said...

I love the Merino/Silk/Angora Spinning Fiber in Stone Heart Colorway and the Merino/Tussah Silk Top - Iris both so pretty I love them both vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Carol in NJ said...

I love both the Merino/Silk fiber in Abalone and Merino Angora in Vernal. Something about blue and green just makes me smile!

Sylvia said...

I'd love any of the Alpaca/Merino Sportweight Yarns. ALl of the colorways are gorgeous

angel1mara said...

THe mediterranian colorway in the angora/silk/merino is beautiful

morgaine24 said...

I twittered http://twitter.com/morgaine24/status/1937641608 vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Kenyetta said...

Her colors are so pretty and vibrant! I love the Corriedale in Autumn

SewMamaLady said...

Here's that blog post. Thanks again! http://sewmamalady.blogspot.com/2009/05/link-link-giveaway.html

vickie said...

i blogged http://vickiescontestblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/dicentra-giveaway-via-phat-fiber.html vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessie,
Im Paula. I really like the merino/silk/angor spinning fiber in Mediterranean colorway. I like the rich vibrant hues of the colors. First I had bead lust now I have yarn lust. I think I will work on something combining my two loves. kaththea1953atyahoo.com

Victoria said...

Ohhh ... now I have another site on my etsy favorites!

This one is ohhhh .. gorgeous!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25500366

alienated_bookworm said...

BFL "Water's Edge" is my favorite

trh said...

I bought Eowyn from Dicentra a couple of weeks ago and was so torn between that and Entwife, Deeply, Water's Edge, Eggplant and several others. I haven't spun Eowyn yet, but you can bet that after I do, I'll be back for more. Her colors are so gorgeous.

cthulhulovesme said...

I really love both the Merino/Silk/Angora Spinning Fiber in Helms Deep Colorway and the Norwegian Woodaa alpaca lace. The depth of color is just lovely!

-cthulhulovesme on Rav

Maureen M said...

I love the Vernal and the Helms Deep colorways. The Alhambra Scarf pattern is beautiful! All of her colors are so deep and beautiful and yummy.

Nightphoenix said...

I love the Nova superwash sock yarn. Those are some rich colors!

Lizbert on Ravelry

Kristen said...

I love the alpaca lace yarns. All of them! :)

Erin said...

Wow, beautiful roving! I love the merino/silk, and the merino/angora, and the BFL...I must have the colorway fungible molecules as much for the name as the pretty colors.

Martha said...

I love the Gust Scarf kit, and the Moondance colorway.

Roma said...

There are so many to choose. I love them all and have added the shop to my favorites so I can return later. My favorite, if I have to choose would be the Merino/Tussah spin fiber in Abalone colorway.

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

I absolutely love the color of the Alpaca Lace Yarn - Valentine!

Melanie said...

I just love the BFL top in Stone Heart - how beautiful will that spin up??? :)

Ravelry ID - Melanie

Brittany said...

Apparently I'm easily influenced. I love Damask (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24514785).

HAY said...

"Mazarbul" (merino/tussah top) is beautiful!

thewiggy1 said...

Right, Madame Phat Fibre, do I thank you or curse you for bringing this shop to my attention? Everything is so beautiful. Special mention to the merino/silk fibre in the damask and sedona colourways. I believe the correct expression is *squee*!

Allyson said...

I think my favorite is the Merino/Tussah Silk Top in the Iris colorway.

Brody Knits said...

I love the alpaca lace yarn in lava. So many yummies. It's always hard to pick just one.

Quilting Pansy said...

I like these:
Merino Angora Spinning Fiber - Eowyn - 2.4 oz, Vernal, and Damask

Cindy

Joy said...

Merino/Tussah in Iris... ohhh...looks GORGEOUS.

Abby said...

Merino/Silk/Angora Spinning Fiber in Stone Heart Colorway is my favorite. =D

RiverPoet said...

The BFL roving in 'Ocean' is just a gorgeous combination of colors.

Dragomeira said...

*gasp* I mean it when I say, breathtaking. But my favorite is Merino Angora Spinning Fiber - Cotton Candy --- My favorite colors!!

Heather said...

Wow! Lots more goodies since the last time I shopped in your shop!

I already had Ballerina hearted, but have to add Stone Heart. Gorgeous colors!!!

wenchamok said...

Oh, my.....the Jewel Colorway of the merino/silk spinning fiber....so breathtaking!

Jen

Turtle said...

so many pretties! but love the musk rose colorway!

blogged about their shop!

Lara said...

This yarn is just calling my name: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24430735

Elizabeth said...

The vernal merino angora fiber is gorgeous and probably oh so soft!

superwoman_4002 said...

The Merino/Tussah Silk Spinning Fiber - Tookish is my favorite!! :)
zaneta
superwoman_4002ATyahooDOTcom

Vanessa Yvonne said...

I love the color palette she uses, especially the Helms Deep colorway!

Rachel Suntop said...

Wow, I just love the colorways! Some of my favs are autumn, damask and sirius. Gorgeous colors!

tstept2 said...

This grabbed me immediately...so rich and fabulous! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25500629

Terri said...

The Norwegian Lace in Steel is in my cart just waiting for me to hit the magic button!

suprstaticwoman said...

Ooo, I just finished spinning her BFL in the "Rust" colorway (similar but not identical to Rusty Nail), and it's gorgeous, and I can verify that it's lovely to spin as well. My favorites for sale on Etsy? Merino/Silk/Angora in either Stone Heart or Mediterranean. Gorgeous.

ZombieCat said...

OMG! She has LOTR colorways!!!!! I want them ALL! Seriously. All. Of. Them.

LoverofallEmo said...

omg the bright colors are AWESOME!!!!:) i did like the less bright ones as well, i really liked the "Greenwig" merino fingerweight yarn, i would love to make socks with that:D

M said...

Incredible colorways!!

My favorite is the merino/angora in vermal (my favorite colors!) http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25149696
I've never spun angora, but I bet it's heavenly! Thanks for introducing me to Dicentra's!

ikkinlala said...

I usually prefer more muted colourways, but I love the Merino/Silk/Angora Spinning Fiber in Pelennor Colorway - it's just so vibrant.

Thenutmeg2000 said...

SewMammaLady sent us over from Craftster to check it out...Yum fiber porn..beautiful colorways!!

Tina said...

I love the Merino/Silk/Angora in the Pelennor colorway. So very vibrant!

meghan said...

I got some dicentra's BFL from NW handspun yarn in bellingham and I was in awe of how luminous it was...literally aghast. I am almost afraid to spin it because it is so beautiful.
masterful work.
not going to lie, I want this colorway just for the name alone: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22323865

i twittered about it: http://twitter.com/loudxmouse

PLUS just chatted it up on crafster.org: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304998.msg3512797#msg3512797

Stacey said...

OMG!!! I am in love! The colors are so deep and vibrant. I just have to have: Eowyn, Fungible Molecule (how fun), Damask, Ballerina, Tookish (wow!), and Entwife. I think I've found a new favorite shop. :)

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love the Alpaca/Merino Sportweight Yarn - Beyond The Pale
Hugs Darcy
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Bejeweled said...

I love the vernal and the eowyn :) Such rich, lushness!

helenlam said...

I'm loving the BFL in Ocean. There are some lovely bright colors in the rest of the listings too!

rebelhousewife said...

wow gorgeous yarn, great scarf kits and oh the fiber, I think I like this one best. BFL Spinning Fiber in Stone Heart Colorway

reblehousewife

Jen said...

Oh my! Her stuff is amazing. I really love that great ball of jewel-colored Corriedale blend. Mmmm!

Jen (zgma on Ravelry)

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The Stoneheart BFL Spinning Fiber is really stunning.

I've posted to my blog.

Spinnergirl said...

I LOVE the Gust Scarf kit!!

KPP said...

I really like the Alpaca/Merino Sportweight Yarn - Beyond The Pale

Brat said...

Oh definitely the BFL in Sirius. All the colors in the shop are so rich!

Kelley
aka BratKnits

zot said...

Wow, the colors are amazing. She wasn't kidding about the beautiful colorways. There were too many beautiful colors to look at, but I'd have to say that my favorites were those 5lb balls of roving, just because. :) Oh, and the nerd in me gives a thumbs up for all the Lord of the Rings-related names.

twins2005 said...

Love the Tookish merino/tussah silk yarn! so soft looking & a great sheen.

PenelopeRose said...

Merino/Silk/Angora Spinning Fiber in Helms Deep Colorway stopped me dead in my tracks. It's gorgeous!

Knitmomma said...

Oh, they all look so squishy and lovely to spin! My favorite (I had to have my daughter help me choose) is Eowyn.

auntien said...

I'm loving the Ancient Highway Merino. Yum :)

Natalie said...

I very much dig the Gust Scarf Kit. I love the pattern and at that price, it's a steal!

brownbear said...

I love the bright ones! Pelennor is so pretty. So is Mt Doom and Stone Heart.