Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lampyridae and Giveaway!



New to the Phat Fiber group is Lampyridae or "Lampy" and I am proud to say she is a fiber friend of mine here in Southern Illinois! I envy her fiber set-up- spinning wheels, drum carder, room in her house to do these things... ah it would be nice someday!

Lampy and her hubs are very interested in insects and the natural world and that love is reflected in Lampyridae through insect and moth inspired yarn and fiber! I love seeing things that you wouldn't think go together work so beautifully.

Lampy thoroughly creeped us all out with her "devil's darner" fairytale in September's box! As if bugs don't already creep us out enough, right?! If you didn't get a Lampyridae sample this month, convo her for the fairytale and a discount code!

Up for a giveaway is a beautiful 1oz fuschia/magenta colored drum carded batt called "Salamus Parhassus". Just visit Lampyridae, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for a winner on Saturday! Make sure you plurk, tweet, and facebook her shop so you can get extra entries!

Thanks Lampy, and I'm so glad you've finally joined us over here on the dark side. :)

59 comments:

Marimba's Notes said...

Wow, I'm not sure which I like more, her fiber or her yarn! Her batts are amazing (especially the Monarch) but her hand painted Lepidoptera Lace in Angel wing Butterfly is simply stunning. It has an amazing depth of color!

Marimba's Notes said...

Forgot to mention I'm Tweeting this @marimba26

idyll hands said...

I absolutely am swooning for the Luna Moth batt (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29399068). I love the green and brown... so beautiful.

AnneMarie said...

All her work is a amazing, but I choose the Monarch batt. Just lovely!

Cathy said...

I love the monarch butterfly

Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

Ooooh I want the Orchid Mantis batt, 'cause it's my favorite bug in Animal Crossing. RTed @millarca

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

I just love Papilio Lorquinianus or Radiant Swallowtail fluffy fiber drum carded 1.1 ounce batt, I think it would spin up gorgeous!

Robin said...

That wonderful lace Lepidoptera Lace the blue and other colors glow

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

love the common green darner batt!!

Lady O said...

I like the Oleander Hawk Moth, Radiant Swallowtail, and Blue-eyed Darner batts

Kim said...

That walking leaf milk is a fantastic shade of green!

Jane said...

Thr Hand painted Lepid looks very interesting!

SteeleSpun said...

Oooh... love everything! But, how can I not be partial to the Monarch batt? They are abundant where I live, but I never get tired of looking at them. They are so beautiful! I was fortunate enough to get some of Lampy's yarn in my Phat Fiber box this month and it's sooo soft and luxurious!

jennifer said...

Love the Oleander Hawk Moth, just gorgeous!

desertgarden

sunnie fairy said...

oh, so pretty! I really like how the Monarch Butterfly batt is peachy on the outside, then underneath is some brown! perfectly named.

Joy said...

I love the Monarch Batt. The story accommodating is beautiful!

checkersmon said...

Love,love,love Blue-eyed Darner !

JuliaA said...

oh i love her banner!

also, love this: Lepidoptera Lace Maculinea arion or Large Blue Butterfly lace weight hand painted yarn 1312 yards

i cut and pasted because otherwise i'd forget how to spell it. :D

RogueKnits said...

Actias Luna is gorgeous!

RTed @rogueknits

Rachel Suntop said...

The hawk and rosey posey batts! They are all gorgeous, though.

StephCat said...

wow, gorgeous. the blue eyed darner immediately caught my eye.

Susan said...

That Blue-Eyed Darner drew me in, too.

Buckette said...

Oh, I really loved the Butterfly lace weight yarn. So beautiful!

Magan said...

The Common Green Darner is anything but common- I love the subtle blend and it look so squishable!

Anonymous said...

Common green darner. Lovely!

Linda Doggett

Anne said...

I LOVE! the Cithaerias Aurorina! It's like a cloud!

Raymie said...

Love love love Monarch Butterfly!

Tweeted too

Anna B said...

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Love the blue-eyed darner, and the walking leaf. Actually, they're all awesome! lol I love the idea of using the colors of insects to inspire fibers and yarns! So many cool combinations! And I LOVE that you include pics of the insect they're based off as well!

Leisa said...

I really liked the Walking Leaf Phylliidae Milk Fiber Silk. The color is so vibrant and beautiful.

Quilting Pansy said...

This is so pretty
Common Green Darner or Anax junius dragonfly 2 fluffy ounces fiber batt

Cindy

Cozy Knitting said...

Wow! Bug study plus fiber! I love the Hummingbird Moth yarn. The fibers are great too.

Stephanie (calembour, on Ravelry) said...

I can't find anything in her shop that I *don't* love! I would say my favorite would be the Orchid Mantis batt (unusual, since I'm not generally much of a pink person, but it's so BEAUTIFUL!), followed closely by the Common Green Darner batt (which is predictable, since I'm almost always attracted to greens).

dinahsaurus said...

I really like the unusual color juxtaposition of Oleander Hawk Moth!

SecretAgent said...

To honest, I can't choose between them all! I have narrowed it down to two:

Lepidoptera Lace Maculinea arion or Large Blue Butterfly lace weight hand painted yarn 1312 yards (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29887941)

and

Hand painted Lepidoptera Lace Kallima inachus or Beautiful River Butterfly lace weight yarn 1312 yards (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29992128)

Just too pretty to choose!

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/SecretAgentFibr/status/4349614273

Carlin said...

The Luna Moth Fiber is amazing.

CinderLisa said...

I really love the Blue Butterfly laceweight!

Turtle said...

sweet colors! love that laceweight hummingbird moth

HanamiGallery said...

i like the walking leaf phylliidae milk fiber. the color is great!

InJuneau said...

The Blue-eyed Darner or Rhionaeschna multicolor Phat Batt is beautiful. I love the tying together of insects and fibers. They (the insects) inspire such lovely colors.

Kathleen said...

Hymenopus coronatus is an absolutely stunning batt as is the orchid mantis also pictured. I am tweeting this one.

K said...

Love the Monarch batt.

KellieBelle said...

Ooooo, I want the Kallima inachus lace yarn, YUMMY!!

Campbell said...

Hymenopus coronatus or Orchid Mantis drum carded Fiber Batt

WOWOWOWOWOWWWWWOOOOOOOW!
I love hte way she names her items after the insects! VERY cool, and this batt is wonderful!

Anna
www.annasplaceofholding.blogspot.com
anna.pamprdchef@gmail.com

kimothyjones said...

I love the monarch and blue dragon's lair batts and her yarns are gorgeous as well!! Love all of the lace yarns even if I can't spell any of the names!

Erytanthes said...

I'm a sucker for blues, Beautiful Blue Dragon's Lair is definitely my choice!

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dixiemaiden said...

I loved her beautiful blue dragon's lair bat.

PenelopeRose said...

I love her colors! It was a hard choice but since I love green I'm going with the Common Green Darner or Anax junius dragonfly. Gorgeous!

H.A.Y. said...

Love the 'Beautiful Blue Dragon's Lair' batt!

Egater said...

May I say I like all?
Well,I do,.Maybe just littel bitmore than others - Lepidoptera Lace Hemaris thysbe or Hummingbird Moth lace weight yarn 1312 yards hand painted

Max. H said...

Beautiful Blue Dragon's Lair Fiber Batt is just amazing!! I LOVE the story behind this batt, it makes it extra special. And the fiber content sounds gorgeous!~!

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wenchamok said...

I love the Monarch Butterfly batt, especially since the Monarchs are migrating through my area at this time of year!

Anonymous said...

I love the monarch butterfly batt so gorgeous vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

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rebelhousewife said...

I love the green in this one Common Green Darner or Anax junius dragonfly 2 fluffy ounces fiber batt
great stuff

trh said...

Beautiful Blue Dragon's Lair and Rosey Posey. I absolutely LOVE the names!

CindyD said...

love the blue eyed darner!

Marie de Carabas said...

Love the Common Green Darner. It just glows! Another seller for my Etsy favs.

Marie de Carabas said...

Gorgeous colors on the indie dyed milk fiber top...strinking!

Kenlynn said...

The Lepidoptera Lace is so pretty,
but I liked everything.