Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Alisha Goes Around and *Giveaway*
New to the Phat Fiber phamily this month, is Alisha Goes Around! Many of you will see her "Oh Donna" fiber in your boxes! I love this color and I love Alisha's explanation of it on her website even more:
Our Phat Fiber colorway this month is called, "Oh, Donna!" To explain the inspiration for this colorway, let me harken back to the mid-90s when the first incarnation of Beverly Hills, 90210 was on the air. You with me? Well, Tori Spelling played a character named Donna Martin, and I swear that she was the whipping girl for the writers. The show was produced by Tori's father, and even though Tori says she auditioned under another name, it is unlikely that the casting director was so clueless as to not know who she was.
So Donna Martin was played by the boss' daughter, and the writers took everything out on her. Need someone to get drunk at prom? Donna. Need someone to find out her mother is having an affair? Donna. Need a cousin-turned-sister? Donna. Not to say that the other girls got off drama-free, cause they didn't, but Donna was routinely the writers' bad luck girl.
Now that we've got background established, here's the what: Donna always wore the stupidest things, including a hoop skirted dress that was so big she couldn't sit down, and for a very special Halloween episode, she went as a mermaid. Mermaids are cool, for sure, but binding your ankles together and adding a fin doesn't make for easy mobility. Donna spent the entire time sitting or tilting, with a bit of hopping thrown in for good measure. Not a good choice for a dance, and not how a mermaid should be done. Poor Donna. I bet she had some moves.
Our colorway this month, "Oh, Donna!" is how a mermaid should be. We've dyed a blend of blue-grey splashed with teal, sapphire, emerald, and turquoise. Think of a mermaid swimming through the shallows of the ocean, her scales and fins flashing and shimmering in the light, the bursts of color made even more impressive by the cool, neutral water she pierces. That's where we're going with this.
Oh, Donna! is available in every fiber and yarn we carry. We will dye as much of this colorway as we need to, with an order cut off of November 15th, 2009, when this colorway will be replaced with another offering.
We're givng away some of Alisha's "Stout Sock" which is a lovely merino/nylon base (400 yds) here on the blog- to enter, just visit Alisha Goes Around and find something you like. Write about it in the comments section below and we'll draw for a winner on Friday. Extra entries for those of you who tweet, plurk, facebook and ravelate this too!
Alisha, I love love your samples for the October box! I can't wait to see what you come up with next time!