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!

90 comments:

CinderLisa said...

LOVE the Hyacinth Bean Vine Spark Sock. Such pretty colors!

flamingwitch said...

Plush Sock in Canopy Underwater, yes please!

Redundant Bombshell said...

Oooh, Plush Sock in Warning Code, please!!! Mmmmorange! RTed @millara

CinderLisa said...

Also tweeted @CinderLisa :)

JuliaA said...

bash sock in eye feathers is absolutely stunning. love these colorways SO MUCH.

skaro964 said...

The plush sock in O Donna looks very nice. I will tweet this too,

JuliaA said...

tweeted @juulia

JuliaA said...

ravellated:

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-chitterychattery-swappery-swappers/658079/20826-20850#20828

emwall24 said...

My favorite colorways are the "Oh, Donna" and "Lakeshore Property." Gorgeous. And I'd love to try all the bases!

Chris said...

My fingers are begging me to get the Bamboosil-k Sport. (Bad fingers!)

InJuneau said...

Teel Deer! And I love the Green Eggs, but where's the Ham?

Colorado Knitter said...

I love the Fine Merino Autumnal!

Silverstah said...

I'm totally in love with Eye Feathers!

Alisha said...

Oh, what a nice surprise! I just got in a new base yarn, too, an 8 ply SW merino sport weight, and had just updated the website when I visited here. Good timing!

Also, don't forget about the OctoberPhat coupon code...

Silverstah said...

And I re-tweeted! :) http://www.twitter.com/feelingsheepish

Ann Ryan said...

Love the Plush sock 'lakeshore property'!

sarah said...

i love the Lucky Sport Sock in Teal Deer Light. Thats a beautiful beautiful shade of blue!!

sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

HeidiMonkey said...

Oh i love the plush sock in warning code!

Cozy Knitting said...

I like all the colorways in the merino/cashmere blends. Yummmm!

Lorena said...

Ego plush sock for me!!!

TJJ said...

I love the Lucky Sport sock in the colorway Rainier.. gorgeous.

Linda D said...

Lucky sport sock in Ranier!

Jen said...

I love the Nested Stout Sock yarn! Beautiful!

Jen

wenchamok at gmail

Ruhammie said...

Well, I took a look, but I'll have to stick with the Oh Donna color of the handspun yarn. I love mermaids and knowing the inspiration was a mermaid costume, I'm sold! ramie_simpson at hotmail dot com

Quilting Pansy said...

ooh, this is pretty:
SO Merino and Silk Mandevilla

Amanda said...

Love Hyacinth Bean Vine in Spark Sock and Bamboosil-k Sport! Great stuff!

Jessica said...

I am fascinated with the spark sock yarn in general, and I love the reasoning behind the "oh, Donna". It made me giggle.

RT @Echo6979

danielle said...

Love the names - Eyescorch and Orange You Glad....the colors I like are all sold out - of course!

Alisha said...

I can do special orders of colorways, don't worry. I have 6 or so skeins of Plush left undyed, 10 or so of Golly, and a new 3 ply 100% merino fingering/sock named Golly that isn't dry enough to take pictures of yet.

Alisha at alisha goes around dot com

KellieBelle said...

Love the "Orange you Glad" Bash Sock yarn, made me smile!

dixiemaiden said...

I like the Sailor's Delight colorway.

Melissa said...

I like the bamboosil-k. I love her witty names!

cheryl said...

The natural colors of Lakeshore Property are to dye for!

MissMoosey on Ravelry said...

I love the Nested Sock Yarn! What lovely colors!

Bethany Foisy said...

Mmmm... the plush sock in Warning Code looks absolutely delicious!

email is bcfoisy@hotmail.com

fingers crossed!

Robin said...

BamWooSilk in chimney sweep is gorgeous. The yarn base appeals to me.

TinkerTots said...

Oh, I'm liking the SW Merino/Cashmere in "Riverstone". Lovely!

sunnie fairy said...

oh, the bamboo yarn in rosy looks super luscious!

Cat said...

Teal Deer is so gorgeous (and funny!)

Turtle said...

facebooked!

love the hyacinth bean vine!! (and the story for the colorway!)

Kristina said...

I love the sugared violets on spark sock. So pretty and the spark just intrigues me. I really want to try the bamboosil-k too. Sounds heavenly.

Jan L said...

I'd love to try the Bamwoosilk yarn. I can just imagine the softness of such a blend.

CindyD said...

wamwoosilk is a different color of oragne, like a salmon pink/orange. I like it!

DENISE said...

I love her color way "Nested" I also ordered sock yarn.

Nightphoenix said...

I like the Chimney Sweep Bash sock yarn. The names of her colorways are fantastic.

Lizbert on Ravelry

Jane said...

Wow, the Spark Sock in Cherry Juice is beautiful!

Thanks!

elendir said...

Lately I'm partial to purples... love the Fine SW Merino and Cashmere Top Lilacs (but it was a tough decision between it and Fine Merino Autumnal)

StephCat said...

nice aqua! I'm a sucker for aqua & turquoise colors

Magan said...

The Oh Donna! fiber is actually my favorite- hoping I get some in my box!!

Kristen said...

I LOVE the BambooSil-K colorway pictured on the main page. It's a soft neutral taupe but it's not named on the page!

Terri said...

Dirty Bird! Dirty Bird!

tanya904 said...

I love the Pink Wears Purple Plush Sock Yarn
tanyainjville@yahoo.com

tanya904 said...

Blogged
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tanya904 said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/starryeyed24/status/5049147398

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PJS said...

I love the Lakeshore Property plush sock yarn its just gorgeous.

alexandra said...

loooving the Fine Merino Autumnal!

Egater said...

Tide - Fat Skein 7.8 ounces is so lovely
egateris at gmail dot com

ikkinlala said...

Too many gorgeous choices! I love the Bash Sock in Dirty Bird.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

knitting fool said...

I love the Pink Wears Purple sock yarn.

Elaine said...

Lakeshore Property - beautiful!

I'll blog about the contest and be back

Elaine said...

I just blogged about it here

http://elaine-knitting.blogspot.com/

purple said...

Definitely Pink Wears Purple.

Rachel O said...

Love Hyacinth Bean Vine. Just beautiful

Jersey said...

Oooh. The Pink Wears Purple Plush Sock Yarn is great-looking

tom said...

pick me, pick me, I never win.

Hyacinth Bean Vine is my favorite

Carla said...

Plush Sock in Canopy Underwater

EJ said...

I love the Lakeshore Property plush sock yarn

Sylvia said...

Too hard to pick just one. I want them all. Oh well - Hyacinth Bean Vine is certainly one of my favs

Katrina said...

I love the Bash Sock yarn. My favorie is Dirty Bird. I'd also love to try out Oh Donna!

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

I loved the idea and description of "oh donna" so much that I already bought some on her merino/bamboo fiber. Came today and honestly, don't think the pics do it justice. It is gorgeous!

Leisa said...

I'm loving all of the pink items but one of my favorites is the Hibiscus Tea. Very beautiful yarns.

Max. H said...

I love the spark sock colors - they are vibrant, gorgeous, & the fiber combo sounds delish!! The Cherry Juice colorway is just to die for!!

coexistlove said...

I am very partial to the Ego Posh sock yarn. I really like the purple and pink combination.

Berry Gal said...

green eggs sock yarn for me sam i am

knittingdancer said...

The Oh Donna is beautiful. I like the Eye Feathers (Peacock) in the Bash sock yarn and the Pink Wears Purple in the Plush sock yarn.

K said...

All colors in the Kuster Silk Laceweight are beautiful. It's hard to pick just one.

Jacy said...

The Stout sock yarn in Nested is awesome. I love that colour combination!!

+ Tweeted @ munchpunckin

CindyD said...

Alisha goes around website, I also blogged at http://cindydellblog.blogspot.com/

PenelopeRose said...

The Rainier Sport Sock yarn is some of the prettiest I've seen!

Kenlynn said...

Cashmere Lake is really pretty.

vickie said...

I love the pink wears purple sock yarn too cute vbarton 24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

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vickie said...

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vickie said...

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vickie said...

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vickie said...

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rebelhousewife said...

I love the Golly Sock yarn, lovely colors.

cdoran said...

really love oh donna - wish I had got a sample box this month

civetta said...

oh - they are all too cool to pick just one, but anything in merino/cashmere has my vote!

civetta said...

sorry - me again! don't know if I had the box checked to include my return e-mail info. :-)