Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Play at Life Fiber Arts and Giveaway!



I love introducing new Phat Fiber Contributors to you all! Play at Life Fiber Arts debuted in the March box with beautiful samples of her "Boundless sport" and very special reclaimed "Maki" yarns. What you can't see from the first picture, is that the Maki yarns are dyed in very long repeats making for beautiful, smooth color transitions when knitting. It's really hard to believe the yarn is reclaimed- it all looks so perfect and beautiful!

Chrystee the dye goddess behind Play at Life Fiber Arts, is also a freelance writer/illustrator and that means she already has a great sense of color and when you visit her shop, you'll see some really beautiful and fresh new color combos! I really think I might need that "cinnamon jelly" silk/cashmere lace-weight yum!

Play at Life Fiber Arts
is giving away this beautiful skein of "boundless sport" in the very earthy colorway "By the spoonful" Just visit Play at Life Fiber arts, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for a winner later in the week, so be sure and gain extra entries by twittering/facebooking about this giveaway!

Thank you Chrystee for sending in such amazing samples this month and sharing your artistry with us!

84 comments:

Chrome64 said...

Lovin the LOL series!

Nupur said...

I got a skein of Play At Life's reclaimed yarns in a swap and love it. Very eco-friendly!

From her current selection, I love the elemental series, the bonfire colorway is stunning. I also like the way the yarns look like sushi rolls :)

Galia Lael said...

Please don't make me choose! I faved her shop so long ago... It's so different than what you usually see from fiber shops. Beautiful, unique and eco-friendly.

elendir said...

I love the Preppie Knockoff! It may be mostly acrilic but the colors are soooooo gorgeous :-)

RoamingKnitter said...

The Scrumpet Sock Yarn looks yummy. Bet it feels yummy, too. I sure like the You Sure Do colorway.

jessecreations said...

I swear I wasn't trying to be a copy-cat of the last post, ha! I also love the Scrumpet sock in You Sure Do!

Jess

knittingdancer said...

I like Wyvern in the Flight series sock yarn. I think it is a good color combination.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry

Amy said...

I love the Rust Conch sock yarn from her Summer on the Point series.

Turtle said...

bonfire is lovely!

beautyredefined said...

Wow, there are so many lovelies! The Get the Picture maki, or the Teal Deer yarn! Gorgeous stuff.

Aria said...

I like the Australian Merino Top - Preppie Knockoff roving. Looks like it would spin up into something really fun! Thanks!
Knitmit on Ravelry

Aria said...

I also tweeted about the contest! knitmit on Ravelry

Zombie Queen said...

The LOL series caught my eye!

Snaps said...

I've loved all the long color change yarns Play at Life comes up with. This shop has been a favorite on my etsy for ages.

Kat said...

I really like the "Grey Series". Especially Totes and You Sure Do in fiber.

LilChickadee said...

With so much gorgeous yarn, it's hard to choose just one! But I have to say that I really like the reclaimed yarns. What a cool idea!

InJuneau said...

I love the Titian's Muse, Teal Deer, Sky Reflected, Rolling Fog, and Starlight yarns.

Susan said...

These reclaimed, self-striping yarns are so beautiful! I really like the Grey Series rovings. In the yarns, my favorites are Starlight, Rusty Conch, and Rolling Fog

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

I love checking out the shops of new Phatties! This choice was extremely difficult... love lots of yarns and fibers but I think my favorite is the Grey Series - 3.5oz Baby Alpaca/Superfine Merino Top - You Sure Do

EJ said...

Ooh. I love Summer on the Point. Absolutely beautiful.

Elaine said...

Socktober Series - Revelous Merino/Bamboo Sock - Creature Double Feature is my favorite - so springy!

Elaine said...

I just blogged about the contest at;

elaine-knitting.blogspot.com

Fran Langum / Blue Gal said...

I love the Randomness Series - Reclaimed Lace Silk/Cashmere Maki in Cinnamon Jelly!

And I'll tweet this, too.

Sylvia said...

Summer on the Point sockyarn is wonderful and so is the prize.

april said...

Summer on the Point, Rolling Fog.

Jersey said...

I love all of the sock yarns but I think Summer on the Point is my absolute favorite.

knitting fool said...

I love the Bleeding Heart colorway and its intensity.

purple said...

It's not quite purple, but it sure is pretty!

Jumping Joy Wool/Nylon Sock - Starlight

Rachel O said...

Randomness Series - Jest 2 ply Merino Sock - OOAK - Bleeding Heart is unbelievable.

Carla said...

This one has my name on it - I can just feel it! Love the starlight.

kikibowns said...

I adore Acid Train in the grey series. The colors are so unique, and anything with lime green in it is a favorite. Sometimes I am so focused on the fingering weight yarns that I forget the beauty of the heavier weights! Thank you for this opportunity to discover new artists.

Anonymous said...

i like the "Jumping Joy Wool/Nylon Sock - Nostalgia Series - Frosty Jack" those are really pretty blue colors. thanks much.
atthebreakofnoon from rav

Tera said...

I love the You Sure Do sock yarn. It looks so warm and rich!

sam said...

I love everything in the grey series! They are muted but soo pretty.

Ann Ryan said...

Lover's Key is gorgeous!

Cozy Knitting said...

Wow! That's all I can say. Love the Grey series Totes fiber in soft greys, raspberries, and peach. Really nice.

tom said...

Bleeding hearts is my favorite colorway.

Heidi B said...

Love the I Often Wonder Why!!!! <3

Shelley Voight said...

I think the Soctober Pumpkin Spider is a fantastic colour and looks nice and squishy! I really love the fact that Play at Life Fiber also sells reclaimed fibers!

leah said...

I love the Socktober blitheful BFL yarn. It's nice to see more masculine choices. And, the LOL series is really nice to!

Sara said...

Oh, nice yarns...I really fell for
Summer on the Point - Jumping Joy Wool/Nylon Sock - Rusty Conch! great colors...

nhsarab at Ravelry

AnneMarie said...

Stick to the Flip - Both light and dark - very pretty!

Raymie said...

love love love pumpkin spider!


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DENISE said...

love the jelly roll reclained yarn

Kerstin said...

I love the Randomness Series - Reclaimed Lace Silk/Cashmere Maki - in Cinnamon Jelly! Yummy!

Be Grim said...

rusty conch looks tasty to me!

quinn said...

I LOVE the Twinkle Lights in the Nostalgia Series. Of course, it's sort of nostalgic for me to feel that way, since the yarn is already sold ;)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Tas said...

If I could I'd love to do some knitting with the randomness series' preppie knockoff-- that pale beige-to-dark-blue color scheme is perfect for one of my knitting goals, to knit a galaxy!

heather said...

I love this shop I just saw it on Ravelry. I usually pick spinning fiber but I am in love with the Grey series Jumping Joy wool/nylon sock Usurper.

assila said...

anything in the randomness series. i love the bright colors!

Mandii said...

I love love lOVE the Creature Double Feature sock yarn!

MamaKnits2Much said...

Goodness Gracious! So many to love... My very favorite is probably the Merry Merino Lace in Rolling Fog, and any of the Maki yarns. Especially the Grey series in You Sure Do. And let's not forget the merino top in the same colorway..This is fibery heaven!

knitmomma said...

Grey Series - 3.5oz Baby Alpaca/Superfine Merino Top - You Sure Do

love her color sense!

misskatydid on Ravelry said...

Love the socktober series, especially Jest! SO stunning

Yarnmagic on Ravelry said...

The Make Your Own Maki option of getting a custom dyed yarn is what caught my attention the most. Choosing base yarn, colors and color amounts, even the possibility of sending images/links for color reference - sounds great!

Phyllis said...

"Flight Series - Merry Merino Lace - Lure" is my favorite over there, I think. :-)

Anett Kiefer said...

I really like the Grey series and Bleeding Heart. But all the other yarns look great, too.

EVA SB said...

So much I love but if you insist I choose a favourite it's Scrumpet Merino/Cashmere/Nylon Sock - You Sure Do.

trh said...

I really love the yarn in her avatar . . . and the randomness series.

Quilting Pansy said...

Reclaimed Lace Silk/Cashmere Maki - Cinnamon Jelly -La

Anonymous said...

ooh, really like the "roll in the hay" sock yarn :)

notacat at rav

ikkinlala said...

The Socktober Series - BlitheFuL BFL Sockie Maki- Gentrified is gorgeous and would show off an interesting pattern really well.

CindyD said...

Cinnamon Jelly is really interesting.

CindyD said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/playatlifefiberarts
Tweeted
I like the Cinnamon Jelly!

Spinnergirl said...

I'm in love with Bleeding Heart!!

Denise said...

WOW! Reclaimed Bonfire! pretty, pretty!

|chee-uh| said...

I like Gentrified. Thank you!
monkalicious on Rav

Magan said...

I love the sock yarns "You Sure Do" and "Stick to the Flip".

One Sheep said...

I choose the Grey Series - 4.25oz Baby Alpaca/Superfine Merino Top - Stick to the Flip - Dark.

Donna said...

I'm really liking the Reclaimed Sport Wool/Cashmere Maki - Lover's Key (small and large!).

@TuttleDB

Donna Braamse on FB

jpbddb at yahoo dot com

Kristen said...

Love the NEW - Elemental Series - Reclaimed Lace Wool Blend Maki - Bonfire - As seen in the March Phat Fiber box!

Melanie said...

I love the grey series. What great colors.

Andrea said...

The sock yarn in the Jumpy Joy colorway is awesome!

Rachael said...

I love the Elemental Series - By the Spoonful color!

helenlam said...

I like the
Grey Series - 3.5oz Baby Alpaca/Superfine Merino Top - You Sure Do

Kim R. said...

Love the Grey Series - Scrumpet Merino/Cashmere/Nylon Sock - You Sure Do! Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Max. H said...

I really love the reclaimed wool makis! What a cool idea. I bet these would knit up very Noro-like. My fav is the Titian's Muse colorway - it's just perfect!

dixiemaiden said...

I like the "Oldie but Goodie" Merino top.

brownbear said...

The Make Your Own Maki is a really cool idea. For the already dyed ones I like: the romney top and the Merino sport in By The Spoonful, Worsted Maki in Bonfire, and Sport Wool Maki in Get the Picture.

Ruhammie said...

That's so cool that you can do a custom Maki! I like the cinnamon swirl one on a reclaimed silk sock. Pretteh!

alittleweirdo said...

Love the reclaimed yarns, especially the worsted Merino/Shetland in bonfire.

Robin said...

A shawl from Summer on the Point - Merry Merino Lace - Rolling Fog would look great with jeans in the summer

Little Miss S. said...

Love the randomness series. So pretty.

www.the-fuzzybunny.com said...

I love the graphic I've seen so much of lately...the orange/red maki, beautiful! I love the 'make your own maki'...I would choose one of those amazing color progressions.