Friday, January 29, 2010

Winners this week!


WC Mercantile custom dyed silk- brownbear

Katherine Vaughan Designs pack- quilting pansy

Rule Out pencil roving- Nifty Nappy

Please email me with your addresses ;)

If you're skies are clear (and maybe if they aren't) tonight, you're in for a treat! Tonight is the first and probably biggest full moon of the year- also known in Native American folklore as the Wolf Moon.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rule Out Fiber Addiction NOS giveaway!

We're due for a winter storm in the next 24 hours or so and I needed to look at some of this bright and cheerful fiber from Rule Out Fiber Addiction, NOS!

Remember, Emily is a mild mannered therapist by day, and she kindly explained to me that "NOS" means no other symptoms. So, Emily, does that mean you're only a fiber addict and you don't stray into other craft arenas? Hmmmm.

Regardless, I love how cheerful Emily's shop is! Just what I needed to liven up this winter-gray morning!

We're giving away this beautiful golden yellow cormo-corridale cross pin drafted (pencil roving) ketttle-dyed fiber today! Perfect for you new spinners! Visit Rule Out Fiber Addiction, NOS and find something you like. Write about it in the comments section below, and we'll be drawing for a winner later on in the week. Make sure you leave a way for us to find you- and why not twitter and facebook about this giveaway while you're at it? We'll count that as extra entries too!

Thanks Emily for cheering me up today!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Katherine Vaughan Designs Pack Giveaway

I am especially proud of several of our Phatties for stepping up and offering to donate small (sometimes large!) portions of their profits for Haiti Relief. It is just another illustration of how this amazing band of fiber artists come together in synchronicity to achieve greatness.

Katherine Vaughan was one of the first designers I noticed to offer a portion of her proceeds to help for Haiti. Having a personal ties to the country, she put advocacy in action immediately upon hearing the news of the earthquake.

Now through January 31st, $2 for every pattern purchase from Katherine Vaughan will be donated to a Haitian Relief effort. I'm off to purchase her Happy Wrap- I'd been eyeballing it for a while!

As a special giveaway, we are offering a 5 pack of printed designs for you! Just visit Katherine Vaughan's pattern shop on Ravelry , or her Etsy shop and let us know which are your favorites. We'll be drawing for a winner later in the week- and yes your pattern purchases count towards the superbox giveaway as well! We'll be counting your twitter and facebook updates as extra entries, so let everyone know about Katherine Vaughan Designs!

Thanks for fighting the good fight, KT!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

WC Mercantile Giveaway!

Stephanie, from the best little wool shop in Texas (WCMercantile) created beautiful kettle dyed silk noil samples for the January box. Her inspiration was one of humanity's earliest novel's The Tale of Genji.

I think I may have told you all before, but I'll say it again. I visit WCMercantile and stalk her majacraft wheels. I must have her listings memorized lol! Her store is very "stalkable", don't you know. Feeling like silk- it's there. Some sparkle? It's there too! A fiber daydreamer's delight!

Stephanie has offered to custom-dye a couple of oz of this silk noil for a lucky commenter here on the blog. Just visit WCMercantile, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll draw for the winner later in the week and you can arrange what color you would like to see your silk noil in.
Remember to use twitter, facebook, your blog or Ravelry and gain extra entries by helping us promote WCMercantile! Oh, and in case you win... make sure you leave a way for us to find you!

Thank you Steph, for being so generous and sharing your beautiful work with us!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Silver Sun Alpacas winner!

Congratulations AlaskanNancy! has chosen you as a winner!!

Just a reminder that the Superbox Buy Phat Incentive will be going just through the end of January- so this week is it! Post your purchases here:

Hope your Monday isn't too bad! It's cold and drizzly and windy and I have lots of housecleaning to do- boo!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Silver Sun Alpacas Drop Spindle Kit Giveaway!


Have you learned to spin yet? Ricky from Silver Sun Alpacas is determined that you learn!
We're giving away this beautiful drop spindle kit this weekend!

We want you to visit Silver Sun Alpacas and find something you like, write about it in the comments section below and maybe while you're in the shop, take a look at everything Silver Sun Alpacas has to offer. I am participating in the Fairytales Spin-a-long and I can't tell you how gorgeous Ricky's batts are- Soft and sparkly spinner's dream!

Want to see more of the Fairytale SAL? Join the Silver Sun Alpacas Ravelry group:

We'll be drawing for the spindle kit on Monday- so be sure and use twitter, facebook or your own blog to help get the word out about Ricky's shop- let us know you did for extra entries. Make sure you leave a way for us to contact you if you win!

Buy Phat Incentive- Super Box Giveaway!

We are hosting as new "buy Phat" Incentive superbox giveaway.

This is retro-active to January 1st 2010- If you purchased and item from a January Phattie (list on Rav group) and post it to this thread: you'll be entered in the January Superbox giveaway.
If all goes well, we would love to continue doing this as a way to support our participating phatties.

Stay tuned for a wonderful weekend giveaway!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Winners this Week!

Ahh What a way to end the week! Winners!

The Critter Ranch Llama in Pajama book and roving- KIM R

Twice Sheared Sheep Shawl Pin and stitch markers- EJ

The Fox Hop Yarns and books 2 winners- Michelle (mbouchier) and Missy (seksi)

Congratulations winners! Please email me with your address so your prize can be mailed out asap!

I've got some important new info about Phat Fiber coming up as well as a weekend giveaway!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Fox Hop Handspun Giveaway!

Are you Alice or are you the Cheshire cat? Tiana, the fiber temptress from The Fox Hop, has created two lovely handspun yarns for two lucky commenters!!

Each of these handspun yarns- Cheshire and Alice will come accompanied by a copy of Alice in Wonderland!

Please visit The Fox Hop Shop and find something you love, write about it in the comments section below and you'll be entered for the drawing tomorrow! Be sure and leave a way for us to track you down in case you win, and be sure and use twitter, facebook, your blog or Ravelry to help get the word out about The Fox Hop!

Tiana, I greatly admire your handspun! Thanks for creating these yarns for us to enjoy!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Twice Sheared Sheep

I love things that have dual purposes. I also love beautiful things. Perhaps that is why I love Twice Sheared Sheep's new shawl pins! Her heavy wire pins double as stitch marker holders (and who wouldn't want to display her infinity stitch markers?).

Dawn has been busy creating all sorts of wire shapes (check out the shawn the sheep ones!) for her pins. They might just be the perfect touch to top off your shawl! Speaking of shawls... some of you may have noticed I am on a huge shawl kick lately. I just can't stop knitting them! Shawls could just be the most perfect accessory ever invented. Feminine, functional, looks good on every body type, and I doubt anyone would mistake your knitted or crocheted shawl for some mass-produced big-box garment. My personal goal for the Ravelympics is to spin 8 oz of fiber and then knit that yarn into a shawl- if you're looking for a group to join, check out the Team Phat! Whew, I think I have convinced myself I am in desperate need for one of Dawn's shawl pins.

We're giving away this shiny copper shawl pin and stitch markers to a lucky commenter. Just visit Twice Sheared Sheep, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for a winner this weekend, so be sure and twitter, facebook, plurk or blog about your favorites!

Thank you Dawn, for creating this lovlies for us to enjoy!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Critter Ranch Llamas in Pajamas!

I still just can't get over the cuteness of January's Critter Ranch samples!! Sue must be an amazingly creative person to think of this!

If you didn't see the sneak peek video, the llama roving samples were dressed in flannel pajamas! Sue based her samples on the book Llamas in Pajamas and I think she did a fantastic job! There are still a couple left in her shop, go snag one!

Sue has generously offered up a full-sized Llama in a Pajama and matching book for a giveaway! Please visit The Critter Ranch, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below! We'll be giving this away this weekend, so be sure and twitter and facebook for extra entries!

Sue, every month I say you outdid yourself, I can't wait to see what your February samples will be!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Heavens! During all the busy box weekend tasks, I overlooked announcing winners for last week!


Blue Mountain Handcrafts Handbag- dr. Molly the Bean Queen

Counting Sheep Farm laceweight yarn and book- Elaine

Light Brown Hare Yarn- Tyler Street

Hope everyone is keeping warm! Stay tuned for more beautiful giveaways this week!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Light Brown Hare- Giveaway!

While I was browsing through a few hundred shawl patterns on Ravelry- I happened upon a new one by Dale of Light Brown Hare. It's called Supernova and although the yarn specified is no longer available, the pattern was written specifically for 1 6oz skein of her Jackrabbit fingering weight yarn. How easy can it get?! Just purchase a skein, download a pattern and you're on your way to a beautiful shawl/throw/tablecloth!

I have a skein of her Jackrabbit yarn in Nebula#5- and it's been whispering to me to make something out it!

So, it's a sad thing, but some of you have yet to try any Light Brown Hare yarn! Here is your chance! We're giving away this beautiful Nebula sock yarn (Shearlock not included) this week. Just Visit Light Brown Hare, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below. Make sure you let everyone else know about it too! We'll count those tweeting/facebook udates as extra entries- let us know you did it!

Dale, I'm sure to cast on with my lovely Nebula yarn soon, and you can expect to see more of me lurking around your shop soon :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Counting Sheep Farm Giveaway!

Rachel from Counting Sheep Farm has an amazing new website! We're so excited for her and hope that this change brings much prosperity!

Above is a sneak preview of what could be in your Phat Fiber box this month- beautiful "Emerald City" carded batts!

I'll skip right to the part you're all wondering about- the giveaway! Rachel has sent in a book called "Maiden Shawl" by Jane Ann Jibson- more about the book att Arbor Yarns.
She also sent in enough My8KidsMom hand dyed laceweight ( in a gorgeous mottled gray!) to complete the shawl pattern that illustrates the book!

To be eligible for this wonderful giveaway, all you need do is visit Counting Sheep Farm, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for the winner later this week, so be sure and use a social networking tool to ping about Rachel's shop and the giveaway because we'll count that entry twice. Make sure you tell us where you twittered/facebook'd etc and to leave an identifying mark so we can track you down in case you win!

Thank you Rachel for sharing your wonderfully creative work and your new website with us!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Blue Mountain Handcrafts Bag Giveaway!

In case you haven't heard the secret- Our Beth from Blue Mountain Handcrafts will be featured in Interweave Crochet very soon! Look for her hand sewn bags under the new and notable section. You know what that means... her bags will be in even higher demand! If you were thinking of purchasing one, now would be the time!

Beth is a temptress of the worst *ahem* BEST kind! I have spun her batts and absolutely adore them! As I prepare and plan for the Ravelympics, The rainbow-dyed BFL I purchased from her is beckoning me!

A very lucky commenter will win this beautiful hand sewn bag later in the week! Just visit Blue Mountain Handcrafts, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below. Make sure you use twitter, facebook, plurk or any other social networking site to help get the word out about Beth's shop. Let us know you did it, and we'll count it as an extra entry!

Beth, I am on the very edge of my seat waiting for your handcrafted fiber tools to arrive! Thanks for constantly inventing, creating and making us laugh!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Love Blanket

Warning: I'm about to get real sappy and sentimental!

Some of you may know, in November, I lost my grandmother. The phatties took it upon themselves to create what I now call "The Love Blanket". This Love Blanket is comprised of many lovingly created blocks sewn together by Dani.

It was an amazing experience, opening the Love Blanket box. I spent a great deal of time pouring over all the different squares and on a quiet and cold afternoon alone, I opened and read all of the beautiful letters and notes of condolences. This blanket is a metaphor for so many things. The collective good wishes of the most wonderful fiber friends in the world, the idea of retaining your own individuality while contributing to the greater good, the warmth of a hug being just an arm's length away.

As Phat Fiber turns 1 this month, I can't help but get misty-eyed thinking about our group of amazing and talented fiber artists and the friendships that have been forged in the past year. This is truly the part of Phat Fiber that makes it shine from the inside out.

Friday, January 8, 2010

This week's winners!

Brrrrr! I hope you all have kept warm this week!!

What a great way to end the week- 4 giveaway winners!

Treasure Goddess sock yarn- Dulcy !!!

Waterloo Wools Merino- Fiber Fancy !!!

Fiber Fancy Batts- cthuhulovesme !!!

Rocket Yarn- Heather (hsailormoon13904) !!!

please email me with your addresses-

Thank you all for commenting here! Please take a moment to click a love button on the fall competition voting thread- voting closes today!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Farewell to Rocket Yarn and Giveaway!

A few days ago, Celena from Rocket Yarn, told our Phat Fiber group that she would be going back to her former career as an Aerospace Engineer. Although we are all sad to see Celena go, we are equally excited about her new career path!

Rocket Yarn is having a wonderful sale! Celena will be dyeing the remainder of her stock and putting it up 20% off of her already affordable prices. Everything is moving very fast, so you'll have to act quickly!

In honor of Celena and her work, we're giving away this beautiful 4 oz falkland braid in deep, masculine colors. Visit Rocket Yarn, find something you like and post about it in the comments section below- you may look through her "sold" items as her shop is dwindling very swiftly.
We'll be drawing for a winner tomorrow!

Celena, we all love you and wish you the very very best!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Fiber Fancy Stellar Giveaway!

Diana from Fiber Fancy did an outstanding job on her samples for December! These amazingly soft, sparkly, silky samples were based on a "glowing stellar nursery" and she captured the cosmic feel of the hubble photograph perfectly.

Diana has been busy since the holidays updating Fiber Fancy just about daily! You must must try one of her batts- I don't know if it is the carder she has, the way she cards them or what, but they are truly amazing and smooth!

Today we're giving away 2 of her delicious glowing stellar nursery batts! Just visit Fiber Fancy, find something you love, and post about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for a winner on Friday (pssst! the same day our fall competition voting closes!) and a sure way to get extra entries is to use twitter, facebook, ravelry or your blog and let everyone (including us!) know about Fiber Fancy.

Diana, I am in awe of your artistry for December, and cannot wait to see what you come up with next!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Waterloo Wools giveaway!

Day 2 off sugar and my brain is throbbing! If any of you are in the same boat as I am, I will tell you knitting and spinning do help!!

Today's featured Phatties is Waterloo Wools from Canada! Lindsey sent in some marvelously dyed yarn for December's box! She is a fiber artist of many facets- just check out her shop! Lots beautifully hand dyed yarns, spinning fibers, handspun and even completed woven projects!

Lindsey has very generously sent in this beautiful fiber braid for a giveaway! This 4 oz of Merino is a deep undulating scarlet with hints of dark plum. Please visit Waterloo Wools, find something you like, and post about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing a winner on Friday, so be sure and use twitter/facebook/ravelry and let everyone know about this Waterloo Wools giveaway- let us know where you did it.

Thank you so much Waterloo Wools for sharing your artistry with us this month!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Treasure Goddess Sock Yarn Giveaway!

I have a serious case of the Mondays. The buzz of the holidays has gone, and though I am anxious to get back to my normal routine, I have vowed changes in my life (particularly eating habits!) and so "normal" will be a little different. While I'm getting my "land legs" as my Dad ( a 30 year Navy Vet) would say, I will indulge in what I know to be good for me- fiber!

If you too, are looking to escape just a little today, visit Treasure Goddess!!! Handspun goodness, sock yarn slinkiness, and fiber smooshiness await for you to discover them.

Christine, (the yarn and fiber goddess) has a most delightful blog: you can follow all of her yarn and fibery adventures.
I love how she calls her talents a way to "let the crazy out".

We're giving away this beautiful skein of "Treasure Toes" sock yarn - 80% superwash merino 20% bamboo to a lucky commenter! Just visit Treasure Goddess, find something you like (psst! the same sock yarn is on SALE in her shop right now!) and comment about it here below. We'll be drawing for a winner later in the week and you can get extra entries by tweeting/facebooking/ravelating/blogging about how awesome Treasure Goddess is (just let us know you did it!)

Thank you Christine, for creating such awesomeness for us to sample!