Thursday, September 30, 2010

Light Brown Hare Fiber Giveaway!

Yay! One of my favorite yarnies is now dyeing fiber! This makes a lot of sense to me, even though she's not a spinner- Yet! ;)

I gifted some Light Brown Hare yarn in a swap recently and my partner was completely thrilled with it! I mean, who wouldn't be? There is just about every color you could want and Dale's bases are wonderful. I have this skein of arctic hare that I am hoarding- it's a beautiful green/gray mmm. As you'll remember, I used Light Brown Hare's Jackelope base for my Witch of Pungo Shawl. In summary, I love Light Brown Hare and I can't wait to start using her fiber too ;)

We're giving away this beautiful leaf green corriedale roving to a lucky commenter! Just visit Light Brown Hare, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. You've got to be quick because we're drawing for a winner tomorrow! We'll count social networking pings as extra entries :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Farmgirl Chic Fall Gourds Giveaway!

So, I'm really feeling this crisp air in the morning! Just a couple of weeks ago, we were really suffering here with mid to upper 90 degree weather- boo! Now, I can see my breath when I walk outside at dawn! When the weather is nicer, I think folks are able to think better. For example, this morning while sipping my coffee, I realized how inexpensive a fiber addiction can really be. Why are you laughing? Really, think about it- let's say I can spin 4 oz of fiber in a weekend. If we take fiber from Farmgirlchic, and add up 4 oz of this beautiful fall gourds fiber, that comes out to $16- plus probably $3 shipping so let's say $19. That's under $20. I can't take my husband out to eat for under $20 and that lasts an hour at best. In fact, I can't go to a movie with someone for under $20 - well maybe if I carry a big giant mexican straw purse and smuggle drinks and popcorn in- but how can you feel good about that? In the case of this Fall Gourds Fiber, you'll need to spend a little time prepping it or at least planning how to spin it too. The fiber will encourage you to stay home and spin instead of going to the mall or wherever, to shop too. Also, you'll need to stay home and cook because you can spin a little while the pasta noodles are boiling. $20 for the weekend and you have yarn afterward to make into a gift- which will negate the $20 spent in the first place. I think I'll call in to Dave Ramsey and explain to him how if everyone would just get into fiber crafting, it would help get them out of debt.

While I do that, please visit FarmgirlChic, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll draw for this Fall Gourds Fiber winner on Friday, so be quick like and make sure you retweet/FB/ravelate etc to help Melissa out!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Learn to Spin gift from Dawning Dreams

I am quite excited about this weekend! Several phatties will be traveling here to spin, knit, eat and play together this weekend! Dawn from Dawning dreams is one of those phatties! Dawn and I have met a couple of times before and that woman is as sweet as pumpkin pie! Just look at this spinning starter set she's sent in for a giveaway! A beautiful but easy to spin batt and spindle!

I love just about everything in Dawn's shop and I hope she brings a few things to unload this weekend- wink wink! Maybe you all should pick some things out for yourselves so I'm not so tempted ;)

Please visit DawningDreams, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll award you extra points by using your mad social networking skillz and helping spread the good word about the shop! Drawing will be held on Friday so act quickly!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Crafty Q Giveaway!

New phattie alert! Pam of CraftyQsPlace contributed for the first time in September and was generous to send in a few hand-crocheted market bags with her fiber roving samples inside.

Pam's shop has been busy and several folks have snatched her freshly dyed roving and posted in the big giveaway thread! I just love to see folks supporting a new shop- we all need encouragement in the beginning!

We're giving away this market tote and sample today! Just visit CraftyqsPlace, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. Twittering/FBing/Ravelating will not only help Pam, but get you extra entries to win- and one can never have enough reusable market totes!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Buy Phat! Big box giveaway!

I just wanted to remind you all that we're giving the giant box of samples from the September video away as a "buy Phat" incentive. Just post your Sept. purchases from Phatties here in this thread: and you'll be entered to win!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Winners this week!

MMM homemade granola is the best... just sayin'

Winners this week, please send your address to phatfiber at yahoo dot com and we'll mail them out asap!

Linda- you won The Critter Ranch Autumnal roving set!

Laurel- You won the beautiful WCMercantile fiber !

HeatherD- You won the Garilynn project!!

CozyKnitting- You are the Texas Alpaca Fiber giveaway winner!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Texas Alpaca Fiber Mixed Giveaway!

I'm so very excited about this blog post! When I was giving a workshop in at WCMercantile in Navasota Texas, I was introduced to Laurence of Blubonnet Hills Ranch. Laurence was one of the first 4 ranches to bring Alpacas to the state of Texas and now has a lovely herd of 85! While Bluebonnet Hills/ Texas Alpaca Fiber has been perfecting their fleeces since 1997, they're new to our Etsy world and I hope we can all show them support!

Of course, I snatched some of this gorgeous bay/black alpaca millspun while I was down there, and I intend to make a shawl (of course!) with it. Mmm so lofty and warm!

We're giving away this beautiful mixed alpaca roving- what a beautiful tweedy/marbled yarn this would make! Just visit Texas Alpaca Fiber (easy to remember, huh?) and find something you love, write about it here in the comments section and we'll be drawing for a winner in a couple of days. We'd so appreciate it, if you would also twitter/facebook/plurk/ravelate about Texas Alpaca Fiber as they are so brand new, it would really help out! We'll count those extra social network pings as entries for this giveaway!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Garilynn project kit giveaway!

Do you all remember the beautiful project bag I pulled out on the video, as well as Garilynn's flower market bag pattern? I'm really excited about it. One can never have too many reusable shopping bags, right?

Garilynn, creator of Knit Stitch graph paper and the skein snake is a also a designer who has a keen eye for practicality. I love the Bernard in garter and the Sherlock holmes hat!

We're giving away this wonderful Flower Pocket Market Bag kit- which includes both the yarn and pattern to make the bag, and the beautiful fabric project bag so you can carry it with you while you're working on it! Thank you, Gari!

Please visit Garilynn, find something that strikes your fancy, and come back here and post about it in the comments section. Retweeting, facebooking, ravelating etc will net you extra entries because we appreciate it so much!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

WCMercantile bfl/silk mixed berries giveaway!

This BFL/tussah silk is amazing! It's so soft and Stephanie of WCMercantile has dyed these colors to perfection. Our theme as you know for September is Farmer's Market- these are Stephanie's interpretation of mixed berries and oooh I could just eat them! I love the dark jewel tones in fall, they transition to winter really well.

When Stephanie sent these in, she suggested one could hold two or three of these colors together and draft them together creating a barber pole effect. I think that would be really neat to try- you can see her list grab bags every once in a while, or convo her about creating one just for you.

We're giving away this beautiful 3 oz collection today! Just visit WCMercantile, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll count extra tweets, facebook updates, blog posts etc as extra entries for helping spread the good word about WCMercantile!

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Critter Ranch Autumn roving giveaway!

Sue from the Critter Ranch has captured perfectly the beauty of fall flowers in her Mums and Sunflowers roving and her delicious pumpkins, gourds and tomatoes roving! Deep reds, warm oranges, yellow ochre and a smidge of leafy green to round it out- does it get any more perfect?
Oh, I didn't mention it's made from Llama, Alpaca, firestar, bamboo, tussah silk and angelina!

Sue's shop is chock full of those fall fiber flavors and colors- go take a look!

We're giving away a chance to taste (1 oz each) both of Sue's colorways for September. Just visit The Critter Ranch, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for a winner later in the week, but be sure and spend some time retweeting/fbing as we'll count that as an extra entry for you!

Thank you for this gorgeous giveaway, Sue!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


So, this is a bit late! Sorry about that- been in the fiber mines all weekend ;)

Winners! Please email me your addys and I'll mail out asap!

Helenlam- you won the orangejello batt!!

Ann Ryan- You're the thread club giveaway winner!!

Kitten with a whiplash- You've got the colorbug bfl!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Colorbug Yarns BFL giveaway!

I can't tell you how excited I am that Ann from Colorbugyarns is now dyeing and stocking super soft BFL! I just love bfl- when I want a nice traditional 2 ply yarn (or single) that will hold up well when knitting and wearing, I gravitate toward this type of wool. The longer staple makes it easier to spin for beginners too- so if you haven't tried it yet, you really should!

And who could resist the utter happiness that is Colorbugyarns colorways?! This giveaway color is called Gladiolus and it's so cheery and beautiful, I hope it will become a staple in her shop. Looks like someone just snatched up the braid Ann just listed, but please convo her, as I know she'll be happy to create more!

Visit Colorbugyarns today, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be giving away this Gladiolus BFL braid away later in the week. Remember we reward those social networking pings!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Handspun Thread Club membership giveaway!

We've got another brand new Phattie contributor this month- Liz from Dragonflylotusdesigns!
You know, this could be the beginning of a wonderful new fibery addiction (cough) ahem, passion for some of you! Embroidery using handspun thread produces some amazing and distinctive results!

One of the things I love about embroidery is that it is simple to learn, but the projects you can do are only limited to your imagination. Liz turned us all on to Biscornu in the rav group, and I can totally see myself stitching a few of these up!

Please visit Liz's beautiful artfire shop and let us all know what you think of her threads. Your feedback here will net you an entry to win a one month thread club membership for October. As always, we'll reward those of you who twitter, facebook, plurk or blog about the giveaway too!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Orangejello Panda Sock Batt Giveaway!

I'm so very excited to be sharing with you a new Phat Shop this morning! Orangejell01984 is full of beautiful rovings, batts and a few handspun yarns. I know I picked out my immediate favorite- Aquarium... mmm the colors are so beautiful!

I hope you all get to experience Kassi's big bold sock batts in person sometime soon. This beautiful "Harvest" Panda Batt contains superwash merino, bamboo, nylon, and firestar. Yup, I'd certainly wear handspun socks made from this!

Please visit Orangejello1984 today, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be giving away this Panda Sock Batt later in the week- extra entries for your mad social networking skills as always.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Milk and Honey giveaway

So I put together this sweet little package of 4 oz of undyed super soft milk fiber and a cold process soap I made myself using raw local honey. The wooden soap dish tops it off well, I think :)

I'm giving it away here in the Ravelry group:

Just tell us what your favorite thing about the Farmer's Market or Autumn is!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Giveaway winners! And a little project

Congratulations Winners!!!
Remember to send phatfiber at yahoo dot com your addys and I'll mail them out asap!

AnnaB- You won the gorgeous GoodSheep art yarn!!

OneSheep- you won the beautiful and rustic Bitsy Knits roving!!!

Turtle- you won the amazing ByRebekahwithLove batt!!!

This weekend, I'm working on a sweet little package I plan on giving away in the Rav group- my theme is "Milk and Honey" Details will come soon ;)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

By Rebekah with Love batt Giveaway!

Long time contributor, ByRebekahWithLove has recently started creating luxury batts for her shop! You will remember Rebekah by her gloriously perfect handspun yarn. Now, the same attention to detail and refinement are paid to beautifully prepared fiber!

We're giving away this magnificient "Sunset on the Sahara" batt! It contains merino, Alpaca and Firestar and is just a taste of what lies in ByRebekahwithLove. I wholeheartedly recommend giving ByRebekahwithlove a try!

Please visit ByRebekahwithLove, find your favorite item, come back and post about it in the comments section below to enter to win this beautiful batt. We'll count tweets, facebook updates, blogposts and ravelations as extra entries!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bitsy Knits Rustic Roving giveaway!

September is when Bitsy of BitsyKnits hits the road for several venues! If you're able to visit the Garden State Sheep Breeders festival this weekend, look her up!

We very much enjoy Bitsy's creativeness when it comes to her samples. We're giving away this beautiful Rustic Roving which is a gorgeous natural Romney-Rambouillet cross fiber that was prepared woolen style in a working early 20th century mill!

Just visit Bitsy Knits, find something you love, write about it in the comments section below and we'll draw for a winner later in the week! Simple, right?

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Good Sheep art yarn giveaway!

I feel like I'm letting you all in on a wonderful secret! We have a new Phattie amongst us, who is currently in Australia, but will be making a huge move to the UK very soon. Helena from TheGoodSheep, is also quite an amazing spinner!

I mentioned on the last video, that the corespun sample was the most even and balanced corespun I had ever seen. It is so touchable, and knittable, I was so pleasantly surprised!

We are giving away this beautiful corespun yarn from TheGoodSheep, but I want to mention that Helena has marked everything in her shop down in preparation for her big move. You can get some gorgeous handspun for incredibly reasonable prices- please take a peek! While you're shopping TheGoodSheep, please find something you love and write about it in the comments section below. We'll be drawing for this beautiful art yarn later in the week!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Winners this week! And my new cowl

I just finished a really yummy cowl pattern! Remember the Goonies? This is my Chester Copperpot inspired knitwear lol! It will be available through soon.


Sissel- You won The Critter Ranch Batts!

Silja- You won the FarmGirlChic cloud!!

Twins2005- You won the Out of Step dyeworks vampy yarn !!!

Marianne- You won the Counting Sheep Farm sock yarn!!!

Please email phatfiber at yahoo dot com with your addresses and I'll mail them out asap!

Hope every has a lovely holiday weekend!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

African Plains Counting Sheep Farm Sock yarn Giveaway!

Rachel of Counting Sheep Farm is one of my favorite phatties! You just can't help feel great about purchasing from the artist-mother of 8 children!

This month, Rachel sent in several different items, but I really loved "The Pride" colorway she did on the soysilk- it is just very lion-ey!

After looking at The Counting Sheep Farm website, looks like if you're going to the Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool in Sept, you'll be able to see her goods in person!

We're giving away this beautiful set of 50gm sock yarns in Rachel's wonderful 'African Plains' colorway. I'm such a sucker for greens! Please visit Counting Sheep Farm, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below- extra points awarded to those who twitter, facebook, plurk etc!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Out of Step Dyeworks Vampire Girl yarn giveaway!

I am so excited to feature Out of Step Dyeworks today! I am just filled with yarn admiration for this lovely blood-red skein of BFL Aran yarn dyed by the lovely and talented Amy Klimt. This is the most beautiful red, I think- one that is so dark and rich, it's almost a cool color!

For August, Amy dyed the most interesting "Mantilla" colorways! I just loved the color combination, it just isn't everyday you see a lime green/ turquoise and grey and black and brown all in the same skein- amazing!

We're giving away this delicious Vampire Girl skein today! Just visit Out of Step Dyeworks, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below- extra points if you twitter, facebook, plurk or ravelate about it too!