Have you guys heard about these Phat Fiber Sample Boxes?
|Image from Phat Fiber blog.|
As I understand, they are a box full of samples of yarn and/or fiber from a collection of independent fiber artists that go on sale once a month. They sell out within seconds, literally. I heard about them a couple of weeks ago and decided to try to stalk the website and snag one tonight. Unfortunately, I missed out because they went so crazy fast. I can see why, as I love the idea of being able to try a wide variety of fibery goodness before you commit to a full skein or braid. Also, the surprise factor is so fun. I really hope I’m able to catch one sometime.
This month’s theme was Seaside Cottage, so it was full of lovely blues and greens. You can see some videos detailing what goes into the boxes here. The theme for August is Arabian Nights, which I predict will involve lots of bright, warm colors. You’ll see that the boxes also contain some other random goodies, including a pattern or two. I’m going to contact them to see if I can contribute a pattern for the boxes at some point in the future.
Lots more info can be found in the Ravelry group. You need to sign up for the mailing list to find out when the boxes go on sale. There is also a contest thread you can enter by purchasing something from one of this month’s contributers. When you purchase something and post about it in the thread, you are entered to win a box of goodies and/or another prize, which this month is a pair of hand carders. Sounds awesome, right? So, of course I had to enter, which means–oh no!–I had to purchase some fiber. I’ll have to show you all when it arrives!
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for yarn/fiber? So far for me, it’s sitting at this computer hitting the refresh button like a maniac for 15 minutes or so, hoping a box will become available again when somebody changed their minds.
I’m going to go do something normal now… like spin up the last of my Bugga fiber. 🙂