Monday, October 20, 2008

A great way to relax

Life can be full of stress for whatever kind of reasons: ....The best way to get away from it all is...yep, you guessed it: play with some fibre, enjoy spinning, work on some weaving project and smile.....a bit of chocolate helps as well......but more of that later :-)
I feel extremely lucky and ...yes..relaxed :-) Last week I visited a good friend, Christina, who is also a Bunny enthusiast and we now are the proud "parents" of two new bunnies we got from Christina so we can introduce new bloodlines into the Angora lines we already have. One is called "Topping" a gorgeous chocolate doe and the other is "Mojo", a fiery blue grey doe.
"(chocolate) Topping", our beautiful sweet Angora Doe
Apart from all the bunnies hopping around I have been busy dyeing our laceweight Australian Cashmerino in some fabulous new colours. It is just fabulous to knit and weave with. Because it is laceweight the yardage per 50grams is fantastic: 550meters ! So if you plan to do a huge triangular shawl you only need two skeins and for the pattern that I use and is on (my laceweight wave shawl) you only need ONE skein! and because it uses a drop stitch pattern it grows amazingly fast ! In short : ALL good ! All the skeins are hand dyed, come from our Australian Cashmere goats mixed in with superfine merino, is organic ! and available now (50grams/AU$18) and if you want me to dye some for you in your own colour combo , just let me know by emailing me. Now just sit back, relax and enjoy the cashmerino colours:
"Walnut blossom"

"Pacific shadow"

"Eucalypt forest"

"Walnut Rose"

Cashmerino Yarn "Waratah"

Cashmerino yarn "Spice"

Cashmerino yarn "Moss"

Cashmerino Yarn "Barossa valley"

Cashmerino yarn "orange crush"

Cashmerino yarn "Dusky"

"waves in blue"


"Midnight blue"

"Pacific glow"

"Autumn Forest"


"Dusk on the heather"

"Moss Rose"



"Salmon red"

"Lilac wine"

1 comment:

diane_s said...

Your colors are just beautiful, I love Eucalypt Forest.