Friday, January 23, 2009

What a week!

It's my fault: I have been saying "Where is summer ? I wish it was a bit warmer" for way too long and now my wish has been granted.....too much I might add....I mean 40degree Celsius days are just a BIT too ...especially while you're hanging over a dyepot !
Wednesday was ofcourse extremely exciting with Obamas inauguration ! It's as if the whole world is in this new "hopeful" mood with the knowledge that dreams can come true and that we can achieve anything...yes, we can!...:) Now everybody just has to keep that thought and make it happen !
Yesterday, just when I finished uploading all my photos , the thunder and lightning rolled in and yep, we lost power AGAIN....for the rest of the day! I guess the sooner we can get off the grid and establish some kind of solar or hydro power on the farm, the til that day, everytime the power drops out (which happens often) we will have a relaxing night without tv & computer and enjoy a candlelight dinner... reading a book (with and going to bed early.....omg


The Australian Heritage Angora goat is Australia's most endangered goat breed. There are less than a couple of hundred purebred animals remaining and the future of this breed is uncertain. The Australian Heritage Angora has a unique history, tracing their pedigrees back to the first 500 Angora goats registered with the Goat breed society of Australia, the so called “Banksia herd”. It is totally different from other Angora goat breeds like the Texas Angora goat and the South African Angora goat, who both dominate the Australian Mohair industry because their fleeces are very high yielding. The Australian Heritage Angora goat is a bit less productive but produces the most luscious, silky, soft coat I have ever seen and worked with: it has gorgeous waves, curls and lots of lustre. The goats are adorable with a quiet temperament. They are a really easy to care for happy Angora goat and you know what they say: Happy animal, happy yarn! This time I have spun a happy swirly curly Australian heritage mohair and all proceeds will go to the building of a new much needed outside bunny run !

"Berry Wine" :2 skeins available: 123grams/AU$40, 94grams/AU$32

"Spring flowers" :2 skeins available: 91grams/AU$32, 147grams/AU$49

"Bushland" :2 skeins available: 138grams/AU$46, 107grams/AU$36 (sold)
(15micron merino+angora) 100grams/AU$20

Here are the new super angorino babies ready to be adopted to a good home. Email me when you feel the need to cuddle a particular baby :) and give it a good fibre loving home.
There are some happy colours again !

Dream Bunny Super angorino tops(sold)

Fish bunny Super angorino tops (sold)

Flower power revisited super angorino tops (2left)

Hoppy bunny super angorino tops (SOLD)

Froggy Bun Super angorino top (sold)
(thanks Jo! everytime I dye greens I think of "froggy bog"

Peace Bunny Super angorino tops (1 left)

Uluru Super angorino tops (SOLD)

I love working with this yarn: it's organic! from Ixchel Australian cashmere goats and 18micron merino and just YUMMY to knit lace (free pattern for a lacewave shawl, available at, you only need 50 grams (550m/50grams) and it also is excellent to ply with! Just think of spinning a nice single with the flowerpower angorino and then plying it with the flowerpower cashmerino! yep: you will get super yardage and it looks great! Every skein is ofcourse painted by hand and they all have different weights....if you'd like to try one (or more just email me and I can tell you which ones are available and what the weights and prices are.
Bush & Sky cashmerino yarn

Flower Power cashmerino yarn

Bushland cashmerino yarn

Sage cashmerino yarn

Tasman cashmerino yarn
Also still available are : Zen, Barossa, Plum, Lilac, Emerald, Raspberry wine...and well, if you are after a colour that is not here or on my flickr photostream ( just let me know and I can dye it for you :D
There have been some haircuts happening again and Minne was one of the Punk victims...she is absolutely gorgeous when she is in full coat but oh boy, the punk look just doesn't agree with her... She is one of our best yielding bunnies though together with Mojo. Mojo has had a bit of a hrad time by the way (she had a fantom pregnancy) but is doing very well now and playing with her toys again !

1 comment:

Cyd said...


How would one go about ordering yarn from you? I'm in Hawaii.

Thanks much, all your stuff is gorgeous. :)