The last week has been like a dream...surreal and extremely ...smoky! Ever since last Thursday when the Bunyip fires were there and then disaster struck so close to home on Saturday with sooo many heartbreaking losses. Some friends have lost everything, houses , animals and others were so so fortunate and came out of it alive and well. The embers that hit us on Saturday did not really damage that much so we were extremely lucky. The Bunyip state forest is still burning and now has destroyed some 27000 ha !!! and lightning strikes have ignited another couple of fires near us and they have destroyed some 200ha. When you look at the map where we are you can see that we are right in the middle of this "birthday cake" with a lot of burning candles around us...fighting embers, being on alert...I tell ya..not much fun...so finally I got so fed up with it and..started dyeing some angorinos and yarn! (while Paul was patrolling the farm and keeping an eye on things :) )
Since this whole week was so surreal and still is, I decided to go with the Brothers Grimm theme of fairytales: it can be magical, fierce, unrelentless and utterly beautiful....... Isn't that just like Australia?
So ..here they are...please stalk me when you want to adopt these babies, because they need a nice fibre loving home!
Hand dyed angorino tops
(5%angora, 95% 18micron merino) 150-160grams/5.6oz, AU$19
Hand dyed Super angorino tops
(5%angora, 95% 16micron merino) 100grams/3.52oz, AU$20
Hand dyed and hand spun organic English angora yarn
plied with Australian organic cashmere
(AU$14/25grams, +/- 1oz)