Friday, May 21, 2010

Wild rides

It has been a wild ride last week speaking that is , because my ride was actually dead in the water..yes you got it: the hand me down car from Paul I got to drive because my car died of old age would not go anywhere. I tell you: as soon as I get a car in my name it is its', after two tows ! we got it to a workshop that diagnosed it as a gas thingy-me-bobby-failure & that would cost arm and three legs. I am seriously thinking of getting a horse and cart, at least I get to cuddle the horse and get lots of good stuff from it for the veggie
I had lots planned like going to my friend Mandie to do some serious yarn winding on her magical machine but as it stands I am doing that by hand now since I could not go anywhere. so, it has been seriously medieval here at the fibre farm: hand winding, handcarding, handspinning and handdyeing. Two hands are defenitely not enough and I have put an application in at the genetics engineering lab to please consider at least 4 hands for any human cloning or humanoid robotics they are probably working on in the future....;-)
I am furiously working because I am desperately trying to get as much stuff done for the hand knitters guild day as I possibly can...(to pay for the arm and three legs I had to give to get the car fixed).
I spun about a kilo + of yak camel silk yarn (see blog), got heaps of tops and silk done (so silk yarn is going to be on the menu at the handknitters guild day on the 29th of May as well !) and some awesome pure angora yarn as well ! Don't worry : my fingers are not worn to the bone
I am experimenting with lots of additions to my art yarns as well and Jazz is sure to keep an eye on them :)
At the mini wool show next week there are going to be lotsof different art yarns (thick 'n'thin, bunny fabric yarn with bling!, and the gothic bunny yarn :)

On the bunny front: Minne is going fine and still eating like a pig. I have to tend to her about two hours a day though to clean her up and make sure that she is all comfy and give her extra greens and herbs. She is such a good bunny and she is enjoying being with her two daughters Pippi and Max, and her granddaughter Flopsy so much:) Almost all the bunnies have been clipped and all the fibres are almost packed up with their bunny photos or spun up into yarn :) Well, without keeping you much longer from the NEW stuff: here it is:

Hand dyed silk tops
*vegan or peace silk(made from silk peacefully collected after the moth has vacated the coccoon) AU$23/50grams

Cradle of Life



palm reader


Hand dyed Angorino tops

(Angora 5%, superfine merino 18miron 95%)


First kiss

Wild Ride

Fish in the jailhouse

High plains drifter

Sea of Love

Hand dyed and hand spun yak camel silk plyed with cashmere AU$25/50grams wpi15-18

Shiny thing (224grams available) dreamland (238grams available) army ants(250grams available) road to Peace(248grams available) Mexican divorce(243grams available)

Dates to remember:

Thursday 27th of May BUNNY SPIN IN here at the fibre farm (11am-5pm)

Saturday 29th of May Handknitters Guild Vic Mini wool show @ Brunswick town hall


Textile Tragic said...

and I just blogged about my lack of admiration for public transport! You'd have to be one person with more textile stuff than me and no public transport even. I'm feeling your pain.

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