Friday, August 27, 2010

Soggy, Slush, Mud and other Happy Watery Snowy Mountain creatures



Have you noticed that Global Warming coincides with huge amounts of water, snow, hail and other wet- and coldness? I remember vaguely when the weatherperson of old mentioned it was going to be “sunny with patches of light showers”..now, it is definitely WET with a capitol W with drabs of muddy slides down the mountain, combined with bouts of hail and snow with an occasional glimpse of a stray ray of sunshine trying to push its way through thick dark clouds. Time for comfort food, more firewood !, nice hot cups of whatever and …sitting on top of the fireplace holding warm wooden knitting needles and a big ball of comforting fluffy yarn on your lap, with or without the complementary purring cat or snoozing doggie. Oh did I mention it was frrreezing cold as well? Yep, Australia is not as warm as I thought it would be, but then again maybe the southpole has shifted and has landed straight underneath us..who knows?

I have been busy nevertheless with Bunny spin ins last Saturday and this Thursday and had a great time. Elvis and Skye were all fluffy on the staurdya ready to be cuddled by all the visitors and then were relieved to get a haircut. Pippi was the one on show yesterday, looking very silky soft and sweet :)

Pippi

Skye

a naked Elvis


Apart from enjoying the company of other fibre fans and bunny lovers I did spin up about half of the 1.5kilo hand carded pure angora bunny fluff and some camelbunny silk, custom, dyes and custom spin jobs and this weeks update : some very lush angorino –organic 18micron merino with 5% angora bunny- and for the yarn lovers amongst us: some very nice laceweight silk !Here they are for you to drool and snaffle ! Have Fun!

hand dyed Angorino (organic 18micron merino +5% angora bunny) tops 100+grams/AU$17

Spring Fling

Clown Fish

Mellow Yellow

Pebble Puddle

Purple Plum

Hang on Sloopy

Rock climbing bumblebee


wide eyed legless

Wanna be Evil


Hand dyed Silk Laceweight yarn (+/-1250meters per 100g) 100g/AU$35

Good Intentions

Opal

indigo

Lichen

On a Good Day

Safe from harm

baby Love


Darker Dusk


Dusk

Twilight


If you would really like to adopt some of the new fibre babies listed here today or need some custom dyes or batts done: Just email me on ixchel@rabbit.com.au or message me on ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny and I will get back to you asap!

have a wonderful week !

Yarn cupcakes by pARTy Cakes in Canberra..YUMMMM!

RABBIT ON!!
oh and guess what?.........
yes?
hmm....
it's still ...RAINING !


Dates to Remember:

Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm…coming Saturday 18th of September and Thursday the 23rd of September

1 comment:

Textile Tragic said...

I'm no climate scientist, but does the water that melts from the ice-caps have to circulate via clouds and precipitation?