In short: time is again in short supply I feel so I KNOW I am almost “back to normal”..when I start multitasking spinning, carding , dyeing, obsessively reading the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon (yes thank you Juleen..again..it’s your fault..lol) and last but not least my obsessive planning to give Paul an unforgettable birthday next Sunday. Of course I cannot possibly divulge the extent of my efforts because birthday boy will be reading this blog in his lunch break today..but I can safely say : it has taken a lot of time to get one of my pressies just right and I loved every minute of it. Be as it may: I have come to one big conclusion: Life needs its obsessions and passions ! And, I am enjoying every minute of it.
I have also tried to get some gardening time in : devilish slugs and other slimy organisms have eaten all my eggplant seedlings, half of my spinach and are now attacking my multicoloured silver beet: time for drastic measures: a beer trap. Fill a can three quarters full with beer , dig it in your veggie patch ground level and Presto: An instant Pub for your slugs and snails. At least they will die inebriated and I hope happy so they’ll come back as a slightly less slimy and destructive life form next time..
It is really amazing what shapes veggies can take on : carrots are an excellent example of this magical shapeshifting they do. I just could not help myself and draw a mouth and two eyes onthis carrot because it looked so embarrassed…lol
I am happy that breathing is becoming less of a hassle and seemingly normal again, which frees up my brain function to make it do other things that are much more enjoyable and productive. Good riddens Pneumonia!
Anyway, I had a bit of a backlog (which is THE understatement of the year I might add) after being incapacitated so unexpectedly, so I had to get the fibre-, sock and batt clubs of both September and October done AND lots of custom orders. All is done and out of the way now and safely on it’s way to everybody. With all the other obsessions and passions I had to tackle this week, it did not leave me with heaps of time to do a HUGE update. There is however….tadaaaa: CASHMERE! Yep it is my super special blue-faced Leicester super wash tops with cashmere! Woohoooo! I know I promised you funky bunny batts as well this week, but I am kind of batt carded out after doing all the clubs and the custom batts.. There will be batts next week though with some other yummy SUPERSOFT OUT OF THIS WORLD fluffy stuff …naaah not telling you what yet…lol
So without keeping you on the edge of your seats: get ready to drool and snaffle! There is only a small supply of everything so please contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on www.ravelry.com where I am Ixchelbunny or even message me on www.flickr.com where I am also known as Ixchelbunny. Drum roll !!!!!!!!!! here is this weeks fibre update !!!!!
Have a great week and chat soon !
Blue faced Leicester Superwash with cashmere tops
( 90% BFL, 10% Cashmere) 100grams AU$24
Thanks heaps for your support and have fun!
Dates to Remember:
Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm:
Thursday the 28th of October (bring your wheel, spindle, knitting, crocheting and a plate to share with everybody. There is cake and coffee and tea and ofcourse a lovely bunny to cuddle and lots of fibres and yarn!) very important ! Please let me know beforehand by email or message that you would like to come and visit so I can prepare the infrastructure and cake ofcourse !