Friday, April 25, 2014

Happy Rainbows and more to make you smile

I am already setting my sights on the things to come : the hand knitters guild in May and the Bendigo show in July! It is going to be a huge couple of months trying to get everything ready and also a lot of new exciting things happening, including new products !!!

The last few weeks have been filled with spinning , spinning and more spinning . Not only for custom orders but also in preparation for the shows and because I have had so many requests for the loooooong repeat colourways I sold so many years ago, I can offer you three different loooong repeat colourways in 4 ply and two colourways , excellent for shawls and weaving ! and  a laceweight yarn with a huge meterage !!!

The shawls you see above is called a Citron shawl and the pattern is free and available on Ravelry. I only used 140grams of the 4ply yarn in Rainbow and it is truly Huge ! I knitted it on needles 4, but I would knit it on 5mm next time to make it even bigger and a bit more open.

Or you could knit these amazingly cute mitts with the rainbow 4ply , just starting from the opposite scale of the colour spectrum when doing the intarsia !
So, this week it is all going to be focussed on yarn…the looong repeat yarns and my handspun bunny mink in three different colourways: a natural, a white and an absolute superb grey tone..YUMMM!

I have not had time to dye my handspun pure 8 ply angora  or the 3ply bunny mink (yet) but I didn’t want to deprive you , so I will offer it in virginesque white and naturals this week.

If you are not particularly fond of naturals, well, just ask and I can dye it for you in any colour or colourcombo you want. I will be spending all weekend at the dyepots, not only for all the clubs and shows but also for custom orders.

All the dates and information for the shows and events to come are at the bottom of this weeks “Dates to put in your Calendar!” - bit. There is lots of new exciting stuff planned.

Have a fun weekend and happy spinning, knitting, weaving and crocheting !

Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time if you have any questions okay? Always happy to enable. All my contact details are to be found at the end of this weeks blog entry. Have fun !!!


Long Colour Repeat Yarns   

100% pure wool 
4 ply comes in skeins of 140-160grams , 400m/100g, suggested needles 3-4.5mm …. AU$35

Lace yarn comes in skeins of +/-290-310grams That is enough to make a gorgeous huge lace shawl !, 700meters/100g !! suggested needles 3mm AU$60
Long Colour Repeat Lace Yarn Rainbow  290-310grams AU$60
4 skeins available
Long Colour repeat 4ply yarn Rainbow
140-160grams  AU$35
Long Colour repeat 4ply Yarn Heather
140-160grams  AU$35
8 skeins available


Lanesplitter skirt (sunset and heather combined)
Long Colour Repeat Lace yarn Sunset
250-270 grams AU$50
3 skeins available

Long Colour Repeat 4 ply Yarn Sunset
140-160grams  AU$35
8 skeins available
Knee high socks made with Sunset 4ply

Pure Angora Handspun yarn

Pure white from our Angora bunnies Fifi, Uhura, Spock and Kirk
appr 8ply
50 gram skeins   AU$25
Pure Angora Bunny natural white handspun yarn

Handspun Bunny Mink 3ply Yarn 

Naturals Colour Range (Grey-beige and ivory-
+/- 50 gram skeins  +/- 300m/50grams!   AU$25 
The three naturals of the Bunny Mink 3ply handspun yarn together

bunny mink 3ply yarn in grey and beige close ups

How To Order:

1. You can email me on ixchel at rabbit dot com dot au or ixchelbunny at yahoo dot com dot au
2. message me on facebook or ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny.

I will email you right back with all your order details and payment methods.

Any questions? Any custom orders for yarn or dyeing fibre? Please don’t hesitate to ask! Always happy to enable.
Thank you so much for your help and support !

IxCHeL Events to put in your Calendar!

Handknitters Guild Mini Wool show
May 17th
Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell Street, Coburg
10-am-  3pm
The AMAZING handknitters Guild Victoria is putting on their annual Yarn &  Craft Show again ! Yeah ! This market is one of my favourite events of the year and s set in the epic , recently restored Coburg Town hall.
The date to put in your calendar is May 17th 2014, 10am-15pm!!! I will be there with bells on (and ears..ofcourse!) and will have a NEW range of handspun angora, mink, yak, alpaca, bison! and loooooong repeat lace yarns and sock yarns !!!
for the yarn spinners: all the IxCHeL blended tops will be at the party as well! Ranging from my Angorino to the epic Bunny bison bliss! It is going to be an AMAZING day !!!
Address to be on May the 17th is: Coburg Town Hall (pictured) located at 90 Bell Street, Coburg, about 500 metres from Sydney Road. Entry is free. the Hand knitters’ guild 2014 Raffle Rug made by Guild members with luxury yarn from the Bendigo Wool Mill will be on display and $2 tickets will be available for purchase.

Friday 18th July-Sunday 20th of July
Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show
Bendigo Show Grounds
Flower Power Bunny Shed
THE event of the year with heaps of fun and super special fibre happenings!!
Exciting news !!!!!! more info on that later in the year !!!

Friday 15th of August-Sunday 17th of August
39th Annual Country Conference
Camp Manyung Sunnyside Rd,
Mount Eliza
Im doing a talk there about the Navajo Churro Sheep project, Navajo Rug making, Navajo style spinning and more !
Lots of extremely special and hard to find fibres and yarns and SPINDLES will be available there !
Not to be missed!
There will also be a Special Navajo rug display and I will also have a stall there with lots of fluffy stuff to hug..enabling galore!!
To participate in the Country Conference please contact : Dot Vallence , email:





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