If you thought that after Bendigo show this bunny could take some time off you are mistaken: it may be slightly less manic but if I do not get started on prepping fleeces and start spinning angora yarns and art yarns I will get very far behind for all the shows next year. There is so much planning of blends and colours and spinning to do and with time in limited supply I always think well, If I don’t start now and try and get ahead of the game it will save me on the panic front next year. Yeah right…!lol No matter, I will keep telling myself that..although I know there will always be “panic” somehow before markets. I think it’s a genetic flaw..lol
The bunnies have been getting extra run around time and the girls have been getting oout all together. It is quite fun to see different cliques forming with the occasional “loner” ..atm we have two individual bunny loners so to speak, who, eventhough they love running around, are anti social in a way: Hilde for example a beautiful Big smoke grey girl, at first tries to dominate everybody else in the group but then gives up and retreats to her quiet throne of hay and straw where she sits and looks at her underlings. Babette on the other hand doesn’t even try to dominate , she loves to have quiet time by herself. Uhura and TicTac do not stray far from one another and always snuggle up close. Bunnies are just like us really: some introvert some extrovert.
After a big show like Bendigo there are lots of tasks that have been left so there is a huge catching up to do with taking care of the land and the veggie plots. We have cleaned up and sowed the veggie beds again for bunny foods and it is looking good. Let’s hope there is not a lot of frost coming anymore. We have protected the beds to better be safe than sorry but still.. You never know.The more veggies we grow the better the bunies thrive and the better fibre we get.
Which leads me to another matter: for those of you who know me and what I have been doing for the last 12 and more years, know that I do more than just tops: I do lots of handspinning and hand dyeing of felt and yarn and much much more. Blending, making batts. Most of these are either custom orders or preparations for shows. The weekly update is a very limited view of what is going on here. So, for the last 12 years I have been basically doing my blog and enjoying it immensely (hoping you do too ;-) ) BUT since I have been more involved in facebook and seeing that so many people are looking for ethical angora yarn and other items I do not really put up on my blog every Friday, I feel like I am letting lots of people down by not having a proper 21st century website with a proper shopping cart. I need your input here: what do you think? Should I or shouldn’t I? I have been putting it off an off and more off, but at the same time I feel like so many people cannot understand the way the blog works, you know, the personal interaction needed to get my product and it kind of …well….troubles me..when I read people saying they have been searching for this and that and I KNOW I can enable them but at the same time I KNOW with my “un-orthodox” way of “flaunting my wares” trying to uphold a personal connection rather than “on-line-shopping “ so to speak, will immediately put a huge threshold up. Mind you, there is only so much this bunny slave can do !..lol…and that is the other conundrum I guess. Anyway, please let me know what you think, because , you know I do love to please and enable ;-)
New IxCHeL Club sign ups are open
for the months : October, November and December 2016
(til quotas are reached or until October 1st)
IxCHeL Fibre Club October, November and December 2016
The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Clubs October, November and December 2016
IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs October , November and December 2016
Handspun Angora Yarn
English Angora bunny fibre,(for the woad dyed ones it is also blended with silver Angelina; the natural white is pure angora bunny handspun and eq 8 ply),
appr 100m/50 grams 8 ply weight, 1 available
8ply +/- 100 m/50g 8 available
GaGa! Bunny Tops
Blue Faced Leicester , Angora, Super Blingy Glitz, Cashmere
(dyed with natural mushroom and walnut husks pigments)
(great for spinning your own Doctor Who Scarf!)
Dates to put in your Calendar !!
2nd of October
Black n Coloured Sheep FIELD DAY in Cranbourne!
Just contact me with the name of the colour you are after and I will get right back to you.
How To Order:
2. Message me on facebook or
3. Message me on www.ravelry.com 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.