On Monday, while I was browsing through the Animal Aid website I saw this amazing looking cat and I thought to go and meet her. On Wednesday I went and I think it was love at first sight..the cat was smoochy, loving and so cute and felt really at ease. So, we adopted her.
She is an older cat(6), a ragdoll (fluffy of course) and has been some pretty traumatic circumstances, which I only got to know when I signed the adoption papers. She was surrendered by her owners who had used her as a breeding cat her whole life. This time something had gone wrong though and when they brought her into the Animal Aid vet clinic she had already been in labour for more than a day. The vet saw that the babies had died already and had been dead for quite some time. There was no other option than to operate. At that point the owners said…they could not possibly take care of the cat anymore and surrendered her. Without going into total profanity here..but I think that is a bl..dy f….in' unbelievable act of (insert more swearing)….
Anyway, this cute kitty that weighs wayyyy too little for the breed she is (around 2.9 kilos instead of her normal 5kgs!) so what better place to come than our fibre farm where no doubt she will be adding on the calories as soon as she settles in. The settling in bit is a bit hard: she is very quiet, smoochy but shy and she obviously is still suffering from the trauma that she went through. More on “bunny” (yes that is her name) in future blogs.
Can I just add a rant (again..lol) : please please if you want a pet, only buy from reputable breeders, don’t go to backyard breeders! When you get a cat or a dog have it de-sexed! Please!!!! I cannot stress this enough.There are such an enormous amount of cats and dogs that are being surrendered or lost every day it does my head in. If you are a breeder: be a responsible one!!! Be compassionate and pay for the vet bills! Pay for good care! Be good for the animals you have. Don’t be an asshole..(oops sorry that one just crept in without me knowing…lol).
We are angora bunny breeders but we do not sell to the public. It is way too much of a high maintenance animal and there are way too many people out there who love them at first and then cannot keep them in top condition. We do not breed a doe more than once or twice tops in their life. We are here to take care of the animals and the land.
Okay, now I got that off my chest, for tonights’ update I have the DK weight/8ply yarn I promised you a week ago.
There are some amazing combos that you can put together for your fade shawls or the “rainy Avenue shawl” by Jeannie Kubrich which I just love (available on Ravelry for free ! Go check this awesome designer out ! Here is a photo of some of the oak galls and typo yarns together with some atomic blonde yarn (see offerings below).
Or, you can go for the fade shawl for example: here is the safflower yarn with some atomic blonde 😉
Here are all the offerings for tonight and please do not forget : the sign ups are open for the fibre, yarn and batt club starting in January 2018!
IxCHeL DK Weight 8 ply yarn
The Queen in Bermuda (could not resist after hearing about the “Bermuda Papers” lol)
with splashes and speckles of blue, moss green, blood red, plum purple, greys and safflower yellow), in the third photo you see how well it goes with the mossy greens and wonder woman red!!!
Spinner’s Control, Yarn Gauge and Ply angle card
a great way to gauge the thickness of your yarn and plying. A nice tool with an info sheet to hang on your spinning wheel or carry wit you anywhere you go.
The New IxCHeL Club sign ups are now OPEN !
Get a monthly fibre and yarn surprise !
Always great blends and colourways
only hand dyed for those who are club members !
January, February and March 2018
IxCHeL Fibre Club January, February and March 2018
The IxCHeL Sock Yarn Clubs January, February and March 2018
IxCHeL Funky Bunny Batt Clubs January, February and March 2018
Numbers are strictly limited ! The January 2018 club is going to be shipped out end of January, the Feb club mid feb and the March club mid March 2018. Payment via direct deposit or credit card or paypal. Just PM or email me
Have a fun weekend !!!
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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.