When I was studying medical anthropology back in the “80s, there were some scary times as well: lots of my friends were dying of AIDS, another enemy that we could not see. And I was thinking of doing research as a young scientist in that field, trying to do whatever I could to help. I was discouraged and was told there was a lot more help needed with virology and malaria, only to recognose years later that everything is connected. There is no such thing as an isolated pandemic. We are all so connected. The whole planet, animals and us humans. Whatever we do..whatever footprint we leave, whatever natural resource we inhabit and influence, we will have to adjust and also bear the grunt of biology. Every interaction we have with anything has an effect. It is really important asking yourself the big ZEN question <”if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, has it really fallen?” YES! It has….we may not realise how much we have influenced everything, but every little thing we do will make a difference. /> Now more than anytime, we have to realise every step we take, every breath we take (not to quote the famous Police song ..lol) matters ! Now more than anytime, we need to realise that we have to protect the most vulnerable in our society, to be there for our fellow human beings and that everything is so, so fragile ! What do you cherish the most? What do you need to keep sane? What do you need to survive> All of these questions are so important and at the same time very clear at the moment!
We need communication, we need care, we need family, we need love, we need facts, we need music, we need creativity…no matter how you quantify creativity whether it be writing your thoughts down or painting or knitting or making music: this is the time you will know what touches your soul and what makes you happy. That, at least, is something to be grateful for.
I dread looking at the statistics if the Covid-19 cases, I dread looking at the suffering and the deaths that happen every single day all over the world. Numbers. Statistics, and every single number is a human being. Think about that ! it is a life. They are memories, love, possibilities, dreams, so many things lost and so many dreams still holding on!
I know it is such a hard time for so many of us. Loss of a job, loss of loved ones, loss of connection. At times like these, we need to realize that we are all in this together, that we are loved. That we are not alone! That we can survive only by caring and feeling responsible for each other.
Listen to your heart. Do not give into fear ! Do the right thing! Stay home as much as you can, stay in touch as much as you can.
and..knit ! there is a wonderful #whimsikal going at the moment with a gorgeous pattern from Domique trad (search whimsikal on ravelry) that you can knit with some of my IxChel tweed yarns. If you would like to see all the colours available, and there are many, have a look at my flickr photo stream here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ixchelbunny/albums/72157708849993332
If there is anything I can do, message me. If you feel you want to chat or need help, anything..let me or your friends know! You are never alone. Make time for something special: Hug your fibre, hug your yarn, hug your knitting! You can rest assured that everything from our little fibre farm is carefully produced, blended, dyed and packed in house by yours truly. Everything delivered to your door and everything is made with love.
Super fine Merino Tencel Silk Tops
Ingredients: Merino, Tencel, Silk Fibres
100+grams (+/-3.5Oz); AU$24
(dyed with elderberry)
Woad, Japanese Indigo and True Indigo Dye seed packs
Woad, Japanese Indigo and True Indigo.
Please note that due to quarantine restrictions I have been advised not to ship to Western Australia, Tasmania or overseas.
Woad seed packs are $7
True Indigo and Japanese Indigo seeds are $8
both come with planting instructions and a recipe to make your own dye bath!
IxCHeL Aran Tweed Yarn
I have two colourways available at the moment: Both with the most colourful speckles and pops of colour you can think of and both in pure wool, spun with lots of love
IxCHeL Aran Tweed Coral Sea
IxCHeL Aran weight Tweed Coral Sea with bright pops of colour
|IxCHeL Aran Tweed Coral Sea|
IxCHeL Aran Tweed Opal
IxCHeL Aran weight Tweed Opal with bright pops of colour
IxCHeL Tweed fingering weight yarn
Spun singles, fingering or sock weight yarn
Great Barrier reef
(A beautiful sunshine yellow that goes so well with the kookaburra the silver grey)
(an intense pure red that goes well with the Kookaburra and the Wattle and the Amethyst colourway and soooooomany others)
(a beautiful silver grey with ochre accents that complement the dingo colourway)
( A beautiful warm honey ochre with pops of royal bluebell, kingfisher and kangaroo paw)
(a gorgeous raspberry base with pops of royal bluebell, flowering gum, grey and daintree)
( a gorgeous medieval warm red with bright red, kookaburra and fern forest accents)
( a deep forest green with accents of bright red, dusky purple and daintree) )
( a fabulous deep purple with accents of royal bluebell, daintree, grevillea and kingfisher )
( a fabulous deep walnut brown with accents of dingo and kookaburra)
( a fabulous warm orange with accents of fern forest, royal bluebell and grevillea and dingo )
( a deep blue with accents of flowering gum, kookaburra and fern forest )
( a warm light brown with accents of soft blue and kookaburra)
( a fabulous Turquoise blue with accents of fern forest, kangaroo paw, Jacaranda and Grevillea)
250 g tubs AU$26
Have a fun weekend !!!
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