Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Knotty and gnarly...

Knotty and gnarly...I'm aiming for something wild, colourful and primitive. This is some of my hand dyed rovings, which I've spun to a medium to thick single, leaving a few coils, chunks and blobs....then I have subjected them to all manner of fibre no-no's and abuse. They have be spun around my head, pummelled, plunged, banged, berated, agitated...I think you get the picture. hehe! The result? Something crossed between Mad Max and Martha.
Here is a little update on Sheepychic "wizz-bang" and how it looks spun up to a fun single...I'm holding onto this and knitting it with some white into some Sheepychic stubbie holders / water bottle sleeves. I've had an order for a bottle sleeve with a shoulder strap for walking....I'll keep you posted. I'll figure out the pattern and post my progress. I'll knit up a couple for sale.
Here is a picture of a Sheepychic stubbie holder (it is just here with a glass inside...works well too...) which I knitted up for a gal-pal Mandie. They are available for $15...you'll have to email me to place an order at sheepychic@hotmail.com until Sheepychic shop is open.
All the best, and thanks for logging into Sheepychic bloggings. Regards, Ruth...xoxox
oh...yeah...
On a little sad end note can you believe we are carefully rearing 6 little 3.5 week old pet mice...Sharna moved to the big mouse house in the sky on that terrible hot day we had recently. She was very old for a mouse but we are all so sad...and sad for her babies. I don't know if they'll be okay but B and I are trying our best to help them. We are feeding them crushed up oats and dipping their tiny front paws in milk every hour or two. They all sit there licking off their paws....I don't know what else to do....but they all seem well. It is amazing how a little mouse can take a little place in your heart.... Sharna charmed me so.

8 comments:

roseys madhouse said...

thats terrible news about your beloved Sharna but luckily the kids have her babies to look after.

Merry Munchkin Designs said...

Oh Sweetheart, I was so sad to read about Sharna! When did that happen? I so hope you are all ok and her little babies will be fine. If there is anything at all I can do please let me know!
Love Tye x

Ruth.... said...

Awwweee...thanks you guys..and thanks for the call, Tye. I know it is so strange to be so fond of a silly little animal like a mouse for goodness sakes...I'm not even an animal person. But geeezzz..I can't even explain it. I'm not usually into mystical theories or such but I sometimes feel as though (stop giggling...) Sharna and I have met somehow before. She had a strange depth (I know this is sounding very weird now) and an integrity about her...I just can't understand it. (shrugs) Well..bye now ol' girl...

Ruth.... said...

I've just read that back and take full responsibility.....FOR SOUNDING LIKE A FRUITCAKE!!!!!!

Mandie said...

It's ok to be fruitcakey about animals - it's a nice way to be!
It sounds like your hands are full taking care of little mice babies - how sweet!
Comfort yourself with the knowledge that Sharna had a very nice life after coming to live with you all :-) See? I'm a fruitcake too!!

Mandie said...

I forgot to say that I am LOVIN' Wizz bang - way to go with the prim yarn!
Also forgot to say that some green would be nice on Cussie's stubbie holder..please :-) xoxo

Little Miss Kylie said...

Oh Ruth,

Don't feel silly. Your little mouse had (and still has) a special place in your heart and that's okay.

By the way... I absolutely love the greenish coloured yarn you spun up. What's it called and how much is it going to cost me??

Ruth.... said...

Hiya Kye...The green pictured is a re-make of the Sheepychic "daintree hippy"...it sells online for $22 a hank. I have a couple available...I'll give you a quick email. Catch you soon, Ruth...xo

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