Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Great news....The rainbow serpent has returned.

As all Australians know...and even those readers from overseas may have heard about, we have been in the grips of a deep, deep drought. But I have to let you know.... I think we have had a visit from the Rainbow Serpent! Check out this photo I've taken recently as a long, long, long awaited rainy spell broke over our town. I recall stories of the ancient dreamtime from my childhood, learning about Australian Aboriginals at school. Dreamtime stories are more or less creation stories... handed down from generation to generation over thousands of years. (I should add that I've got only a tiny amount of knowledge here...I just got an excited vibey thing about the end of the drought when I saw that cloud) As I understand it, in my very limited way...the Rainbow Serpent is, in dreamtime stories, in control of water. He lived in the permanent waterholes and where he came up to the surface mountains and valleys were formed. As he slithered and slid over the land the gullies, rivers, streams and creeks were formed, allowing water to run throughout the land. It really is an eerie and amazing cloud. And weird timing, too...since the cloud appeared we have had a few days of rain and showers. Geeezzz...I hope it really could be a sign that the drought is finishing up!

All the very best, and thanks for logging into Sheepychic Bloggings. Any yarn or roving enquiries can be forwarded to sheepychic@hotmail.com

Ruth xoxoxox

Saturday, May 05, 2007

All new yarns...on the cat walk! (or should I say Sheep walk)

I'd like to share with you some of my favourite Winter '07 yarns... First pictured is Sheepychic " Badger Creek" The colours of this beautiful yarn were directly inspired by watching a little of the Melbourne fashion week. They're a bit of a stand out for me, and remind me of the stunning massive Mountain Ash trees in the Healseville Badger Creek area. Sheepychic badger creek is a 100% Merino spun in a chunky single. SOLD - can make another similar...just email.
Next is another chunky Merino single, Sheepychic "Whroo". The colours just sing for this yarn...and it's just so simple, soft and gorgeous. (SOLD - can make another similar...just email)
Here is pictured Sheepychic "Free Reign". Free Reign is such a unique yarn...I've named it Free Reign as it was hand dyed my 8yo daughter, B. I lay out the rovings and dye stocks and while I supervised her safety handling the equipment, I was careful not to guide her choice and use of colour. She had a ball placing dye here and there (and everywhere) but I did have to bite my tongue a little when she over sprayed lightly with black stock. I was happily stunned when we rinsed out at the final stages to find the black had given the colours an unusual but oh-so-pretty softness. Then I've spun it together with a light sprinkle of the gold angelina fibre and plied over with the gold thread. This yarn would be stunning as a one-skein scarf....(and it would be the only one of it's kind in the whole known universe!!!)

If you like the Autumn colours you'll like this yarn. It is Sheepychic's "Collin's girl". Along with the traditional autumn hues there are some lilacs too...all spun through with the most amazing Copper Anglelina fibres. I even managed to track down a Copper Metallic thread to ply through with. If you wore this as a scarf along with a dark jacket the colours and shimmery fibre will warm your outfit so nicely. (SOLD- can make another similar...just email!)

I better wind up as this posting's getting a little photo-heavy... so to finish up we have Sheepychic "Gweneth" The colours are the main feature of this pretty yarn. They just sing, don't they? If you love florals and flowing, lofty fabrics...a feminine scarf made from Gweneth will tide you through the winter months.

Thanks for popping into Sheepychic bloggings. I hope you enjoyed a fun little parade inspired posting..hehe. Any enquiries can go through to sheepychic@hotmail.com but be really quick if you want one of these featured yarns. I will literally only have them this week coming then off they go to retail. Each one is $25 plus p&h. (Remember...they are 20% bigger than last years yarns...they all weigh INXS of 100 gms.)

All the very best, Ruth...xoxo

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

New season's Sheepychic....

I'm totally immersed in yarns and dyes right now...it's a great time of the year for us fibre lovers, isn't it! This season I'm pleased to announced that my hanks are about 20% bigger than they were last year. Hooray! (That's a 20% larger pillow for you, big fella, D...is that a 20% bigger smile I see? hehe...)
Sheepychic hanks are all 100grams upwards now....generally plenty for the cosiest scarves, roomiest beanies and funkiest cushion covers. Have a peekie-boo at some of my new colourways...here are some of my freshly dyed Merino Rovings ready to be spun, embellished, packed up and made available to you adorable knitters out there.... hop in quickly if you see something you like, though. (Just email me to put it aside for you...they're all $25 Australian) I only keep them for a week or so, then it's off to retail land they go.
I'm having to agree with P...they do look like jelly fish at this stage.
All the best, and thanks for logging into Sheepychic bloggings.

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