A friend of mine sicced the bunny gods on me and cursed me with a litter of all white bucks! Alright so they're Germans so they're SUPPOSE to white but all bucks Here's some pics of the little sweeties -5 are up for grabs!
Well since eating my words about never having satin angoras (the actual phrase used was when hell freezes over) here I am the proud breeder/owner of a herd of them. Skating in hell has been fun so I'm now a convert to these wonderful and shiny oh so shiny rabbits. We currently have 2 bucks BCM's Dom Perrignon a spectuacular chocolate pearl from Boxcar Menagerie and HH's Dan Patch a beautiful heavily marked broken chestnut and 4 does HH's Glitter - copper, BCM's Rosie - lilac tort, BCM's Silk - black and last but not least CP's Gingersna[p - registered fawn. Patch and Glitter have just become parents for the first time and have 8 healthy kits! There is a really neatly marked broken in the litter that I swear has tiger stripes! Pics of him/her and Perry are here for you to admire. And yes the fiber is a dream to spin -all shiny and shimmery.
We're back after three beautiful days at the Grass Creek Sheep Dog Trials held every year here in Kingston. Could not have asked for a better time -weather was perfect, crowds were plentiful and very appreciative of the yarn and hand dyed rovings we took there. Guess the spinning wheel and dye pots will be getting a workout as I try to restock the shop What a talented bunch of dogs to watch too -these sheep are NASTY! And the sheep to shawl competition was very well attended with four teams present. The shawls were lovely.
You wonder how I could ever be bored with two kids, long suffering hubby (or so he'll tell you) 40+ rabbits, the neurotic spoiled border collie (who is currently sleeping on the couch) and 2 BIG cats but hey it does happen once in a blue moon. So in a fit of organization I cleaned out my fiber stash and spun and knit this shawl. Its three ply spun -one ply commercial spun mohair that was dyed in floursecent colours, one ply grey alpaca and the rest a lovely heathery grey shetland roving I had made up from Tammy Wards amazing sheep and processed at Wilton Fiber Mill. Knitting is simple garter stitch with a bit of lace stitchery and then fringed. It really turned out GREAT! Of course once it was finished I immediately felt the need to go purchase more fiber but luckily the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials are on this weekend and I'll be there spinning -hmmmm wonder what the sheep shearer will have this year for fleeces :)
On July 31st we here at Cornerstone Fibres were thrilled to hear the arrival of our new niece Brianne Louise Parkinson who arrived safe and sound at the hefty weight of 8 lbs 1 ounce. The newest "Diva in Training" will recieve a special girft made one of a kind just for her. Hand painted silk was double spun into a fine weight yarn and created into her very own tassled cap. leftover yarn was crocheted into a ball perfect for little hands. Welcome to the family Brianne - can't wait to teach you the joy of fibre!
a small at home business specializing in fibre, angora rabbits and so much more! Also home to Jazzy Dyesigns by Jared a small exclusive dye artist aged 13 who is creating one of a kind rovings for the world to enjoy.