I’ve been a bad blogger lately, I’ve had so much to do in RL, and spent all of my spare time sleeping, so I’ve not updated for aaaaaaaaages. While I’ve been away, I set up an etsy shop to sell my creations: spinning fibres (batts and tops), handspun yarn, and hand-dyed sock yarn.

 VISIT MY SHOP HERE

Here’s a pic of a few things I added last night.

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In other exciting news, I got piggies!!! Well, not me personally, they live on a field belonging to a friend which backs on to my bf’s garden, so I get to see them lots and give them lots of scratches and kisses (piggies don’t like kisses so much though). They are Kune-kunes, and they are about 8 weeks old. They’ll be ready for eating next summer, which I’m sure will make me sad, but I’ve had kune-kune meat before, and it’s lovely. We’re also getting another one, who will be mine. He’s the runt of the litter and has mostly been hand-reared, and he’s so friendly, he comes running over to see you when you go visit, and last time I was there I cuddled him lots, and he fell asleep in my arms. We didn’t get him with the others cos he was very little, so we thought if we took the big ones away he might be able to get more milk from mum, or at least get a bit larger before we take him away. You’re not allowed to move new pigs into the same area within 20 days, so that restriction gives him plenty of time to grow, and he should be with us in a couple of weeks. I’m just hoping his big brothers aren’t mean to him when he arrives. I tried to sort some pics to show them, but the PC kept crashing, so you’ll just have to take my word for it that they are super cute.

 Now onto what you’ve all been reading for….free stuff! In honour of my new shop, I’m giving away this pair of batts, in a colourway called ‘fireworks’. They weigh 85g together, and are mostly made up of merino, with tencel, alpaca, silk, acrylic, sari silk threads, and lots and lots of sparkle. I made one large batt in layers of colour and black, then split the batt in half and recarded one half to blend the colours more.

To be in with a chance of winning these batts, simply reply to this post and tell me which of the items in my shop is your favourite, and why…and any other comments you have about the shop, make sure you include your ravelry name or some other way to contact you should you win. I will pick one name at random at midnight (GMT) on fireworks night (5th November). Anyone who buys something from the shop between now and the deadline will get an extra entry. Good luck!

For those of you in countries who don’t have fireworks night and are wondering why we do it, the reason behind it can be found here.