Initially, I bought English Angora for fiber. They grow lots of hair, you cut it off, you spin it, and then knit something with it. The process continues every several months. No animals are harmed in the process. Sweetpea is not a show rabbit but rather a producer of lovely black fiber. Due to the fineness of the fiber which makes it so soft, the colors are rather dilute. See the resemblence between the two pictures? Sweetpea is now on my hands.
Fortunately, Sweetpea has such a redeeming quality as she can be quite crabby!