Saturday, January 19, 2008

A silk purse from a sow's ear

A friend of mine is very good at making something from nothing. She shared with me a trick of using some of the fiber that I would normally throw away after shearing a rabbit to make 'lumpy' novelty type of yarn. I am so obsessed with over grooming my rabbits that it never occured to me that I could use less than perfect stuff. The first picture is not dinner. It is the spun yarn taking a dye bath. Doesn't that look cool? The second picture is the yarn ready to be knitted. It is one ply angora and one ply cotton thread.

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