Sunday, October 17, 2010

A message from Sweet Pea

"I am NOT cranky.  Now get out."

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Junk yarn

Well, not exactly 'junk' yarn but this is an 88 yard hank of seconds I have clipped from Sweatpea, my black English Angora.  She is from lesser quality stock than the rest of my herd of rabbits but she produces the most lovely colored fiber.  It is a real pain in the butt to maintain on her but the efforts are well worth it after it is spun up.  She has always been quite a cranky rabbit so I really have to work for it!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wool-o-Rama win

John and I traveled up to Painesville, Ohio for a chance to show angoras FOUR times in one venue.  Whew, that sounds exhausting just SAYING it!  The weather was great as was the actual set-up.  There was plenty of space and a flea market going on right next store for those who had a moment to go check it out.  It was well worth the 4 hour drive and if I have anything show-worthy we will do it again next year.
Delilah won 3 best of breeds and went on to win the specialty show
Wool-o-Rama comprised of Jersey Woolie, Fuzzy Lop, Satin Angora, French Angora and English Angora.  The 4 hour drive home wasn't too bad considering John got pulled over for speeding, luckily he got off with a warning!
Judge Jacinta going over Delilah for best in specialty show.
Delilah and her big win.  A stuffed bunny of her very own and a rather large ceramic oven ware bowl.  I've GOT to come up with something to make in it!

We drove up the night before and visit my parents.  My mother decided she would like to wear Delilah for a hat!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mandie in her second coat

She's still a beauty.
Even Morty thinks so:)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I have a thing for hats....

lately.  I am not a hat wearing person as I seem to have enough hair on my head to do the job but I can't stop knitting hats.  I think I have it down to a science and can finish one in a couple of hours if the yarn is thick enough.  Here is a group picture of my latest creations.

I also want to include this picture which is a future hat.  I could never have enough pink yarn;)