Its almost time to ship stuff off to the Ohio Wool, Skein & Garment Competition and I'm down to the wire once again! I decided this year if I couldn't make all the rabbit shows I wanted to get to,I would enter fiber contests. Face it- I'm a mom with busy kids, Kathryn is a busy mom and actually has a real job unlike lazy me, ;) and I just can't afford the time or money to get everywhere I want to be. That does NOT mean I should not be promoting the angoras that I raise in other ways. A very good way to do this is to enter one of these type of contests. There are many that are sponsored by Angora clubs. You can enter fleece(wool), you can enter felted items, you can enter yarn. The cost is minimal, most of them you can mail in, and you still get the enjoyment of sharing your bunnies with the WORLD! (ok maybe that's an overstatement- but I'm always excited about the bunnies!) I have a skein spun of two-ply out of Lachesis wool. She is a tort- and this was out of the 3 ounces I groomed off her just before she was bred about 35 days ago. The photo was taken yesterday with her and the yarn- she has EIGHT, three day old babies in her nestbox that are fat and healthy. I think she and the yarn are looking pretty good. I also spun up some from one of my other rabbits Hesperis this morning. She is a black doe and I experimented with a bulky novelty single ply yarn. I hope it blocks out well as I love to work with bulky yarns. This I have in mind for big fluffy cuffs on a pair of bulky mitts. I'm getting excited- I've never actually entered any of my handmade items to be judged, despite having several friends who have encouraged it multiple times. I guess I just had to do it for the love of the bunnies!
This is Typhon and Sonya. They are both English Angoras and look very similar in color. IN fact they ARE very similar in color- one little letter pair in their genetic makeup make them different. Typhon (on the left) is an opal which is A? B? C? dd E? and Sonya on the right is a Chestnut whose genetic makeup would look something like this A? B? C? D? E? . We are working toward making a series of linked pages to help you figure out what color your rabbit is- BUT it is going to take some time to do it properly. IN the meantime let us offer you little "bites" of our knowledge and as we manage to get more and more up we will organize it in a more cohesive manner. What color is my rabbit
My name is Marna, I'm half of Class Act Angoras, my partner in crime is Kathryn. We each have our own barn in our own city, but are pooling our resources to get the best Angoras we can possibly breed. I am a fiber artist, a 4-H leader and a mom.