Pictured are two scarves I just finished. The brown/tort is made from second cut tort English Angora with one ply commercial viscose made from bamboo. The black is 1 ply second English Angora cuts and one ply commercial acrylic/mohair/wool.
I would never think to use second cuts which is the stuff you get from the rabbits cheeks, stomach and feet if not for my friend Betty suggesting I could make good use of them. In fact, I think it makes for prettier scarves than first cuts.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
After attending a triple show in Marietta I decided I couldn't miss the double show in Xenia which is the closest show to my house. Since the car was still packed from the day before I would be crazy (lazy) not to attend. Angoras weren't sanctioned but a shows a show. My efforts were well rewarded, Big Times Roman came up with another big win. He won a best 4 class which is comparable to a reserve in show. Way to go, Roman!
Me, Roman, and Judge Jacinta
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Judge Ron Riddle deciding between Big Times Roman and Big Times Rhea. Roman wins best of breed in show A.
Judge Danny Long deciding between Rhea and Roman for best of breed. Rhea wins best of breed in this show.
Just a couple of writers watching the French Angora judging. The tables were so full of shavings the judge asked the exhibitors to hold on to their rabbits while he examined them individually on a clean carpet square. It got a little confusing but it is no fun picking shavings out of angoras for days.
Monday, October 1, 2012
John and I had a very successful day yesterday at the Springfield Rabbit and Cavy Breeder's Association show in Springfield, Ohio. My senior white doe, Rhea won open Best in Show B. Reportedly there were 1999 rabbits entered which included open and youth entries.
Rhea, Maureen, and judge Stacy Martin.