Thursday, December 17, 2009
This is my Christmas present!
I love spinning wool and have been wanting a wool animal ever since I left home to go to college and had to leave my sheep behind. Ten years later, here they are! Three (three!) angora rabbits. :) :) :) Three angora rabbits!
We've been trying to find someone who sells angoras for a few weeks. Finally, we were able to go yesterday and pick out these lovelies. Actually, I was supposed to be getting a pair, but there were so many to choose from, and I just couldn't decide. My dear, dear, sweet husband let me get three. Let me tell you, he really loves me.
This, my friends, is Sheherazade Moonsilver. She is a chinchilla French Angora. She is actually a pretty small bunny, but her coat is amazingly huge, which was the reason I had to have her.
And this big beautiful bunny is Sultan. He is a sable French Angora. He is just beautiful. I fell in love with his color and couldn't pass him up.
And here's my little Cocoa Butter (aka Butter Boy.) He is a chocolate pointed Satin Angora. I had no idea the lady would sell me a satin. I was so excited. His coat is so silky, which of course is why I had to bring him home with me.
They are all so sweet and gentle. We let them hop around the yard in the sunshine today. Except for Sultan. He was trailing fur everywhere, and I didn't want to lose it all. It took me most of the day to decide whether I would clip or pluck his wool. I ended up clipping it. I didn't finish, but seeing that luscious wool sitting in the box, waiting for me to spin it, made me so excited. Poor Sultan looks rather ridiculous now though. And Sheherazade is next. She was losing quite a bit of wool too. I don't think little Butter Boy's ready to be clipped yet. He was more active than the other two, hippity-hopping around the yard. I love it!
I love my hubby too. He's a good one!