It is hard to believe that just a month ago, we were lamenting for Spring, and then all of a sudden, here it is, in all it's glory!
Spring is a busy season for me. So much to do........so little time. I have so enjoyed reading the stories of the Maryland S&W festival and I wish that I had time to read them all.............but bunnies need to be sheared, soap and hand cremes need to be made, angora needs to be dyed and the yard is begging for attention.............busy, busy, busy!!! But isn't it a wonderful kind of busy?
The highlight of my weekend, was receiving this incredible yarn from Judy. One is her handspun singles, in her flowerbasket colorway and the other is a scrumptious green merino/silk colorway. I fell in love with Judy's beaded yarn and she offered to duplicate it for me. Judy was concerned that it did not come out exactly as the beaded yarn, but as a dyer, I know just how hard it is to duplicate a dye job and how can you not love this green?? Judy, I LOVE it!!!
Last week, I asked if anyone could explain the difference between the 2 bunnies in the picture. Leslie, guessed correctly. One is a fawn and the other is a lilac. Lilac is the dilute of chocolate, but it is a very subtle difference at this young age. Our little lilac girl is peeking out from behind the yarn in the above picture. If you have time, go and visit Leslie's website. It is a little slice of life in Virginia and it is one of my favorites!. Her style of writing is reminiscent of John Boy Walton's narrations. I so enjoy it!
Lilac is one of my favorite colors in the rabbitry. Being a dilute, it is subtle.....but oh so pretty. The little girl in the basket above, is a full sister to this girl, as this was a repeat breeding here. Truffles was one of the 4 bunnies who received a haircut today. As you can see......she has scrumptious fiber!
Tomorrow, I will start dyeing all of this angora, in preparation for the June Fiber Frolic, in Windsor, Maine. It is a fun fiber event and this year, Alden Amos is visiting and teaching a workshop. It promises to be a fun filled weekend and I look forward to seeing familiar faces. Stop by and say hello!!!