Sunday, May 31, 2009

Silk Yarn completed

Okay, here it is! I did it! Well, it came out good. However, I did a "black dye", well, didn't come out as good as I wanted, but I'll see how it came out once it is completely dry. Now, the main thing is figuring out what pattern to use, as the column of leaves pattern I wanted to use is not as easy as I thought it would be. (Pardon the date on the picture. I keep messin' with the date on the camera. I wish I was able to cancel the date on the camera, but no such luck)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Delilah

This is Johnny's cutie Chihuahua bitch named, Delilah. She is such a wonderful, energetic pet that is Johnny's perpetual companion.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Spinning Tussah Silk

I decided to spin a bit more of Tussah Silk. I have to admit this is the first time I actually spin it and I just love it! I was a bit afraid of it as I didn't think I could do it, but seems like I am doing a good job. I plan to spin another batch and 2 ply it and see if I can dye it a bluish color. I plan to use the silk to knit a nice scarf utilizing a leaf pattern. I'll see if it comes out good and take pictures later.

I hope every person who enjoys spinning is able to try new fibers to play with. You never know what you may get, but it is always an excellent experience!
Okay, on the picture below you see silly Tiffany always next to me and creeping around to sneak a peak at the fiber I spin. She loves to take pictures. Yes, you wouldn't think of it, but she is actually pretending that she is "just passing through", but she did in on purpose in order to come out in the picture. :-)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Reminiscing about the Rabbit Shows

Going to Rabbit Shows is one of the most rewarding experience a person can engage in. Meeting the other breeders, making new friends, meeting and getting to know the judges, among other things is one of the most wonderful experience one can fully enjoy. The rush one feels from having your rabbits judged is an understandable, nerve wrecking ordeal. It is superb listening to the judges' comments about your own rabbits and others, their best qualities and flaws. Overall, the whole Showing experience is something that every rabbit breeder must partake at one point in their lives. The wonderful feeling of being amongst wonderful people who are a "special breed", always smiling, always socializing, and forever offering unconditional friendships is something that should be relished by all rabbit breeders.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Have You Ever Thought of Raising Angora Rabbits for Wool?

There is a very insteresting article I found while searching the internet titled: Raising Angora Rabbits for Wool, by Chris McLaughlin, Dec 27, 2008.

Although it would sound great to raise Angora Rabbits for Wool, the reality is that foreign markets have the monopoloy on the angora wool. However, one can always enjoy the company of their own rabbits and make a bit of money collecting wool, spinning it, and/or knitting/crocheting items.

The full article can be viewed at Suite101.com: "Raising Angora Rabbits for Wool", by Chris McLaughlin, Dec 27, 2008.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Decided to decorate the wheel

When one gets tired of spinning or carding wool one gets mischievous and decides to decorate the spinning wheel! :)
One starts with a blank canvas.


Then one draws an outline of the design.


Eventually, one paints it as best as possible. Not the best design, but I'm pretty satisfied with it.

Monday, May 25, 2009

CELEBRATION OF MEMORIAL DAY

What is the Meaning of Memorial Day:

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

Some ways to Observe Memorial Day:

by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
by visiting memorials.
by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Knitting project

Am releasing the postings that didn't go through due to a minor glitch in my blog.

This is a project I'm working on. Utilizing Fiesta Colors thick and thin nobby angora wool and a store bought yarn. Working on this "Scribble-Scrabble Scarf Pattern" I got from ravelry.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Spinning for fibers

Unfortunately, I've been having problems with the blog not releasing postings due to a glitch on the program. I already fixed it, or so I think. Here are the postings that should've been released earlier.

Decided to spin some of the stash wool in the fiber room and spin it thin to use it as lace yarn for some projects I've been thinking of.



Friday, May 22, 2009

Helena's new pet, Angel

Our friend Helena sent us some great pictures of her new pet, Angel. Angel is a cute fuzzy lop that is friendly and very cute!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fiber Artist's Place

This are just a few pictures of a Fiber Artist Room. Not all the items in the room are here, but gives an idea of the great color palette that can be utilized to make items or to blend with the angora fiber, spin it, and even machine knit them.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Hi-Lite of Vegas!






Okay, I brought in my Camera and was told 'no flash pictures'. I decided to video tape a bit, but got in trouble. Needless to say, I still got a good clip of the concert. Word to the wise, don' t take your camera or video cam, or it can be confiscated. I was lucky.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

The Aquarium visit

Okay, I visited the Aquarium at the, Mandalay Bay Hotel. It was not as impressive as people say, but worth visiting if you ave time.






Sunday, May 17, 2009

Break from the Rabbit Shows.

When one takes a break from the Rabbit Shows one goes to VEGAS! Of course, leaving the kids at home and going with friends is the best way to enjoy Las Vegas. :)