Jun 1, 2012

Part II: Angora Bunnies

One of the most adorable things about the Massachusetts Sheep & Wool Fair are the angora bunnies that can be found throughout the vendor barns. Yeah, they are pretty irresistible.



If you so desire, you can purchase one right then and there and all throughout the fair, you can hear little voices begging their parents to take one home. Even Miranda (not so little) found herself falling in love with a few cuties.



I got a quick lesson in angora and learned that the fur of angora bunnies is hollow which makes it much lighter and warmer than wool. I also learned that angora bunnies need only be picked at to loosen their fur and that these bunnies are completely docile having been bred for centuries for their fur -- biters and scratchers, they are not.





This little (okay, big) guy was getting all his nails clipped and lay completely still throughout his grooming session.  His fur was gorgeous -- lush, long, and oh, so soft!  Should I add an angora bunny to my bucket list, alongside my spinning entry?  Tempting... I hope you have a crafty weekend, everyone!


On a side note, I'm excited to let you know that I'm now a regular contributor to KnitLuck and will be writing regular yarn reviews for this terrific knitting blog.  My first review is here.

22 comments:

  1. I want an angora rabbit so badly! They are such sweeties, and imagine always having fiber to spin with? Heaven!

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    1. I know!! Wish we could share one. : )

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  2. They soo cute! But so much work to keep them groomed. And sadly angora makes my nose itch, so no softness for me. :(

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    1. Aww, too bad because that probably means you can't knit with angora. :(

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  3. Well Evelyn, we just need the wheel, I have the bunny!

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    1. What? Oh my gosh ... you have the bunny? I need to come and visit.

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  4. They are really cute. Wouldn't it be fun to knit one with the angora...

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  5. Those bunnies are SO adorable!! I would have had a tough time resisting taking one home.

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  6. Congratulations on the review slot - I hope you get your hands on some scrummy yarn!
    I mentioned to my LYS owner yesterday that I was keen to learn to spin and she gave me a bag of Angora!!! I have no idea what to do next ;)

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  7. Aww I want an angora rabbit I would love to be able to spin the fiber! You must learn how to spin!!

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  8. You could buy them right at the show?? I don't know if I could have resisted. I think not!

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  9. Spinning is on my bucket list ... and if I had the room, so would be the angora bunnies. After alpacas and llamas, they are my favorites. Just crack-my-monitor cute. :)

    And congrats on the regular contributor gig!

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  10. I have no desire to spin, but boy having some of that gorgeous angora would be divine! It sure looks like you have had a great time at the show...
    *smiles*

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  11. Such cute bunnies! At this end, we're having discussions about a pet for a young man, but I'm not sure if an angora bunny is the right thing. Shall have to do some research! All those bags of yarn in the background had me drooling...

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  12. Congrats on the review. And also, now I really want an angora bunny, so thanks...

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  13. I have to admit I've never really been interested in angora bunnies but your post intrigued me. I'm definitely not up to getting one but I do think I'll stop by the next time I see one at a festival.

    Now where's that stash enhancement post? ;)

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  14. I generally find bunnies sort of creepy, but your post made them seem amazingly cute (for yarn purposes at least).

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  15. I'm with Kim, I like my yarn ready to work, even having to ball it can introduce a frustrating delay. Cute bunnies, though! Congratulations on the review gig :)

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  16. Ooh those bunnies!!! So cute! Now I want one... :D

    (I have something for you on my blog!)

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  17. so so cute! loved the yarn review! :)

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  18. Oh they are so cute. It must take so much of their fur to make yarn.
    Great yarn review BTW. I haven't tried Manos yet but I just may when the chance arises.

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  19. I'm surprized one of you hadn't tucked one of the furry bunnies in your tote to surprize everyone at the end of the trip.
    hugs

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