Butterscotch Bunny, whom I introduced in an earlier post here, is a rescued angora who had very bad mats in his fur. I did as much grooming as I could to remove them, but they were just really hard to manage. They must have been terribly uncomfortable for him because they were pulling at his skin. So, he has had a complete haircut. Right now, he doesn't quite look like an angora bunny. I feel sort of bad for him, as if the other bunnies might laugh at him! Still, I think he must be more comfortable now, and his coat will grow in cleanly and without matting now, and I will keep him well groomed.
One interesting thing that I found is that he has a fairly large area of caramel coloured fur on his back. This was not evident before - I thought he was all white except for his ears and the patches on his face. I'm not sure if the white was obscuring the other color, or if it was faded, or what. In any case, now I can see more colour to him. So, I will be very interested to see how his coat grows in now, and whether the caramel colour comes through more. Look at his cute little tail! Awww....
Moving right along, I did some more knitting. I had blogged about visiting with Maggie a couple of weekends ago to learn how to knit. I undid the knitting I had done there, because it was not meeting with my approval (I'm a tough critic). I started over and tried to do it with looser tension. I struggle with tension in life in general, so it's no wonder I have trouble with my knitting tension. Anyway, I think it's going better now. I just love working with this bamboo yarn. So incredibly soft and supple. It has a lovely sheen to it also.
I also did a little more hand spinning on my spindle. I bought a gorgeous new drop spindle from Zebisis Designs on Etsy. It's made from Labradorite, which is a stone from Labrador, very close to my home in Nova Scotia. I love the colors in the stone. It has different colours in different light. Blues and greens and sort of pearly shades - very pretty.
I used some roving that I bought from The Fiber Denn, also on Etsy. I'm really pleased with the way it's spinning up. The name of the colourway was "Pharmacosiderite" which is a kind of mineral - I've linked to a page about the mineral, which includes pictures of it. The fiber is beautifully clean and soft, and so easy to spin by hand, it practically spins itself.
So, despite my busy, busy days, I still find a bit of time for myself for a little crafting.
Oh, by the way, still waiting on Stuffin. Babies due any day now!!