Sunday, May 4, 2008
Isn't that just the cutest little bunny outline? My original intent was to get quite a bit further on this gift than I did last night. However, Angora wool is very fine, and I had to use twice as much wool as I thought I would to needle felt him. So he took a bit longer than I thought. Then I was going to get up at 5:00 a.m. to finish him (I do so love getting up early while the house is still very quiet) but when you have a four year old and a two year old the best laid plans are all too often foiled. So for now, all you will get to see is this little peek. He is very soft and I do wish you all could touch him! When this project is completed I am going to give it to my good friend Jan Vanden Hout. She is the owner of Critterville Woolery in Hudson Michigan, spinner extraordinaire, rabbit whisperer and an all around good person. Jan spins beautiful Angora yarns that I will have to show you on my next post. I really don't like to use the flash on my camera if I don't have to so I will photograph her yarn later today when the natural light is at it's brightest. Jan taught me how to spin Angora wool (although mine looks nowhere near as nice as hers!) and she taught me how to care for my two rabbits. She has about thirty Angora rabbits of her own and everyone of them is exquisitely cared for! She is just a great person and I wanted to do something nice for her, so this project, when it's done, I'm hoping will brighten her day. It makes me feel so good to know that one little act of kindness can really make such a difference in some one's day. I can't help but to think how much nicer the world would be if we all practiced this!