Monday, September 21, 2009

watch out for this woman...

angora spinning, originally uploaded by gradschoolknitter.

she'll practically pay you to take her angora home with you. Stash-enhancement is inevitable in her presence.

I went to Mount Vernon yesterday, with my friend Kate, and we wandered around the 18th Century Craft Fair. We missed her on the first round through, but saw her after a spin on the Potomac River cruise (Which, btw, I cannot pronounce the name of for the life of me). She was spinning the fiber of one of her angora rabbits (she owns 30, which, she informed me, is exactly the amount she can take care of...any more would be too much.) and had several skeins of dyed nubbly wool for sale, as well as some knitted items, made from the angora.

And then I saw this:

angora silk

A lone skein of angora / silk, maybe 60 - 80 yards. I won't even tell you how much it cost, 'cause it'll make you sick. (cough*4$*ahem) Ridiculous. Unfortunately I can't find her on the interwebs, which is probably good because you'd all be breaking down her door to carry her off to the looneybin. Although I really got the impression that she does it for the love of the rabbits rather than any kind of personal gain. It's not a ton of yardage, but I'm thinking a nice lacey cowl kind of a thing might work. But for now I just want to pet it and love it and call it George.

P.S. I'm not even going to try and make excuses for the ridiculous amount of time that has passed since I've blogged. I present my dissertation proposal this thursday and then maybe I'll have a normal life again?! Pretty please??