Well, Taos Wool Festival was wonderful. We had a great time all around. The festival itself was awesome, the drive there and back was beautiful. The best part? Our first fiber animal. Brutus!
An angora rabbit! He's a German/Giant cross, and a lovely black and silvery blue color. Both Nate and I had rabbits growing up, so adding a rabbit to the household was an easy descision for us. And, a fiber bunny!
As you can see, he's used to being in your lap (the grooming angora rabbits need, necessitates this). He needs to be plucked (have his fiber harvested...this process doesn't hurt the rabbits, as the old wool to be plucked is dead). The long fluffy gray fur will be plucked out, leaving his new coat to come in beneath it.
I have pics of the festival, of the fiber I came home with, and I need to get some better ones of the bunny too....all to come this week!
The festival was great. Truly more fibery goodness than I've ever beheld in one place!