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My first two French Angoras

Post Number:#1  Unread postby sunrise » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:23 am


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Re: My first two French Angoras

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Winterwolf » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:26 am


:congratulations:

Congrats, sunrise! Those are beautiful rabbits!
#FrenchiesAreTheBest! :D
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Re: My first two French Angoras

Post Number:#3  Unread postby sunrise » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:58 am


Thanks, I've always had mini satins so this is my first venture into wool and spinning and all that fascinating stuff.

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Re: My first two French Angoras

Post Number:#4  Unread postby alforddm » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:28 pm


Lovely! Love the "bangs" on them.

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Re: My first two French Angoras

Post Number:#5  Unread postby Nymphadora » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:38 pm


:in_love:

They're gorgeous, sunrise! I'm especially partial to Allouette... you'll have some beautiful homespun yarns from them, I'm sure!

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Re: My first two French Angoras

Post Number:#6  Unread postby FourRingCircus » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:22 pm


Pretty pretty! I want some FAs - I have toyed with a drop spindle a little and it's a very cool process. A consignment-ish type store (our town is FULL of them) had a spinning wheel that appeared to have all the parts and in fantastic shape - I wanted to buy it, but had the realization that I didn't really have anywhere to put it :oops: :roll: .
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Re: My first two French Angoras

Post Number:#7  Unread postby sunrise » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:05 pm


I'm just learning the drop spindle, challenging but lots of fun. Easy to learn, but takes lots of practice to get it looking good. I'd like to get a wheel, so much faster than the spindle, but they can be a little pricey. Something else to save for! :lol:

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Re: My first two French Angoras

Post Number:#8  Unread postby SixGun » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:28 pm


They are so cute! I'm so thankful you enjoy them.
We are going to have so much fun!

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Re: My first two French Angoras

Post Number:#9  Unread postby Nymphadora » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:15 pm


sunrise wrote:I'd like to get a wheel, so much faster than the spindle, but they can be a little pricey. Something else to save for!

:yeahthat: :rotfl:
I love my wheel, but yeah, it was definitely not a light-hearted purchase. But I will be getting my use out of it, I feel, so I'm not worried about the price I paid.

FourRingCircus wrote:I wanted to buy it, but had the realization that I didn't really have anywhere to put it.

:roll: obviously you build a small garden studio around the wheel. A little gazebo-like area that you can weather-proof and spin outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and your new time-consuming hobby. :P

Just kidding, of course (although I've got a little rug that I sometimes use to take my wheel outside and make sure it doesn't get dirty). While I love spinning outside in the sunshine, it's true that the bulk of a wheel (even a little one) can make it a little unwieldy inside. I've tucked mine under a tall-ish desk we have to save on space a bit, when I'm not using it. Still need to find a way to organize my fiber, too. :oops:


Sunrise, you'll have to keep us updated on your spinning adventures, and these two precious balls of fibery love. :D

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Re: My first two French Angoras

Post Number:#10  Unread postby sunrise » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:46 pm


Will do Nymphadora! I will say, they are the friendliest rabbits I've ever had! Can't wait for their first molt so I can try spinning angora. I've only been practicing with wool so far.

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Re: My first two French Angoras

Post Number:#11  Unread postby FourRingCircus » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:15 pm


Nymphadora wrote:
sunrise wrote:I'd like to get a wheel, so much faster than the spindle, but they can be a little pricey. Something else to save for!

:yeahthat: :rotfl:
I love my wheel, but yeah, it was definitely not a light-hearted purchase. But I will be getting my use out of it, I feel, so I'm not worried about the price I paid.


I want to say the one I saw was under $200, and looking at other prices, I am tempted to go by tomorrow and see if she still has it :oops: As if I needed yet another hobby :roll: :lol: I like to do things, just to try them and say that I can... makes life interesting ;)

FourRingCircus wrote:I wanted to buy it, but had the realization that I didn't really have anywhere to put it.

:roll: obviously you build a small garden studio around the wheel. A little gazebo-like area that you can weather-proof and spin outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and your new time-consuming hobby. :P
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Re: My first two French Angoras

Post Number:#12  Unread postby BlueHaven » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:33 am


I have been looking into getting just one to see how it goes. I am trying to decide between a french and an english. IT may end up being which it closer to me at they mess with it price I want to pay. I have an eye on a buck that is recently plucked for twenty five which for a trial run it about what I want to pay for a first run. Gonna get some crochet needles and some yarn this week to practice on. There is a big fiber show in indiana mid month so I can pick some fiber up there along with a bunny. Sounds like a good time.

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Re: My first two French Angoras

Post Number:#13  Unread postby sunrise » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:58 am


I would snatch that wheel up in a heartbeat at that price FRC, even if there's no room for it!! Love the garden idea, that could work, I'll put it on hubby's project list, LOL! I got the french because the grooming is much easier and I thought that would be the best way to start. Also SixGun lives very close and has french (that's a big plus!) Wasn't really sure if I'd like all the crochet and spinning stuff, but turns out I love it.

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Re: My first two French Angoras

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FourRingCircus wrote:I want to say the one I saw was under $200, and looking at other prices, I am tempted to go by tomorrow and see if she still has it

RUN! Go get that wheel, if it has all its parts and is in good condition, that's a steal! :P

BlueHaven wrote:There is a big fiber show in indiana mid month so I can pick some fiber up there along with a bunny. Sounds like a good time.

That does sound like a good time. :oops:
I've been trying to find fiber shows in my area (because I haven't got much of a fiber stash yet, and I like to live a little dangerously :mrgreen: ). Have a great time and show off what you bring home, ok Bluehaven?

sunrise wrote:Love the garden idea, that could work, I'll put it on hubby's project list, LOL!

Yup, DH has a veeeeery long list to get crackin' on as soon as we move into our own place! :twisted:

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Re: My first two French Angoras

Post Number:#15  Unread postby FourRingCircus » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:07 pm


Nymphadora wrote:
FourRingCircus wrote:I want to say the one I saw was under $200, and looking at other prices, I am tempted to go by tomorrow and see if she still has it

RUN! Go get that wheel, if it has all its parts and is in good condition, that's a steal! :P



See, the problem is that I don't know if it does or not :oops: :lol: The lady said it was all there and functional, and it was in great shape from what I could see.
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