63 years on May 19; married-(second time) to a great guy; 2 children; 2 grandsons; pets: 2 dogs-Buster & Daisy, 2 cats- Betty & Luna, 1 Russian tortoise-Buddy, 1 Angora rabbit-Teddy; love all sorts of fiber/fabric arts, organic gardening & fruit raising, a bit of camping & fishing; I am the curator of the Phaseolus Germplasm Collection in the United States (those are beans you know & love, like snap beans & dry beans like pinto, kidney, lima; really, really looking foward to retirement in ~1&1/2 years!!!!
I do a Christmas stocking with a Santa face on it. I don't know where my mom got the pattern, but she started making them in the early 1950s. I can knit and spin with angora (though I have only spun a sample so far) but bunnies make me sneeze my head off just like cats. Because I use it for Santa's beard I use 100% angora. I am excited about the prospect of using my own angora for it. Lots of people in the Spin Along are talking about carding it with wool.