Monday, November 16, 2009

Newfoundland Angora Stuffed Mittens

I just started a pair of Angora stuffed mittens and hope to have one finished tomorrow using Maine wool that I dyed in my crockpot. My mission is to type out a pattern given to me by my mother Margaret Rickett, formerly Margaret Slade of St. Anthony, NFLD. One of her chores was to knit mittens and socks for her family. She finally told me I'm knitting correctly. You know when you are a teen their is a certain rebellion going on and mine was trying to change her pattern to make it better? So in the end I found her method is still the best. It only took me 35 years to discover this. Wish me luck in preparing this mitten for a kit to sell at Artistree this November 27, 28 & 29. This kit will include a skein of yarn, pattern and 1/2 oz of Angora to use as stuffing. Let's see if I can finish at least one mitten to add to my blog tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Miniature Angoras" - Jersey Woolies

Want to see some cute bunnies? Check out my newest additions. I have 2 blacks ( 1 male and 1 female) from the first litter and they are ready for new homes - have to do nails today. I also have another gray litter - different shades of gray and a mini-mini one that is so cute! These cuties are perfect alone or with a litter mate. At 8 weeks seperate males and females as they breed early.
Artistree is a wonderful show that is coming up November 27, 28 & 29. My daughter, Jessie, is hoping to have more puppets ready for this show. Mary Rose saw Jessie's puppets at Common Ground in my booth and she went wild over them. She started taking pictures and asking to use them in a news article to, hopefully, be put in the Bangor Daily News. Maybe soon we will all see Jessie's Fiber art in this wonderful newspaper. She also wanted this article ready before Artistree to promote Jessie's work. Maybe local newspapers in Augusta would be interested? Hum. Jessie has a special talent where she sees something and can redo it with fiber and make it her own.