So, I did work on several of the things on my list recently. I finished the binding on Owen's car quilt, but when I washed it, I had some problems with the applique wanting to fray around the stitching, so I have to fix that. I also started working on a prototype for the copycat purse for Jen, but didn't get done with that either. I did, however, skip all the way down my list to spin yarn and make slipper socks for me!
It all started when I bought some angora rabbit fiber from a local rabbitry, Oldhaus Fibers and Rabbits (http://oldhaus.net). It is so soft! I mixed it 30% angora, 70% wool. Here is the pile of fiber, angora on the left, wool on the right.
And here it is after I carded it and made it into rolags ready to be spun. I prepared this much fiber twice for my slipper socks.
Here is one skein of yarn. I ended up with three. See how the rabbit fur makes a fuzzy halo?
Finally, here are the slippers. The one on the right was done almost a week before the other and I wore it around a little. You can see how much more of a halo there is on the one I've been wearing. The other should look like that before long too. They also look a little different because the last skein of yarn I spun was a little thinner, so the gauge was a little different. I think that is fine, since they are just for wearing around the house. I am pretty happy with them. They are so soft and comfy!