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Monday, September 3, 2012

What We Have Here

is Yogi in full molt. I comb and comb and comb and comb. The other two buns make molting rather easy on me. Not so with Mr. Rexie. It brings back memories of all the years I saved Periwinkle's fur and blended it with wool for spinning. I called it Winkle Wool. Rex fur works like Angora, but is shorter. I believe that Yogi is producing a bumper crop of Yogi Wool.

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  1. oh my that is a lot and I thought speedy was bad his is nothing compard to that it just that its light and fluffy and gets up your nose

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  2. You are so right about it getting up your nose! I hardly ever spin angora because of its airy quality. It escapes as I spin it and I spend most of my spinning time just getting off my nose and out of my eyes. I think it is even worse with the Rex version because it is so much shorter.

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  3. hahahaa...you are so funny! (winkle wool!!) looks like you will have lots of YogiYarn to play with!

    (my nose is twitching just looking at her(his?) thick fur)

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    1. i forgot to mention, when i read your title "what we have here..."
      i thought the next line would be "failure to communicate" (Guns n Roses...) =)

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    2. Lol! Laura, I can only comb him for short periods of time because the fur flies so much. These buns can really generate plenty of loose hair and it is fine and fly-away, but oh, so soft.

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  4. I had a mini-Rex many years ago--oh, the fur he shed! Wonderfully soft, but it stuck to EVERYTHING! He shed constantly, too--much like Mr. Mick does. I wish I could make yarn out of Mick's fur, but I'm saving up what I can because I'm going to try felting it.

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    1. I'm sure it will felt well. A few years ago, I bought some dyed Angora roving to spin. The colors were beautiful, but unfortunately, somewhere in the dyeing process too much agitation (or something) occurred that felted the long strips of roving and I had a terrible time getting the fiber separated in order to spin it.

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  5. have you tried making felt from the fluff?

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  6. Let me know if you would like some Clovie fur. It's always flying around here...A nice blend of Yogi and Clovie. Yovie Wool.

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    1. Yovie Wool! I love it. I'm game.Also, if you'd like some Clovie Wool, just send me some fluff and I'll spin up a bit.

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  7. Looks like half the gang here at The House of Rabbits - fur everywhere!

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    1. Oh, my! I'll bet you really do have fur flying everywhere. If you decide you want any spun, just bag it all up and send it my way.

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  8. I've often wndered if it bothers them when they are shedding that much, but they don't appear to be. They do seem to enjoy being combed--most of the time.

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  9. The buns havent started yet here. I am dreading it. :)

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  10. How very cute and fuzzy, makes me want to just hug Yogi. I'm sure you give him lots of that and brushing does take forever but it's a form of love too.
    Smile today. :)

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