Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Betty Makes Colorful Fingerless Mitts

Betty says,

Weather during the holiday time has been yucky in most areas including but not limited to the supposedly "sunny" California, it has been rainy, wet and cold.   I used the down time to create some colorful fingerless mittens.    Though dark and gray outside, the colors sure brighten my mood.    Waiting to be made are a pair of green and a pair of purple.

In the past, my fingerless mittens are truly fingerless, nothing for the fingers, nothing for the thumb.   After viewing a couple of instruction videos on Youtube, I learned the "waste-yarn" method of making thumbs 

Here is my left hand being modeling one fingerless mitten.   The white yarn are made of 100% virgin sheep wool, I handspun my English Angora wool then dyed the yarn with KoolAid.    I charge a very reasonable price for my mittens; if I count the time required to make a pair, my price won't even pay 1/2 of minimum wage but I have the satisfaction of seeing my effort results in something pretty and useful. 


Friday, December 28, 2012

Dr. Alfred Spends Christmas with his English Angora

There is no white Christmas in Hawaii but it sure is a Christmas to be celebrated.   Dr. Alfred sends his greetings.   Here he is spending his Christmas with his favorite English Angora lilac tort doe AJM's No Mercy.

Ten-month-old black doe  AJM's Kalapana takes her term to pose with the Christmas tree.


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Eve the Escape Artist


Eve the French Angora gets to exercise but a regular exercise pen is no match for her climbing and escaping ability.    Maureen says, "Here is Eve in her Fort Knox of exercise pen" that is 4 feet tall.

     Morty the cat never gives up a chance to be included in a photo, he thinks his back end is very pretty and wishes to share it with all.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Satin Angora Wins All Breed Best In Show in Virginia

It is very unusual to hear about a Satin Angora winning all breed Best In Show.   It is rare but it happened!  Nutfield's Maple Syrup is a colored junior doe shown in the colored senior doe class and she wins an all breed Best In Show on Dec. 8 in VA.


Nutfield's Maple Syrup's mom is Melissa D. who is thrilled that judge Robert F. from MD likes her Satin Angora so much to have awarded her Best In Show.

Congratulations to Melissa D. and Nutfield's Maple Syrup.  This is the first time that our blog gets to report a Best In Show won by a Satin Angora.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

Northern California Angora Guild wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Judging at Red Bluff

Cathy evaluates a French Angora.

Cathy places an English Angora.

Tracy takes a final look at an English Angora.


Nate does the Best In Show in show A.

Rusty is the Best In Show judge for show B.

Josh picks Best In Show in show C.


Don judges Best In Show in show D.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dawn and her French Angora

Dawn is a very generous person; Betty received Dove as a gift from her and produced a gorgeous litter.  Here is a beautiful broken French doe that Dawn allows husband Ron to call it his rabbit.


Dawn says, "Whenever Ron picks one of my rabbits as his rabbit, it does better than mine in the shows.   Do you think he knows French Angora better than I do?"

In the five shows, Meara won 4 of the shows but Ron's doe' won the Best of Breed in show B.