I'm so excited - after dreaming of producing my own yarn from scratch for years, it's finally happening!
Here's my angora rabbit. She's still a baby and I haven't clipped any of her fur yet, but apparently once she's grown up, as of Nov, I'll be able to trim her fur 3-4 times a year, leaving her a centimetre of fur for warmth. Then I can spin her fur. Pardon the dodgy photo - she's very hard to photograph since in almost every pic she basically looks like a grey fluffball. Here you can actually make out some semblance of ears and a face - but that's rather rare in my brief career as a rabbit-photographer. She loves hopping around the house and finding things like baskets and boxes to climb into.
If I knitted with that thread though, because it's all twisted, my knitting would come out twisted, so I need to make two separate threads, and then ply them together. The ball of wool next to the carders - that's my very first ever ball of wool - two ply. It's lovely, exquisitely soft and has a lot of, err, "character". Ie, as you can see it's lumpy as hell. I don't mind the lumps, but I'm a bit disappointed that the yarn turned out so thick. It's definitely too thick for knitting a singlet or a pair of socks, which are the two things I'm burning to make with my angora fur.
I truly can't wait to try knitting with this!