I would love to have a fiber source at home; I live in a neighborhood/community, so keeping large animals is kinda out. Plus, I have no babysitters for such animals, if heaven forbid I should go away for vacation (really shouldn't complain because I did twice this month...). However, I am considering purchase of a bunny at the Southeastern Annual Fiber Fair this fall. I'm reading up and trying to figure out whether bunny would work in with my lifestyle.
Once upon a time I wanted to keep silkworms. I can't have any until I have enough to feed them. To that end I asked for mulberry trees (worm food) for my birthday several years ago. Here is one (still in a pot)
and here is the other (put in the ground 2 years ago).
Clearly, something is wrong with my yard. I have always fertilized it, and this year I am trying to water the smaller one more. (Gosh, do you think that would help?!)
So it was a big let down to visit my brother's last month. I was walking around his property, looked down, and realized I was stepping on berries. Mulberries. Looked up and saw this
And, he has another. He refused to keep silkworms for me (he's 5 hours away by car) even though I offered to pay him! Darnit. AND he lives near Asheville, the site of SAFF.
Here's the update on the Noro afghan: working on a knit on border to make little wavy scallops for a border
Yes, some of the squares are upsidedown.