Several comments yesterday about my fluffy little girl, Lucy.
Lucy is getting her winter coat and looks gorgeous. Her fur is very soft and thick and fluffy. The breed standard for Ragdolls describes them as having “bunny fur” and that’s a very good description. It also is non-matting. We brush Lucy twice a week to keep her looking her loveliest.
The other thing about Ragdolls is that they don’t really shed — I think “molting” is a better description of what Lucy does. When she came to live with me in May, I believe she was in mid-molt. As it were.
But right now when I brush her, there is very little if any fur in her brush. When she sits in my lap before I leave for work in the morning, she leaves no cat hairs on me whatsoever. Even when I’m wearing black!
So I think it would take me quite a while to gather enough fiber to spin. Besides, I don’t spin, and don’t plan on learning.
Why, you ask?
My home is already jam-packed with yarn. I don’t need another fiber obsession. I don’t have room for all the unspun wool.
So for the forseeable future, Lucy’s fur will be for her to wear and for me to enjoy when I pick her up and snuggle with her.
By the way, there was a question in the comments asking how I keep Lucy from chasing my yarn. She never has, really. She’s content to sleep in my lap while I knit. I don’t leave my knitting where she can get at it when I’m not around, and I also make a point to not dangle my working yarn in fron of her in what she might consider an enticing manner.
All in all, she’s a good girl!
Yes, Amphora is next in the pipeline. Here’s a photo of the yarns for it:
Only four colors.
Another Crazed Week
That’s what it’s shaping up to be — a week of working through lunch and working late. So not much time for blog reading or email answering. Again.
Watch this space tomorrow, as Wendy attempts to document the creation of the i-cord neck.