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Cable Bunny Hat

Yarn; Fuzzy Vaughn’s Dyed Delight Worsted Angora Yarn, 50% Giant Angora/Merino.   9 WPI. Needle; Size 8 cable needle
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Abreviations CN Cable Needle
HIB Hold in Back HIF Hold in Front
LH Left Hand Needle
M1P Make one Purlwise K2tog Knit 2 Together
RS Right Side
PM Place MarKer
SSK Slip Slip Knit
Sts Stitches

Bunny Tail (Bobble Stitch) Row 1; (K1, P1, K1, P1, K1) in one st, turn Row 2-4; K5, turn Row 5; slip 3, K2tog, Pass 3 slipped sts over the K2tog

Bunny Cable Using Circular Needle, working in the round.   Pattern Repeat (12 sts) I used 3 Purl sts in between each Bunny Pattern Repeat, making 6 Repeats of 15 sts.

ARBA Del Mar Convention 2016

What a Great Show!

ARBA Del Mar Convention 2016 Fuzzy Vaughn's Giants rocked this year's convention.
BOB Spenda
1st and 2nd in the Jr Bucks
1st in the Jr Does

Submitting Your Email Show Entry

Ensure you type the date and name of the show in the Subject Line. Never make attachments of your information, please always type your information in the body of your email.
As I get ready to enter all the exhibitors, I can print the group of emails at once. Attachments take extra steps to find the email, open it, and then print it. I’m a big fan of “Easy” Start by typing the following near the top of the body of your email a. Youth or Open b. Exhibitor Name c. Mailing Address d. Email Address e. Note what show; "Show A & B, All Open Shows" Start listing your Rabbit entries.  Feel free to use the suggested abbreviations: a. Tattoo b. Breed; EA = English, FA = French, GA = Giant, SA = Satin c. Variety/Group; C = Colored, W = White d. Age; Jr = Junior, Int = Intermediate, Sr =  Senior e. Sex; D = Doe, B = Buck f. Fur Entry = Fur g. Only one show? make a note which show h. Showing an COD Animal? Example;  TKG22, GA, W, Int, D, Fur
TKF15, GA, W, Int, B, Fur TKH12, GA…

Sanctions, What does it all mean?

ARBA Sanction
The organizers of the rabbit show(Host Club) will need to purchase “ARBA Sanction” to enable the show to be official.  When you show a rabbit in an ARBA sanctioned show, your rabbit can earn official legs.  Earn 3 legs and your rabbit can qualify for ARBA Grand Champion Certificate. * Click here for Betty Chu's Article "Legs & Points"

Breed Sanction The Host Club will pay a fee to the National specialty club, (NARBC for angoras), to purchase the Breed Sanction.  We refer to it as the “Angora Sanction.  The NARBC offers sweepstakes winnings for NARBC members.  Only the Shows that are Angora Sanctioned, will be tallied up for the NARBC sweepstakes.  
If you do not see your breed listed as sanctioned for an ARBA-sanctioned show, here are some things you can do: 1. If you do not participate in the national sweepstakes or do not think you are ready to be nationally competitive in that breed, just show without the specialty sanction. You can still earn legs if the…

Bunny Beanie

Just finished my pink bunny beanie. Knitted with my worsted 50/50% giant angora / merino yarn. I love the feel! So, soft!

Felix's Nearly White Coat

Nearly White Wool Great density, but nearly white-no color.  Angora wool should hold color down the shaft.  Blue or black angoras should have grey wool, the longer wool is expected to a lighter color than the face color, but NOT this light!    

Felix's kits have also shown the white spotting on the forehead & nose, in addition to an occasional white toe nail.  All these qualities are absolutely not acceptable for future show animals.
This is a great example a what I do NOT want in our colored giant breeding program.  I have seen coloring issues in many German Angoras too.  For some reason, as they near a year old, the coloration of the longer wool shaft does not refresh like other angora breeds.  Hence, leaving the wool a very light, nearly white color.  Many great German and Giant breeders are making great progress with the colors.  I need to incorporate some of their better stock in my breeding program.  
That being said... Felix's wool is very dense and incredibly soft.…

Jr Giant took BIS

My Lovely Little Giant Jr Doe 
won her first BIS!   Yeah! What a great time visiting with family, from my home town,  Emmett, ID, 5/14/16.

Emunlcaw, WA 3/5/16

What a great Day in Emunclaw, WA!

My very studly, "Sweet Thing" Won BOB Show A
This handsome guy is only 5 months old,  weighing in at 11 lbs already.
Great pictures by Laura Larsen!

Farrah & Sammy's Kits

10 Perfect Little Giants!  

DOB 2/21/16 3 Black and 7 White
2016 ARBA Convention Hopefuls

10 Snugging Babies Video Filmed 2/28/16
1 week old

10 Snugging Babies Video Filmed 3/6/16 2 weeks old

Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow is simply gorgeous! How I love this girl!

BIS in Emunclaw, WA Show B 3/5/16