Well thanks for your comments guys, I can see that this site is going to be incredibly useful and supportive over the coming months. Just a word then on the Angoras. Angoras are very easy to keep and produce vast amounts of very fine fibre. The fibre is hollow so very warm and very soft. One Angora can produce between 1 - 2 Kg a year usually being clipped about 4 times over the year. Thats a lot of fibre. Keep more than one animal and you need never buy fibre again.
If you guys are not spinning you really are missing the point, it is great fun, really relaxing and you can try all colours and textures. How satisfying to not only grow your own fibre (humanely) then spin it and finally make it into something. At the moment the making it into something is alluding me LOL But I am pretty pleased with my scarf, see previous blog post . Feel free to ask anything about the Angoras or check my website http://www.angoras.co.uk and of course google away for hours :)
Thanks for the very warm welcome