I have 2 maltese X girls and they are really a light for me on those dark days. Their names are Ping and Pong. My husband stands 6'6" and when I brought them home they were just like tiny bouncy ping pong balls to him so the names stuck. Anyhoo. I comb them out regularly, along with the angoras, and get copious amounts of fibre from my girls and buns. Recently I blended some of the fibre with with silk and spun it all up. I spent a couple of days dyeing and this is what I ended up with. Now I just have to come up with a project. I don't think that this will be good for the shorts because angora is so warm but I do have some cotton to spin downstairs. Perhaps I should get that out and get busy for the KAL.