To fur or not to fur? that is the question

Yesterday, after the sun had set and I couldn’t take a photo, I finished piecing together the fourth vinx.

Earlier in the day I had managed to make and affix two ears to the purple vinx:

I've never seen a purple vinx....
I’ve never seen a purple vinx….

and I then continued working through all of the daylight and beyond until all four vinxes were pieced together with the ends woven in trimmed.

So this morning, before I left on a series of errands, I posed the vinxes and captured this snapshot of the four vinxes:

A future vinx stole
A future vinx stole

Then, when I returned in the afternoon and the light was better, I was able to get them in other poses.

Here they are all stretched out:

Four vinxes all in a row
Four vinxes all in a row

and here they are, folded:

Four folded vinxes
Four folded vinxes

The only thing missing from my original vision?

Fur.

I had planned to attach fringe all over in a manner similar to what I had done with this porcupine:

A side view of Henri with his new quills

My first effort was a bit over the top, but not necessarily in a good way:

My first attempt at vinx fur
My first attempt at vinx fur

I then regrouped, thinned the first effort, and then tried something shorter that would also be trimmed:

A tale of two tails
A tale of two tails

I’m still not sure how this fringe fur adventure will unfold, but I know that I will learn something; I just don’t know what.

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