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Angora Rabbit

Animal Fiber Yarns (Part 2)

Tweet Continuing our series on animal fiber yarns, we’re exploring the next few fibers on the original list;  angora, beaver, buffalo, bison and cashmere (ah….the glorious cashmere). Angora Properties You are more than likely already familiar with angora as it is a very popular yarn primarily due to it’s soft and fluffy quality.  Angora yarn […]

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Noah the alpaca

Is Alpaca Farming for You?

Tweet As many of you are aware, I’ve recently had a couple of alpaca meeting opportunities that raised my curiosity about the business of alpaca farming.  I’ve heard (off and on) for years that the alpaca business is a gold mine but didn’t know why so I decided to poke around a bit and connected […]

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Eco-friendly Yarns and Knitting

Tweet In honor of Earth Day, I’m continuing my fiber series by covering a few of the more eco-friendly ‘yarns’ available for you to choose from to help you recycle, reuse, and reduce.  The topic is worthy of it’s own discussion since eco-friendly yarns span the animal, plant and bio-synthetic categories. Recycled yarns Several yarns […]

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Are more men knitting?

Tweet A couple of weeks ago the Wall Street Journal reported that truckers are taking up stitching to pass idle time.  Yes, really, men do knit.  It was in fact, very likely men who invented the craft to begin with.  The craft originated in the middle east and was spread throughout the world by the […]

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