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Wovember round up and rats

I had meant to post a lot more wool related posts in November, and even did the research for some, but life intervened, and suffice it to say that I am glad to see the back of November. It was

Posted in Miscellany, Wool, Wovember

Wovember 2nd – Merino

What’s Wovember? Look here. By far the most common knitting wool in use today, merino was not always so accessible. Sheep originate from Asia Minor and parts of Europe, but the ancient Phoenicians, in their role as importers and exporters,

Posted in Knitting History, Merino, Sheep, Wool, Wovember, Yarn

On wool and Wovember

I grew up in Southern California, where average winter temperatures rarely drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, so I didn’t really have much need for warm winter woolens.  I’d heard tales, though. Tales of itchy, scratchy, terrible winter garments that were

Posted in Wool, Wovember