Monday, April 10, 2006

The problem with mohair

The problem with mohair is, well, that it is hairy. Which means that it is likely to shed fine hairs on the rest of your clothes, as though you have been cuddling a goat, rather than just wearing a garment made from its fleece.

The upside of mohair is that it is both lightweight and warm and very soft, unless, of course, you are allergic to it.

I am trying very hard not to behave like an offended sensitive artist just because a friend of mine chooses to wear a store-bought Made-in-China acrylic feather yarn scarf , instead of one of the hand-knitted hand-dyed lace mohair scarfs I had spent hours making.

Because after all, acrylic feathers will never shed, unlike mohair. And I am, after all, the ultimate pragmatist.

So maybe in the future I should stick to gift vouchers instead of trying to find exclusive yarn to make something that won't be found in every discount chainstore.

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