Vicuña

scottly's picture

My lys lady let me hold a $300.00 skein of Vicuña the other day. It was approximately 2" in diameter x 2" tall. Not much! It was very soft though.

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MMario's picture

Someday! On my list to knit with are:

New Zealand Possum
Chinchilla
qiviut
Bison
Guanaco
Vicuna
Stainless steel

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Aaronknits's picture

Good luck with that last one!!!!

MMario's picture

That will probably be the one that I actually do knit with soon. Almost bought some at Knitch.

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Asbjörn's picture

I only recently found out about possum yarn. We have a humane trap we use to catch groundhogs who occasionaly tear up our lawns (disclaimer: the trap doesn't hurt them and we release them in the woods when we catch them), that sometimes captures a nosy possum. Perhaps next time I catch one I should shear it before releasing it.
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MMario's picture

different type of possum.
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StuartWS's picture

Knitch has a locked case behind the counter with most of Mario's "dream yarns" I got to fondle them recently (and hold them far away from the drool). My freind Nell is knitting a lace shawl with one of them and i swear it fellt lighter than air, and SO SOFT omg!

The stainless is pretty cool looking, too.

Stuart

MMario's picture

They had the stainless and the copper , in a couple colours, and in both wool and silk blend....I was really tempted to get a few spools and do an "armored hap shawl"

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steve kadel's picture

i saw some cool jewelry that was combo of crochet and knitting using copper and steel threads

we put birds on things

???Isn't guanaco the FBI HQ in Virginia?

albert's picture

Please describe the steel yarn, I'm having difficulty imagining it.

MMario's picture

It's a core of stianless with either wool or silk wrapped around it. see Habu textiles

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Bill's picture

I have a spool that's like steel colour human hair...finer than sewing thread...LOL

Kerry's picture

I have two possums living in my roof, you're welcome to them!

scubasinger's picture

Just noticed you're in St. Louis. Me, too.

What LYS did you go to to feel up the vicuña?

scottly's picture

Kirkwood Knittery. Brooke, one of the owners is making a scarf for her borther out of it. Nice gift!!!!

YarnGuy716's picture

Of course now I have that song from Sunset Boulevard running in my head...
"And a simply marvelous coat made of Vicuña!"