I was at Jo-Anne's fabric buying some cotton twill for making some pants, and I needed to go find a while wool/nylon blend for fixing a client's sweater (worn out cuffs and elbows on an ancient aran)... There on the shelf was huge skeins of white or warm brown heather yarn in a retro kraft paper wrapper.
RED HEART FISHERMAN'S FRIEND (or something similar), almost 500 yards of 100% worsted wool with some of the natural oils remaining...for the bargan price of $9. The wrapper was even COOL! I of course bought a skein and was really impressed with how it knitted up. It's perfect for a gansey sweater or something with a lot of stitch architecture... (Hello Sexy Booty Flaunting Carlito Cardigan!!!!).
I was just wondering if anyone else has ever seen or used this yarn? This was a first for me. I"m very tempted to go back and buy a shitload and reskein it and use it for a base for my own hand-dyed yarn. I don't think it has that much oil in it...
So, what say you'all? anyone?