Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Yak Attack

My buddy Sheilds went on vacation last month to Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazhakistan and found wool!! A bit lump of it.

It's roughly spun, lumpy and includes the usual yard clippings, but also amazingly soft. Not sure what it was or what it's going to become, it hasn't said anything yet...


  1. Anonymous7:04 AM

    Interesting. Is that really yak wool? I'd wait also for it to start talking to me, before I'll knit it. I'm sure some perfect pattern for it is hiding somewhere. Muuuuh!

  2. YAK! I love the YAK!

    I spun 20 oz of it and knitted a scarf out of it. It's posted on my blog - you can't tell but it's knitted in a basketweave stitch.