Nutty knitting fact

I was surprised to read that the wool from a single sheep (presumably over the course of its life) could be spun into a length of yarn that could go round the world eight times! At least I think that’s roughly what it says.

I’m currently reading some children’s books in French in a desperate effort to improve my French skills.

Anyway they’re a charming series of books (this isn’t the best illustration but then a flying sheep is a bit of a challenge) in the Kididoc series and have all sorts of flaps to open, wheels to turn etc.

We bought them to help our son to learn French – and now he’s gone and chosen to do German instead and I can’t even count in German. You can lead a horse to water…

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  1. Margot Hayes

    This fact does not amaze me as the amount my two cats are shedding this Spring leads me to believe they have the raw materials too.

    • Hi Margot. I’ve heard of people who make cat hair into wool and knit with it. Sounds like a lot of hard work though!

      Please visit my knitting blog to find out more-than-you-probably-want-to on my knitting books and ideas

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