I have been knitting with this yarn and it seems to be pulling the moisture from my hands. But I do love this wool. It has a spring to it. I just need to remember to use my hand cream after putting my yarn away each day.
My love for wool has changed in the last five years. And that change is directly connected to discovering the Knit British. The idea of local wool, of real wool (instead of the acrylic I had been using) was fascinating to me. I began to look for local yarn shops and did a fair amount of wool squishing. And I noticed that my hands did not ache as much when I used wool.
It has been so much fun learning about the different kinds of wool, especially as we got ready to head to Shetland last summer. And I found that we have some amazing yarn shops and local yarns right here in my backyard. Loving wool has brought much joy into my life these last few years.
So, why do you love wool? And do you have a favorite hand cream?
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