Monday, December 28, 2009

Did you know...



.... that llamas are used as livestock guards?
.... that they grow, unlike the alpaca, a true dual coat with a soft    
     undercoat and a thick rugged layer of guard hairs on the 
     outside?
.... that the fiber must be dehaired for processing?
.... that llama fiber doesn't felt or bleach easily?
.... that llama fiber contains no lanolin (the oil found in sheep’s wool),  
     so it is not greasy and is hypoallergenic 
     (people are only allergic to the lanolin)?

I bought some beautiful llama yarn at the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool festival.

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