I learned to knit and crochet from my grandmother when I was a little girl. I am fairly sure that the only yarns we used then (about 15 yrs ago) were all acrylic. When I got stuck on bedrest while pregnant, yarn made a comeback in my life. My husband would go out and bring home a hank like it was a new toy :) I have been a vegetarian for quite a while, and never really thought of wool as being an animal product, even though it most definately is. I wish I could call myself vegan, but I cannot seem to shake the wool off my needles.
I do not use merino and usually tend towards local yarnies. How can I be sure that I buy yarn responsible or look for alternatives... Let me know what you think.... I love what I do with the yarn but this has been extremely heavy on my heart for a while now.
Unless you gently sheer your own sheep I would not use wool. It is HORRIFIC how they are "processed". They suffer untreated diseases in climates they are not evolutionarily designed for, they are "sheered" without care in the most urgent fashion and often are left with open wounds from giant hunks of skin being gauged out...there is more but I dont need to tell it all. WOOL IS CRUEL! I know how much fun yarn stores are, you can get cotton cheniile.Post fotos of your projects!
I think the best way is to further research on the web. investigate trademarks, send an email and ask them, their public relations department to answer you. How nice that you care about animals:)GrettingsDC http://desperesdentistry.com/http://www.justinbshortdentistry.com/
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