November 30, 2009
I am trying to imagine not being able to wear any animal fiber, and being a knitter. I can't imagine it. I find it almost impossible to knit with a fiber if I can't wear it – my hands are slower to react to itchy wool than my neck, but eventually they do. For a long time, I thought mohair was the only animal fiber I could wear, and that was restrictive enough, but it gave me an option that was warm. Perhaps if I lived in a warmer climate, I'd be happy with cotton, linen, silk, and the like.