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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Tour De Fleece Day 18 - Yak

Today I have spun my first ever Yak hair, courtesy of  Tomorrow I will probably go out to work covered in dark brown fluff.  I think I may be slightly allergic to yak!  I mean how would you ever know?  My nose is tickling, itchy and hot and my eyes are itchy but I love Yak fibre.  It is a treat to spin and makes a lovely soft, smooth yarn.  It feels like very soft, silky wool.
  I think knitted Yak knickers may catch on!  Mind you could be problematic with an allergy!  Bed socks would be luxurious.


  1. Yak Knickers!!! Love it "Yak! Puts the Y into Y fronts"

  2. All sounds crazy to me but your spinning is awesome-- I am really looking forward to seeing what you make from all this yumminess x

  3. Tee Hee, knitted yak knickers. That's a fun read :) I most certainly think that bed socks would be the best option here though. With something that soft and silky, you should definitely pamper your feet!

  4. You're brilliant to try so many different fibers as long as you're spinning every day for a month. That Yak yarn looks delish!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Wonderful spinning. I want to come round your place and watch how you do it! Hmm yak knickers? Can you imagine...."hey boys, want to see my yak knickers?".

  6. Well done on getting such a neat even single! That's much better than I've managed with that fiber on its own.

  7. It sounds like you are allergic to a lot of down fibers...major bummer as they are so soft, but at least the wool doesn't bother you and there are lots of those available.
    I just wanted to say thanks for your post on lavender wants a few months back - I just made my first one and love it!

  8. Yak knickers, eek, as Rachael said "major bummer" if you are allergic............... I'll get my coat.......
    Carol xx

  9. Yak knickers? Hee hee :)
    The yarn looks absolutely beautiful!


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