October 13, 2014

Oh, Wonderful O-Wool

Last week you indulged me (or ignored me) as I blathered on about sourcing more eco-conscious yarns for knitting. Since then, I have had opportunity to work with Legacy Bulky from O-Wool. I have no complaints, friends. For those of you not familiar with genetically encoded New England reticence, "no complaints" translates to gushing praise. And, let's just get this out of the way, this is not a sponsored post. These are my own, uninfluenced opinions.
First, take a look at the shipping package. O-Wool doesn't just talk the talk, they walk the walk. (You may remember my excitement at discovering EcoEnclose last fall.)
My community does not accept #4 plastics nor plastic bags for recycling, but check this out. The mailer is designed to be reused. Opening at the perforation exposes a fold-over adhesive flap. Nice.
Inside the mailer, my wool skeins were wrapped in tissue (recycled?) and tied with a kraft paper twist.
In addition to my invoice, there was a faq sheet enclosed, detailing the wool sourcing and yarn production process.
Knitting with this yarn is a pleasure. It is smooth and soft. It does not irritate my hands in any way (which can be an issue for me). It doesn't even snag on my cracked, dry skin (which can also be an issue for me). And, it may be coincidence, but this is the first yarn I can remember that hasn't tangled as I wind it by hand into a center pull ball.

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