“Can’t you buy more perfect yarn at the store?”


Have you ever had that question asked?  In fact… have you ever had it asked over and over?  I have. 

The thought behind that question is that homespun is thick and thin, not always perfect… Well.. here’s the answer in a photo.

This yarn is “I Love This Wool” .  It’s made for Hobby Lobby in Turkey.  While I do love this wool, I found many knots where the yarn had been tied together after a break.  The photo shows that purchased yarn is just as thick and thin as our home spun yarns…

When I spin there are unquestionably thick and thin spots.  But there are no knots.  In a production line they don’t take the time to felt the yarn together… they just tie a knot …

And… I can blend whatever I want into my spinning… a little silk here, a little alpaca there… maybe even a little camel.. ;o)

Have a great day!

About Linda S.

Retired Grandma living in North Central Texas and enjoying being able to spend my time with all my many crafting interests.
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