by Daisy on 09/14/2011

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For a chance to win Melanie McMinn’s adorable shades-of-pastel-pink “fireworks” ponytail holder from Monday’s tutorial, leave a comment on this post, and answer the question:

“What is your favorite use of wool?”

Do you love knitting/crocheting with the loveliness of merino?  Do you get a kick out of needle punching?  Do you spin?  Felt?  Maybe you just like to keep warm with the stuff.  Tell us about your fav wool incarnation.  Or maybe it just makes you itch.  Just tell us about it and you’ll be in the running for this little cutie from New Zealand.

See you in the comments!


{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Boni September 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Turtleneck sweaters (that I do not make myself, as you well know). It gets a bit cold up here in the winter 🙂

Gill September 15, 2011 at 1:55 am

I love crocheting! and I’d love to learn to knit!

Julia September 15, 2011 at 4:39 am

I have several tubs of llama fiber, which I send out for spinning when I have another creative itch. I combine it with merino. It’s dear, but I make lapghans and prayer shawls. Kool-Aid ‘dye’ makes wonderful color combinations. I rescued llamas for several years, so the fiber was from my wonderful guys when we sheared them!

Deb September 15, 2011 at 7:59 am


katklaw777 September 15, 2011 at 8:04 am

It makes me itch…but I luv nice pair of wool socks or mittens, I just wear a thin pair of cotton socks or gloves underneath them. They keep you toasty warm! Thanks for the cute giveaway.

Leigh September 15, 2011 at 9:17 am

Knitting – especially hats & mittens, but the occasional felted bag or potholder.

herbi aka heather September 15, 2011 at 9:38 am

I spin, knit, weave, and just nuzzle in it. I think I really like to just admire it the most. I get tons of warm fuzzies from just walking thru a fiber shop. Sheep to shawl, I love it all!!!

Debbie September 15, 2011 at 10:51 am

Wool, like cotton is a sustainable natural product that is wonderful for many applications. Keeping warm with wool is so worth the extra effort required to maintain it. Although arthritis has robbed me of the ability to use my hands for most fiber arts, I still seek out those who create beautiful sweaters and scarves, try one, they will last you a lifetime.

Alisa Bowman September 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I love that wool clothes can just be aired out and really don’t need to be washed unless you spill a plate of spaghetti on them.

Claudine M Jalajas September 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I do not understand felting at all. I love knit and felt work and can appreciate the artistry. I do a fair amount of crochet, but for me, I’m mainly a beadweaver.

Sheridan September 15, 2011 at 3:06 pm

When I was about 8 my kind, elderly neighbour taught me to knit. I picked it up again as a hobby as an adult and I love to knit gifts for loved ones. I have a pattern of a hooded cardi I make for friends having babies, beanies for the men in my life and lots of stuff for my kids. I just love creating something special for people I love and I think they appreciate it too.

Vera Marie Badertscher September 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm

I love a pair of wool socks that I bought in New Zealand. They’re a corny tourist thing that even SAY New Zealand. In Arizona, I cross my fingers for warm enough weather to wear them. But my granddaughter could wear this pretty pink ponytail decor no matter how warm or cool it is. (Hint Hint)

Sheryl September 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Can’t work with wool – can only wear it. But I do look forward to the cold days when I know my wool sweaters are there to warm me up!

Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart September 15, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I’m learning to knit, and FELTING is great because it hides all my mistakes, like twisted stitches. I have a great felted spring/summer purse, and I was JUST thinking today that I needed to make one for fall/winter.

Melissa Reynolds September 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Warm jerseys and babies bonnets. And my daughter said leg warmers was her choice 🙂

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