don’t mess up perfectly good yarn
A vicuna sport coat can cost upwards of $20,000.
Opal, Earl obviously isn’t being helpful. Why do you insist on dragging him along with you?
A ball of yarn is called a “clew”. Opal had to hit the Yarn Barn because she is clewless.
Vicuna yarn is actually available now, due to conservation efforts, but it is extremely expensive.
Why does she need him to buy yarn?
Maybe she thinks Earl is a better driver than she is; or she doesn’t feel safe without him. She could also value his opinion about purchase decisions and/or enjoy his company.
Vicuña hair. Only sheep have wool; goats, rabbits, llamas, vicuñas and camels have hair. And last time I looked it’s not sold to knit up; only in finished garments.
One can buy vicunas bred in this country. Why the excessive cost of the wool?
In Central Oregon, first it was llamas. then it was alpacas. In the last few years it’s been vicunas. At one point a stud llama ran for about $20,000 locally.
Wonder if they will try jagulars (Pooh spelling) next?
orinoco womble is right, vicuña doesn’t have wool, but hair.
Gotta love that Opal!
NO woman in her right mind would ever drag a man along shopping, just to gripe and get in her way!!!! Ridiculous!
Psssst……Earl…….the Man Cave store is right next door!
OK, cdward and orinoco womble can arm-wrestle to see who is right. ;-)
Does Opal drive? I can’t recall.
Hope this settles the hair vrs. wool debate:
As the ancestor of the modern-day alpaca & close cousin to the guanaco, vicunas are known as the “bearers of the golden fleece” for good reason. Vicuna is the rarest & finest hair fiber available in the world, & these animals live only in the upper altitudes of the Andes Mountains. Since each animal produces only about 4 ounces of harvestable fiber each year, that also adds to its rarity. Vicuna fiber is lighter, softer & warmer than any other hair fiber — even the guard hairs are soft! — and since the fiber is sensitive to chemical treatment, vicuna yarn is left in its natural color — a spicy cinnamon shade.Also vicunas were nearly hunted to extinction because of their fleeces, but in 2002 a certification process was developed to insure that vicuna fiber was legally obtained by which vicunas are rounded up, sheared alive, returned to the wild & then not sheared again for at least another two years. Windy Valley’s vicuna is imported from Peru following these strict guidelines & meets all certification standards.Brand: Windy ValleyYarn Name: VicunaFiber Content: WoolBall Weight: 28.5gYardage: 217 yds.Texture: FuzzyYarn Weight: Laceweight
Who cares what kind of yarn it is? If I were in Earl’s shoes, I would have strangled myself before I left the house.
cdward: That’s what comes from reading descriptive, rather than prescriptive, dictionaries. And the language falls into imprecision as a result.
yes,do it with yarn that is less expensive
Earl, can’t you find a cheap acrylic on sale if you’re gonna engage in shenanigans?
This series is turning into quite a wooly yarn.
Thanks Veteran for your information. Do you know anyone at one or more of the handknitting guilds in the metroplex?
Opal needs earl to drive the Studebaker… that is, unless she would be willing to take a bus.
Oh, no … you don’t want to be riding public transportation with all that yarn! Even if you leave the vicuna there, (got something to mortgage? Something good?), you still want it driven home in the studebaker :-)
Earl should have gone to a tool store then Opal would be very bored.I just seen on news this morning and not aware of different way to use yarn. Wrist knitting with thick yarn.
I bet he has the same attitude in clothes shops, jewellery shops, shoe shops..etc.xxx
Earl go sit in the car and take a nap, it will be longer than you think. :)
We have a local yarn shop that sells vicuna—and it’s kept in a locked glass cabinet.
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