I'm a newbie knitter and I have a few questions about yarn. Let me start off by saying that I'm a very strict vegetarian (almost vegan) so using animal fibers is not something I'm so sure about. But I certainly can't make everything I knit out of cotton or linen. And then there's acrylic = petroleum = ecological nightmare.... *sigh*
So tell me about yarns.
Are there animal fiber yarns that could be considered "animal-friendly"?
For plant fibers - what brands/types are good, bad, or just plain ugly?
I'm knitting a baby blanket in a very soft acrylic blend right now. It's my first project and I already did a hat in the same yarn. But then everywhere I go I see "acrylic is teh suck!". Who knew knitting would cause such a moral/ethical dilemna for me?