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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2008 08:05:43 AM »

Is this a scholarship for college?!? Shocked  THAT WOULD BE SO PERFECT FOR ME!!  I'll be going to college in a couple years....three or so.... Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2008 05:40:52 PM »

Thank you Riki, so much for your help.

I agree about focusing on an intricate design with simple light weight yarn rather than just buying fancy yarn and produce something boring. Unfortunately I live in a place where Michael's and Joann's are the only two stores with yarn for 40 miles. My chevrolegs refuse to go that far. Do you have any suggestions as far as commercial yarn choice? I was thinking Paton's Wool Merino or whatever it's called.

Here's the link again: http://www.sheepusa.org/index.phtml?page=site/text&nav_id=3f65b4802ed68eb2eb80dd5aea512bbe

Maybe this time it will work.

Thank youuu.

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Riki
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2008 01:57:43 AM »

Can't help you much on the yarn side since I live in Thailand and am not really up on what they have available in the US. However, I do think that both stores have wool choices - and (your link worked) you are only required to have 60% wool content (though more would probably be better).

You could also order online - I know Brown Sheep company wool - got some *ahem* before you were born and find it truly unique (well, it was at that time anyway!)

I do note that it has to be your own design, not from a book. Although I do think that following Elizabeth Zimmerman's formula is an excellent way to make your own design and offers some foundation - that is, if you decide to make a garment.

Another idea that just came to me is felting/fulling. A bag, very unique? Or something that builds on the waterproof nature of wool when it is fulled/felted?

You are also required to tell them how it will better the wool industry - and perhaps for that you could mention that it makes it more accessible and popular, getting away from the popular conception that everything wool HAS to be (very expensively) dry cleaned and is only for gentlemen and staid matrons. Something on that order. I may think of more later ...

This is a really cool thing!
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