I'm just wondering if anyone else out there is making something with the Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool? I have lived in TX for a long time, but was raised in Minnesota. I have not forgotten how painfully cold and brutal the winters can be there. Now that I've taken up knitting again I've been sending several scarf/hat/hand hugger sets back to friends and family who still live up in MN. Recently I purchased this Fishermen's Wool. It's 100% virgin wool containing lanolin. Says it makes garments water resistant in cold damp weather....hats, scarves, mittens remain wearable even when damp. I have found this yarn at both Hobby Lobby and Michael's, but only in neutral, heather shades. If there are more colors available I don't know about them. At first glance I thought it was a bit pricey, but there's 465 yds on a skein.
I can remember those good old days of playing in the cold and snow. We'd come inside just long enough to warm up, maybe have a cup of hot chocolate, get a fresh pair of dry, warm mittens and head outside again. So maybe for those of you who must endure cold winters you might want to look into this yarn. I know someone up in MN will be getting this scarf set for Christmas!
Oh! It also says it's perfect for felting.
Happy Knitting! Jeanie from TX