What a name, Joe! I was in China for two years and lived some time in the countryside and all I call it is 'stinky'!
I wasn't into knitting at all when I was there but boy, oh boy, did I love the fabrics. I didn't have a machine so I made pillowcases and even Christmas stockings by hand.
My brother-in-law lives in Nanjing - yes, I married a Chinese - and has invited me to the Olympics next summer. If I have time, I will definitely stock up!
Karen from Brantford, Ontario, Canada