Today’s crochet quote is really a quote about spinning yarn. It made me smile so I thought I’d share it. It comes from an absolutely hilarious book by Catherine Friend called Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet. I’m adoring this book, the third memoir in her collection, and will definitely share more info about it in the near future.

“Yarn is supposed to be slender, and relatively uniform. Theoretically, one pound of wool can be spun into ten miles of yarn, but not if I’m spinning. Within a space of ten seconds, my yarn goes from the size of my thumb all the way down to dental floss then back up to thumb-sized. Kim smiles encouragingly and explains this uneven type of yarn, with its slubs and irregularities, is called designer yarn and is highly valued.”


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