April 14, 2011
We're playing with Tunis wool this month as part of the Knitter's Book of Wool Woolalong. It's one of the oldest sheep breeds in the U.S., with roots going back to a flock of very confused sheep sent here in 1799 by the Bey of Tunis.
While sourcing yarns for us to swatch this month, I discovered a happy flock of Tunis sheep in upstate New York. Their fleece is sent to the Green Mountain Spinnery for minimal processing and spinning, then offered to the public under the charming name Looney Tunis.
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Jelly beans and Looney Tunis 1-Ply Worsted sitting on Tara Jon Manning's Carriage Throw from The Knitter's Book of Yarn.
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