Back in February, I got an email from the representative of a Swiss company called Baabuk (pronounced "baa-book"). They'd seen my review of Allbirds, picked up on my passion for all things wool, and thought I might like to see the wool shoes they were producing.
I looked them
Are these unassuming little pucks of 55% Merino lambswool and 45% cotton the perfect solution for knitters in warm climates?
This yarn is a surprising reminder of what's possible when you use more modern, novelty spinning methods on pure natural fibers. And what better blend than wool and cotton?
Have you ever noticed that some machine-washable wools behave differently than others? It's not your imagination. We have multiple ways to shrink-proof wool, and not all are equally effective or environmentally friendly. But here's one that is.
First things first: mYak is pronounced "my yak." I learned this only after an embarrassing volley where I kept saying "em-yak" and the other person kept staring at me blankly until she got it, looked at me pityingly, and gently corrected me.
If you aren't familiar