Today I learned about Qiviut, a material softer than cashmere and light as a feather. It's made from the soft under wool of a Muskox and can withstand temperatures down to -73Β°C. This material is very rare and costs a premium to acquire. One bolt of yarn can cost up to Β£150. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiv…
The short draw is a hand spinning technique that produces yarn suitable for weaving but not knitting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
In Middle English the word "clew" was a ball of yarn, because of the Minotaur myth, it came to be "clue," meaning a hint. waywordradio.org/clue-the…
Today I learned of quipos - the Andean writing system which didn't use ink and paper/tablets/skins. Information was encoded in an intricate system of strings of colored yarn tied in a variety of knots. This system survived until just after the Conquistadors. ancient.eu/Quipu/
Playboy Bunny suits had bullet bras designed to be stuffed & fire-retardant fake fur tails, because customers kept trying to light the original yarn tails on fire. Due to a $500 fine for taking the costume home, of the 15,000 made, only a small handful of β€˜stolen’ keepsake suits have survived theatlantic.com/entertain…
Today I learned about Yarn Bombing. It is the practice of defacing an object by covering it in knitted yarn. craftsy.com/blog/2014/03/…
Chiengora, which is yarn made from dog hair, is up to 80% warmer than wool en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Bamboo can be used to make extremely soft yarn for weaving, twice as soft as cotton. cariloha.com/eSource/Cari…
The word 'clue' comes from 'clew' a thread of ball or yarn, and ultimately from how Theseus found his way out of the Minotaur's lair. etymonline.com/index.php?…
Eddie Redmayne was once a successful yarn model for knitting yarn label Rowan. loveknitting.com/us/comba…
The original baseballs from the mid-1800's were made from a rubber core from old, melted shoes, wrapped in yarn and leather. Fish eyes were also used as cores in some places. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas…
In the UK, wool and knotting yarn can only be sold in specific quantities by law gov.uk/weights-measures-a…
The length of the yarn used to make a baseball can reach up to a mile en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas…
Textron, owner of companies like Bell Helicopter and Cessna Aircraft, started out selling yarn as Special Yarns Corporation in 1923. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex…
Today I Learned that you could arguably just give someone a ball of yarn when they ask for a clue because that's what the word meant to the Greeks. That's why Theseus was given a ball of yarn to help escape the maze and the Minotaur. lexicolatry.com/2014/06/c…
There's a type of graffiti called Yarn Bombing that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn instead of paint or chalk en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yar…
Most Goodwills take damaged clothes and fabric scraps and sell it in bulk to companies that recycle it into cleaning rags, housing insulation, yarn, etc. bostonglobe.com/metro/reg…
Vanna White had a lesbian affair with a penthouse model named Liza Greer. Oh.. and Vanna has her own line of yarn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
Today I learned about yarn bombing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yar…
Vanna White loves to knit and has her own yarn brand. lionbrand.com/yarns/vanna…
The word "clue" comes from "clew", a ball of yarn, in reference to the story of Theseus and the Labyrinth etymonline.com/index.php?…

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