One of the best parts of buying yarn (I mean besides having it and using it) is sharing it with others. I have to say that I am proud to have raised a family of enthusiastic yarn appreciators. Yes, my kids do not know Monet from Rubens, but they sure can spot a good yarn when they see it!
The fuzzy white Angora yarn has elicited much interest. All wanted to touch it. Yea, like get real, kids! I am not about to let you paw my pristine white angora yarn. But I am a nice Mommy, so I touched it gently to the forehead of each kid (cheeks were pretty grubby too). My toddler cooed over it. My six year old told me it was the softest yarn ever and can he knit with it?
No, he does not know how to do it yet, but he wanted to do it anyway. My “educated” 8 year old asked me if it is Alpaca. It is too hairy said one of the other kids. I was elated! Yes, my house might be a mess. There might be cookies and milk for dinner… again.
But my kids will wear hand-knits! And they will be able to clearly state their preference for the fiber desired. And, in time, they will be able to knit themselves a pair of socks, or at least a blanket.
Hey, good education is very important!