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01-20-2007, 07:27 PM
I found a full skein of deep purple 100% virgin wool, worsted weight, in a thrift store today. My question is, does 100% VIRGIN stand for only wool or does it mean it is of a certain quality? The skein is an older Red Heart skein. I had forgotten that they even made wool. But, if I remember correctly, it use to be available in our local 5 & 10 stores of the past. Boy, that not only dates that yarn, but it dates me too.

01-20-2007, 07:32 PM
while I was biting my tongue to avoid giving the naughty answer that I WANTED to give (:teehee:) I googled and found this:

Definitions of virgin wool on the Web:

wool not used before; wool not processed or woven before

01-20-2007, 09:28 PM
So, what you're saying is, we have no way of knowing how virtuous the sheep in question was.

01-21-2007, 02:01 PM
So I guess there will never be virgin angora yarn then? ;)

01-21-2007, 03:17 PM
Ah, so that's what y'all mean when you talk about "cheap" yarn. And here I thought you were talking about the price. :teehee:

01-21-2007, 04:51 PM

Ya got that right! In fact, angoras have been know to give REAL meaning to the term 'quick as a bunny'! :eyebrow:

(I raise them.)

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01-22-2007, 08:37 PM
I kinda thought everyone knew that virgin wool comes from ugly sheep. At least that's what I was taught...