1. When done properly, shearing is a process that doesn’t hurt the animals involved, and can even save them from the pain of carrying excess weight.
But knitters, crocheters, and fiber-lovers alike still owe a big thank-you to…
Not to be confused with their identically-named rabbit brethren, angora goats don’t provide angora yarn but rather mohair.
The family that beards together stays together.
They’re responsible for qiviut, which is one of the nicest yarns you can possibly buy (and the most expensive — I’ve seen skeins go for nearly $100 apiece because of their warmth, durability, and seeming inability to shrink).
22. Not this impostor cat.
Although don’t knock crafting with cat hair until you try it.
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