Thursday, January 10, 2008

I'm Mohair

...according to the Fibre Quiz at Pottercraft News

In her new book, The Knitter's Book of Yarn, Dear Clara describes mohair as "A smooth, polished surface...Mohair is warmer than wool, with larger, flatter scales that contribute to an overall silky-smooth appearance. The fiber absorbs dye readily and, thanks to that smooth surface, reflects it back brilliantly.”

The survey continues, "Mohairs are positive and confident. You always strive to make a good first impression because you are a proud person, and you care a good deal about what people think of you. You are careful with your words and are always tactful. You enjoy having a broad base of support and respect from those whom you come in contact. You attract this with your warm, sunny, and inquisitive personality."

Hmmm. Proud, yes. Sigh. Tactful? Hmmm. Respected and supported? Yes -- and it's a great blessing! Warm? Not really. Sunny? I try hard! Inquisitive? Moreso since I turned 50...a few years ago!

The most accurate part of this 'analysis' is the "larger, flatter scales" -- which I think have settled somewhere 'round my hips! ;-)


Bess said...


I hadn't thought to go read what she says about Angora! I'm off to the bookshelves.

man - I understand about those scales. Still haven't gotten to the place of "It's not a diet" but I am ever hopeful.

Oh! the verification word today was "gruvn". How 60's!!

zippiknits...sometimes said...

I'm that little Goat called Mohair, too. I like being that but I'm almost an Angora Rabbit, too. Sometime it's the Angora traits that win.