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Knitter's Review
April 1, 2009
homemade cupcake with Alchemy yarn

Our appetite for exotic fibers knows no bounds. It brought corn, soy, bamboo, and it introduced qiviut, yak, and American bison to our knitting baskets. And it gave us yarns made from jade, laced with copper, and fortified with seaweed extracts.

So it should come as no surprise this week when I tell you about a new company that is taking fiber innovation to a whole new level by producing a spinnable form of recycled kitty litter.

This Week in Washington
Alpaca fans shall converge at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup this weekend for Alpacapalooza. The event features vendors, seminars, contests, demonstrations, and shows. As always, admission to the public is free.

In the Forum: Gaga for Green?
Increasingly, yarn companies are adding organic, green, and/or otherwise eco-friendly yarns to their line-up. How much do these yarns appeal to you?

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As always, I thank you for your readership and your support.

Happy knitting, and I'll see you in the Forums!
Clara Parkes

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