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Lanea
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Posted - 10/27/2004 :  05:54:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message
My sock obsession started with my first sheep-to-sock socks, which I got in Ireland in 1999. They're undyed Jacob, with dark yarn for the body of the sock and paler yarn for the heel and toe. Well, one of the heels blew out. I have had the hardest time trying to find yarn to darn the heel with! The socks themselves have partially fulled with washing and fit perfectly, so I think I really need undyed, untreated yarn, preferably from the same breed, to darn with. I'd rather not wait until MD Sheep and Wool Fest to get yarn, because the thought of going all winter without wearing these socks makes me so sad. Anyone know any sources? Is it even doable to repair partially-fulled socks this way? I love them beyond all reason, so I don't want them to cease to be.

RoseByAny
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Posted - 10/27/2004 :  06:07:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
Try doing an internet search for Jacob breeders. Quite often they also sell the products of the animals, including fleece, spinning fiber, and sometimes yarn.

Good luck!

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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Lanea
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Posted - 10/27/2004 :  07:01:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message
I've done a few searches, and found hundreds of Jacobs to buy (oh, how my husband would love that) and a fair bit of dyed or dark roving or yarn but none of the white/natural color I need. Sigh.
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rebeccaL
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Posted - 10/27/2004 :  3:25:10 PM  Show Profile Send rebeccaL a Private Message
Does this help?

http://www.iriss.co.uk/Aran2.htm

Rebecca

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Lanea
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Posted - 10/28/2004 :  05:00:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by rebeccaL

Does this help?

http://www.iriss.co.uk/Aran2.htm

Rebecca

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Excellent--thank you so much!
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