Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Milk and Cookies

Pull up a chair and have a snack.

How about some milk and cookies?

While milk fiber may not be very palatable as a beverage, it is a feast for spinning fingers.  Yarn made from milk???  Yep, the concept has been around for a long time.  Milk fiber has been used as a wool alternative.  There are many schools of thought about the "bacteriostatic" and "nourishing" qualities of the fiber.  The bottom line, it is super silky and has a lovely sheen.  Research indicates that it takes roughly 100 pounds of skim milk to create 3 pounds of milk fiber.

Does it make a pretty yarn?

Why, yes, it does...


  1. The sheen is the first thing that caught my eye. So pretty! I have never knitted with yarn made from milk fiber before.

    1. I purposely spun and plied it with some slubs, nubs, and bumps. My husband said it looks almost like a string of pearls. It is dreamy.



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