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View Poll Results: Do you like Woolen Sweaters
Yes 26 57.78%
No 19 42.22%
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Love wool! Well, I grew up on a fiber sheep farm so I guess that's expected. My grandparents raise the sheep, shear them, clean the fleeces, spin it into yarn, and dye about half of it to make colored yarn. I still love going home as an adult to help with the process. I spin (yes, that's with a spinning wheel, like Sleeping Beauty) and knit myself too. I have no problem wearing 100% wool but I grew up wearing it. My brother and sisters all think it's too scratchy, as I would say most people do. The type of wool makes a big difference, as well as the wool to other fabric ratio.
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:34 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Jeez, I only mentioned 3 upper layers and 2 lower layers of clothing and you guys think that's too much for winter
Yep.
Especially for here... PA is not the Arctic!
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Yep.
Especially for here... PA is not the Arctic!
Also consider the fact that I lived in Chennai, India from birth till I was 16. That's the reason I am so sensitive to cold. I never wore long sleeves till 2008, because it was always warm enough for a t shirt.

Climate info for Chennai:

Chennai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:35 PM
 
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Love wool! Well, I grew up on a fiber sheep farm so I guess that's expected. My grandparents raise the sheep, shear them, clean the fleeces, spin it into yarn, and dye about half of it to make colored yarn. I still love going home as an adult to help with the process. I spin (yes, that's with a spinning wheel, like Sleeping Beauty) and knit myself too. I have no problem wearing 100% wool but I grew up wearing it. My brother and sisters all think it's too scratchy, as I would say most people do. The type of wool makes a big difference, as well as the wool to other fabric ratio.
I may be jealous! What's your wheel? (Or wheels - nobody can have just one, can they?)
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:01 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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With the finer wools, you do have to watch for felting. But, hey, there's a downside to everything, right?

Totally OT, but I have to ask - do you have a wheel, or do you use a drop spindle?
I have an Ashford Kiwi and I also have a huge Walking Wheel that I picked up at a yard sale. It's well over 100 years old and needs some work. But mostly, I spin on a drop spindle because it allows me to take my spinning with me and I have never been a "volume" spinner. I am not particularly concerned with spinning A LOT of yarn, I enjoy spinning because it is very relaxing. I have four different drop spindles of various weights.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:13 PM
 
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Love my J Crew wool sweaters....with t-shirts!
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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I have an Ashford Kiwi and I also have a huge Walking Wheel that I picked up at a yard sale. It's well over 100 years old and needs some work. But mostly, I spin on a drop spindle because it allows me to take my spinning with me and I have never been a "volume" spinner. I am not particularly concerned with spinning A LOT of yarn, I enjoy spinning because it is very relaxing. I have four different drop spindles of various weights.

20yrsinBranson
My first wheel was an Ashford Traveller. Now I have a Kromski Mazurka and a Majacraft Pioneer, as well as a Kundert drop spindle. Mostly, I use the wheels, but will take the spindle out occasionally.

One of the ladies in my spinning group has a beautiful walking wheel from the mid-1800's. She was demonstrating with it on Worldwide Spin in Public Day.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I wore a light brown round-neck wool sweater over my dark red polo shirt today while going out to eat with my extended family. It was nice, comfortable, and made me look like a real gentleman with the polo collar neatly folded over my round-neck sweater.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Love, love, love cashmere sweaters.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Simple Question. Do you like woolen sweaters

I like them a lot. Its fuzzy, smooth, and keeps me warm . Just remember to wear a t shirt or polo underneath. Else, you get static shocks.
Not against my skin. I'll layer it over a button down shirt.
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