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Whatchamacallit 175: Buffalo Wool Hat

I bought this hat from a shop in Laramie, Wyoming. I have no idea how long ago, how much, or which shop.

The shop did have a small selection of goods made from buffalo wool, including coasters, which I keep in my living room. The hat was also there. Given the difficulties of obtaining […]

Whatchamacallit 120: A pillow, or something, from Shetland Island

I have no idea what this is, exactly.

It seems to be a small square pillow with a hanging hook. It might actually be a pin cushion.

The tag, which I have never bothered to remove, says:

Hand made from recycled knitwear By Robyn Robertson, Eshaness, Shetland

Felt: 100% Pure […]

Whatchamacallit 13: Wool from the Shetland Islands

Back in 2013, I went to the Shetland Islands, which was one of my top vacations of all time. From visiting the northern most point of the United Kingdom (Baltasound), where I ate some of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. Later, I slept in a lighthouse (Eshaness).

Overall, I generally had an amazing […]

I love wool: A plunge into my closet in cold (and warm) weather.

Yesterday I decided to go out for an adventure in Berlin.

With temperatures the coldest all year – around -12° – and plans for a long walk around Berlin, I bundled up. Out came the long underwear (wool, even!), winter jacket, hat, gloves, and warm shoes. I went all out – my scarf trailing behind […]