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#1 ltpowell

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:29 PM

Yarnmarket.com is selling vicuna yarn for about $300/ounce.

http://www.yarnmarke..._Yarn-4224.html

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:32 PM

imagine that its in stock. :rofl

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:55 PM

OMG! Does someone really spend that much money on YARN?????? They have to have way more than I do!
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:41 PM

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:58 PM

Holy cow. I think I'd have to frame it and hang it on the wall. I'd be afraid to use it.

It must be very lightweight because 1 oz has 217 yards. About 2000 yards for a long sleeved cardigan means about 10 oz or about $3,000!

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:02 PM

What would you make? A golden vicuna?
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:20 PM

I wonder if I should add this to my bucket list...wear a sweater of vicuna wool....
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 08:18 PM

What would you make? A golden vicuna?


Gold is currently selling for $965 / ounce, so it's a tossup which to use -- the wool or the gold.

http://goldprice.org/gold-price.html

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 08:18 PM

I wonder if I should add this to my bucket list...wear a sweater of vicuna wool....


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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:14 PM

That is just amazing.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:03 AM

Would anyone actually WANT vicuna yarn? If you made it into any kind of wearable, you'd worry every second that you'd spill on it, catch a fingernail on it, sweat wearing it, or someone would flick a cigarette ash on it.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 08:16 AM

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:41 AM

That's crazy!

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 04:00 PM

proof that some people have more money than brains.
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:17 PM

That's completely bizarre!
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 07:51 PM

And hand wash and dry flat?? For that price, it would have to do it by itself and sing as it does it.

Well, if you don't need to gas up your car, that could work. Yeah, right!!!

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 12:54 PM

I just took a look at it....and its out of stock...so someone is buying it....lol :think

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:27 AM

This is insane! And I complained (at first) about Berroco's prices! It's pennies compared to this!

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 03:26 PM

:eek Does the whole vicuna come with it?:laughroll
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Posted 10 March 2008 - 06:50 PM

I just looked up "vicuna" on Google, and the animal is cute! Apparently, it's a protected species...

They have to catch these boogers in the wild, then release them! That's an interesting concept for getting rare fibers from protected animals....