People who keep llamas as pets will readily offer you any number of reasons: llamas are quiet, they’re gentle and affectionate, they don’t take a lot of work to maintain and, for outdoor animals, they don’t smell bad. Most people start with two or three, since llamas are sociable and don’t like to live alone. But as Katrina Capasso, a llama owner in Ballston Spa, N.Y., discovered, “They’re like potato chips.” It’s hard to stop at just a few. [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole
on Jul 3, 2013 -
Up here in the Northern Hemisphere, it's time to break out the sweaters. Wool too itchy for you? (It is for poor Simon Cowell.
) Cashmere and alpaca are easier to wear; a surface comparison shows why
. But you can also steer clear of animal fibers altogether and opt for fabric made from wheat
. For that matter, while you're at the greengrocer, also pick up some bamboo
), soy (1
, corn (1
) and rice
(Vegan yarns previously in AskMe.
posted by GrammarMoses
on Nov 6, 2007 -