I sent off a care package/birthday/Christmas present to one of my best friends last week! This was a monumous occasion because I'm pants at mailing things, and have been putting this together forever.
I'm also running an experiment with her. I want to see how bad her allergy to wool is. K has very sensitive skin, but I suspect it's more the texture of the wool that irritates her skin than anything else (but of course, she knows her allergy better than anyone). I've sent her several swatches of different types of yarn, in individual baggies, including:
- 100% wool (mostly for comparison or to test sensitivity to hands rather than more delicate areas - but I expect her to leave this one in the baggy I've sent it in),
- 50% merino wool and 50% silk (to test if a much finer wool will still bother her)
- 100% baby alpaca (because a lot of people who are allergic to wool, aren't allergic to alpaca. And also because alpaca is the softest thing EVER, like knitting a kitten).
- 75% kid mohair and 25% silk (just because)
Happy sewing (and knitting)!