My good friend Mary's son is off to Navy boot camp in September. She has gotten involved in several support groups, one of which is knitting scarfs for sailors for Christmas. She has ask her friends, if they are interested, to knit a scarf or two for the sailors. As an American it's the least I can do. Unfortunately I didn't feel I had anything in my stash that would work so....I went to Joann Fabrics. I know as a previous LYSO that's not really where I want my yarn money to go but it was in the evening and Hagen had soccer practice close to a Joann's . I will say there is not a lot to choose from when it comes to 100% wool. Lots of acrylic. YUK!! Anyhow, I ended up buying some Fishermen's Wool which claims to be 100% virgin wool containing natural oils. It also seems to contain some extraneous fibers that I have pulled out. The scarf is turning out nicely and I hope to get a few done before Christmas.