Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Do They Know It's Christmas?

Just a quick one - I was handwashing one of my favourite jumpers at the weekend, and, as I wasn't after the 'felted wool' look,  I checked the care label, and I happened to see the contents.
It says 51% Cotton, 24% Wool, 19% Acrylic and 6% Yak.
I had to google it, just to see exactly what a Yak looked like.  Turns out the Yak is a long haired bovid found throughout the Himalayas, Tibet, Mongolia and Russia, and looks like this -
or this
So, to show my appreciation for their (albeit small) contribution to my favourite jumper, come on, let's hear it for the Yak.
And, apparently they DO know it's Christmas - here's one wearing his Christmas jumper
So, Happy Christmas to Yaks everywhere.

Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid


  1. Ha yak yak.....great post. Merry Christmas x

  2. Merry Christmas, I have some yak wool - who knew.
    Take care, see you on 3rd

  3. How did I miss this post! Yak wool... who knew eh?