Close Encounters with a Muskox

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Tom brought home a garbage bag full of quiviut or muskox fur for me to spin. Quiviut is the softest warmest fiber known. He asked Eddie and Bill to pick up any fur they saw too. Hats and scarves knitted of yarn made from Quiviut start at $200. The yarn costs $100/ounce, I recently bought some hair to spin for $35/oz. Now I have my own stash from Nunivak Island

This is the muskox that Tom discovered laying on his back. He thought it was dead. He got a bit too close and the Bull shook his head at Tom and tore up the ground with his horns. Then he passively walked away.

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