About this issue:
For many fiber farmers their animals are a source of great passion and modest income. Fred and Joan Horak's Jacob sheep provided more than just joy, they became life-savers providing critical genetic information for curing Tay-Sachs disease. Living off the grid at the base of Mt. McKinley, Brenda Mowery has turned the fluff from her sled dogs into one of Alaska's favorite souvenirs; handknit sleddog fur hats. There's also plenty of knitting on Taquile Island in the middle of Lake Titicaca where men aren't good marriage "material" unless their knitting skills are above average.