|I thought this brown would make a great bear.|
It's 100% wool.
When you felt it's important to make sure you are using all natural fibers. Wool, mohair or alpaca are all good choices . . . or a blend of them is fine. Just don't use any superwash wools or anything with synthetic fibers in them. They won't shrink/felt. (Just think of any of those nice yarns that would shrink your sweater to a doll's size if your husband did the wash).
I'm going to wind it tonight . . . tomorrow I'll cast on.
Stay tuned. I'll show you my bear as it progresses.
Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.