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Friday, August 23, 2013

naughty knitter?

Ligonier Township Police are looking for a sticky-fingered spinner.
Police said someone entered an apartment above the former Colonial Inn restaurant off Route 30 West and swiped at least three dozen boxes of alpaca fiber — a pricey, high-quality yarn used to make clothing, accessories and blankets — between June 20 and 28.
Police Chief Michael Matrunics said the owner is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of the fiber.
“It's really a very unique fiber used to make clothes. The yarn can be spun into sweaters or scarves … along the same line as wool, but it's really a very different material, although similar to sheep in that the fiber is shaved off the alpacas, too,” Matrunics said.


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