Friday, 8 July 2011

Wool Smugglers

Novel research uncovered this interesting fact: wool smuggling was rife in the 17th century. Wool went across the channel from England to France. Returned as finished goods. no tax to pay. Nowadays its drug smuggling. Wonder if they had a wool smuggling terminology? So maybe 'Score us a skein' or "Got a hank?' or I'm totally knitted! Adds a whole new meaning to the idea of 'needle exchange'!

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