'Mommy, What Does a 'Moe' Look Like?'

@kobesbuddy (55368)
East Tawas, Michigan
January 16, 2018 9:49am CST
Back in the 1980s, many sweaters and vests were knit with a yarn, made out of 'mohair.' On day my little girl came to me inquiring, 'Mommy, what does a 'moe' look like?' At first I had no idea what she was talking about! Then, she explained to me about one of my sweaters, that was made out of 'mohair.' I quickly made the connection, which gave us all a good laugh
19 people like this
19 responses
@LadyDuck (176579)
• Switzerland
16 Jan
This is funny. Mohair was a nice silk-like fabric from Angora goats. I still have some old sweaters.
4 people like this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
Yes, I have one that belonged to my mother, years back.
3 people like this
• San Jose, California
16 Jan
I knew mohair was from goats, but I didn't realize they were Angora goats. Until today I didn't realize there were both Angora goats and Angora rabbits!
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (176579)
• Switzerland
17 Jan
@spiderdust There are Angora goats, they also used to produce sweaters with Angora from rabbits, but it was itchy.
@JohnRoberts (63085)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Jan
And I thought she meant the Three Stooges lol!
4 people like this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
Yah, he had 'Moe' hair too, it cut with a hand ax!:)
4 people like this
@marguicha (102194)
• Chile
16 Jan
I had an awesome mohair big scarf (echarpe). I wonder where it went
2 people like this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
Mohair is such a beautiful yard, I had different sweaters I loved wearing.
1 person likes this
@marguicha (102194)
• Chile
16 Jan
@kobesbuddy I wonder why you cannot buy them anymore. I havenĀ“t seen them for ages.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
@marguicha I think mohair was kinda a stylish yarn, but now, it isn't.
1 person likes this
@owlwings (39760)
• Cambridge, England
16 Jan
That made me laugh heartily! Then, of course, I had to go and look it up. It turns out that 'mohair' is a corruption of an Arabic word meaning 'choice' (presumably because the hair of the Angora goat is so soft and fine and warm that it makes choice garments), so it has nothing to do with 'hair' at all, really! So mohair is a wool which comes from the Angora goat (not a sheep) and Angora wool, confusingly, comes from the Angora rabbit and NOT the Angora goat! Angora is the old name for Ankara in Turkey, which is where Angora goats and mohair came from (though the goats themselves are supposed to have come from Tibet).
2 people like this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
I'm glad those poor goats and rabbits, came from a warmer climate! LOL
1 person likes this
@MALUSE (43589)
• Uzbekistan
16 Jan
@kobesbuddy Tibet doesn't have a warm climate. The best wool comes from animals which live high up in the mountains of the Himalaya where it is cold. Because of the cold, they have much hair=a thick fur. As far as I know, the fine threads are combed out.
2 people like this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
@MALUSE Yes, but their wool made me itch, when I wore those sweaters:)
1 person likes this
@Corbin5 (116145)
• United States
16 Jan
That was a very marvelous question. Maybe there is a "moe" running around out there, yet to be discovered.
2 people like this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
Yes and it hangs around with those 'Cobs' that leave all our Cobwebs! LOL
1 person likes this
• United States
16 Jan
That is really funny and kids do say the darnedest things
2 people like this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
She really did want to know and I finally caught on, to what she was asking:)
1 person likes this
@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Jan
Kids say the darndest things, don't they?
2 people like this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
Yes, and they are so earnest and sincere, in what they say!:)
2 people like this
@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jan
I had one mohair sweater and that was enough. It made me itch and was totally uncomfortable.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Jan
I itched all day long, whenever I wore mine, too! Mom bought me two of them, for Christmas one year.
1 person likes this
@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jan
@kobesbuddy I only had one and that was enough. I can still feel that itch from wearing it.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Jan
@just4him They were very stylish, so I suffered through wearing those prickly sweaters! LOL
1 person likes this
@DianneN (85007)
• United States
16 Jan
How cute! I saved a few beautiful mohair sweaters. When will I ever wear them is the question? lol
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
I had a couple mohair sweaters, but stopped wearing them for some reason:)
1 person likes this
@DianneN (85007)
• United States
17 Jan
@kobesbuddy I need a cold day to wear them, but I usually wear dresses when I go out and jeans and a sweatshirt at home. Perhaps one of my DILs would want them.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Jan
@DianneN If we go out, I love to dress nice. While at home, I'm usually by myself so why bother?
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (83153)
• Philippines
17 Jan
So what is exactly a mohair, my friend? I love sweaters, they keep me so warm than my blazers.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Jan
It's yarn made out of Angora goats hair, with lots of fiber, almost like hair.
1 person likes this
@SIMPLYD (83153)
• Philippines
18 Jan
@kobesbuddy Oh , i see. Thank you for that wonderful information.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Jan
@SIMPLYD That yarn is lovely, but it makes our skin itch! LOL
1 person likes this
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
18 Jan
Oh I would ask you the same thing. I have no idea what mohair is.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Jan
It's a yarn made from the hair of an Angora Goat. To wear it, this yarn makes me itch like crazy!
1 person likes this
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
19 Jan
@kobesbuddy I don't like wearing any clothing that makes me itch.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
19 Jan
@toniganzon Mohair is awful, but it looks very pretty.
1 person likes this
@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
17 Jan
A Moe looks a bit like a Nauga But a Nauga isn't as hairy.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Jan
LOL You are correct, but 'Michigan Nauga's' are extremely hairy, with long, sharp teeth hanging out of their mouth! And those darn COBS leave those stupid cob-webs, all over the place!
1 person likes this
@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
17 Jan
@kobesbuddy My Nauga's don't have much hair, just a tough hyde
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Jan
@JolietJake Yah, but you don't own a collie dog, that sleeps on it day and night!
1 person likes this
@amadeo (73281)
• United States
16 Jan
A good laugh indeed.Laughter is good.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
She really wanted to know, it gave me a big smile:)
@amadeo (73281)
• United States
16 Jan
@kobesbuddy yes a smile is good there.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
@amadeo She's such a sweet daughter and always has been:)
@JustBhem (42960)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Jan
I search for it and now I know what mohair is.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
It's a yard, made out of goat's hair.
1 person likes this
@JustBhem (42960)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Jan
@kobesbuddy I see that now.
1 person likes this
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
22 Jan
This is interesting to know. I wonder if we have those kind of sweaters here maybe not
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Jan
I don't know if they make them, any longer.
• United States
17 Jan
I thought it was going to be Eenie Meenie Miney Moe, I have no idea if any of that is spelled right.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Jan
You spelled it perfectly and 'Moe' of the 3 stooges just sent his approval, to both of us!
@Susan2015 (21698)
• United States
17 Jan
I wouldn't know what that meant either.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Jan
Mohair was so popular during the 60s, it made me itch like crazy!
1 person likes this
@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
16 Jan
That is cute and makes a good point. Wonder how these came to be named as such: Is it that someone said "give me Mo hair, meaning MORE of what was needed? Hmmmm
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
LOL All I know is, those Angora Goats made someone a lot of money!
@Shiva49 (13982)
• Singapore
16 Jan
They get to the root of the matter! Lovely photo - siva
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (55368)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Jan
Thanks, I have a very beautiful daughter:)
1 person likes this