I had a custom order from a friend for the larger Owl basket, and she brought me “Mop Yarn” to make it with. I LOVE the rustic look of it, but I have to say, this is the hardest yarn to work with!!! It has tons of little pieces of cotton stems in it, and is murder on my fingers!!! I did make the smaller one with the mop yarn too. Have you ever worked with mop yarn? I had never heard of it before this, and I’m not sure if I’ll use it again.