It looks as if my wool knitting and felting career may be over before it has truly begun. My hands have been so sore with lots of little splits in them and I realised the soreness is where I handle the wool when knitting. Someone has suggested I may be allergic to wool. So as I have just finished another teacosy I have packed all wool firmly away and am waiting to see if my hands heal. My fingers are too sore even to sew, so I am looking round for another occupation, maybe some dyeing, I have silk threads that need attention.