spinning silk

I went to Mary's house today for a "spin-in" hosted by Mary and Kristi Cookie, Janice, Margit, Jeni and Grace (who probably has a blog, but I don't know what it is) were also there. I spun some of my silk hankie today, following the Knitty instructions. Kristi also let me try to spin some of the corn fiber I bought on her wheel. That was actually not fun. I assumed that once I sat down at the wheel, I would want one. I was wrong. Of course, I don't think it had much to do with the wheel and probably more to do with the corn fiber. That corn fiber might have to wait a while to be spun. The silk hankie is going fairly well and I have a feeling the soy silk that I have will also be easier than the corn.

Mary asked what I am going to make with it. I told her that it is what I am making: yarn!

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2 thoughts on “spinning silk

  1. Chikn with Stix January 8, 2007 / 10:43 am

    Mmmmmm, pretty. I really want to learn to spin, all my IRL friends have recently taken it up, but I'm afraid that it will compete with the little knitting I am getting done. 🙂

  2. abigailvr January 8, 2007 / 1:47 pm

    I can't see myself getting really into it until the kids are bit older and I have more time, but we'll see. 🙂

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