She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands. --Proverbs 31:13

4/23/2005

Finally finished the silk! Out of a about 4 ounces, I got 1250 yards of lace weight yarn. It is, again, 32wpi. I have struggled with what to do with it. Should I try to weave a scarf on the rigid heddle loom? Weave a tri loom shawl of it, and bead the edges? Or knit another shawl? Maybe I will just knit without any intention at all, and see what happens.

3 comments:

Sam said...

The silk is beautiful! Is it more difficult to spin than wool? I have been spinning with a drop spindle, and I am starting to learn on a friends wheel, but I find it hard not having time by myself with it.

Jan said...

Sam, the silk is not any more difficult than wool, in this form. In fact, it might be easier, because it seems to me as if the length of the staple is longer, so you have more time to get it all to twist together. Also, your hands can be farther apart, so there is not as much time for the fiber to fly out of your hands and through the orifice!

bibliotecaria said...

I'd say sit and stare at it a while before deciding what to do with it. It took me a year staring at my walls before I decided what colors I wanted to paint them. Never rush into creative decisions!

I'm enjoying your blog. Reading blogs like your's is keeping me persistently on the path toward learning spinning, and later weaving, and continuing to advance in knitting! (as well as other things -- I like fiber too much!)