Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Misadventures in Spinning (Rated R for Language)
Once upon a time I had a pile of pretty silk hankies that I was knitting unspun into a scarf.
It was ugly. Really ugly. Plus I hated knitting the unspun silk. It would catch on everything. I tried to frog it but the silk wouldn't frog. It just kept breaking.
Then I thought I would take the unspun silk and spin it. My first try was promising. Spun on left. Unspun on right.
So I rigged up a lazy kate type contraption with a chair that let me draft the silk off the paper tube and use my Spindolyn to spin it. So far so good. I worked (wasted) a whole morning on this.
Then I went to unwind the spun silk onto another paper bobbin. It wouldn't come off the shaft of the Spindolyn. It stuck to itself and broke and finally it ended up a giant wad of tangled crap. I was major pissed off.
I still have a beautiful pile of hankies left but I am so angry at them that they are going into time out. Silk is a bitch.