Laura is knitting Love of Spiders by Melanie Berg. She has also started a pair of toe up socks on size 0s (60 stitches) using Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Harold’s Purple Crayon colorway. She has also started a log cabin baby (Creativebug class) sweater using size 6 needles and handspun sw merino in the “puppy dog tails” colorway. She talks about how the garter stitch heel socks (Lucy Neatby pattern) are wearing.
Leslie has finished nothing because she is a loser.
Laura has been spinning some Wool Pierogi rolags for Eloise. She is also spinning ITW in the Il Tramento in the Falkland base.
Leslie spun 2oz of Enchanted Knoll Farm batt in Dune.
Book Review: Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom by Syne Mitchell, $10 kindle version
Question from KatyKittyJay, “Hello,
I have a question about alternatives to silk. I love silk for its sheen, drape, and the way it takes colour. However I learned last year that silk is made by boiling the live caterpillars in the cocoons. Do you know of any good alternatives, either for spinning or knitting, that don’t involve boiling animals alive? It could be animal fibre or perhaps one of the plant derived fibres. If there isnt one that has all the properties of silk, are there perhaps different fibres that share some of the properties?”
Leslie finished listening to Six of Crows. She’s currently reading Illuminae by Amie Kaufman (author of a favorite series These Broken Stars), Stained Glass Monsters (author of favorite series Stray) and is listening to Paper Magician (free audible version with Kindle Unlimited). My pre-order for Morning Star downloaded, which is the third in the Red Rising series.
Laura has read the second in the Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason.
String Theory classes
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