Or how to keep in touch with your best knitwits when you live 3,000 miles away from them

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

vv, i wound the yarn into a skien using my arm, but it is twisting in on itself. did i spin it wrong?

bev, i totally understand the need to get her something for her birthday, but remember that it doesn't have to be something big or expensive. the best gift i ever got from my mother (who is a person that doesn't flinch at $200 gifts) is a scrapbook of family photos. going back before i was born. of course, making that would seriously cut into knitting time...

love the pic of al with the crabs.

i'm still spinning and knitting the damn scarf. i taught my friend lisa (lisa russo, not lisa libby who i went to the fiber festival with) to knit on monday. libby and i are going to some hang-out0and-knit-event on a farm or something like that on saturday. i'm not sure what the deal with that really is, but i 'll let you know when we get back.


Blogger vv said...

no, you didn't do anything wrong. now you need to fill your sink with warm water and a drop of soap. put the skein in the water and let it soak for about 10 minutes. try and move the water as little as possible (or else it will felt). take it out of the water, and gently squeeze as much of the water out, then hang it on a hook or back of a chair and place a towel on the bottom of the look to absorb any excess water and weight the skein. when it is dry, you can knit with it. (this process is called 'setting the twist.)

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