Monday, December 12, 2011
like large chubby animals
one of the things i most loved about doing the toronto one of a kind show was the friends and contacts i made. although we stay in touch online, i missed not seeing them this year. so i was especially pleased this past week to get an email from jane at "knit twits" from calgary suggesting a collaboration. jane and jackie knit large wonderfully chunky cowls and scarflettes. i got this one last year in a trade. they have been using "ozark handspun" for the biggest pieces but find it a little scratchy. (ozark handspun was the yarn that inspired me to start spinning 5 years agao).jane asked if i could spin fat yarn.
the first one i spun, made with lots of natural undyed fibres, was over 7 oz and when i lifted it, it felt like a warm chubby animal. they seem to have a life of their own.
i have a dozen to spin up before i head off to st. john's on thursday.