Yes, I know. I’m late posting this update. Here’s the thing. Day 4 started out with our Internet being out. Then, shortly after it finally came back on, we lost power, thanks to a very nasty line of thunderstorms that went through and left thousands without electricity. And day 5 was grocery shopping. Need I day more?
Anyway, here’s what I did day 4 and day 5.
Today is day 6, and I will be finishing the silk caps and spinning more of the merino. I very much enjoyed spinning the silk hankies, but I’m not so fond of the caps because they are much more difficult to separate than the hankies. Live and learn. 🙂
There is a good tutorial on spinning silk hankies here.
I don,t understand what you mean by spinning up the silk hankies and hats? Do you mean you unpicked them and respun? The spool looks great.
Silk hankies and caps are made up of a bunch of individual silk cocoons that have been stretched over a frame. To spin them, you separate them so that you a sheet of one or two cocoons which you then stretch out into a long stand that you then spin. There’s a really good tutorial on spinning silk hankies here. (When I originally posted this comment, I included a link to the tutorial, but apparently one cannot publish link in the comments, so I inserted it into the blog post.–Pinko Knitter)
Thank you very much.