the side benefit is that i'll never run out of fiber to spin and my fiber-budget (isn't that an oxymoron) isn't impacted. but i digress.....
she finally agreed to give it a go, so we struck while the iron was hot. on an ashford traditional that amy had at the ready, she made her first yarn. she did great! i don't know if she's hooked yet, but we'll keep trying.
then there is the tale of my sister. a non-fibery kind of gal who stopped into visit wearing the nastiest, old, acrylic mickey-mouse cap.
i shuddered when i saw her. i offered to knit her a new one, i even tried to tempt her with this lovely, handspun merino
her response? 'i don't wear hats" after feeling my long,piercing glare...... she amended it to ' i don't look good in hats' well, i don't either and wearing the scankiest thing does not enhance the look! so i finally got her to agree to a trade, mickey for merino.
instead of just knitting a hat (which would have been the sensible choice, so not mine) i found this one in morehouse farms merino knits. it is the mozart trio, done in a frogman stitch. once i you-tubed the technique, i was off.
how lovely is that.
i'm now ready for the trade