Thursday, July 24, 2008

The challenge, part 2

Remember this from yesterday?

I started spinning it up yesterday during lunch. It went really well and I kept doing it this morning. Separating the cap was more sticky/difficult than I thought it would be. I originally thought you had to be careful with the silk but you really didn't. Then you pull open a hole in the center and stretch it out into roving. Look at the roving hanging in the air! It is just like a wisp.

I'm really happy with the challenge day. The only problem is that I'm developing a blister on my index finger from pulling the silk into roving!

1 comment:

Lisa L said...

You are so brave! I tried one hankie last year and my skin was too dry - it kept catching!