Saturday, April 15, 2006
Desperate for cotton.
My friend from school had a baby 3 years ago & when she learnt of my spinning & dying asked if I spun cotton. At that point I said "no - not yet. It's a short fiber & takes really long to spin." A few weeks ago, i decided to dye an assortment of cotton lycra sock yarn for her & her child (both of whom are allegic to wools & animal fibers). She's knitting up a sock storm. I shall be uploading images of the socks once she's done. She says stockinette works up great & that she doesn't bother with a pattern since the yarn self striped by itself. Also she finds it extremely forgiving because of the lycra in the cotton - no loss of shape.
She & her knitting bud will later be knitting shells & tanks from more yarn I've dyed.