Friday, March 27, 2009

Flax, just like a fairytale princess

I got my grubby mitts on some flax and I've been spinning like a bewitched princess.
While I prefer animal fibers, I don't mind the flax.
I spun a few hundred yards dry and it's very twine-like. I've been wet spinning since then. Instead of keeping my hands in water for hours, I've been slathering myself in cheap-Christmas-gift-lotion. It works better than water at tucking in ends, and it washes out when I boil the yarn to soften it.
I'm crocheting a topdown raglan in laceweight merino. So far, so fun.

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