Thursday, March 13, 2008

Learning to spin

Tomorrow I'm attending Little Barn's Useful Knowledge Seminar. I'm taking a class about spinning yarns specifically for hand knitting: how to avoid skewing, how to get the texture and thickness you want, etc. Along the same lines, I'm currently reading The Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn. Most people have no idea there's such as thing as yarn theory, but that's basically what I'm learning: how the fiber, the number of plies, and the way it's spun affect the final article. It is so interesting! I just wish there was more of this type of information available for crochet.

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