that could describe the weight and texture
(each 104" x 8.25" after washing/light fulling)
really did end up working in my favor
as, not only did I get another two days of blissed-out weaving,
(this kind of cloth-making is super fast compared with knitting),
enough to make a second
(if decidedly shorter) skirt.
another expedition downtown
(all of five blocks away),
to buy some more yarn
for the knitting parts of this project.
Fresh from weaving yummy yardage
I just happened to notice
that there are quite a few possibilities
for future Sarah-Dippity skirts
in that store.
of how mill spun yarn is finished
and why I find the knitting experience
so much more pleasurable
if I wash such yarn before knitting
(if not for weaving),
we conjured an experiment,
the results of which you can see above and below.
The yarn is not only fluffier and shorter,
it is also distinctly softer.
Why wait till after the knitting is done?
I'm now deep in the knitting portion of this skirt show,
where, given the length of the woven panels I just cut,
I am likely to remain for a while.
I do love to knit.
And it'll provide balance to the other enticing
(but less pictorially sharable), thing I'm working on:
an article for the autumn 2019 issue of Ply magazine!
as I drew a cartoon for the new issue of Spin Off
which should be showing up at any moment.
I haven't seen it 'in paper' yet,
but am most excited.
Has anyone received their copy?
I sure do love to be part of this yarnish world
and treasure absolutely everyone in it.