Like The Queen
Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


Ooooh! I am drooling over your boucle!

As for the Q, I am making mine (from our Alaskan Adventure) into a lacy confection found in the Spring '04 Knitter's -- pp. 76-77. I've been told that because Qiviuk is so warm, you have to knit something lacy with it, or smother. ;-)

By Blogger Margaret, at 11:35 AM  

I haven't even touched my Q yet (aside from some occasional fondling)... life keeps getting in the way, and I had that baby yarn on the wheel until recently...

So now the wheel is sitting there.... hmmm... maybe Fiona should get a little Q & A time (tee hee)

By Blogger Amie, at 7:01 PM  

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Tuesday, September 27, 2005  

Work days are difficult to squeeze fiber into. Sometimes I'm very tired when I get home. Sometimes BD wants to watch a movie. Sometimes I get sucked into the Internet and just never get around to picking up needles or sitting down to wheel. Yesterday was that way BigTime. Work was busy and interesting but when I got around to 6 o'clock I was bushed!

Besides - I have a pretty empty spinning wheel and can't seem to decide what fiber to put on it next. I do have some of the (gasp) Q word stuff - Qiviut - a staggering gift from A. I spun a very very tiny bit of that and was shocked to see that it will spin about the thickness of a spider web if I really want something that tiny. It created a 2-ply yarn that was about 36 or 38 WPI.

It's so intriguing to even contemplate spinning something that fine, but I'm not yet sure I would want to knit with something that fine. It would make a fabulous airy lace scarf - and I need not necessarily knit with extremely fine needles. Lace weight can be knit with 5's.

So - I guess I have to decide what I want to actually make from this caviar of fibers, before I spin it up.

Ah well. This is no great burden - sometimes thinking about it is an equal pleasure to actually doing it.

But - with nothing new on the fiber front I will just side off the computer chair and pet dogs. Or read one of the Betsy-Tacy high school books. This is an annual ritual, for Maud Hart Lovelace can capture the tangy crispness of autumn like no other author. Yep. looks like I have about an hour to play. See ya later.

posted by Bess | 7:28 AM