I've seen the Knit and Tonic blog mentioned a few times in the last couple of days and decided to visit and see what was going on. I read everything on the front page and that helped me to understand. I thought she had a gilfriend for a while. Then I realized she refers to her daughter as Girlfriend. Not a huge thing, but helpful to understand.
I read her post about learning to use a drop spindle. Something that's on my very long To Do list. I was very interested in the idea of spinning silk and how it might somehow be 'easier'. Go here to read.
I followed her links to Knitty.com and, again, found out that learning to use a drop spindle with silk hankies sounds fairly simple. Go here and here. That took me to the Crown Mountain Farms website. Btw, if I was a smarter girl, I would have sensed trouble at this point.
Instead I found myself starting at lovely dyed silk hankies while thinking over what color(s) I would like/love most. While looking at that page, I noticed the sidebar images and the lightbulb went off.
I would spin the silk hankies. Then spin the silk with some yummy lace weight yarn, and have wool and silk yarn. In colors of my picking.
That's when I began to feel faint, and heard my mother's voice in my head. She wanted to know what I would do with all this yummy yarn I was planning on making.
My first thought? Don't care. Just want to play with it.
I'm going back to knitting on the boring super wash wool hat for boy. He won't like it and I don't care. It's here and it will not lead me to tempation. Unlike the boy or all that silk...