At the Still Point of the Turning World
Residency is over, NOW what? (While I'm waiting for the answer, I'll get some spinning done....)

Monday, October 28, 2002


Today was the first day of Kathryn Alexander's workshop on knitting with energized singles. It's quite a challenging class. We spun a variety of singles yarn in S- and Z-twist, knitting the resulting kinky, twisted yarns into various swatches. Things got really complicated when Kathryn asked us to knit alternating stitches between Z- and S-strangds. We did this with fully relaxed singles that Kathryn provided to us as well as freshly-spun 62-count wool singles. Add to this the fact that, when knitting with S-spun singles, you have to reverse the direction of your knitted wrap in order to prevent additional twist from entering the yarn--well, you get the idea that knitting my samples took every ounce of concentration I could muster.

Perhaps it was this detailed knitting at altitude, but I felt quite seasick after today's session. That's why there are no photos today--I'm resting! Hopefully more tomorrow.