Apple leaves in October
Saturday October 28th 2023, 9:19 pm
Filed under: Knit,Knitting a Gift

At least that’s what the pattern looks like to me.

I always scour coned yarns to get the mill oils out, but I often wonder if one needs to with silk.

This afternoon I finished the ribbon silk cowl that had puttered along all week (deadlines being a helpful thing; I want it ready to give tomorrow.)

And then I washed it. Didn’t even wait for the hot water, just a quick tepid soak with suds for ritual’s sake.

The change! All those twists that had been running through my hands for hours and made it hard to get the needle in the stitches as quickly as I’m used to–it didn’t look like that now at all. It shrank a little, yes, but the ribbon had turned into a tube. It had depth. It had much greater softness. It had smoothness. No angles in the fabric anymore, it was all rounded everything. Such a transformation!

As I marveled at it I thought at myself, You’ve done this before. This is not new. It’s just been a long time and you forgot.

Silk usually dries very fast but this was so dense that I had to take a hairdryer to it to be sure it’ll be ready in the morning. It’s not done, but at least it’s closer. Here, let me go run those ends in.

If only those two women at the bone scan office could see it now.

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That is gorgeous! (Wish I could feel it, not just look at a picture.)

Comment by Marian 10.28.23 @ 10:35 pm

Another beautiful thing come to fruition.

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 10.29.23 @ 6:16 am

Absolutely lovely! Can’t wait to read more.

Comment by DebbieR 10.29.23 @ 8:13 pm

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