That’s what knitting with this denim yarn feels like: Knitting with string. Bleah.
I keep looking at my washed swatch and fondling it to remind myself what the finished sweater will be like.
I am knitting this with bamboo needles. When I started the gauge swatch I used an Addi turbo. But I quickly abandoned that and started over with a bamboo needle because the denim yarn on the metal needle was just too slippery for me to deal with.
The only problem — the indigo dye does stain the needles a bit. I’m hoping I can clean the needles up a bit with some Murphy’s Oil Soap when I’m done with the knitting.
I’m coming along nicely on the Trekking socks.
No staining of the needles. Heh.
Do you like the delta orifice that comes with the Gem? I had a less-than-enjoyable time spinning on it and was considering selling it, but after I swapped the delta orifice for a WooLee Winder it worked much better for me.
No, I don’t like the Delta orifice. Roseann suggested I might get another flyer for the Gem and recommended the Majacraft Fine Fiber Flyer — it’s item Maj-3002 on this page from the Woolery. Roseann, I ordered it this morning.
So I’ll continue to practice on the Majacraft Gem to get more comfortable with it, because I’ll be taking it on the road in a few weeks time.
Speaking of “on the road” I’m not going to be going to Rhinebeck this weekend — but I’ll be thinking about it! I’m going out of town the following two weekends though, and both are trips for fun, so don’t pity me too much.
“Huh? You’re going out of town? Parrrrrrr-tay!”