I have a love/hate relationship with wool. Since I am mildly allergic to wool, I cannot wear most wool garments without feeling pricked all over by tiny needles. However, avoiding wool as a beginning knitter and spinner is hard - and who would want to? Wool is a joy to knit with and a joy to spin!
At last weekend's Knit and Crochet show, found my antidote to wool: silk. I can spin silk. I can knit silk. And best of all, I can wear silk. Red Fish Dyeworks was my pusher of choice, and I came away from their booth with two project ideas and silk laceweight yarn aplenty.
Two teasers for you (since I am about to get kicked off the computer):