If You Go ...
... to hell, and I certainly hope you don't, you will notice three things.
- Grateful Dead CD's are played 24/7.
- There are no elastic waistbands.
- Hemp is the only thing to knit with.
As I mentioned yesterday I bought a skein of hemp to make soap socks or whatever the heck you call them. Now I had been advised previously that hemp was much easier to work with if you soaked it in water first. But all I was making was a stupid little bag, not a three piece suit. How hard could it be?
Well for all you "tight" knitters out there, I have found your cure. Knit with hemp. If you should even tug just a little on your yarn, the next row will be like forcing your needle through stainless steel simply to knit a stitch. I was finally knitting so loosely the damn needles were falling out of the stitches. Now there's a trick, I'll tell ya. I had holes so big you could drive a semi through them. It was a bad scene.
What makes it even worse is that someone at the yarn store designed and knit a beautiful market bag out of the same stuff and it's GORGEOUS. I can't even knit 2 inches. So apparently it's easy for some people to knit with hemp, just not me.
And because I spent all night trying to bend hemp to my will I have no pictures other than the usual. Andy. Sleeping.