Yesterday’s News, Tomorrow’s Knitting

paperyarnI’m putting my new drop spindle to good use, starting with spinning yesterday’s news.

I picked up a Metro, the free London paper that settles in a grey layer over the floor of the Underground train carriages by the end of the rush hour each morning. It makes a surprisingly strong yarn, tough and inelastic.

After a couple of hours my fingers were pink and grey from friction and ink.paperpaper2