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

6 thoughts on “Yesterday’s News, Tomorrow’s Knitting

    • Quite thin – about 2.5cm (seam allowance must be drilled into my brain). It seemed an ideal width since I didn’t have any problems with the paper tearing.

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