So, what does one do without internet? Well, luckily I got the silk hankies I ordered a while ago in the mail yesterday, so I was able to entertain myself with that. These silk hankies, or mawata in Japanese, are literally expanded cocoons. As you can imagine, pure silk is wonderfully soft, and I intend to knit it. But there are a few steps I had to do before I could start.
|100% bombyx silk - colorway: fire on the mountain|
|First, you separate a hankie from the bunch...|
|...then you start in the middle and start spreading it...|
|You pull and tug at it until you have a worsted yarn weight.|
|It looks delicate, but it's unbelievably strong.|