Sunday, September 24, 2006

Corrugated Rib

I love this stuff. Always have. Here's a tip for those of you new to corrugated ribbing. If you hold one color in each hand, put the color you purl with in your left hand. This will make it very easy to move the purl color from the back to the front.



Tomorrow morning, I'm taking my spinning wheel in to show the kindergarteners how I make yarn. Should be interesting. I wish I owned a copy of Charlie Needs a New Cloak. Maybe I can find one in the school library in the morning. I think I'll bring the drop spindle, too, and try to impress upon them just how laborious a process spinning has been through so much of human history.

7 comments:

ericah64 said...

Very cool idea! Thing One's 3d grade class read about silkworms a couple of weeks ago, so I lent the teacher some Indonesian silk worm cocoons, some silk caps, and some recycled sari silk for the kids to check out (cocoons & caps courtesy of my visit to Zib this summer). I also printed out pictures from Zib's blog of the cocoons & caps being spun and gave her the link to www.wormpoop.com. She was really excited.

ericah64 said...

Oh, and I do love me that corrugated rib. I love ribbings so.

Zonda said...

Cool corregated ribbing! Thanks for the hint. Have a great time spinning for the kids! :)

Susan said...

Another good book is called A New Coat for Anna. It's about a little girl after WWII who needs a coat so her mother barters for all of the materials and services to make the coat. It starts with the sheep and ends up with a new coat. It's a charming book!

Leslie said...

Ooh, spinning at school--sounds fun! I bet they'll be very impressed. (And it's gotta be more fun than math class...)

the kitchener bitch said...

Thank you for the corrugated rib tip! I can really use that right about now for a current project.

...ain't it purty?

Jerry & Maxy said...

I have no idea how to do corrugated rib, but I think it's one of the COOLEST looking things in knitting - esp when I like the colors, but even if they aren't my favs, it seems to me like a very cool trick.