Cutthroat Yarn

Because knitting is a cutthroat business

Master of None

Jeanette WardComment

I have always been interested in learning.  I have not always been the best student, especially in terms of history, math, science, etc.  And, the prospect of sitting in a class and learning from a textbook never really appealed to me, as anyone who knew me in college can attest.  Seriously, I didn't even bother attending most of my classes.  But, hands on learning a craft, that's a whole different ballgame.  Do they offer a PhD program in crafting?

Lately, beyond spinning, felting, crocheting, knitting, I have been exploring other world of making.  My latest venture has been in the world of foodstuffs.  So far this week, I have made some pretty heinous looking noodles and have purchased all the accoutrements for making goat cheese.  Now, Mr. Cutthroat ate the noodles like a champ.  He's less excited about the prospect of eating homemade cheese.  I'm pretty sure he'll still do it, though.

I want to do it all.  I want to be the jack of all trades and I am ok if I am the master of none.  Finding out how things are made lends to appreciation for how the parts of your life come together.  I have learned to do some stuff and realized that some things are better left to others.  One of those, silk worms.  I ambitiously bought a baggie of cocoons and carefully read all the instructions on harvesting silk.  I made one pot of cocoon soup and carefully wrapped one long thread around the world's tiniest niddy noddy.  After that 5 hour jaunt into harvesting silk, I realized 2 things, 1) that's why silk is so expensive and 2) harvesting silk is not for me. 


What's on my needles:  Man Hands mitts in Sugar Bush Bold