I haven’t been knitting much lately, because I’ve been focusing on raising worms and reeling silk …
But I finally managed to bring the steel needles and the bug spit together!
This is reeled silk, about 150 cocoon-ends, lightly twisted (thrown) and then plied. I started out with a too-tiny needle (like a 000, I think) and switched up a size (00?) and it worked much better – if you really look, you can see the switch about halfway up.
I’m pretty sure that I’ll be able to make an amulet bag without going totally insane. I don’t think I’ll ever go for anything much bigger, though – it’s just too “delicate and retiring” to do.