I tested out fine gauge copper for knitting, to make jewellery. I got an okay result. The process was a so-so experience. I will try again with fewer stitches and smaller needles.
Have washed the bulky-gauge grey wool vest that I got at the thrift store, and was very grateful to have a Spin-X appliance to whiz the water out for faster drying. I am quite sure the vest is handknit, one of the cables is crossed backward.
I found a fisherman's sweater from Ireland at a thrift store and bought that to pass along to someone. There were a number of other things in the shop that looked interesting but nothing I had to have. I had my eye on white linen blouses and a white slubby cotton cardigan that would look good garment dyed or resist dyed with indigo.
Since I feel my indigo vat management skills could be improved to get stronger colour, I poked around on the Internet and found some blog posts by Catherine Ellis and India Flint about managing an indigo vat using fructose. So that's good.
I got my sewing machine serviced, and a generous friend came over to walk me through cutting, piecing, and finishing edges. I am using linen fabric, of course. My knowledge and experience of sewing is still rudimentary but I possess more than I did a week ago and that pleases me.
I was thinking, if most cotton raised in the U.S. is now genetically-modified, then perhaps people will start to think of vintage cotton clothing as extra-valuable because the material was raised from non-GMO seed. Perhaps.