Knitting with silver (and, wire generally, I guess)

Hey. I just got inspired to buy some silver thread–er, silver wire–from Habu Textiles.

It is NOT easy to knit with–does anyone have suggestions? I tried oooos, but that was like teaching a pig to read (You know, frustrates you and pisses off the pig), and then tried with 1s, which seems SLIGHTLY easier, but my gauge is still erratic.

I think I should have started with Copper, which should be a bit cheaper, since frogging is damaging to the wire. :frog:

Also, suddenly I wonder–how do I splice the different skeins (er, spools).

Any advice/suggestions appreciated.

Cecile :thinking: