Wow!! So many pretties this week. My mouth was almost drooling looking at all the fabulous yarns. I love them all.
This week I received my new (and first) drum carder. (actually it came last Friday) Needless to say I've been carding up a storm. At first all I had in the house to card was some black&white mill ends from a grab bag. I had about a pound of that stuff and it ranged in color from black, white and grey. I also had a bit of deep navy blue and pink mill ends that I had dyed up. But, it had gently felted, so I knew that it would need to go through the carder in order to be spun up nice. I also had a gallon size bag filled with “scraps” from this last years spinning projects. I ended up with sooo much grey based batts until all my new fibers arrived early this week. When it arrived I started dyeing up a bunch of colors and then made some yummy batts. I had promised myself that most of the batts that I made would be sold on Etsy.... well... so far I've broken that promise. I just can't resist the urge to spin up those fluffy batts. Add that to a sick kid this week and I've had plenty of time to sit with her and spin. Wow... long story and babbling. I guess it's on to the yarn!!
Top Left: “Candlelight” Carded Rambouilet combed top, wool, icicle, locks, and sari silks. 168 yrds thick n thin 3.8oz.
Top Right: “Lollipop” Carded Hand dyed & Carded Wool Mill Ends 2 ply, 89yrds, 4oz Bulky
Bottom Left: “Monster House” (2 skeins total) 2 ply Carded Hand dyed Wool Mill Ends Totaling 202yrds 6.90z Bulky
Bottom Right: “Fall Leaves”Kettle Dyed Superwash & Nylon (2 skeins total) 2 ply Worsted – Heavy Worsted 166 yrds, 6.2oz
Top Left: “Grey Surprise01” Random Carded Hand dyed Wool Mill Ends 136 yrds, 4.5 oz 2 ply Worsted – Bulky
Top Right: “Grey Surprise02” Random Carded Hand dyed Wool Mill Ends & Angelina 113 yrds. 2.9 oz Worsted – Heavy Worsted
Bottom Left: “Starry Night” Carded Grey Mill Ends & Colorful Threads. Plied w/ silver thread, beads, and little silver stars. 112 yrds, 3 oz, Worsted – Bulky
Bottom Right: “Dark Denim” Carded Hand dyed Wool Mill Ends (navy and deep yellow) 2 ply, 129 yrds, 4.7oz., Worsted - Bulky
My pride and joy of the week: “Pond Waters”This yarn is the most consistent I've ever spun. It's superwash and nylon. 184 yrds, 2ply, 5.3 oz and is a sport – worsted wt. I think I'll be making some ankle socks with this one. I just love it!!