core SPINNING, that is!
as you all know, I'm on a crazy core spinning kick. so naturally, I dug out the drum carder and threw some fiber in.
I spun one of the three batts that I created. annnnnd I just now realized that I don't know where the others went. oh no! I lost fiber! must go on a fiber hunt after I post this.
no picture of the batt cause I was far too excited to spin it up.
grey mill ends, orange cormo (both processed and dyed by moi), and pepto bismol pink cotton for texture.
this is actually two yarns that just might knit itself into a cute hat some day. one was spun from "tequila beach" batts (thanks lapoli!) with ribbon add-ins. the other was spun from a roving I pulled on my hackle sometime ago.
I had a hard time photographing this puppy. the colors blend from a purplish blue, to navy blue, to green.
commercially dyed (I think) shetland from NYsheep'n'wool, with stripes of hand painted green bamboo.
this yarn was a learning experience. I learned that I'm not too fond of icelandic wool. I learned that when I watch a tutorial video, it wouldn't hurt to actually follow the advice they give, as they probably know a thing or two about the certain technique they're explaining. and I learned that my boything really does want a hand knit hat, although that's irrelevant.
dark brown icelandic wool also from NYS&W, core spun and occasionally thread wrapped, with felted naubles strewn about.
and all knat up! (yup, totally just made that up and think I'm gonna say it all the time now haha)