Thursday, January 21, 2010

how could I not!!

I spent the last 2 evenings playing with my new drum carder. Over the past few years I purchased different types of fibers to try to spin.. some bamboo, mohair, tencel and wool. I tried carding them by hand but it just didn't turn out the way I wanted... so the fiber has been sitting there. Well it all works up really nicely in the drum carder. I have a lot of the bamboo fiber. When I purchased it , I didn't realize that it wasn't roving or top it is just clumps in a bag. Well it works up really nice in the batts leaving little fluffy silky bits here and there. The batt with green in it is from a few little bags of fleece my daughter gave me for Christmas. I couldn't wait and had to spin that one up last night. The little skein is 63 yards of cuteness. From carder to yarn didn't even take that long and there is a lot more left. I will probable card up more after work and spin that up too and then maybe make a simple neck warmer.. Did I say I was having fun!!(^_^)

2 comments:

Ilix said...

Those look fantatstic!
I do not spin, but they look really sqooshy and soft.

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

they are surprisingly sqooshy and soft.!!