Pat's Knitting and Quilting
May 9, 2012
I seem to be on a roll buying fiber related equipment - keep it rolling....
Louet Junior Carder - I feel like I made the perfect choice (with help from Ginny)
Within minutes of opening the box, I started making a pile of stuff to put through....
85 grams of merino, silk, corriedale, qiviut, cashmere, angora, yak, and baby camel (I added more than was in this original picture)
I only put it through the drumcarder one time and realized it was perfect exactly like that for a textured yarn. I wanted the color streaks and some lumps and bumps and tweediness and nepps.
spun into 173 yards of beautifully textured 2 ply worsted weight yarn
I have lots more yarn pictures, but realize I am probably the only one obsessed with this yarn so I won't bore you :)
Instead I'll overload you with woven scarf pictures .....
My next drumcarding plan is to card enough fiber (mixing and matching stuff I have -- I'm in the gathering phase right now) for a sweater. I will spin it during Tour de Fleece in July - can't wait!