Ah, the project I’m so good at avoiding: carding and spinning about a pound of Cormo locks. Spinning these is my last fiber-related goal of 2014, so I’m giving it one last push. I could feasibly finish carding tonight, then spend 2-3 evenings spinning them up. Wish me luck!
This wee project is tempting me, though. It’s a Magic Coffee baby hat for some friends who are expecting in the Spring. I’ll only see them once before then, so I want to have at least a little something to give them in person.
Back to carding! Good night!
The day was fine, the evening was frustrating (the Wee Boy knocked the Christmas tree over– twice!), and I wasn’t in the mood for detailed knitting. Bingo! Drum carding! I’ve spun up the first 1/2 of my cormo locks, with the second 1/2 not yet carded. Perfectly timed.
Apparently I had abundant free time tonight!
I’ve carded 1/2 of my locks, and have done a second run on about half of those. The second carding is a good idea, I think. The batt is much smoother and softer after a second go.
I also started spinning this fiber, mostly because I got tired of carding and couldn’t wait any more …
Today the Wee Girl and I attended an ice skating birthday party! It was my first time in over 10 years, her first time ever!
In fiber news, I got hold of a friend’s drum carder today and started in on my Cormo locks. It’s pretty fun and so much faster than doing it by hand!
First I cleaned out the fiber that was still there from previous projects, nice clean slate to start!
The batts I made are so, so fluffy and soft!!!
Not much left, but this amount I worked on today is only half of what I have! I ended up with about 7 batts. I might separate them and run them through one more time, but spinning from these batts would be just fine, too.
I’m so excited to have my hands on this drum carder! After trying to prepare the locks by hand, with hand carders, with a comb, trying a local wool mill, I was ready to give up on this last spinning project of 2014! But I’m sure I can finish this project by the end of the year, hooray!