Last fiber goal of 2014

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!

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/ef3/62319461/files/2014/12/img_7646.jpg
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.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/ef3/62319461/files/2014/12/img_7645.jpg
Back to carding! Good night!

Carding and spinning.

Apparently I had abundant free time tonight!

IMG_7021.JPG

IMG_7018.JPG

IMG_7017.JPG
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 …

Drum carding!

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!

IMG_6809

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!

IMG_6829.JPG

First I cleaned out the fiber that was still there from previous projects, nice clean slate to start!

IMG_6831

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.

IMG_6832

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!