Weekending
3.16.16

Blending..

  160315pink-roving-detailin preparation..

Raglanify is in the home stretch.  I'm already working on the second sleeve.  After that, there is the neck, a very few ends to be dealt with and blocking.  Despite the weather and knowing that if these warm days continue, I may not wear it until next fall; I am already planning for another.   

Last week I began pulling various fibers, dyed and otherwise, out of my stash.  The one last color that I wanted, I was lucky to find at the Wayland Market.  It isn't a very soft wool, but I wasn't planning on using a lot of it.  It works well with all of the other very soft fibers that will be carded with it.

I love blending colors and fibers.  My carder does a great job if I keep each batch at about 1.75 oz. That meant a bit of math to keep the color of my sample.  Everything had to be weighed and each batch bagged for carding.  

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I'm not sure what breed the natural is in the top left corner.  It is very soft and the color I was looking for.  When I checked the tag that was in the bag, it only gave me a weight and the animal's name.  Oh well.  Pure wool.  Then there was a bag of various fibers, floor sweepings, sort of.  I know that there is a very, very little bit of silk and some alpaca and probably something else.  The darker burgundy red is a Border Leicester.  

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I've got another 9 or so ounces to card and a lovely big bag of these.  

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Comments

Carding is SO MUCH FUN. I should do it more often. It's simply a matter of hours in the days....

Beautiful colors! Love the resulting blended pink.

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