It has been a long time since I shared my Ten Minutes a Day projects. This one has held my interest for a while. Last October, I came across some merino roving I'd had for a while.. probably longer than that, and decided to toss a pound or so into the dye pot. Something came up, maybe a phone call, who knows, and I promptly forgot about it. It merrily cooked away and by the time I remembered, it was a touch overdone. Not badly, but I'm not a fan of overcooked merino. Been there, done that, years ago. What I am a big fan of, are my carders. Love them. If I wasn't a fan before the three days I spent with Deb Menz at SOAR, I was when I left. Now, I'm a carding fool. Nothing is safe.
See, it isn't really too bad. But it sure is nicer after a run through the carder. To it, I added a lovely hand-dyed mohair blend I had kicking around.
and that + that = this...
Here, I'll open the batt up a bit to show you what's inside.
My carder is close enough to the kitchen that most of the carding is done while I wait for my coffee to brew in the morning. Seriously, before coffee.
Spinning the singles, that's hit or miss. Whenever I can sit down for a few minutes, I tear off a strip from a batt and spin it up. Less than 10 minutes.