Carding Deja Vu

Good morning and happy Saturday! Have you heard the “it’s so cold I saw a politician with his hands in his own pockets” joke as much as I have the last few days? Much different than the non-winter we had in 2012. I don’t often say I’m looking forward to Monday and I don’t think many other people do either, but Monday’s temperatures sure look nice, and Tuesday’s look even better!

Last weekend I began carding up some pink targhee to homogenize the color. It came out beautifully. The gallery below shows the batts after the first and second pass through the carder and the final result.

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I also bought some black/brown dyed targhee from the same dyer, and I spent some time last weekend running that through my drum carder to homogenize its colors as well.

During the week I spent some time dividing both into 10-ish gram balls. You may be able to guess where this is going because I have done this before and I did learn a valuable lesson about using fiber that had some variation in its colors. This is why I did what I did last weekend with both the pink and black targhee.

That was as far as I got with this new gradient project this week. Since it’s colder outside than Melania’s icy stare when her husband’s back is turned, I am spending the day inside finishing up this carding project. With any luck, I will be able to start spinning it too.

Have a great weekend and stay warm!

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