Saturday, October 28, 2006

Come Card With Me

About three weeks ago, I blogged about some Sock Stuff! I bought from Freyalyn. This is her Lime and Cedar colourway. Freyalyn dyes this herself and uses the bits that are left on the commercial machines that produce roving for spinning. The best thing about it is that its 80% merino and 20% nylon.

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Because its the ends off the machines, it needed a bit of processing to be nice to spin. This afternoon has been spent carding and watching 'The Darling Buds of May' which I recently bought on DVD. The fibre now looks like this, a mountain of fluffiness!

I actually got three different colours out of the darker greens and there is some variation in the lime but not enough to bother separating it out.

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The first picture (with flash) shows the varying shades of the dark greens better but makes the lime look nuclear! Its not quite that bright. This second picture shows the lime green more accurately. Hmmmm.... maybe it is nuclear. I've just looked at the photos again and the lime is, well, pretty bright. I can't wait to spin this!

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