Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sometimes you just have to stop.

 I really don't like hand carding.  Forgetting this fact, I started a little blending project. Using several kinds of natural colored alpaca I hand carded about 40 little tuffs to spin from.  After carding about 3 I remembered: I really don't like hand carding.  Ah, but my drum carded definitely will not work with alpaca. So I carried on...
After making one skein of two ply yarn, I terminated the project. Spinning, for me,  is suppose to be enjoyable. Now I'm going to get out the drum carder and some WOOL and have some fun.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Norwegian White

 Have you ever heard of the breed Norwegian White?  I hadn't until I saw some top at Weaving Works: Norwegian White Top for $1.70/oz.   I bought about 8 oz and begun to spin it up into a lace weight yarn. It's so soft!  The breed Norwegian White was not in any of  my reference books so I googled it.  There's not much information out there. It became an official breed in 2001.
 I'm loving the Norwegian White and getting ready for my next dyeing project by spinning up some white skeins. I wonder how it will take dye? Stay tuned, we'll find out.