In my last post I told you that it had been a very busy time for me. Too busy to take time to go through pictures and post, so I thought I would take the time now, to show you a little of what I’ve been doing. Besides my “have to do” projects, like roofing the house, I was able to do some fun stuff. I washed some dark brown lamb’s wool from our flock, and spent a couple of days carding it with my drum carder.
Shetland/jacob lamb’s wool
I decided to blend it with some alpaca that I had from my sister.
Alpaca on the drum carder
I did a 75/25 blend and am really happy with it. I decided that I would make a round yoked sweater with it, so I also carded a bit of the white wool and blended it with the same fawn alpaca. I will use this for a pattern on the yoke. I can’t wait to finish what I have on my spinning wheel so I can start spinning this!
About a pound and a half of wool ready for the spinning wheel