Sunday, January 2, 2011

My First Attempt At Carding!

I received a very special gift a few weeks ago. I decided to finally put that gift to use so I hand carded wool this weekend and it was so much fun! I can't say that I did it exactly right but I found a great instructional video on You Tube.  There is second part to this video as well so be sure and check that out if you are a first time carder. I practiced on 2 ounces of Mountain Meadow wool/mohair that came along as a surprise with my hand cards. Just like knitting and spinning, I find hand carding to be very relaxing, rewarding, therapeutic....and a bit addicting! I can imagine how fantastic it will be to say that I actually carded, spun, and knitted the piece I am wearing! Now, all I need is a flock of sheep so I can really do it all from scratch! I am sure Jeff would love that, ha! 

I turned 2 ounces of this....


To a basket full of rolags...


Now, I am going to spin it up! I will post that as soon as I am done spinning it! 

Cheers! 

3 comments:

Little Wren said...

Looks great Liz!! Can't wait to see how your yarn turns out. :)

Liz said...

Thanks so much! I am spinning away as we speak. I have the day off tomorrow and hope to be done tomorrow so I can post!

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Wonderful. Isn't youtube awesome. People are so willing to share their wisdom. I look forward to seeing more progress. Hugs

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