So that new toy I was waiting for the other day? It came!!
What could it be?!
That would be a brand spankin’ new Strauch Finest Doublewide drum carder! Having sold my Lendrum and everything that went with it recently I figure it was time for the investment. My first thought when I opened up the box? “Holy hell what did I do?!?” It’s kind of ginormous. But after getting the pieces in place and making my first batt, I’m quite happy with my purchase. Look at the fluffy goodness!
Yet another sucky indoor at night picture, but you get the idea. I weighed the batt and it turned out to be about 2 3/8 ounces which is definitely not a bad size. Rolled out it’s huge. I think felters would definitely love the batts that come off this baby (although not this one since it’s superwash merino). I know I can’t wait to have enough angora to start blending stuff for myself. I even worked on the giant bag o’ cormo that I’ve got washed last night in preparation for that day.
I spent some quality time with this book during the week and I’ve got some solid color dyed fiber drying at home as I type, so my weekend plans involve parking myself with the carder in front of some football and making a bunch of batts for the festival booth. Considering the weather (and the fact that I’ve apparently done something to my left knee that isn’t going to resolve itself quickly), I think that’s a good plan.
There’s some finished spinning in my world too.
Hope you aren’t tired of looking at this colorway because there’s at least two more skeins of it to come. This one is about 812 yards and was on superwash merino. It will be on its way to its new owner tomorrow. It’s definitely tough to let this one go, but hopefully it will spread a ray of sunshine in its new home.
Hope y’all have a great weekend and stay dryer than I am!!
P.S. I totally think this might need to be my next wheel!
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