Tour de Fleece 2011
spinning green (yes, it is actually green I don't know why it looks turquoise in all the pictures... stupid phone) cotton, which is fun but a bit boring to look at. this is spun on the charkha. duh!
So for a break (and because I just got a brand spanking new set of cotton cards) I have been taking this Merino Angora blend roving which is Merino (dark pink) on one side and Angora (that is actually white not light pink) on the other, which has a tendency to want to spin up in stripes, all the Merino first then the angora.
Once it is carded, both the color and the blend evens out.
After carding I pull the fiber into a roving and wrap it into these little puffs called "bird nests".
This is one-fifth of the total fiber and the second fifth processed and ready to spin.
And this is one-fifth of the fiber spun. this will be plied and knitted into a shawl. A pink shawl, won't that be different.