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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I *Heart* My Mini Combs

I may have a problem.

I can't stop combing fleece.

It started with the Corriedale:

Hand-combed Corriedale top

Then, I moved on to some Targhee I acquired from my guild's fiber swap the other night:

Hand-Combed Targhee

And then, there was Cormo.

There was adult Cormo:

Cormo Fleece (Adult)

And Cormo lamb (hogget):

Cormo Lamb Fleece

Which is turning into hand-combed adult Cormo:

hand-combed Cormo top

and hand-combed Cormo lamb (which you simply must feel to believe):

Hand-combed Cormo lamb

Of course, all this combing produces waste, which can then be carded. Here's some of that Cormo lamb combing waste, which I spun long-draw:

Cormo Lamb Sample -- Woolen

That was a quick-and-dirty, noils and all sample, spun around midnight without caring about consistent grist (that's probably obvious). But it proves to me that the combing waste is still very usable.

I also finished spinning some roving from Pigeonroof Studios:

Handspun Yarn - autumn cherry

That's 3.75 oz., 182 yards of superwash merino.