Monday, February 20, 2012

New Drum Carder

I sold my Patrick Green drum carder on Ravelry to a nice woman.  I met her in the San Fernando Valley, halfway between her house and mine.  She gave me cash and I handed over the carder.  I bought a motorized Fancy Kitty Kitten motorized carder with the proceeds from the PG carder and some money I had been saving.  I wanted a motorized carder because I like to have both hands free to feed in fiber.  Plus the Kitten has longer teeth on the carding cloth so it makes bigger batts.  It's pretty cool although a little hard to clean because of the long teeth.  I ordered the doffer brush that goes with it but it really doesn't reach down and get all the fiber out.  I like a clean carder!
batt from the Kitten

Swatches I knitted from the navajo plied worsted weight yarn I made from the batt.

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