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10 December 2007 @ 06:13 am
Fun with the supercarder  
I made some nice sock batts (superwash merino & silk) on the supercarder last night:

I got it set up:

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Here's my project:

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First wool into the machine:

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No fingers!

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The carder running:
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Burnishing:

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Batt on the drum:

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Doffed!

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Pulling batt off the drum:

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Batt pile:

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Finished sock batts:

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Fun fun! Tonight I'm going to card a pound and a half of the sage green silk, alpaca, and merino that I dyed over the 4th of July. It's going to be some yummy sweater yarn. Maybe even 3-ply.

-the redhead-

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Raynbowraynbow on December 10th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
I'm jealous
That your batts come off so cleanly.

I have a carder of unknown origins and getting the complete batt off mine is a huge pain. I spend more time cleaning than I do actually carding I think!
(Anonymous) on December 11th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
So pretty. Looks like fun.

Tonia
http://mrsknitter.blogspot.com