For my birthday, I've got a surprise gift from Ginny FatCatKnits. It was a Batt Pack for carding.
A couple of days ago, I was a bit bored with what I had on the needles, and with what I had planned to spin next (probably too many options). So I grabbed my hand carders and got out the batt pack to play with.
I loaded up the carders like that, and made rolags. The pack contained Mohair locks, green sparkly Firestar, Merino/Tencel, Tussah Silk, and Corriedale fleece.
I didn't add the same amount of everything on each carder, so the rolags looked different. The only thing on every go around, was the Firestar.
I was a bit uncomfortable for a while, because I thought I was being watched, until I spied Rudolph!
I spun semi woolen again, and chain plied it. It turned out a little bit overtwisted, but I had not trouble knitting with the finished yarn.
The real colors are somewhere between these two pictures.
Here's the yarn cake, ready to be knit into even more smittens!
I've got ~ 140yds, and made seven mittens, with just a little bit left over. So I guess you'll need about 20yds for one mitten, on 3.75mm needles.
I guess I was not quite done with smittens, but now I think I've got them out of my system.
Alright, that's it. They are hanging on the Christmas tree, and I can dust off my hands, and move on to my next project.
We are still waiting for snow by the way, and even frozen ground would be appreciated. The pups don't care either way, but I do.
Happy is in heaven, hiding his chew toys,
while Denny is spoiling his fun.