Monday, April 3, 2023

A Happy Accident


I cut my finger AGAIN. It wasn't a bad cut but who needs finger cuts. I was carding fiber when I got too carried away and nicked myself. After disinfecting and bandaging I asked The Mister for some of his work gloves to prevent any more blood being drawn. 

What I discovered was that the rubber palms not only protected my fingers, they really helped handle the wool much better than my bare hands could. I could tease it out so much better since I could really get a grip on it. I'm keeping these in my carding kit. 

After sitting around Saturday waiting for the storm that wasn't I couldn't sit still yesterday so I had drug all the carding stuff onto the deck to get another batt made for this year's TdF. It's more of the California Red.

I didn't spend much time out there but I did get one more done. 

That makes five. I hope to get at least two more done before it gets too hot and buggy to go outside. 

It was so nice outside I took one of wheels outside and finished spinning the last of the raggedy rolags I had made from the same fiber I was carding. 

These are some raggedy singles that I made from those raggedy rolags. I was going to ply it together with those pretty batts from the carder but I'm going to have to rethink that. I probably should just ply this little bit with itself and knit it into a swatch to see how it blocks before I get too involved with the rest of it.


  1. First of all I want to thank you for your sweet comment on my blog post. Life does get difficult and messy sometimes doesn't it?
    And second. I L.O.V.E. those batts. It makes me want to replace my carding equipment, niddy-noddy and wheel and get busy spinning again. But I know with my back I just can't They are so very pretty though. Well Done Debra!

  2. Such a pretty pink color! Boy our storm Saturday was loud and long! And the winds were horrible!!!

  3. What fun to play with fiber--your combing wool is beautiful-minus the cut!

  4. Pretty batts: they look especially soft, too. Be careful with sharp objects and continue to protect your hands.

  5. It sure is a pretty pink. Hope your boo-boo heals up quickly.