Yesterday I took a break from painting and attended the meeting of my handspinning guild, Peachtree Handspinners. This is such a great, talented group of people; I am always so inspired by their work.
Since this meeting was a 'social spin', meaning we just visited and played with our spinning wheels, I needed to take along some yummy fiber to spin. I dug through my stash and found two pounds of blue wool and white mohair that needed a trip through the drum carder. If I wanted the colors to be more blended, I could run it through the carder again. But, I think I like it this way.
Here is the result of my date with the carder. If I had to name this color, it would have to be "My New Blue Jeans".
This is how it it is spinning up. Newly carded fiber is a delight to spin. It drafts so easily, it almost spins itself.
Well, I'm off to practice painting fairies and dragonflies, before I actually paint them on my walls.