A Rav Challenge: Spin your Scraps

Perfect diversion for me. Scrap heap spinning. Oh. I collect scraps. So…I joined this group on Ravelry, and set about laying out a nice fat pile of scraps. We are aiming for 2 oz of fiber. Yardage…unimportant. Skinny yarn. Fat yarn. Whatever. Two ounces. No problem. So, there in the studio, on the daybed…a nice pile of scraps. I went out of the room to grab my camera, and when I returned…

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the muse herself, Artie, had made herself comfortable. And isn’t that appropriate? So, I worked around her. I sorted the fiber by color, to see if I had a full palette…and by jove…

scraps-in-color

White Gulf Coast locks, corrie roving, and a lone lustrous mohair lock, Border Leicester locks dyed with marigold, with goldenrod, with sumac, natural brown Gulf Coast locks, a hunk of brown alpaca, a hunk of brown llama, a teeny blob of black alpaca, some indigo dyed Gulf Coast, some overdyed Gulf coast, green cotton, and finally some pokeberry BL, and coreopsis and marigold dyed Gulf Coast. And Artie.

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The handcards were charged with a variety of fiber. This card has (L – R) brown alpaca, natural Gulf Coast, coreopsis dyed Gulf Coast, sumac dyed Border Leicester, natural Corrie, and natural brown Gulf Coast.

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This is 1/2 oz of rolags (carded fiber) in a variety of colors. I continued on until I had a 2 oz pile of rolags. So, now…I am ready to spin. If Artie, la muse, will just let me near my Fricke!

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2 thoughts on “A Rav Challenge: Spin your Scraps

  1. Just beautiful – your yarn will be very interesting! I’m leaning towards carding my scraps together as well – I absolutely fell in love with carding!!! Can’t wait to see your yarn!

    :O)

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