wool, novelty yarn, angelina, threads
I (finally) used this batt sent to me by YarnPunk in a fiber swap we did last spring (thanks, Elizabeth!). I incorporated all the fiber except a little of the periwinkle roving, which I might knit in as-is to the final piece; I'll also carry the threaded pom-pons along as I knit, as I didn't spin them in (this allows me easier placement as I knit, a la YarnWench). I didn't use the fabric or the tulle, as I couldn't figure out how to spin with them; that's one of my next spinning goals, to learn how to do that.
Now that I am addicted to spinning with batts, I'm going to have to fork over the dough to get a drum carder. Planning on getting a Strauch, but can't decide between the Petite and the Finest. But it's a third more, $390 vs. $624. I recently passed up an almost-new Double-Wide for $700, 200 clams under retail, all because the seller bugs me (yeah, I'm a dork like that, it's just how I roll). Sigh. But it's probably more than I need now anyway. Although who knows when I'll be glad I bought a workhorse? I've always tried to get the best possible tools for any job, and (IMHO) this is it.
Off to write the Purl 'n Hurl update for last night's SnB; check it out. Have a great weekend, all.