Colder weather is coming, so I have been trying to get as much done as possible in the mill.
I still have bags of wool from Spring shearing to wash, and washed wool to pick and card.
I have also been cleaning out my craft room and digging through totes of wool stash, I found one bin that had bits of roving, leftover from projects, that were probably never going to get used up. I sorted the roving into colors/shades. I then decided to take it to the mill and see what colors I would get if I blended them together.
I love the results-varying colors with highlights.
Here is some Orange/Rust colored roving being blended by the card. Not the most beautiful machine, but gets the job done.
I had the idea of making some felted pumpkins, but the roving was mostly longwools and was a bit course and didn't take to felting. I decided to spin it instead. It was an easy spin.
Now to decide what to knit?
It was a fun, blending some random roving to get some new colors. You wouldn't need a carding machine to blend the wool, hand cards would get the job done as well.
A great way to recycle wool scraps.