The weather has cooled down, it's time for doing more fiber projects.
Betty is sharing with our readers the two projects that she has recently completed.
At the top, a scarf made from her English Angora wool is in the photo. The original color of the yarn is white, spun moderate thick and thin then plied with thin blue thread as a binder. Then the yarn was soaked, washed and then dyed with Easter egg dye. Betty was shooting for baby blue, she used two different brands of Easter egg dye to achieve the intended color. The stitches for the scarf is regular knit with "seaweed" extension. Fringes are added to both ends. The scarf measures 6" width with 66" length.
Recently Betty was given a pound of American Fuzzy Lop combings. After discarding some mats that were too hard to break, Betty spun the AFL combings into thick and thin novelty yarn. The second photo shows two skeins of yarn made from the AFL combings. Surprisingly, there isn't any difference in the spinning of AFL combings and Angora combings, nor there is much difference in the feel of the yarn. Each skein in the photo is a little shy of 100 yards, weighs about 1/3 of a pound.