Keep on Smiling
Saturday I got some more combing done on Smiley's fleece. I now have a whopping 3 ounces combed! At the rate I'm going, I should finish combing all of this by the time I'm 50 or so. The combing is going pretty fast, it seems to be drawing off the top from the combs that's taking a while, but I noticed I was getting faster towards the end of the day. Hopefully, I can do some more combing this week and see if I really am getting faster or its just a hopeless attempt to tell myself that I am. I'm making the little top balls 1-1/2 ounces each and plan to predraft several of them together before I spin, just to try to blend the greys a little more. I could do my blending as I comb, but I don't want to flatten the color, I just want it to read as a more uniform color in a knitted fabric. I haven't decided if I want to dye it or not, the grey is so beautifully silvery, I'm really thinking about leaving it the natural color. Of course I don't really know what I'm going to do with it yet either, and that might affect the finished color too.