Purple Batts

The second set of batts created from my latest drum carder obsession were a nice deep purple with some lighter purple silk add ins as well as some lighter purple sparkle, and some carded sari silk , and a few silk noils.

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I absolutely love these batts, which is why I had a really hard time not starting them immediately. Despite being in the middle of another spinning project, I pulled out a different bobbin and began spinning these.

I ended up with a nice bouncy 2 ply yarn, it’s a gradient from a slightly brighter purple to a very dark one. And it has fantastic bits of interest! This was a pleasurable spin right fromt he start, and plying was fun, as I got to see how all those bits of interest came together in a finished yarn.

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It’s great! I’ve got 550 yards of a heavy fingeringweight yarn. It’s bouncy and wonderful yarn, as I spun it long draw. It is going to be just as hard to leave this in my stash as it was to put the batts in my stash!

In other words, I can’t wait to knit this!!!

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