Carding angora fiber.
And before anyone says anything about the horrible treatment of angora rabbits, this fiber is from my own pet angora Ivar, I do the shearing with the help of my husband and lots of treats and cuddles. I am the proud human mama of Ivar and his brother Billy, they are four and a half years old, in excellent health, very adorable and I shear them four times a year. They do not live in a cage, but have their own room in my house. Ill write about them more another time, right now I am carding the beautiful white wool of Ivar, he is an albino. I have this special carder with extra fine and dense teeth on the carding cloth, to be able to card the super fine angora fiber. Its an Howard David Tri-Carder, that I got at “Den Gamla Skolan”.
All fluffy and straight. One pass is enough, the second pass just seem to tangle it again.
I prefere to make “fake” rolags of the wool after I get it off the carder, its spinns easiest that way. Not that spinning angora is easy, its almost like spinning cotton.
The plan is to spin a fingering weight yarn and use it as the white part in these mittens I am planning to knit. The Märta mittens by Clara Falk. The angora is not strong enough to use alone in a pair of mittens but mixed with the sock yarn I think it will work out great and create a warmer pair of mittens. And I need that when I am out Pokemon hunting, it will only get colder and I am not about to stop playing PokemonGo just because its winter. 😉
Which colors should I use?
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