Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Playing with Fiber

Last night I had an urge to play with my new BFL sliver. It was getting close to bedtime, so all I did was unbraid it and predraft it. It's amazing how at first it didn't want to draft at all, and then all of a sudden it became *so* easy to draft. In this shot you can see how a tiny bit of predrafting allowed all the fibers to align (the pills disappeared!) and decompress:
The predrafted fiber is on the bottom, the undrafted fiber on the top.

Look at how much bigger it is!
Looking back at this photo I took when I first bought the fiber, the entire braid was only about the size of two skeins of sock yarn:
It's definitely poofed out now!

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