I decided to take advantage of the weather and make chicken stock and knit a sweater. I was half watching last night's True Blood and carefully counting my increases when I heard a CRASH! on my front porch. I opened the door to find this.
THANKS U.P.S. GUY! Awesome job!
Anyway I opened it up to find my new Strauch drum carder! EEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
That's the sound I made.
So there she is, along with my first batt. You know what I love? That this came nearly fully assembled. I am lazy, and "assembly required" means that it's going to sit in my studio for 3 months before I even look at the directions. I have had a strict policy for skipping assemblies since Jr. High. Also awesome, this comes with something called a "Knuckle Saver" that you use to remove the batt. I sure wish my Strauch hand cards had come with a knuckle saver.
I have another question for my fellow fiber nerds, approximately, how many ounces of fiber should I be feeding into this thing to produce one batt? Any idea? I know I shouldn't cram stuff in there, and I'm sure I'm being a little conservative with the amount.