The Spinning Loft" in Howell, Michigan had a sale on fibers and a "batt bar". At the bar were three different drum carders and four huge (bigger than bushel size!) baskets of fiber to play with. The name "Skeinsgiving" is what Beth called the day.
This batt was my third dip into the baskets. It is mostly cotton--a blue turquoise and a darker blue turquoise--with some dark green bamboo and a bit of firestar/nylon and pink wool. I carded it on the Louet carder that Beth had out.
The Louet carder did have a very nice adjustment knob for the licker in drum that made it very easy to adjust!
I ended up just attenuating or pulling on the batt to make it spinable. Spinning it without attenuating left too much texture for my taste. Hand carding it blended the colors too much for me. When I spin dyed cotton slivers I usually do this same sort of attenuation. Pinch the fibers with the pinching fingers about 2" apart and pull gently. Do this along the length of the fiber prep.
It's too late to spin any more tonight....but I have two more batts to play with...Thanks for the Skeinsgiving, Beth!