I called the commercial carding business referred to in the previous post. Their machine gets reeeeally hot, so they don't card whenever they need to, but wait for the weather (I think that's what she said). They warned me that right now it's about a month turn-around time. Yikes. I'm dyeing in just about a month and I can't risk not having my wool ready! They don't card to roving, but to batting, so I'd have to make it roving myself (with a diz, it turns out) and I don't know if I'll have enough time.
So I'll card it. I've enlisted hubby to become the carder optimizer. Let's get that antique in fine working order!
Now to see if I can make a diz!