Sunday, June 11, 2006
Storms a Brewing
The thunder rolled at our house all morning long. It is humid and the air has an charge to it today.
I like this kind of weather but I am longing for hot summer days. I should not complain, it is 21C so we are still wearing our shorts.
A storm of a different sort: (the first picture shows the texture better, the second the color)
This big @$$ bag of roving accidentally landed in my house. Occasionally Paul brings home the Buy and Sell, I always steal it from him so I can have a look through the craft/hobby section. You never know what you might come across, like a 10lb bag of roving for $25.00.
What the heck am I going to do with 10lbs of roving? Great question.
I bought it simply because I could not pass up a good deal regarding anything wooly (I talked her down to $20). The woman was selling it because of its color, she is now into dying wool instead of spinning and the roving is a chocolate. I am thinking I could send this to Darryl and it might keep him out of trouble for a while (fathers day is right around the corner). I figure this would be a win/win situation as Darryl could spin it up and Mom could knit it. They would certainly be singing my praises in Patterson.
Paul was with me when I went to check out the wool, I did one of those "honey as long we are in neighborhood, there is a sheep I would like to look it, you aren't allergic to wool are you??" After purchasing the wool, I climbed into the truck grinning from ear to ear, Paul looked over and said, "That $25 worth of wool is going to cost me a spinning wheel isn't it?" I guess I can't pull the wool over his eyes can I? (Ewe, that was a baaaaad one)
The truth of the matter is this: I would like to learn to spin one day, but right now I have neither the time or the wheel. I think I will send 90% of the roving to mom and Darryl and hold a little back for myself. I will keep checking the Buy and Sell and one day, when the time is right, a wheel will fall into my lap. Okay, maybe I will pass on 80% of the wool...