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...


angie, party of one said...

I thought that was a bag of fake hair. I was thinking "hey, Kelly Anne's getting extensions, how odd!" Now I know, and am kind of sad actually.

Wudas said...

Play your cards right and you'll get some of that roving back in the form of yarn. Maybe for socks?

Shannon said...

Extensions!? That made me laugh out loud.

The roving looks beautiful. I can't wait to see it made up into yarn.