No willpower. Seriously–I have no willpower. I was talking about willpower with a friend a few months ago, and she mentioned hers flying right out the window after she saw some beautiful yarn. I told her that if hers ran into mine, to let me know. It’s been gone so long I wouldn’t know what to do if it came back, but I was just wondering where it was and what it was doing these days.
Thanks to willpower’s absence, I’m about to become the proud but befuddled owner of 3 beautiful…rovings. And I don’t spin. Don’t know how to spin. Don’t own any equipment I could use to spin.
But the rovings were just too seductive. I shouldn’t have gone back to Shady Fiber’s shop, I really shouldn’t have. Curiosity got the better of me–it took over all the room vacated by willpower–and stopped by for just a look. Until she offered up her donation for my 2009 MS Walk raffle, I really hadn’t looked much at hand-dyed rovings before. I knew I couldn’t use them at this point–although I fully intended to learn to spin someday, on a small scale–so there didn’t seem to be much point.
Which doesn’t really explain how 3 rovings ended up in my shopping cart, does it?
It started with the roving named Tulips. It’s one of her non-superwash rovings, and the colors were so soft and and yet vibrant that I had to make something with it. Then I flipped over to the superwash rovings, while I was at it, and picked up the pink/brown/white and blue/brown/white rovings I’d been eyeing since I paid my first visit to Shady Fiber’s shop.
Of course, I knew I loved the rovings. But what would they look like spun up?
Fortunately, Shady Fibers recently shared a link to a great blog post at Crazy Monkey Creates that shows 4 different versions of the same roving spun up, to give an idea of what it will look like…or rather, what it could look like. So I knew that whatever option I chose, I could come out with something really cool.
Of course, now I need just two things: a spindle…and to learn how to spin. I’ve got a lead on the spindle…but anyone have any good pointers on where to go to learn to drop spin?
In memory of His Royal Lowness, Oscar, GFKL mascot. Run, boy, run.