Is "roving" a gerand?

Given my travails with Greta (we seem to be getting along better), it's not surprising that when I had an opportunity to visit a few yarn shops this weekend I came home with the following: A buckeye burl spindle and enough Wensley/Lincoln roving to get me in serious trouble.

The damage above was accomplished at Boulder's Gypsy Wools, a relatively new addition to the Front Range LYS family. This little jewel of a shop carries boutique hand-dyed and natural-colored yarns and fibers from local and regional growers. You won't find a skein of Rowan or Debbie Bliss anywhere near this shop, a good thing, given the store's close proximity to Shuttles. (Speaking of which, I was gobsmacked by SSS' incredible collection of books on all aspects of fiber art and pounced on some Japanese knitting pamphlets. I found myself toting this little number around until I looked at the price. Clearly the dollar and yen are not on par.)

At A Knitted Peace (just happened to be in the neighborhood), I spied a sample for the Frida Scarf from Rowan's Classic Winter Solace and bought the book for the cable pattern and the cable pattern only. A bit of a splurge, but it's the perfect thing for that cardigan in my head. You do any "roving" this weekend?

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February 16. 2010 12:51


What a gorgeous spindle... I have some natural roving sitting on the top shelf of my closet.  Haven't tried my hand at spinning... yet.  I may have just found the inspiration I need to get started.  Thanks.

Natalie |

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