The Wheel Keeps Spinning
Thanks for all the tips about Pirates 3. I've just watched the first one recently so I'll go back and watch number 2 and then see 3 again and see if it makes sense. It's not exactly a hardship watching Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom if you know what I mean.
I started a new spinning project (since the last one was finished and all). This is from a pound of Merino roving I picked up at MDS&W this past Spring from Ohio Valley Natural Fibers. It's marked Red, Purple, and White, which are the colors of wool they blended together for the roving, but as you can see, its actually a gorgeous Heather/Clover/Thistle kind of colorIt photographed slightly lighter than it really is, but the color is pretty true. If you look at the roving I draped across the flyer, you can see all the colors in it and the yarn itself should be heathered when it's finished. I'm spinning this into a 3 ply and hope to have enough for a sweater. I really like this roving and honestly, I've never been a huge fan of Merino. I mean, yeah, it's soft, and you can get a lot of colors in the prepared top that's available all over the place, but as the commercial top, it has a lifelessness to it and it's really pretty boring to spin. This is carded into roving so it's not perfectly straight and hasn't had all it's life combed out of it. I'm spinning it worsted (worsted helps to control pills and fine fibers pill), but since it's a roving not a top, it's not a true worsted yarn - it's got more personality.