It looks a little chaotic in this photo, but I believe I have a handle on my wool orders. They’re all labeled and sorted out into piles with information on who they’re going to. Now It’s just a matter of packing them up, printing out shipping labels, and bringing them to the post office.
Jon and I are going to Bishop Maginn High School (I’m teaching another sewing class) in the late morning, so I get some of it done before we leave and more when we get back.
You can see the big bag of roving behind all the wool. I’ll be making that into dryer balls this week. Barbara ordered three dryer balls and I told her how I always mean to save three for myself but haven’t been able to do that yet. There always seems to be someone else who wants them.
There’s about 10 skeins of yarn still available in my Etsy Shop. 5 of Constance’s black Romney wool and 5 of Lori and Suzy’s Gray wool, which is a mix of Romney and Border Leicester.
I want to thank all of you who bought my wool already. I must admit I’m always a little worried that I didn’t create just the right mix of dyed and natural wool and roving and dryer balls. But it always seems to work out.
The sheep grow beautiful wool, the Vermont Fiber Mill makes it into wonderful yarn and roving and there are enough of you out there to buy it and find a way to create something from it. It’s a long process with many different animals and people involved, but twice a year it seems to work.
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I’ve been wondering…what is roving? Thanks
THanks for asking Sandy. Roving is the wool after it’s cleaned and combed and before it’s made into yarn. It’s what hand spinner use to spin into yarn and felters use it make all kinds of things.