I’ve spun up half of my Great Balls of Fire Sock Hop roving from Crown Mountain Farms.

great balls of fire
goodness gracious

I am completely addicted to this stuff. It spins so easily. I discovered near the middle of the first 4oz that I could spin it a lot finer than I was, but I really want a sport weight, so I am trying not to spin it overly fine.

I can’t wait until I finish spinning up the other 4oz — I’m hoping I will have enough for tall socks!

When I got home from work yesterday, there was a box on the stoop from Boston.

big top superwash roving
superwash merino roving from Hello Yarn

Yum! Gorgeous superwash merino roving from Adrian at Hello Yarn. I have been waiting for the perfect combination of budget, colorway, and fiber amount and it all came together in this, two 4oz superwash merino braids in the colorway Big Top.

It is exactly what I wanted and it’s next in the queue after I finish the Great Balls of Fire roving. I cannot wait to spin this up. I love these colors together!

Yum! I am obviously on a spinning kick here [she says as she goes back to knitting on her Rogue for the first time in months].

5 Comments so far

  1. Stacey on August 14th, 2006

    Wow. that roving is beautiful!!! I love the colors! The sock hop is coming out great – I love the transformation once it is plied – amazing!

  2. Kelly on August 14th, 2006

    That is absolutely scrumpteous roving! Wow do I love those colors. Very very pretty.

  3. Aija on August 15th, 2006

    Beautiful spinning queue!

  4. The Purloined Letter on August 16th, 2006

    What wonderful spinning! You have a real eye for great color.

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