|Some of our favourite rolls |
aren't made with yarn! 😉
That said, did you simply haul out your needles or hooks and some yarn and start creating or...
Did you have a plan?
Did you make a list?
Are you simply 'going with the flow' and making things that you hope someone will enjoy, someone will fit, someone will thank you for?
And another "OR"...
Have you decided to venture into a new area of making -- whether it's with a new material or a new pattern -- something you've not tried before?
This week, The Crafty Lady might just have exactly what you're looking for:
269 metres = 294 yards
Regular Price: $25.00
Sale Price: $6.25
Limited quantities and colour selection!
Now...before you say, "What the heck am I going to do with that?" or "What is 'pencil roving', anyway?!"...let us enlighten you!
Rainbow Roll is unspun pencil roving that can be used for spinning, knitting, weaving, needle felting, crochet, or many other things. In particular, "pencil" roving is a type of roving that has been drawn out until it is the size of a fat pencil.
It's...a feathery-light fibre that can be easily torn off the roll for an assortment of crafts (spinning, needle-felting) but also easily overlapped so that it can be knit or crocheted or woven.
Once laid down on a surface or knit into an item, it can be wet felted, because it is 100% wool that's not treated for washing.
- Crafters have used it for thrumming;
- They've used it for knitting colourful garments;
- For cozy striped felted slippers;
- For felted pet 'pods'; and
- Even for brioche knitting!
As we edge closer to fall (and not just because of the way the weather's been lately!), we all recognize it's time to get rolling with those gift items for back-to-school, fall birthdays and (ahem!) the Gift-Giving Season.
See you in The Shop!
*Written by Margaret, who's merrily rolling along with her list in one hand and her yarn in the other!