Yesterday we spent the entire day with my MIL on a time-shifted Mother’s Day outing. On our way back through town around noon, we decided to take her to a downtown eatery - an eatery that required walking through my LYS on the way to the parking garage.
“Oh good!” she said. “I could use some more Sugar’n Cream.”
After I stopped laughing...(it took awhile) I broke the disappointing news that if something was stocked at WalMart, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s, or Michael’s, it would definitely *not* be sold at my LYS!
I hate to use my LYS as a shortcut without also being a customer, so I had announced that I would be making a purchase, and focused on patterns and roving. My MIL had never seen anything like the merchandise in the store, and wondered aloud at who on Earth would want to buy some of the multi-colored bats.
Frankly, that sounded like a dare. So here we are: 8 oz of Party Time from Potluck Roving:
Lest you, too, are wondering what on Earth I would do with such a thing, I have two answers:
1) when spun up, roving colors tend to mix and blend, and become something much more muddled than the original bat, and
2) watching the colors change as I practice spinning will add the equivalent interest level of making plain recipe socks with self striping yarn.
Oh, the stories she will tell when she returns to her “farckle” group at the retirement home!