We’ll Go No More A-Roving

 The title of this post belongs to the kind courtesy of Lord Byron, the original playboy* and author of this poem. However, the impetus comes from this delightfully fluffy stuff.

 Never trust people who give you free things, or give out coupons. This is evil. Molly (nerdclub2000 on Ravelry, who I mentioned before) sent me some lovely stitch markers, because I happened to mention that I usually use rubber bands.

 Soon after that, she posted a 15% discount for any members of the Teens Knit & Crochet  group for some handpainted rovings of hers — 4 ounces of superwash wool in the colors Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin and Ravenclaw and some others. (Her pictures and spiel here, although no pictures of the Slytherin colorway) I immeaditely lusted after the Gryffindor.  

 My first step was denial. The following are my posts, my pre-roving posts!

  • OMG, so beautiful! Wish that I could spin; that Gryffindor is lovely.

Then, helpless anger.

  • Question: what’s the fiber content of this fiber? I am being slowly sucked in…nooo…cannot…spin…nooo, must…resist.

 Slow acceptance. I think I’m messing up the steps here.

  • Also, when it’s spun up, will it be reddish orangey or striped or what? I’m kind of ignorant when it comes to this stuff!

 Still weakly resisting, I posted a few moments later.

  • OK, could you “put it on hold” just for a few hours because I have enough money for this, but I have to wait for my mom to come home before I can be totally sure that I can get it. If you would rather not, that’s fine.

  The package arrived Saturday.

  It is so soft. I kept petting it. And fondling the amazing stitch markers, which I showed off to everyone at the Thursday Knit night. She asked me a few questions and I think they are very chic and sophisticated.

 The huge demand for the HP rovings surprised Molly and since there’s obviously a market out there, she’s accepting “pre-orders” and would like a private message within the week. (She posted that on Friday, so get moving!) Again, she’s nerdclub2000  on Ravelry, and there are much more details about how to do this in the Ravelry HP group.

 Now, to learn to spin, that would be nice. For now, I’ll settle for just petting my roving. My much-envied and coveted-by-many-others roving. My…preciousss.

*Byron is not the original playboy by any means. I actually prefer Alcibiades as a candidate for that dubious honor, but a heck of a lot more people know who Byron is than Alcibiades.


June 1, 2008. Tags: , , , . Knittin' Porn.


  1. Katie replied:

    mmmmmmm……fiber! ::drools::

  2. jinniver replied:

    So far, I have been able to resist the siren call of roving being sold by the hand-dyers I buy from–the idea of not just creating my own fabric by knitting, but even creating my own yarn to knit with is extremely seductive, but I’ve still got plenty to learn about knitting before I jump into to learning a whole new craft. 🙂

    However, the stitch markers proved irresistible (durn you!)–I only have the cheap plastic ones. I’m placing a custom order with Molly, and I can certainly vouch for the thoroughness of her preparation. We discussed my color preferences, metal preferences, styles, and she even showed me bead pictures to determine what I liked or didn’t like. I’m extremely excited to see what she comes up with!

  3. Aunt Kathy replied:

    Wow that does look yummy. I have all the same issues about spinning and I am afraid my first attempts would make yours look like you were a pro. Can’t wait to see how it all works up

    Oh and the “precious” remark, gives me the chills, always did.

  4. jinniver replied:

    I had to skip over the “precious” remark. My husband learned the hard way that best way to earn himself a bruise was to sneak up behind me and hiss “precioussss.”

    I’m beginning to feel a little undercultured here. I am, in fact, going to have to look up Alcibiades (although at least I know Byron!), and my last post quoted The Princess Bride. 🙂

  5. Chelsea replied:

    Ugh. Must. Resist. Temptation.

    You’re mean, posting pictures like these!

  6. ariatari replied:

    Ahahahaha Alcibiades is hilarious. “Gentlemen, I am plastered.”

  7. Molly replied:

    :blushes like fool:

  8. Molly replied:

    *a fool…I are good at grammarz?

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