Okay. And now.... swag. The picture of the black Lincoln doesn't do it justice and doesn't really catch the subtleties of the color and sheen, even though I photographed it in direct sunlight. Nor does it show how soft and yummy it is. While Mr. Warrick doesn't have a website, he takes e-mails, so if I need more for my cardigan idea, I might be able to have it shipped. I haven't started spinning it yet, but it's really calling my name and whispering stories about cardigans and such. I'm seriously--in case I haven't mentioned this before--thinking of knitting something similar to the Zenia cardigan, with a different Fair Isle pattern around the hem and sleeves. This will be a big project in the long term, but I'm sure it'll be worth all the time and effort. Incidentally, this ball of roving, I learned, is what they call a "bump". It makes me giggle to say "a bump of wool".
And here, too, is the bamboo roving. As of this particular moment, I'm not sure what I'll do with it, so if anyone has any suggestions, please do let me know. It's also quite soft and fuzzy and has a seriously high "touch me!" factor. Rachael told me that Copper Moose carries this stuff, so I'd have a source for it if I run out in the middle of a project, which I'd hate to do.
No official MSWF merch, alas, but they've got stuff on their website, so there's still time. :P
Oh! And after living here and gardening for about 20 years, mom finally--FINALLY!--got to eat some homegrown asparagus. Dad, silly man, refused to believe the asparagus wasn't a weed and would pull it up by the roots no matter how many times we told him it was a vegetable. So, today, for the first time, mom actually harvested about six stalks of the stuff and we put it in a quiche.