I finally decided to spin some of my own roving. This is a batch of Corriedale that I am working on:
I'm dyeing some more batches of roving, including some light-as-air kid mohair/Border Leicester that I got from Mindy. The first one flew out of my shop as soon as I listed it! I listed some more laceweight and this weekend will be skeining some sock yarn. Now that Stitches is over, I should be able to update the Etsy shop a bit more frequently.
A Good Customer Service Experience
I highly recommend products by Fricke Enterprises. I have two of their sturdy wooden machines (including a jumbo ball winder that I love). After a piece unexpectedly broke off one of them, I emailed the company and received a response from one of the owners. She immediately shipped out a replacement part. Oddly, the replacement part broke in the same fashion, and she shipped me another replacement part, modified a bit to try to prevent a third breakage. Customer service is not dead! It is alive and well at Fricke Enterprises.