Since I'm sitting on a MOUNTAIN of roving, I've been spinning like crazy. So far I've completed 2 skeins of a yummy chocolate brown that is merino and silk. What should have been a luxurious spin was one of frustration. I just don't like spinning from batts. These batts were really soft but as I spun, I could never find a good rhythm and found little nepps hiding in the fiber. And to top it off, it lent itself to a really FINE FINE spin. Which meant it took a LOOOONNNNNGGGGG time to spin. Now that it is done, I like it, but for now at least I'm going to shy away from batts.
Which brings me to a dream I have. Currently my yarn is in my bedroom. Along with my wheel, a large cubby unit that holds ALL my yarn, a dresser, a queen size bed, two bedside tables and a floor Ott light. This is my present yarn studio. I don't claim any longer to have a bedroom, I have a yarn room with a bed in it. My dream is someday I will have a dedicated yarn room or dare I say a studio. I guess the luxury I have is I can plan and dream and decide what I would have in that studio. Interweave has a new issue of its magazine Studios out and the amazing organized chock full of crafting goodness just made me long and dream about what mine would like like. I think one of the things I'd like is some type of island that would have a top that I could use for blocking out my completed knitting. It would have shelves underneath that I could fill with baskets of roving and yarn. A practical item but at the same time one that would be a feast for my eyes and yet keep me organized. I want a place where I could hang yarn to dry as I set the twist. It would have a wall unit of some type that would be flexible enough to hold skeins of yarn as well as my books and magazines (which would be magically organized so I could find whatever pattern I wanted). Someday I will have this type of space. But right now, I'm happy in my version of a yarn room. It is filled with yarn and fiber. My girls come in and spend time with me all the time on their own (I know!). I'm blessed.