Veterans Day, word of the day

Happy Veterans Day, 11/11/11, and full moon! I’m going to be spinning grey yarn studded with silver beads this evening, in honor of the moon. And in honor of veterans, I think I’m going to have to give climbing guy, who served our country for two years, his hat. Seems downright ungrateful to do otherwise. Of course, I have to make an effort to charge any of my friends for anything. I wish I could just give it all away. But we do have to feed the ‘pacas.

Anyway, sliver is a word I ran across when I first started spinning, and it confused the heck out of me, so I thought I’d share it. It’s spelled the same way as the slivers rough cut wood can give you, but it’s pronounced “sly-ver”. Functionally, a sliver and roving are pretty darn close. Sliver tends to be thinner. In the picture below, the white (from Tuscany) is roving, and the blue is sliver.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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