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.