I thought I'd share some of the 'sunshine' I have been spinning. This is the rovin unravelled. It's every bit as soft as it looks. As you can see, there is some very deep purple, some yellows and oranges and even some pink and white. An odd combination of colors. Spun up randomly, is looks like this. The colors blend in an interesting way. I am not sure how I feel about it but since it's a group project, I'll finish. The first batch I spun up is a little thicker. I got thinner as I went. I want to use the thinner stuff for the scarf. It's very slippery to spin and I love touching it. The group decided on the morning surf scarf pattern so that's what it will be. If you go to the ravelry group Ply by Night, you can see how everyone else's roving spun up and see it knitted into scarves. I am slow and am bringing up the rear of the group.
Today, we are proud to be American again. There is a feeling of hopefulness in the air that we haven't felt for a long, long time. I know that electing one man will not magically make the problems go away. The economic problem is way too deep for that. It can however, make us all think that maybe there is a way out of this moral morass we find ourselves in (I was overjoyed to hear the candidate for Attorney General say "waterboarding IS torture") and the economic hole and maybe there is a light at the end of the long tunnel. President Obama has a long, hard row to hoe.
I wish him well and send him all my good thoughts. We need him now.