I discovered a new store yesterday, Holiday Yarns. I was at a quilt store here in town and the woman gave me a card for a new store in one of the disintegrating malls. I went in yesterday and have discovered a new treasure, she sells hand dyed yarns, socks, bats, looms, spinning wheels and sheep oriented buttons, pins etc.. I bought a small ball of alpaca rovings just to try it out. I also purchased four oz. of what she calls “Build a Bat”. For 6$ an ounce you pick out fibers of your choice with wool as the main fiber, and while you are shopping she cards it on a drum carder and gives you your bat of mixed fibers. I picked some gorgeous undyed soy silk and some banana fibers to mix in. I now have two gorgeous soft luxiourious bats of moss green rovings. I spun off all of my hot pink rovings just so I could try out my green, oh it is so lovely to work with.