I got my package the other day from adore1 on ravelry.com of the roving and yarn I purchased from her. I got two colorways of Spunky Eclectic roving in superwash corriedale (Party Dress from Dec. 2007 & Rosebud from May 2008) and one skein of Scout's Swag superwash BFL sock yarn in Lavender Mint. Pictures are below.
Party Dress roving
Scout's Swag Lavender Mint
After getting roving and yarn in the mail I went to look at Michael's and JoAnn's for supplies to make a spindle. I was reading online on what would be needed. I could find the dowels no problem. But could not find big enough wooden toy wheels to make the spindles. Neither store carried the ones big enough. I did find the hooks and bought some as they were only $1 usd. I got home and looked online for the wheels and found the solid and the wagon wheels that I have seen in some spindles. Found here: http://kitkraft.biz/catalog/Wood_Wheel_2-p-2466.html and here: http://kitkraft.biz/catalog/Wagon_Wheel_Large-p-2460.html on Kit Kraft, Inc.'s website. The solid ones from what I have read should be at least 2" to work well. So I am biding (bideing? sp?) my time because in the long run I think it will be more fun to have made a spindle. Or at least a new challenge to see if it works. :D