i put mine in my very warm, poorly ventilated closet. it's so warm and stuffy in there, the roving dries in no time. of course, i squeeze it out REALLY well, then put it in a towel and stomp a lot of the excess water out before it goes into the closet, but that's been the best drying place i've found in my apartment
i've never had a problem with them and i've been ordering from them for almost 2 years now. i've heard bad things about them as well, but the service has been great for me and i'm not going to stop using them.
i order, receive the receipt by email, and usually in 5 business days my wool is at my doorstep. my billing address is different from my shipping address, and when i had a problem with not receiving a receipt, i emailed them to request another and that arrived the same week.
all of their products have been of excellent quality EXCEPT the mohair locks which had moths. other than that, i've been extremely pleased.
my fave is a 60% merino, 30% silk, 10% mohair. super easy to spin, and it produces a nice shimmery yarn with a little halo. my wheel's getting a little rickety and starts making horrible sounds at high speeds, so it's nice to be able to get it pretty thin without snapping.
if you're not into mohair, just plain merino/silk is a dream (so is the alpaca/merino/silk ivycircle mentioned!), but i love the way the mohair adds a little bit of shimmer to the yarn.
i've been AWOL from craftster for awhile, so i guess i'd better get back in the game!
i bought this pencil roving when i took a road trip to the mannings with my cousin and inhope. i bought it because i thought it was horribly ugly, and i was interested in how it would spin up. why would they sell something that spins into crappy looking yarn? so i took a chance.
what an improvement! i think that the royal blue sandwiched between that muddy green was what turned me off initially, but i must say, it turned out really nicely.
"desert cactus" unknown fiber 300 yards, sport weight, mostly even (except for when i wasn't paying attention) 4 oz.