themuppet, a felt smile is a great idea! I love it
I am having a laugh at the idea of your little one hugging the fibre lol. My Hubby is the complete opposite. He HATES wool of any description lol. He won't touch it at all, says that the feel of it "gives him the creeps". I was knitting some squares once and a ball of wool fell off the pile and rolled toward him on the couch, I've never seen him move so quick lol.
So, I watched the vids and read Jane's instructions so I had a go this morning. The only issues I had are that I didn't split the fibre quite evenly, and one piece was thicker than the other three, so to get it the same thickness as the others it actually ended up being longer. Does that make sense? lol. I have a few thicker and thinner bits going through but I am assuming that's a matter of practice. I don't want to make it any thinner as I am worried it will break. Each piece of the original fibre ended up being twice as long after it was drafted. Is that ok?
Here's what I started out with:
After I divided the 1/2 yard (ish) length and drafted each piece. You can see the longer piece here!
I hope that's not too many pics! If it is, let me know.