I got my spindle in the mail yesterday and I've been playing with it since then to the exclusion of all housework. My children were pleased and greatful to have dinner made for them, they didn't even think I'd manage that. My hubby was absolutely transfixed while he watched me do the first bit up, and actually suggested that we take a spinning class together!
Let me know what you think, and if anyone has any tips, I'd appreciate it!
This is the very first bit I did, just some natural unmarked practice wool that came with the spindle: http://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/43719/handspun1.JPG
This is the second, it was some really pretty black and white natural roving that I mixed in a bit of light pink cotton with. It came out a bit raggy looking, but I think I finally started to get the hang of not overtwisting on this:
This is the third, and I was a bit disappointed with the way it turned out, I think the fibers are really short on this wool since I couldn't draft much before it just fell apart, so I ended up overspinning just to get it to hold together. I LOVE the colors though: