While my wheel, now named Clara and will be referred to as such, still remains temperamental, I'm starting to learn how she works.
On Christmas Day, I spun this:
That's 5 oz. of a nice Lincoln fiber. Great to learn on, and what's more, I actually like the finished product.
Here's yesterday's, and today's spinning.
Here's some merino top, that became this.
Hopefully you'll see ply-ing tomorrow.
Spinning on a drop spindle is like knitting, it takes a while, and can be very difficult and hard on your arms. Spinning is much more like weaving, fast, but none the less magical.
Can't wait to play with Clara more.