It has been two years since I decided that I wanted to learn to spin fiber. I began on an aptly-named drop spindle, and then built my first spinning wheel.
I began to accumulate a few bags of fiber; some simple and meant to learn on and some silky and gorgeous meant to lure me along and hone my skills.
I upgraded to a “real” wheel last year and have been working my way through various bags without worrying what I was spinning for – just practicing.
Yesterday I deemed myself worthy of the carefully hoarded good stuff and started a bobbin of gorgeous plum merino wool. I have 8 oz to spin, and I haven’t yet decided if I will 2-ply or chain-ply. Either way, it’s wonderful to spin.