Spinning is like crack!
Here's my crazy drop spindle made from CDs and my first spindle full of wool.
My first 3 oz. were pretty chunky. Christina gave me a bit of blue roving. I practiced on it and plyed it with a commercial yarn. I knit this sad little swatch with me very first plied yarn:
After a little practice, I took a shot at the other 3 oz. of wool. I did a little better on the old drop spindle. I Kool Aid dyed both plys a light raspberry. I meant it to be a lot darker, but I didn't use enough Kool Aid. David kept threatening to drink it because it smelled "so sweet and tasty".
Here's my first ply before and after Kool Aid dying:
I built the bizarre little cardboard box contraption that Christina drew for me. I was initially going to ply each 3 oz spindle with commercial yarn, but I decided to ply them together after all.